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Is anyone planning on attending the Iowa race on July 14th?

Looks to be a good day, I am planning on riding my S over to the race.

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Old 06-14-2007, 06:41 PM
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I'm planning to go. I'm buying a ticket for the stands, hoping to get into the infield somehow.
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Since when did Iowa get a track??? I looked at the website and all they have is pictures of some no-name bands.... looks like a road course, but all they really talk about is round-roundy. What exactly is MOTO ST??? I spent much of my youth in Iowa City. I could have used a track nearby.... just what I needed back then: another reason to drink beer! How 'bout them Hawkeyes!!!
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What exactly is MOTO ST???
www.moto-st.com
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I'll be there, every one is invited to stop by the San Jose BMW pits, same goes for Road America as well.
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I'll be there, every one is invited to stop by the San Jose BMW pits, same goes for Road America as well.
Looking forward to meeting everyone who comes. I will definitely stop by the San Jose pits, my son and I would love that.

Moto-ST is promoted by the parent compant that owns NASCAR and this is the first year if I understand it correctly, limited to 4 strike twins and it runs for 3 hours I believe, so pit stops are critical as well as changing riders.

Some investors lead by Rusty Wallace (who designed the track) decided Newton Iowa was/is a good place for a oval to run IRL, Busch, the trucks, the Rolex GT and Rolex Prototypes, hopefully a Nextel Cup event in the future, plus outdoor concerts, last week was Foreigner and Kansas and Sunday was Christian rock, so the track is seeing quite a few events already this year. It opened last year.

It is an oval,. but they are transforming the track into a road course for the Moto-ST. This will be my first trip since the track opened so I am looking forward to it.

Dress for hot sticky weather, but it could always be a little cooler and very nice after all it is Iowa. So be ready for anything. I wish I could catch the Road America race as well the week before.

I shouldn't leave out the sponsors like Sun Trust Bank, Buell, and BMW.
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Actually, Road America will be the 4th of this season and Iowa will be the 5th, then in October the race is a full 8 hours. Last Oct was the first Moto ST race with San Jose winning that 8 hour.

Of the 4 Moto ST races so far, San Jose has had 2 1st places, a 3 rd place and a 12th place after leading for something like 96 laps.

San Jose's riders have been Brian Parriott and Nate Kern and with Stephen Mertans as the 3rd rider in the 8 hour.

The logistics have been tough as all the races have been in the east, a long drive from San Jose, some 28,000 miles of driving for the 4 races so far.
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That is a huge commitment, which after checking out their website, they seem to have a history of. I went ti the website, great site BTW, except it is hard to spend money, no race shirts to buy, or T-shirts at all, only a black mock T long sleeve ready for winter riding...

I have a N8 Kern shirt I am planning on wearing, but was also looking to support San Jose BMW racing...

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