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  • #46
    Hi guys.

    I don't know where everybody stands regarding keeping the race on or not. Public health issues right now are far more important than slot car racing. But I have to cancel my participation this year, for the first time since the race was created 10 years ago. And it breaks my heart.

    Where I work (Université du Québec), we are required to not leave the country for non-essential reasons at least until April 30th. This includes trips to the US. Travel insurance is suspended until then.

    I hope everyone stays healthy. My strong suggestion is to cancel the race, but it's certainly not my decision to make. This is not the time to get 35 guys together in a basement that share the same food, tools and everything else.

    Stay safe!

    Christian

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    • #47
      The U.S. / Canadian border is now shutdown. My attitude is, if you can't beat the best then you really haven't done anything. Slot Car Corner is the best and if they can't be there as a team then winning the race doesn't mean much.

      I have no problem with still having the race if everyone can be there.
      Butch

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      • #48
        Nothing like 35 guys sharing a bathroom for 24 hours. That's a pandemic itself. Shoot, after Rob Hall left the bathroom, most of us fainted....

        I vote we do this virtually. Isn't there an IRacing program where we can race slot cars?

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        • #49
          Smokeio, you're not looking at this right. When Rob gets done in a bathroom not even a germ can survive.
          Last edited by Pappy; March 19, 2020, 10:28 PM.
          Butch

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          • #50
            I am waiting to see what the general consensus is here, I wasn't even thinking this way but then again I am not in the group that is really effected by this. I forgot how old most of you are.
            Mike
            Clover Leaf Racing 7746 Clyde Road Fenton MI 48430 U.S.A. 313-473-SLOT
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            • #51
              Doesn't matter how old you are. And young people like you are even more dangerous for others because you can spread the virus without knowing it. Old people like me need young people like you to treat this as a very serious thing. Please don't downplay this. No need to panic or get crazy. But this is a once-in-a-century global sanitary crisis. And we all must act accordingly.

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              • #52
                As a local committee we have suspended all racing for now. We are all a bunch of old guys so it just seemed logical to avoid the risk.

                As for the 24 hour: I was unfortunately too quick in my preparations so I had already bought my ticket to MI before all this bubbled over. However, I believe it is probable that the flights might be cancelled. As it stands, current rules will prevent me from travelling to the US and even if not, unless something changes MASSIVELY in the very short term, I would in any case not be comfortable doing this.

                Very sad to miss this incredible event and seeing you all again, but big picture....

                Be well everybody

                Alwyn

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                • #53
                  Guys, try and postpone, don't cancel completely. Set a tentative date and take a look monthly at the situation. Flights and rooms my be really cheap

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                  • #54
                    So due to some of the travel issues that have arisen lately, I think we will be moving the Michigan 24 Hour race to September this year. I am trying to make sure it is far enough down the road that maybe the travel ban will be lifted. Please pass the word around and let me know if a weekend won't work and we will see what we can do. I don't have a date set yet but looking at the last couple weeks. Even the 2h hours of Lemans had to move their date. Please let me know if you have any input.
                    Mike
                    Clover Leaf Racing 7746 Clyde Road Fenton MI 48430 U.S.A. 313-473-SLOT
                    web site: https://cloverleafracing.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cloverleafracing
                    YouTube Chanel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CLR132slots?feature=watch

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                    • #55
                      The last weekend of September could work for me (at this moment). But I will most probably have to cancel our upcoming trip to Paris/London with my wife and daughters and we may be rescheduling it in September or October. But for now, it looks good for the last weekend of September for me.

                      Thank you for moving the race. The current situation is a major sanitary crisis, it's not just a travel issue.

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                      • #56
                        Any weekend in September works for me.

                        Maybe I'll have my new track built by then and we can have a 24 hour race at your house and have a 24 hour race at my house the next weekend. We'll call it the I-75 Orange Barrel 48.
                        Butch

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                        • #57
                          I believe late Sept would work for me

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                          • #58
                            So we are going looking at Septemb er 26th/27th for the race. Please let me know if this isn't going to work. We will do what we can.
                            Mike
                            Clover Leaf Racing 7746 Clyde Road Fenton MI 48430 U.S.A. 313-473-SLOT
                            web site: https://cloverleafracing.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cloverleafracing
                            YouTube Chanel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CLR132slots?feature=watch

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                            • #59
                              I'll put the word out to our team.
                              Butch

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                              • #60
                                Thanks Butch
                                Mike
                                Clover Leaf Racing 7746 Clyde Road Fenton MI 48430 U.S.A. 313-473-SLOT
                                web site: https://cloverleafracing.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cloverleafracing
                                YouTube Chanel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CLR132slots?feature=watch

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