Just Announced, Norwalk TSO 2006 Race!!

TurboDiverArt

The Guru Thorn
I am proud to announce that we have put together a TSO race for Norwalk this year. TSO rules as dictated for Salem and Indy will be followed. Although we only have a few racers confirmed, with the payouts we expect to have no problem having a full field. Any car meeting the TSO rules is welcome to race. TSO rules are more lenient than any other turbo class; you do not have to have a stage block to race. The race will be held on Friday so any TSM or Q-16 racers that meet the 9.99 ET qualifying time and TSO rules are welcome to run. We would be more than happy to have cars from any turbo class (TSS, TSE, TSL, etc.). Based on the results at BG last year with the runner up in the mid 9's and the Salem winner only having a best run of 9.8, both with fields in the 8's, it's clear that just about anyone can win in TSO. Sometimes consistency is better than quickest ET or big MPH.

To sweeten the pot we will be collecting a $20 entrance fee (it all goes back to the winner). This is a winner takes all heads-up race.

Official sponsorship money is donated by the following vendors (listed alphabetically):
Andersen Performance - $100 to the winner, $100 to top qualifier
Cotton's Performance - $201 to the winner
Hartline Performance - $200 to the winner

Official contingency money has been posted for the winner by:
Andersen Performance, additional $50 if the winner has an Andersen Performance sticker on their car, contact Billy for details.
Hartline Performance, additional $100 if the winner has a Hartline Performance sticker on their car, contact Cal for details.

We are still working on additional sponsors. As it stands now, with top qualifier and contingency money the winner could walk away with more than $900 for the win.

If you plan to race please let me know, you will not be committed to race. Entrance fee will be collected at tech on Friday morning. We plan to have three qualifying runs Friday morning, a cool down period and then go into eliminations.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly. Full payouts are only guaranteed for an 8-car minimum field. Less than 6 cars and the race is called off. A six or seven car field has lower sponsor and contingency money payouts but will be more than half of the full amount.

If there are additional interested sponsors please contact me directly.

A big thanks to all our sponsors for stepping up and making this race a reality!

Art.
 

TurboDiverArt

The Guru Thorn
2swoosh said:
by how far is Norwalk from Philly?
It's probably about a 7 hour tow straight out from Philly if you're doing 70 MPH. Just a guess. Mapquest says 7 hours 40 minutes but I think they calculate at 55 MPH. It never seems to take as long as Map Quest says.

Where in Philly are you? I went to school in West Philly.

Art.
 

2swoosh

aka BURNRBR
I lived in Fishtown area 16 years ago now I'm in Cherry Hill, NJ. It's still my habit to use Philly as a point of reference. Thanks for the Norwalk infos though.
 

S2V6RACER

Banned
Art, we will be attending and will be contributing $202 to the pot for payouts and all of my winnings from the G S C A Nats.

So far as for drivers we have:

Art Paltz
Rich Rezes
Chris Lyons
Dave Fiscus
Odie?
Ted Achatz

Who else is planning on attending?

What time to gates open and when is the projected time for time trials?
 

TurboDiverArt

The Guru Thorn
It is my pleasure to announce two additional sponsors for Norwalk TSO 2006. The JCC Racing Team would like to put its money where its mouth is and add an additional $150 to the winner’s payout. Additionally, a big thanks to Ted A and Innovative Plumbing for adding an additional $202 to the winner. This race should be one of the biggest payouts at the event and probably for all of TSO this year. 100% of the money goes back to the racers, no one is taking a cut from any of the money collected for this race.

The race is on Friday in Norwalk. It’s open to any car that meets the TSO rules and can muster a 9.99 qualifying ET. Any car from any of the other turbo heads up classes will meet the TSO rules, you just need to qualify with a minimum of 9.99 ET. We already have racers confirmed from TSM and TSL racing in the class. It’s a $20 buy-in which 100% goes back to the winner.

The sponsor list keeps growing. I would like to again thank our sponsors.

Anderson Performance
Cotton’s Performance
Hartline Performance
Innovative Plumbing
The JCC Racing Team

First qualifying run is scheduled for 9:45am Friday morning. There will be three qualifying attempts with first round of eliminations shortly after noon. Come out, have fun and take the chance to put a bunch of money in your pocket!

For an 8 car field:
Top qualifier gets $100 from Anderson Performance
Winner expected to get $1,013 ($853 sponsorship plus entrance fees collected)
Additional $100 contingency if you have a Hartline Performance Sticker on your car
Additional $50 contingency if you have an Anderson Performance Sticker on your car

We’re talking a total of $1,263 up for grabs so come out and take your chances to win a huge pot of cash and a lot of bragging rights!

Art.
 

TurboDiverArt

The Guru Thorn
Ted A. said:
Art, we will be attending and will be contributing $202 to the pot for payouts and all of my winnings from the G S C A Nats.

So far as for drivers we have:

Art Paltz
Rich Rezes
Chris Lyons
Dave Fiscus
Odie?
Ted Achatz

Who else is planning on attending?

What time to gates open and when is the projected time for time trials?
Thanks Ted, I can't thank you and Innovative Plumbing enough for co-sponsoring this race! I'm really looking forward to having a beer with you.

I know Billy Anderson is planning on entering his TSM car. See if you can get Dave B to race as well, it'll be a hoot! With this amount of money on the line I would hope additional racers would want to take a shot a lot of money!

Race is shaping up to be a lot of fun!

Art.
 

S2V6RACER

Banned
Yep, this may be one of the biggest payouts in TSO history. Unbelievable, only if we can get the G S C A to read this and learn how they can do nothing and have good payouts at thier event. :biggrin:
 

TurboDiverArt

The Guru Thorn
Ted A. said:
Yep, this may be one of the biggest payouts in TSO history. Unbelievable, only if we can get the G S C A to read this and learn how they can do nothing and have good payouts at thier event. :biggrin:
Yeah, I don't buy the BS about sponsor money not being there. Sponsorship at the nats costs a fraction of what these great vendors chipped in for Norwalk TSO. It's all about giving to the racers what the sponsors expect to be given to them. From a vendor standpoint, a vendor wants their sticker on a car that wins a big race with big payouts, not one with only a few cars for a few dollars (or no dollars!). I’m sure they will spin it that they recognize the problem and will work to correct it for next year. Yeah, you would have thought they would have learned based on the great turnout last year vs. years past. I think they have already forgotten what they learned last year.

Art.
 

TurboDiverArt

The Guru Thorn
Pro-Tree Test and Tune Thursday

Update on Norwalk TSO. The track for test and tune Thursday will have a lane for heads up time trials. All you guys that want to sharpen your skills on a pro-tree you can do it here. This is probably another first for a Buick event! Roberta and Bill know how to put on a great event!

Art.
 

S2V6RACER

Banned
Rain cancelled this event for Friday. Anybody on the fence thinking about showing up to race, the event is now on RACEDAY, Sunday. Hope to see you all there.
 

TurboDiverArt

The Guru Thorn
This is an update. Because of the rain Friday morning the TSO race is pushed to Sunday. Sunday will be a tight schedule so a lot of coordination is required. There will still be 3 qualifiying runs, starting at 9:15. Then in 45 minute intervals. Have your car ready if you plan to make the first qualifying session. Even with the off and on rain conditions the track was hooking hard so be ready!!

We have recieved an additional $150 from Bill Wills, this amount will be paid to the runner up. Top Qualifier will take $100. Winner will get $850. Total contingency money available is an additional $150.

Once again I would like to thank our sponsors.

Anderson Performance
Cotton's Performance
Hartline Performance
Innovative Plumbing
JCC Racing

Have the cars ready and come out to race for the TSO biggest payout!!

Art.
 
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