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Hello to all, my brother Jerry and I were talking over the weekend while we were at the drag strip about the SEZ and DNI shootouts we used have and how we missed the event and seeing all of the HybirdZ members. It was great fun and met a lot of nice people.

 

The events we attended for SEZ and DNI were done at Silverdollar Raceway in Reynolds Ga. This seemed to be a centralized location for all the people to meet. We stayed at motels not far from the track and had like a big car show / gathering the day / night before and then we all went to the drag strip.

 

I noticed SilverDollar is having a Import shootout on May 19th and also October 19th. Was wondering how many members / people would like to all get together again. Of course no track rentals, we will just be part of the import shootout and do some racing / meeting everybody again.

 

If members Scottie, Warren and Wigenout are still around maybe they can step up and get something organized again. If not then if enough interest in shown we can paln to do this. I know May 19th is really to soon but October 19th is not.

 

Everybody please chime in and give us your thoughts. Y0u do not have to have a race car or even a Datsun / Nissian to join in. I know Wayne sold his Z and now has a turbo camaro, it would just be great to do something like before.

 

 

John

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Lets get the word out, I will try pming everybody that I know of and see if we can make this happen. Please do the same. I can try to organize something once I get a head count I can call the motels and see about lodging and maybe a special rate and can also contact the SilverDollar track and let them know that Members of Hybrid Z will be attending the import shoot out.

 

John

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Some of my best z-car memories are from the SEZ/DNI events!!

I'll pencil it in on the calendar and the only thing that would make me miss it is if I have to go to training (no flexibility on that) 

It'd be great to see everyone again!!
Mike

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Just went thru calendar with Mrs Thompson. Count me out. There is a four-day weekend for my daughters school and it would be very bad politically for me to split when I should take my family to the mountains. There is a 2-day autocross at home the following weekend, then I tear down for winter upgrades. Maybe next year.

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Guest motel / hotel Information:

 

 

I checked with Warren and he said we use to stay at the Comfort Inn in Byron GA. I searched and it appears now it is a Quality INN. Same place just different name. I asked about the group rate and it is $53.99 per room, need at least 3 rooms rented to get this rate. I think he said normal rate was $69.00 per room.

 

I will call again in September closer to end of month an re-verify this. Counting down the months and days. Getting closer.

 

Thanks,

 

John

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Time is getting closer. I did research more about the Import Showdown October 19th at Silver Dollar Raceway. The track is being rented by the import guys, the rules for the track still apply. To me it is just like SEZ and DNI did. All the profits go back to the car club. They are allowing all cars to run with the exception of V8 cars we will have to run in the TNT (Test and Tune). I was in hopes we could get in some competition but they do not allow V8's to run.

 

We are still hyped about going and seeing everybody, we just do not want to make a 4hr trip and no one show. Below are the rules for the Import Showdown talking about the number of cylinders:

 

Rules That Apply to All Classes
· 3, 4, 5, or 6 Cyl Vehicles Only or those with Rotary motors. V8 can run TNT

 

I hope this does discourage anyone from coming.

 

 

I guess it is time for Roll Call.

 

Please let us know who is planning on attending. We had a pretty good list going / chiming in. This will dictate if we head down Friday afternoon to meet up with everybody or just go directly to the track on Saturday.

 

I will check in with the guest Hotel about rates again if anyone responds back on the Roll Call.

 

Thanks,

 

John

 

 

Below is the the rules they have posted:

 

Competition Rules and Classes

Note: All Qualifying and Competitions occur on Saturday!

Showdown, Modified Street and All Motor Comp classes are considered competitive, carrying the highest payouts. Street Tuner, All Motor and Bracket are for those who are less competitive and more interested in bragging rights or keeping it more street-able. All classes do award trophies and cash payouts. Payouts are determined by the number of cars that are registered. Showdown class will pay the majority of any cash payout.

Please read and understand these rules, they are enforced. Ignorance of the rules is not acceptable. There are no refunds for disqualification! Please ask BEFORE qualifying if you have questions! Please read all rules for your class, rules that apply to all classes, and all definitions.

Note: Competition rules are enforced! If you plan to compete be sure you know the rules for the class you are running in! Any protests of competitors in your class MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF ISD STAFF BEFORE THE 1ST ROUND OF ELIMINATIONS, NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

Classes

  • Showdown
  • Modified Street
  • All Motor Comp
  • Street Tuner
  • All Motor
  • Bracket

Competition rules apply ONLY to the class for which they are listed under. Test and Tune passes can be made with any configuration or setup, and any modification that meets track safety requirements. Test and Tune cars can have any engine or configuration.

 

Showdown: Pro Tree (.400) (SD marked on side windows and rear glass)
Proudly Sponsored by: TopSpeed Motorsports

· FWD/RWD/AWD – 2 Power Adders Allowed (Turbo/Supercharger + Nitrous)
· Slicks Allowed
· Any Exhaust Configuration Allowed
· Fuel Cells Allowed
· Wheelie bars are allowed, but limited to a 28â€x10.5" tire if wheelie bars are used
· Any transmission allowed
· Engine swaps, even to a different mfg of the chassis is allowed



Modified Street: Pro Tree (.400) (MS marked on side windows and rear glass)
Proudly Sponsored by:

· FWD/RWD/AWD - Single Power Adder ONLY
· Tire Limits:
-FWD: Full Slicks Max 25â€â€¨ -RWD: ANY DOT approved tire 
-AWD: ANY DOT approved tire
· Front half of interior, single seat ok
· Any Exhaust Configuration allowed
· Fuel Cells must be 5 gals or more
· Engine/Transmission swaps allowed only within same make
(Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infinity, Toyota/Lexus, etc)
-Must have at least 4 forward gears

· Transmission swaps to out of manufacturer transmissions are not allowed
· No Straight Axle Conversions
· Suspension must be mounted in stock location
· No alternation of firewall or floor pan
· Current Tag required
· NO Lexan Windows or One Piece Front Ends



All Motor Comp: Pro Tree (.400) (AMC marked on side windows and rear glass)
Proudly Sponsored by:

· FWD/RWD/AWD - Absolutely ZERO power adders
(i.e. nitrous, turbo, supercharged, even if OEM)
· Pro Tree (.400)
· Tire Limits: Slicks allowed
· Any Exhaust Configuration allowed
· Fuel Cells Allowed
· Any Transmission Allowed
· Lexan and single piece front ends OK
· Engine swaps, even to a different mfg of the chassis is allowed



Street Tuner: Sportsman Tree (.500) (ST marked on side windows and rear glass)
Proudly Sponsored by:

· FWD/RWD/AWD - Single Power Adder ONLY
· Tire Limits:
-FWD: Full Slicks Max 24.5"x9" 
RWD/AWD: DOT approved drag radials, Non Bias Ply ONLY. Non-powered tires must be DOT approved
· Full interior required, rear seat may be removed
· Rear exiting exhaust required
(Horizontally behind doors at minimum)
· Fuel Cells are not allowed
· Engine/Transmission swaps allowed only within same make
(Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infinity, Toyota/Lexus, etc)
-Must have at least 4 forward gears
-NO Electronically/Hydraulically Assisted Manual Transmissions Allowed
· Transmission swaps to out of manufacturer transmissions are not allowed
· No Straight Axle Conversions
· Suspension must be mounted in stock location
· No alternation of firewall or floor pan
· Current Tag required
· NO Lexan Windows or One Piece Front Ends



All Motor: Sportsman Tree (.500) (AM marked on side windows and rear glass)
Proudly Sponsored by:

· FWD/RWD/AWD - Absolutely ZERO power adders
(i.e. nitrous, turbo, supercharged, even if OEM)
· Tire Limits: ANY DOT Approved Tire(must have stamp)
· Full interior required, rear seat may be removed
· Open headers/exhaust allowed must exit underneath
· Fuel Cells are not allowed
· Engine/Transmission swaps allowed only within same make
(Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infinity, Toyota/Lexus, etc)
-Must have at least 4 forward gears
-NO Electronically/Hydraulically Assisted Manual Transmissions Allowed
· Transmission swaps to out of manufacturer transmissions are not allowed
· No Straight Axle Conversions
· Suspension must be mounted in stock location
· No alternation of firewall or floor pan
· Current Tag required
· NO Lexan Windows or One Piece Front Ends



Bracket: Handicap Sportsman Tree (.500) (BT marked on side windows and rear glass)
Proudly Sponsored by: Savi Graphics

· Any RWD, AWD or FWD import or domestic sport compact vehicle. Any 4, 5, 6 cylinder
and 2 or 3 Rotor import manufacturer engine allowed
· No restriction on power adder type or combination
· Any transmission allowed
· Slicks or DOT tires allowed
· No Trans Brakes or Delay Boxes
· No Rail Cars




Rules That Apply to All Classes
· 3, 4, 5, or 6 Cyl Vehicles Only or those with Rotary motors. V8 can run TNT
-Note: This is a total cylinder count, any additional form of combustion engine or cylinder adds to the count!
· Any name plate (import or domestic)
· Doors must open and close from inside and outside the vehicle. No center drive configurations. Dash must remain.
· Vehicles must be street legal in all other aspects not specifically defined as allowed by rule such as, but not limited to: headlights (removal of one for air indication is allowed except where noted), cooling system & brake lights. This includes hoods, bumper covers (bumper removal ok).
· No Lexan except in Showdown and All Motor Comp, no single piece front ends except in Showdown and All Motor Comp
· All classes except "Showdown" and "All Motor Comp" must carry a recently valid registration tag (current year or previous year i.e. expired is ok, 2+ years old is not).
· Wheelie bars are only allowed in Showdown. Strictly forbidden in all other classes.
· Vehicles can be towed to the track in all classes, assuming other street ability requirements of that class are met
· Only one vehicle is allowed in one class. A driver my enter multiple vehicles and run multiple classes. However, there are no considerations made for delaying competitions to accommodate this.
· Factory frames, no significant frame replacement. No back halving or tube chassis vehicles including Rail Cars.
· Any protests of competitors in your class MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF ISD STAFF BEFORE THE 1ST ROUND OF ELIMINATIONS, NO EXCEPTIONS!

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I cannot come this year, but please consider me for future gatherings. Schools scheduled a long weekend for that date and I will be doing some family stuff. Would get thrown out anyway for lack of safety equipment. Will try to get that tidied up so perhaps I can come and run next year.

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Sorry yall can not make it. I am not sure if we are going since I am not getting any response to roll call, we will have to see. I just thought it would be Great to see everybody again but I guess everybody is busy or has lost interest. Only about 24 days left before October 19th. Hopefully we will get some interest built up. It is just too bad we can not compete, we do not mind spotting some 4 cylinders / 6 cylinders a 1/10th or 2/10ths just to get some good old competition.

 

 

Thanks,

 

John

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This is the exact reason why there is not and hasn't been a DNI/SEZ event scheduled.  Almost NOBODY shows up. Everybody WANTS to be there, but when it comes down to it, there's always something else to do or needs to be done.  It's all fine and well to WANT to put something together, but it's just not worth the effort when only 6 people show up.  Heck, at this point, we can't even get people to come to an event put on by another club.  

 

Sorry, I just had to be the one to stir it up (as usual).

 

Warren

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