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Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« on: May 14, 2007, 09:53:01 am »
Ok, here's the deal-eo. For complicated legal reasons, Blackhawk cannot purchase Airfence to be installed at the track. HOWEVER, they can accept any donated sections. Tom, who runs security/grounds management has spoken with John Ulrich, and anyone who donates to the RRW Action Fund can have that money earmarked specifically for Blackhawk Farms Raceway. All the money would be collected from now until April, and then be delivered spring next year. Tom and the track management would like to see at least 10 new sections by next year at a total cost of $10,000

To donate please go to: https://secure.echoalley.com/actionfund/ Make sure you put For Blackhawk Farms in the notes.

Thanks everyone, lets make this happen!
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Re: Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007, 11:14:24 pm »
Where do they plan to put the new sections?

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Re: Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 08:10:05 am »
Very cool!

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Re: Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007, 09:03:33 am »
Where do they plan to put the new sections?

In talking with Tom, T2 is a priority and then he will deploy as many as he can get, the more the merrier. Obviously, 4 and 5 could use a few more sections.

If anyone can think of a matching corporate sponsor, we should be able to get there faster. Feel free to give me a holler if you have any ideas.
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Re: Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007, 01:12:41 pm »
I'm all for safety improvements in T2 but at the speeds we're going through there, I'd much rather see the guardrail moved back, some trees taken out and a gravel trap.  I was just back there a few days ago and it looks like there is plenty of room for what I'm talking about.

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Re: Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2007, 01:34:27 pm »
They have more to deal with (think red tape, and small time politicians) than just moving stuff around, it's pretty complex. Gordy consulted a couple of years ago and got them to make some safety improvements and they definitely have us on their radar, so that's good.
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Re: Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2007, 02:29:18 pm »
I agree with Alexa...  You have to remember that everything is done for a reason.  It would be cheaper to move the guardrail and a few trees than to line the turn with airfence, so why WOULDN'T they do it?  They wouldn't because often times they CAN'T. 

The state and county have a lot of say in what they are able to do and what they're mandated to do (do you think they actually chose to line the track with tires?  Then go back and bag all those tires?).  We see it as a track in a swamp.  The county & state see it as a 'wetland preserve' or whatever they choose to term it.

In any event, regardless of what they do with the rail, more airfence can't be a bad thing...
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Re: Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2007, 08:41:22 pm »
I don't believe the turn 2 area is a problem as far as wetland policy. Even 5 wasn't a problem as they didn't do anything to change the course or area around the stream.

Removing those trees and moving the guard rail should be a no brainer for them. It would benefit all racers at the track not just bikes and the cars have more problems there than the bikes do.

I believe I recall someone offering equipment to remove the trees at one time.


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Re: Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2007, 04:18:51 pm »
So what's going on with this?

Have there been donations?

Where are they is regards to the goal?

Is the track considering other safety improvements (like mentioned above) that don't require donations or cause legal problems?


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Re: Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2007, 04:28:15 pm »
I agree with Alexa...  You have to remember that everything is done for a reason.  It would be cheaper to move the guardrail and a few trees than to line the turn with airfence, so why WOULDN'T they do it?  They wouldn't because often times they CAN'T. 

The state and county have a lot of say in what they are able to do and what they're mandated to do (do you think they actually chose to line the track with tires?  Then go back and bag all those tires?).  We see it as a track in a swamp.  The county & state see it as a 'wetland preserve' or whatever they choose to term it.

In any event, regardless of what they do with the rail, more airfence can't be a bad thing...


THE AIR FENCE IS AWESOME FOR SURE

but considering the number of car and motorcycle racers and trackdayers that live within an hour or two of the track; what are the chances of getting with the track and seeing what they would be willing to do and then posting it on all the forums and having a slew of racers show up at the next scheduled town hall meeting???
i'd make the trip, as would a lot of other folks.

i'm all for owls and lady bugs, but there's no shortage of trees for them to move to. 
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Re: Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2007, 01:53:45 pm »
i'd make the trip, as would a lot of other folks.
 
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Re: Donate to RRW Action fund for Blackhawk!
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2007, 04:02:09 pm »
I don't believe the turn 2 area is a problem as far as wetland policy.

What I'm confused on was the new ditches they put at Blackhawk. Won't the ditches drain the wetlands? More or less consolidate the "wetlands" into a creek? Maybe I'm confused...


Either way,  turn 2 could definitely use something.