Thread: 2012 DJSA Season opener......
03-30-2012, 09:54 AM #1
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Discovery Bay, CA
2012 DJSA Season opener......
Coming up next ~
In co-celebration with the
grand opening ribbon cutting
ceremony for the City of Antioch's
new Launch Ramp Facility...
We proudly announce -
the season opener of the
2012 DJSA Outlaw Point Series
Saturday April 7th 2012
Antioch California, 94509
Physical Address –
Foot of "L" Street
#5 Marina Plaza
Antioch, CA 94509-7905
Tel (925) 779-6957
On Saturday registration will be open at 7:00am. Reg will close at 9:00am sharp.
At the risk of you guys falling over from shock, I would like to see standup practice start at 830am, but we won’t be able to do that unless all of you are signed in, and ready to go. The course will be ready, the staff will be ready, but the most important people we need help from is you racers. If you want to get a lot of racing in and get on the road home at a decent hour, everyone is going to have to help out by being on the line when it’s your time!!!
Being this is the first race of the year, we will need to see everyone’s current proof of medical insurance. Please make sure you have your card with you or make a copy for me and bring it with you. I simply cannot make any exceptions to this rule so please have your proof of medical insurance with you!
We are running a little different format at Antioch.
You guys will see “bracket racing” at Antioch, and again at Suisun in June.
After practice all classes will run 2 time trial laps.
The best lap you run will put you in bracket A or B of your class.
Bracket A is running for 1st thru 5th place points
Bracket B is running for 6th thru 10th place points
If you want to maximize your points on the board at the first race of the season, you’ll need to put on your “A-Game”, and go out and RIP IT in the time trials. It will be you against the stopwatch with a whole lot of people watching but the thing to remember is it’s your best time from 2 laps that will be used to place you in your appropriate bracket and give you start line choice.
I don’t expect you to understand why I’m running less guys on the course than usual, or why the course will be scaled down to single lane racing, but my hope is that you trust me in putting on a safe race day for both you and the spectators. You will have plenty of regular band snap, split start, full course racing ahead of you this year so trust me on this one. There’s a method to the madness…
In exchange for your trust - we’re giving you “40 for 50” Saturday.
All classes, all racers, $40 entries with 50 bonus points awarded towards the point series. You will have the opportunity to go out and shine on the stage alone, and then you will be ripping it in your class racing against 4 or so guys equally matched in lap times to yours.
Because there will be less of you on the course to worry about at one time, I am going to relax the 1 ski length safe zone to a standard “no contact” rule in the corners but in anticipation of Parker coming up, I figured we’d give you the opportunity to get a little more up close and personal with each other – but don’t think for a minute I won’t be watching for anyone who wants to cross that “non contact” line. This course has “technical” written all over it, and there are tons of places to execute your inside out – outside in passing moves, but I will be expecting you to do so safely.
Much like “arena cross” the first turn will follow a moderate straight with a nice left hand sweeper that immediately merges onto the course line. From there you will have plenty of room and time to make your moves. I was thinking a 2 heat format, but Stan the Man is confident we can make it a 3 heat day even with time trials. Either way will give you a workout, but we’ll see how practice and time trials go and if we have the time for 3 heats we’ll do it but it will be on you guys to be at staging and on the line on time.
The new 2012 entry forms are now available on the www.diablojsa.com site. Please pay attention to the new class selections and check the appropriate ones you are racing on race day. If you want to give love to the sponsors who give you love – please update your entry form with your most current information. There is no disputing how much time pre-entries save us on race day so PLEASE email me your completely filled out entry form and then store it on your computer so you have it for future races.
Pre-reg discount entries will be taken up until Friday April 6th at 9pm.
Race day onsite registration will be $75 so save yourself a few bucks and “gitterdun”…
Start position choices for racing will be determined by time trials.
* Advance payment via paypal helps me out and slao speeds things up on race day, but it’s not as crucial as my receiving your early entry forms! I only need one entry form per racer but it is important you check off ALL CLASSES you are running. Please make sure you are sending me a 2012 entry form with the new class structure listed on the form. I can receive the forms as word document or pdf files only.
* Incomplete entry forms cannot be accepted. Please fill them out completely. The information requested is for a reason and it is not optional.
Tentative Schedule – 40 for 50 saturday
700am – Registration open
830am - Practice by class
900am – Registration closes
900am - Mandatory riders meeting at the flag dock behind Humphreys
930am – Time trials qualifying
1030am – National Anthem and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Launch Ramp
1045am –Time trials resume
1200pm –Ski Clinic exhibition team
1230pm - A&B Bracket Heat Racing
300pm – Ski Clinic exhibition team
330pm - A&B Bracket Heat Racing
600pm – Jettribe Trophy Presentation on site
Tentative running order ~
1) X2 Army
2) 550 JS
3) 750 and under
4) 800 novice
5) 800 Legends 40
6) 800 expert runabout / 800 novice runabout
7) FAST STAND GP
8) Sport Sit 1200 expert GP / Sport Sit 800 novice
9) Sprint Sit 1350
10) 850 expert stands / FAST Stands
11) SCXP Supersit expert
03-30-2012, 09:54 AM #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Discovery Bay, CA
* Extreme 550’s all out cash dash. $20 ea in the Pringles can if we have 5 skis.
* If not, the 4 fastest times in the 850 expert stands, and the 4 fastest times from the 800 runabout and Sport Sit 1200 experts will face off in 2 special dash for cash heats. $20 in the Pringles can supplemented with sponsor and crowd contributions.
Award plaques 1st place for every class
Fastest Lap time awards for every class
50 bonus points to every racer at Antioch.
Please remember -
8" (or larger) race numbers are required on every ski.
If a race number is duplicated - one racer will add initial of last name
ALL SKIS MUST HAVE A TOW LOOP ATTACHED to the bow
ALL SKIS MUST NOW HAVE A WORKING SAFETY LANYARD!
No numbers - no tow loop – no lanyard - no racing – no exceptions!
And again, in case you missed it…
No numbers - no tow loop - no lanyard – no racing – no exceptions!
Tentative Starts ~
Pole position is to the left.
Standups and X-2’s running.
Sitdowns dead engine with racer sitting on dock behind ski, lanyard in hand.
There is a nasty cross current at the start dock.
One holder per racer will be allowed to help steady your ski.
All holders must wear a eye protection, shoes and a pfd or they will not be allowed on the dock. Holders will not be required to wear helmets at this race.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Standups - out of the water and along the northeast curbline of the lot.
1st come 1st choice on how close to the ramp you are.
Skis will have to be carted or trailer rolled to the ramp.
Helping each other out will greatly speed up the day.
When Jason calls your class to staging you will HAVE TO BE ready to launch to immediately head to the pre-staging area.
Sits will pit in the water on the far right inside dock finger, or they may trailer out after each race but again, your being ready to roll on time decides how many delays we have. Less delays = more racing so please keep an ear out for when your class is called.
Fueling is only allowed with use of absorbent pads at the nozzle on or off the water. I will provide the pads and disposal can. Anyone observed not using a fuel pad on land chances being DQ’d for the day. Any racer doing waterside fueling without an absorbent pad - WILL BE DQ you for the rest of the day.
This is a brand new paved lot and I can’t afford thousands of dollars in repairs if someone leaks fuel onto the pavement and burns the surface. PLEASE – if you like me as a person – take the extra effort and use the fuel pads I provide for you.
Scoring Reminder ~
The DJSA closed course points scale mirrors the IJSBA closed course points scale however our points do not apply towards IJSBA or APBA race events. DJSA points apply only to the DJSA 2012 series. Your points are tracked by class and divisionally. The 2012 point series Standup and Sitdown champions will be running for $1000 cash, a pit vehicle, or any other interesting ideas you push my way but because of hassles over travel and vacations we’re not doing the cruise to Mexico awards anymore.
Please remember ~
* You can get friendly in the corners at this one BUT NO CONTACT at any time.
* 100 ft yield rule in effect at all times.
* Penalty “walk of shame” buoys will be in place – and they will be taken at NO WAKE SPEED… Standup racers will kneel in the tray, and Sits will have to look back and make sure they aren’t making a wake, otherwise I will be right there to remind you if you’re doing it wrong.
NO CIRCLEING BACK TO MAKE UP BUOYS or you will be black flagged off the course.
Again, the Walk of Shame buoys will be taken at no wake speed. Standup racers will now kneel in the tray.
(trust me, I am going to win this battle)
* Reckless or negligent racing are grounds for leaving early and/or face suspension from the series.
* Unsportsmanlike conduct of any kind, on or off the water, is an invite to leave early and/or face suspension from the series and that includes any disrespect displayed to staff, other racers, crews, spectators, or any site hosts.
* No alcohol is permitted until the END of the race day.
* Drug use of any kind is prohibited and will not be tolerated from racers, crews, staff, or spectators.
* All racers must be 18 years of age unless previously accepted into djsa internship program
* ALL RACERS must have proof of current medical insurance available to show upon request.
Racing hard and racing fast will always have my respect, but winning doesn’t always make you a winner. Racing clean, hard, and safe while watching out for your fellow brother and sister racers and your safety team on the race course is what will always make you a winner, and you’ll always have my sincere respect. .
Hotel info ~
Our friends at Comfort Suites in Oakley have always given us great rates in the past. Those needing rooms can check out the hotel at http://www.oakleycomfortsuites.com/ Comfort Suites is less than 10 minutes from the race site, and CAFFINO is right across the street in case you want to bring me a 32oz nonfat iced latte with 8 extra shots… just ask for the “Jim Special” – they know what to do from there! Jes sayin…
Comfort Suites - Oakley
5549 Bridgehead Road
Hwy 4 & Hwy 160
Oakley, CA 94561
Phone: (925) 755-1222
Fax: (925) 755-1221
Rooms in some parts of Antioch might not be as an enjoyable as at others so call me if you have any questions before you book.
Comfort Suites Oakley – highly recommended
Holiday Inn Express – highly recommended
Course and site map attached - please call me with any questions.
As always, I thank you for your support and interest in your djsa outlaw racing.
It is again with great pleasure I now get to say my 2 favorite words...
04-02-2012, 11:52 PM #3
04-03-2012, 12:01 AM #4
I would love it if Jim were able to do something like the HydroDrags. I would do that. My body will not let me race laps
04-03-2012, 07:07 AM #5
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Discovery Bay, CA
04-03-2012, 08:21 AM #6
04-04-2012, 12:01 AM #7
04-05-2012, 11:04 AM #8
Antioch 2012 Race Roster
As of 4/5/12
3) JJ. Hickey
4) J.Wenzel – new racer
550 JS open stand
750/650 open stand
800 nov stand
2) E.Templeton – intern
3) E.Stegman – new racer
800 legends 40 stand
850 Expert stand
5) J.Gardemeyer – int
6) J.Loder – int
FAST Stand GP
800 Runbt expert
3) JJ. Hickey
Sport Sit 800 nov
Sport Sit 1200 expert GP
3) J. Gardemeyer
1300 N/A Sprint Runabout
SCXP Supersit expert
5) G.Lasiter - tentative
Xtreme 550’s All Out exhibition
04-05-2012, 01:33 PM #9
Pit Vehicles/ Quads / Rhinos will be allowed at the site but only for launching.
A cart is highly recommended for the standups. Its a short roll from your pits to the ramp.
Sits will also have easy access to the ramp, but if possible I'd like to see as many as possible
pit on the water in the designated area.
Another reminder -
You CAN ONLY FUEL in the pits using the fuel pads I provide.
I am responsible for any damage done to this brand new lot,
and if we blow it, its going to be a short season if you get my drift!
Please use extra caution when fueling guys...
Much thanks as always
04-05-2012, 02:37 PM #10
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Discovery Bay, CA
Post all info about the race in the race section boss man, was just trying to get exposure for a local race in here....
And you guys are never to old to race, ask bill Wilson70+ years young and ripps!
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