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Old 01-06-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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Not sure if you guys will be interested but I've seen this posted on a couple forums and figured I'd relay the info. I'll be there, hope to see a few more of you guys.

S&R Poker Run
9507-A North Trask St
Tampa, Florida 33624
Feb 22, 2009

S&R 3rd annual Poker Run. This is not a STREET RACE.
The route is about 140 miles long in the middle of no where but gut twisting roads.
There are 5 stops on the route; each stop will have a dealer with a deck of cards.
Grab a card and proceed to the next stop until you reach the final destination.
Entry fee is 20 bucks
The prize is simple
1st place will receive 50%
2nd place will receive 25%
3rd place will receive 10%
The last 15% will go to the house for lunch.
The rules are Simple.
1. Standard Poker Card rules apply
2. Obey all State Laws
3. No prize for the fastest Driver.

Last year we had 46 cars attend and 1st place won $540

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Hmmm. I should be in town around then.

Twisting roads? In all honesty, I didn't realize we had any.
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Here's a video of a S2000/NSX group drive I did a few years ago. This was just east of Tampa. They haven't realeased the map yet but I wouldn't be surprised if we ended up on some of the same roads. Fast forward to 1:30 in the video for the actual drive:

Edit, I guess I'm retarded I can't get anything to imbed: YouTube - Florida S2000 Group Drive




It's certainly no dragon, but it was a lot more fun than anything I've seen around here.

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Hmmm. I should be in town around then.

Twisting roads? In all honesty, I didn't realize we had any.
Well...we don't really, but we like to pretend. I've reduced the threshhold for considering a road "curvy" down to just three curves.

I'd like to get a chance to meet you if we both end up going. Are you going to be in town on Jan 31st? I'd love to have you come up for the big autocross event.
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Info on said Autox?
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Info on said Autox?
I run with the guys from the Florida Corvette Racing Club because they have the best autocross events in the area. The guys are very easygoing and not like some of the uptight rules, rules, rules, types.

They have long, fast courses with nice sweepers and great layouts. These guys are really just car guys and not Corvette nuts. There is always a wide mix of cars there. I am actually a member even though I don't have a 'vette. The best part is the fact that you can get so many runs in a day that you are just exhausted. I love it.

This event will be held on a wide (former Air Force) concrete runway, so the surface is really good. The club has used a makeshift road course at the State Fairgrounds in the past as well.

The link for the event is www.floridacorvetteracing.com

If you are interested in going, several of us meet at the Cracker Barrel for breakfast by I-75 and I-4 near Tampa, and then drive to the event location. Event location is just north of Tampa at the Hernando County Airport.

I'd like to meet you and see your car. I've never actually seen a turbo Miata in person.
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Not sure if you guys will be interested but I've seen this posted on a couple forums and figured I'd relay the info. I'll be there, hope to see a few more of you guys.
Well, I'm signed up. Don't see your name on the list yet: S&R Poker Run - Tampa Racing


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I run with the guys from the Florida Corvette Racing Club because they have the best autocross events in the area.
Cool. I should be in town, and I'll try to make it up. Been a while since I Autocrossed.

What classing system do they use? IOW, I'm SM2 in SCCA Solo. Do they even bother? Any other rules I should be aware of, having only run SCCA-sanctioned events previously?

Also, what time's breakfast?
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Well, I'm signed up. Don't see your name on the list yet: S&R Poker Run - Tampa Racing
Apparently S&R has made lists going on a few different sites. I posted up on S2ki to be added to the list.

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Well, I'm signed up. Don't see your name on the list yet: S&R Poker Run - Tampa Racing
I'm slacking. I just got confirmation from my buddy with the GT-R. We'll go in his car to that. My car would just be wheezing to keep up.
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Cool. I should be in town, and I'll try to make it up. Been a while since I Autocrossed.
Excellent. I'll put your name on the guest list.
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What classing system do they use? IOW, I'm SM2 in SCCA Solo. Do they even bother?
Nope. The point is to have a blast and not end up in the grass.
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Any other rules I should be aware of, having only run SCCA-sanctioned events previously?
All you really need is a helmet. They technically want a Snell 2000 or better but they will tolerate anything that looks like a helmet on your first time out (they have loaners).
Tech is a bit relaxed these days...

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Also, what time's breakfast?
We meet at 7:00, but that is a bit of a PITA for you. If you come, I'll buy.

Directions for breakfast: I-75N to I-4 Eastbound. The very next exit is "CR579 Mango." Get off there and go left over the interstate. Turn left before the Flying J Truckstop and go to stop sign. Turn left and circle the RV center back towards the interstate to the Cracker Barrell that fronts I-4.

I'm really looking forward meeting you and to seeing your car.
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I'm slacking. I just got confirmation from my buddy with the GT-R. We'll go in his car to that. My car would just be wheezing to keep up.
Eh? I got the impression this was more of a leisurely cruise than a Cannonball Run.

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So, do I still need to go over to the 'Vette forum and sign up?

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All you really need is a helmet. They technically want a Snell 2000 or better but they will tolerate anything that looks like a helmet on your first time out (they have loaners).
No problem. I've got a Snell M2005 full-face Shoei, though in the car I kinda prefer my open-face HJC. It's DOT certified, though for the life of me I can't remember if it's Snell. I'll have to check.


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We meet at 7:00, but that is a bit of a PITA for you. If you come, I'll buy.
Yeah, it's a bit of drive, though at that time of the morning I can't expect there'll be much traffic. And fortunately I live near 75 in North Port. Just don't expect me to have shaved or showered.


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Heh. It's honestly not much to look at from the outside. Just a plain 'ole '92 at more-or-less stock height, with fading original paint. Having lived in CA for several years (and an illegal turbo system), I value stealth insofar as not attracting the attention of LEOs who might be inclined to wonder what's under the hood.
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Eh? I got the impression this was more of a leisurely cruise than a Cannonball Run.
I'm sure, like anything else, it can be as leisurely or as hair-raising as you choose to make it. I just didn't think it would be as cool to show up at a racing/modding/tuning enthusiast's event in a bone stock 100whp Miata with bad paint and a luggage rack.

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Nah. I got it.

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No problem. I've got a Snell M2005 full-face Shoei, though in the car I kinda prefer my open-face HJC. It's DOT certified, though for the life of me I can't remember if it's Snell. I'll have to check.
Bring the one you want to wear. Mine's open face.


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Yeah, it's a bit of drive, though at that time of the morning I can't expect there'll be much traffic. And fortunately I live near 75 in North Port. Just don't expect me to have shaved or showered.
Yeah, I'll probably look like I was shot out of a cannon backwards, myself.


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Heh. It's honestly not much to look at from the outside. Just a plain 'ole '92 at more-or-less stock height, with fading original paint. Having lived in CA for several years (and an illegal turbo system), I value stealth insofar as not attracting the attention of LEOs who might be inclined to wonder what's under the hood.
I value the "surprise" factor sometimes and the "look at me" thing at others. But nobody expects a turbo on a Miata. And I know that I don't ever expect a Miata to be fast if I'm near one. That's a true sleeper.

I really want to study your installation, though. I am foremost a gearhead. Mechanical objects are things of beauty and marvels of engineering thought and expertise (except for Chrysler products).
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I just didn't think it would be as cool to show up at a racing/modding/tuning enthusiast's event in a bone stock 100whp Miata with bad paint and a luggage rack.
If my '90 isn't ready by then, that's what I'll be in, minus the luggage rack.
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Is it just me, or did interest in the Run evaporate all of a sudden? The TR forum has been stagnant for a couple of days, and I've emailed the address above twice (from two accounts) asking about route info, and got delivery failures on both.
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It is still a good while off. I didn't see where the forums had a large number of users, either. I'm sure things will heat up as it draws near.

I went to an enormous get-together of turbo awd cars as a guest this Saturday. There had to be 90 cars there. There were WRXs, Evos, Skyline GT-Rs, etc. there. They met in one location for an hour and a half, then went to another location for an hour and a half, then the next, etc. Four locations total.

Some people took it easy between locations and some had a bit more fun with it. I didn't see anybody pulled over and should have seen many. The locations were 10-25 miles apart.
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If you guys want the course map post up or pm me your email and I'll send it to you. They're trying to keep it kinda quiet so we don't attract any unwanted attention so I don't want to post it up.
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Just wanted to bump this thread. Less than a week away now. I'll see you guys on Sunday.
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It is still a good while off. I didn't see where the forums had a large number of users, either. I'm sure things will heat up as it draws near.

I went to an enormous get-together of turbo awd cars as a guest this Saturday. There had to be 90 cars there. There were WRXs, Evos, Skyline GT-Rs, etc. there. They met in one location for an hour and a half, then went to another location for an hour and a half, then the next, etc. Four locations total.

Some people took it easy between locations and some had a bit more fun with it. I didn't see anybody pulled over and should have seen many. The locations were 10-25 miles apart.
Man I wish I could have made it to this. It really sounded like a fun thing to do.

There are some really fun roads in Pasco County. Curely Rd from SR 54 to SR52. Jessamine Rd to Pasco 41. The the road from Pasco 41 through tribly is a blast. I am sure there are plenty more out there, but those roads cut through orange groves, have some good turns, hill, and so on. The Dade City/Brooksville area is hilly for some reason.
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Sadly, I'm gonna miss this one too. I'm stuck in New York all month.
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Sadly, I'm gonna miss this one too. I'm stuck in New York all month.
Weak.

I guess it's just me and pdexta!

Post pics of your car, so I'll know what to look for.

I'll be easy to find. Riding shotgun in a purple Skyline.

Is anybody else here going?
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Hello? Anybody?

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