I know that I have been lying low for a while but have a very good reason. I have seen the enthusiasm and anticipation for the new "Rotorfest" replacement event. I have been working on this behind the scenes and looking at the recommendations made by fellow members and by my closest advisors. I know this is a hotly debated topic; therefore I wanted to make sure its replacement is much bigger and better than the previous event. This is why I haven't been posting anything up until now that it has been confirmed and secured.
I am in the final stages for completing my agreement for the new event with Englishtown (www.racewaypark.com
), just working out the minor details and logistics for the event, but we are BOOKED.
Therefore i am posting this to notify the rotary community that the event will be held on July 6th 2008 @ Englishtown Raceway
along with this years 12th Annual Sport Compact Summer Slam. I have talked to the General Manager and Track manager and have secured a Mazda ONLY parking area where we can park all of our RX-7s, RX-8's and rotary powered machines. I have also extended the invitation to our fellow Mazda brothers with Mazda3's and Mazda6's and Mazdaspeed therefore the new name "Mazda Fest".
1. There will be a Rotary Car show; I am currently working out the specs with the track to coordinate how this event will be integrated into the schedule. Updates will follow.
2. There will be two prices according to Englishtownâ€™s admission policies. A) Show, B) Show and GO which will allow you to DRAG RACE. I will NOT post any pricing until it has been confirmed by the track.
PLEASE NOTE: No one will be in charge of handling any of the fees, the fees will be set and collected by Englishtown Raceway park officials (No Voskoing here)
3. Now that NOPI/NHRA has merged I and the General Manager are trying to coordinate some of the rotary powered vehicles to be in our Mazda event. Updates will follow.
4. Food vendor on premises.
5. Bathrooms on premises.
"Summer Slam" has the following venues each year.
- Bikini Contest
- Import Car Show
- Low Rider Car Show
- Motorcycle Show
- Truck Show
- Hydraulic Contest
- Bracket Style and Heads up Drag Racing
Please note that I am posting this early to let people know that there will be an EVENT this year at a recognized and reputable race track. As more information becomes available I will post it up ASAP.
A final schedule will be developed in the months ahead so please stay tuned and check the website regularly for more updates at www.nyrotary.com
. I will be coordinating my efforts with other fellow Mazda clubs from now until July.
I would like to say thank you to my committee for all your help, advice and support on this matter.
Anthony aka Anthony NYC
Josi aka RX794
John aka John 64
Chris M aka Chris M
Jason- NYRA President
New York Rotary Association www.nyrotary.com http://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=135630 http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=721738