Midwest Challenge August 22-24, 2008

Discussion in 'Midwest Buick Challenge' started by GS Shari, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. 65badcat

    65badcat Member

    What is the cost to watch? I am coming from Alabama, actaully attending the Woodward Dream cruise at the moment. Brought up my "beater" :Brow: for the event. Not one of the buicks though :Dou:
  2. Dana/Beth Andrews

    Dana/Beth Andrews Huc accedit zambonis!


    I'm taking this from last years program, I'm assuming (don't go there) it will go about the same way. Loyd and or Shari will correct me.

    Fri., Sat. & Sun Car/Driver $85.00
    Fri. Car/Driver $20.00
    Sat. Car/Driver $35.00
    Sun. Car/Driver $40.00

    Spectator Fri. $7.00
    Sat. & Sun. $10.00
    Kids under age 6 Free
    Kids age 6 -11 $4.00

    Friday- Gates open 4:00 ish T&T all makes all models. Not sure how late they run.
    7:00pm Cruise to.....

    8:00am ~ Gates open
    8:00am ~12:00pm ~ Car Show - Sponsored by the INGSCA
    9:00am ~ Test & Tune/Time Trials begin
    9:30am ~ BCO/Quick 16 Qualifying Round 1
    9:45am ~ TSM/TSO Qualifying Round 1
    10:00am ~ Dial-In for Dollars Race (anyone can participate)
    10:30am ~ BCO/Quick 16 Qualifying Round 2
    10:45am ~ TSM/TSO Qualifying Round 2
    11:30am ~ TSM Qualifying Round 3
    12:00pm - 12:30pm ~ Car Show Awards Presentation
    12:30pm ~ Drivers Meeting - Base of Tower
    1:00pm ~ Eliminations Start
    TSM ~~ Ladies Race ~~ BCO Race ~~ Quick 16 ~~ Gamblers Race
    ??pm ~ Run until Finished ~~ Time to Socialize.
    6:00pm ~ Dinner for Sponsors and Volunteers

    8:00am ~ Gates open
    9:00am ~ Time Trials/ Test & Tune Begin
    9:30am ~ TSO Qualifying Round 3
    11:00am ~ TSO Qualifying Round 4
    12:00 - 12:30pm ~ Track Closed - Preparation
    12:30pm ~ Drivers Meeting - Base of Tower
    1:30pm ~ Eliminations Begin

    Again please do not take this as the schedule...this is last years. Loyd & Crew may need to change stuff up, but it gives everyone a basic idea until the real one is set into stone.

    Hope it helps some.


    jamhdit... As in Chicago proper? We are in Skokie, headed down Thursday night.

    Adam... you don't have to bring a Buick... we'll let you in anyway.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2008
  3. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks for the invite, but when I blew my engine, I blew a hole in my wallet, too.
  4. Dana/Beth Andrews

    Dana/Beth Andrews Huc accedit zambonis!

    I understand :(

  5. GS Shari

    GS Shari Guest


    Hi - yes, Saturday is the only Buick only day. I don't see why you can't bring the mailbu with - should not be a problem. We don't know how crowded they normally are - last year was our first year with them, and both US 41 and a track in Michigan were having issues, so a lot of their racers were at Osceola. I know US 41 is running, and I believe the other track is running as well, so we'll have to play it by ear. We also had a wet track to dry in the morning, so we ended up combining with their program on Sunday. Hopefully this year we will have our own lanes and racing on Sunday.

    They tore down and re-built the bathrooms over the winter, and I'm not sure about showers. I have a question about it on turbobuick.com

    Regarding leaving the track after hours and coming back in, it was not allowed last year for security purposes. I'm assuming the same thing for this year, but you can ask when you come in.

    We've not put together the formal program yet, like Beth said. Still have to talk to the track owner and see what's what. Thanks for posting last year's, Beth - it may be the same, just not sure yet. If there are major changes, we'll post them as soon as we find out.

    Hope to see some more Buick Thunder there - sounds like a lot of the turbo guys will be in attendance!
  6. GS Shari

    GS Shari Guest

    Totally understand, Adam - maybe next year....
  7. 65badcat

    65badcat Member

    So, just to confirm, Friday starts at 7 PM?
  8. GS Shari

    GS Shari Guest

    August 22, 23 and 24, 2008
    Osceola Dragway; Osceola, IN

    Hi – here are a few of the things we have planned for the eleventh Midwest Buick Challenge:

    Friday night – those who want to race can go to Osceola Dragway and join in with the track’s regular program. The Track opens at 4:00 pm, and holds Test and Tune. Or - For those who want to cruise, you can join us anytime after 6:00 m at the Simonton Lake Drive Inn for a cruise night! Simonton Lake Drive Inn is located at 51602 State Road 19, Elkhart, IN. There is plenty of parking, good eats, good music and great Buicks! Please bring a chair so you can sit and visit. This is located about 1 mile north of the hotels & I-80.

    SaturdayOsceola Dragway opens at 8:00 am. We have the track to ourselves – so we can test and tune all day, until 5:00 pm.
    There is going to be a car show, tentatively from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Racing events we are trying include:
    Gamblers race Alcohol Race Ladies Race BCO Dial-In for dollars
    TSM and TSO - so we’ll be seeing some fast and pretty cars!

    Sunday - is the bracket racing, along with the track’s regular program. There will be Quick 16; plus bracket 1 (faster than 12.49) and 2 (12.50 and over) racing. The track opens at 8:00 am this day, as well with Time Trials to start at 9:00 am. Eliminations are to start at 1:00 pm. Racing runs until we’re done!
    Pricing Racing for Friday only is $20; Saturday only is $35 and Sunday only is $40. Spectators pay $7 on Friday, and $10 on Saturday or Sunday. Kids 6-11 are $4 all days, and under 6 are free.
    Hotel Information:
    The Ramada Inn 3011 Belvedere RoadElkhart, IN 46514574-262-1581Please ask for Group Type Code SMERF, listed as Chicagoland Buick at Osceola Dragway. The Ramada has both an indoor and an outdoor pool, and a Benigan's attached to it. Red Roof Inn2902 Cassopolis StreetElkhart, IN 46514local # 574-262-3691Group # B018000657. You must call 1-800-874-9000 Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST to reserve these rooms. Double Occupancy - $64.99, Triple Occupancy - $69.99, Quad Occupancy - $74.99
    There is trailer parking at the Ramada, not at the Red Roof. Both hotels are off I-80/I-90 exit #92, State Road #19.

    Please help us spread the word this will be our second year for the revitalized Midwest Buick Challenge. Please plan on spending the weekend with us. The track is located just on the other side of South Bend.

    Yup, we need them, and badly! We always need help with the tent, car show, racing, directing traffic, etc. If you do volunteer, we’re prepared to buy you dinner Saturday night at a place in Elkhart that we have set up. This dinner is for volunteers, sponsors and track personnel. So please let us know if you can help out!

    Please thank the following sponsors who have committed to support the Midwest Buick Challenge. When ordering your parts or services thank them for their support.

    Gold Sponsors
    · Precision Turbo & Engineering Hebron, IN 219-996-7832
    · HRPartsNstuff Atwater OH 330-947-2433
    Silver Sponsors:
    · Automotive Machine & Performance Philpot, KY 270-729-5556
    · Champion Racing Heads Palm Coast, FL 386-446-4488
    · Cotton Performance Agawam, MA 413-789-0531
    · Finish Line Motorsports Freeport, MI 616-765-5101
    · Full Throttle Speed & Style Fraser, MI 586-294-4404
    · Jimmy's Transmissions Mundelein, IL 847-949-7507
    · Rally Insurance Group Elmhurst, IL 800-801-1823
    · World Of Motorworks (ZDDP) Hoffman Estates, IL 847-431-8582
    · Caspers Electronics Mundelein, IL 847-247-0484
    Bronze Sponsors:
    · A Alert Auto Service Chicago, IL 773-384-9000
    · Mike Grippo - M&M Auto Appraisers Henderson, NV 702-568-5120
    · Sauce King of Chicago Chicago, IL 630-228-0591
    · Pro-Trac Turbo Specialties Elwood IL 815-723-2530
    · Tim's Janitorial Tucson, AZ 520-370-4067
    Poston's Atmore, AL 800-635-9781

    If you have suggestions for additional sponsors, please let us know.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 18, 2008
  9. Roberta

    Roberta Buick Berta

    I'll help, whatever you need, let me know! Have to return the favor of your help at Buick Race Day!:beer
  10. GS Shari

    GS Shari Guest

    Did I hear a volunteer for a beer run?

    :beer :beer
  11. Roberta

    Roberta Buick Berta

    If that all you want me to do, I'll can and will do it! What kind do you want?? Bottles or Cans, Cans work better on the 'mystical beer bush' tho!
  12. GS Shari

    GS Shari Guest

    We'll talk there.....:TU:
  13. Bobb Makley

    Bobb Makley Well-Known Member

    I have a friend that helps me out that has his daughter in a JR. and I was wondering if they can come down and make passes. She just learning and needs seat time. I thought I would ask and see what you all thought.
  14. 65badcat

    65badcat Member

    I'll help if I can. I will be coming to watch only. Had to leave the beast at home in favor of another get together the following week, but wanted to see this event. Let me know what I can do.

  15. GS Shari

    GS Shari Guest

    Bobb, I'm sorry but we had to tell one of our club members - Saturday is Buick or Buick powered only. If they want to Friday night or Sunday with the track's regular test and tune, sure.

    Sorry about that.

    Take care,

  16. Bobb Makley

    Bobb Makley Well-Known Member

    no problem I said something to him and said I would ask I know car counts have been low this year at alot of events and thought it would be good in two ways she could get seat time and the event would get another entry.I'll let him know I think he said if that didn't work out he was going to go to martin with the family and run there they have a weekend braket race. just doesn't get alot of seat time there. See you in a couple of days.
  17. blown455

    blown455 Pit crew

    Hey Shari,
    I thought you said we could bring our buddy with the Mailu and he could race on saturday. After reading your reply to Bobb it sounds like he won't be able to race on saturday. That is fine either way but I'm sure he won't come now. I don't know how anyone else feels but in my eyes it's another paying car that helps cover the cost. He knows he can't take part in eliminations, he just wants some seat time.

  18. GS Shari

    GS Shari Guest

    I'm sorry - I guess I'm getting more blonde every day. I totally forgot about your friend, and Loyd made the decision today about our other club member.

    I promise we'll be better organized next year.....
  19. 65badcat

    65badcat Member

    Is everybody planning on being there at the race track Friday or is there any kind of dinner planned for Friday for everybody to get together?
  20. Dana/Beth Andrews

    Dana/Beth Andrews Huc accedit zambonis!

    Some may go to the track, but we also have this Cruise to Simonton Lake Drive In set up for Friday night. We will show up anytime after 6:00.
    There is plenty of parking, good eats, good music and great Buicks!
    Please bring a chair so that you can sit and visit.

    Simonton Lake Drive In
    51602 State Road 19
    Elkhart, IN

    This is located straight north about a mile from the hotels.


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