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Old 10-06-2020, 09:17 PM
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I think you made the right decision, Steve--difficult as it is. We've all had our lives disrupted by Covid-19 and racing is no exception. I look forward to the rescheduled event.


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Old 10-06-2020, 09:25 PM
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As stated earlier- I am trying to have a smaller alternative until we can reschedule the entire weekend.
Today, I had a meeting with Wild Horse Pass officials and we reached an agreement for me to run Friday night drags Oct 30th as long as spectators can get in.
So, I will be running two Pontiac powered classes- trophy and a money bracket. Trophy will require DOT tires.
In addition, we will also have a cruise in car show for Pontiac powered vehicles with awards!
In a way, this is a 'retro' Pontiac Heaven Drags similar to the very first event I hosted in 1998!
I may make a run of t shirts if there is interest too. contact me via facebook or email ( steve@pontiacheaven.org ).
A few people asked me if I would also offer a private tour of my original Pontiac Heaven location and will do that to for those interested and attending Friday night's event.
In addition to the Pontiac powered classes, there will be a gambler class with a payout, test and tune, 2 diesel truck classes and possibly more- something for most everyone. Keep current on the Pontiac Heaven facebook page.
If spectator restrictions are still in place for the 30th, I will reschedule this event as soon as they are lifted. Again, keep current on the Pontiac Heaven FB page.
Support Pontiac powered events- Support Pontiac Heaven!
Special thanks to all my sponsors who have stayed with me during this tough year of cancellations around the US.
I will do everything I can to run this event and then will look at when it is practical to bring back Pontiac Heaven weekend after the covid situation is resolved. thanks!

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Old 10-07-2020, 09:12 AM
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On their website they now have Friday night test and tune drags listed for Oct 23rd and Nov 6th and states a limited number of spectators will be allowed.

Oddly there is still nothing at all listed for the Oct 30th weekend and hasn't been for months. Nothing about the usual diesel drags held on that Friday (same weekend as Pontiac Heaven) and no mention of the Nostalgia races on that Saturday.

I planned to attend the Saturday Nostalgia event to run a Chevrolet, and Sunday a Pontiac. If you are going to have a Pontiac race that Friday night instead Steve, we can be there with a Pontiac on Friday. Always like supporting this event.

As far as I've been told Brad says the track is open and the weekend is still on though so that's a bit confusing. Looking forward to more info.

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Old 10-10-2020, 11:29 AM
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Am sorry there are issues with the tracks web site on my events. This has hurt me for years now and seems to be hard to remedy. It is frustrating. I will continue to bring it to their attention.
I am renting the track Friday eve the 30th. Officially- gates open at 6pm but, will be opening a few hours earlier for racers and participants.
Will be running several classes.
For Pontiac power-
1. trophy - DOT tires required .5 tree
2. money. .5 tree
Cruise in Pontiac powered car show with awards.
There have also been some inquires for swap spaces and I welcome this- bring your parts to sell.
Should the covid situation not improve by then, I will , again, be forced to reschedule it to as soon as spectators can be allowed. But, things seem positive that we will race and show Friday eve the 30th.
It is best to keep current on the Pontiac Heaven face book page.

Also running- 2 classes of street diesels, a gambler and test and tune open to everyone year, make , etc.
Thanks to all who support my events and Pontiac power promotions-
Premier Performance
Network Service centers
National Parts Depot
Kauffman Racing
AllPontiac.com
Butler Performance
Space Age auto paint store
Frederick and Sons a/c plumbing
Motorway Restorations
Arizona Differential
The Thompsons

Most of these sponsors have supported Pontiac Heaven events for many years, some for decades! I kindly ask you all to please support them! Let's keep this Pontiac powered hobby strong and support these businesses.

As for Pontiac Heaven weekend and The Phoenix Drag Reunion- it is on hold for now primarily due to covid. Running the 3 day weekend is a monster and it is best to put it off until the covid situation is behind us. More on that later. It is much simplier, easier to host a single day event on the 30th. Even that may have to be moved, let's hope not.
As of now- we are ON for Friday night, Oct 30! Hope to see you all there! Let's show, let's race and have some fun the Pontiac powered way!

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Old 10-10-2020, 09:06 PM
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Thanks for that update Steve.

No need to apologize for the tracks website, that's not your fault. It's something that has been an issue with Wildhorse for years it seems and is frustrating for me as well as other competitors that would like to do our part to support the track. What's worse is they never answer the phone or return messages.

I will plan to be there to support your event on the 30th, and looking forward to anything else you plan to do at the dragstrip.

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Old 10-25-2020, 11:19 AM
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Steve,

Wildhorse's website has the diesel drags postponed for Friday night the 30th. Not sure what that means for your event, they make no mention of it.

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Old 10-30-2020, 12:47 PM
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Well, No update from Wildhorse. I can't get a return call or message from them.

With Diesel drags postponed until further notice I'm going to assume the Pontiac races and test and tune are not happening tonight either. Not worth it to me to drive 200 miles only to find out something ain't happening.

If in fact you do have a race, hope you get a good turnout Steve. Best of luck

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Old 10-30-2020, 01:39 PM
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You're right. Nothing Pontiac-related happening at the track this weekend. Steve seems to have migrated totally to Facebook, so that leaves us non-Facebook types with less information.


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Well, No update from Wildhorse. I can't get a return call or message from them.

With Diesel drags postponed until further notice I'm going to assume the Pontiac races and test and tune are not happening tonight either. Not worth it to me to drive 200 miles only to find out something ain't happening.

If in fact you do have a race, hope you get a good turnout Steve. Best of luck

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Old 10-30-2020, 02:49 PM
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Oh thanks for that Jim.

Yeah you're right, I'm not a social media fan so I don't facebook or twit or any of that. Neither do most of the car guys I hang with up here. So if that's the only way Steve is communicating updates, most of us up here will never know about it.

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