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03-14-2011, 05:10 PM
Is this event going to happen for 2011?
The website still has 2010 info.

03-30-2011, 07:16 AM
This event will take place in 2011. It will be held July 16 & 17. The website is currently being update with this years information! Hope to see you there!

04-28-2011, 03:19 AM
We're planning on being there with the wagon and 66! We had such a blast last year and are really looking forward to this year!

Bill Howell
05-05-2011, 07:41 AM
This event is getting closer and we always look forward to it. See everyone there! If you want to autocross til you are tired, just come to this event. I used over a tank of fuel last year...haha

05-08-2011, 06:30 PM
One of my favorite events, looking forward to another great weekend.

06-11-2011, 10:11 AM
We would like to invite everyone to the 8th Annual "A Day At The Strip" The event is held on July 16th - 17th 2010. The show is at the Mid-American Air Center in Lawrenceville, Illinois. This is where the "World Series Of Drag Racing" was held in 1956. So this gives you a chance to take your vehicle down the original drag strip (single timed runs only). This is where the first 150 MPH pass was made! Lots of history here.

Saturday the 16th is an Autocross Sponsored by Ridetech, Tracy Electric Speed Stop Challenge, Carbon Kustoms Cruise and Cruise In.

Sunday the 17th is the Single timed runs on the 1/4 mile strip sponsored by Bowler Performance Transmissions, Royal Purple Show & Shine Car Show & the BBQ Dinner Sponsored by Detroit Speed.

Thank you to the following sponsors: Detroit Speed & Engineering, BFGoodrich Tires, Carbon Kustoms, Royal Purple, Pro-Touring.com, Lateral-G.net, Lawrence County Votech Center, Phantom Products, Ridetech, Rucker's Candy, Max 96.7, Rides Mass Transit, Robinson Excavation, Financial Services, City Of Lawrenceville, Weston's Lawn Service, Lyons Raceway Park, Tracy Electric, 1/4 Miler's Club and Lawrence County Chamber Of Commerce.
Come and enjoy the weekend. There is a car show, The Roadster Shop BBQ Dinner, Drag Strip (now a air strip), Ridetech Autocross, Baer Brake Speed Stop Challenge, and BPT Cruise on Saturday night. For $35.00 you get in both days, which includes a T-shirt, dinner for two, runs on the Autocross, Speed Stop Challenge and Drag strip. You can register the day of the show up until 3pm on Saturday or 11 am on Sunday. (we use the term unlimited lightly, there is a lot of cars that show up so you have to wait your turn), Saturday will just be a cruise in, Autocross Baer Speed Stop Challenge, no judging for show cars until Sunday. Sunday will be the car show, single timed runs, BBQ dinner and car show judging. Trophies for top 25 and custom built wooden trophies by The Woodman for the best of classes.

Where else can you do all that for $35.00? Take the drive and have some fun, tell your friends!

Go To www.dayatthestrip.com for more event info

Hope to see you there! * All Pro-Touring, Lateral-G, Sponsors & Vendors will get a special bonus on Saturday. You will run more laps than you can handle on the autocross with early entry onto the course!

If interested in being a vendor or sponsor please contact Bowler Performance Transmissions at Route 4 Box 148, Lawrenceville, IL 62439. Phone: 618-943-4856
Hotels are located in Vincennes, Indiana.

06-15-2011, 06:21 PM
What hotel is everyone going to be staying at?

06-15-2011, 06:55 PM
Last year we stayed at the Comfort Inn in Vincennes for Day at the Strip and Midwest Muscle Car Challenge. Nice place and we'd like to go back there, but also want to be with the rest of the Pro-Touring guys.

06-23-2011, 05:51 PM
Hotels in the Lawrenceville area pretty much do not exist, Vincennes Indiana however has many options and is within 8 miles from the show area.

Holiday Inn Express | (812) 886-6333

Super 8 | (812) 882-5101

Comfort Suites | (812) 882-2244

Best Western | (812) 882-1282

Several seem to be staying at the Holiday Inn Express, so far.

07-01-2011, 07:42 AM
The event kicks off at 3pm on Saturday and registration will be from 3pm - 5pm on Saturday and from 8am to noon on Sunday. On Saturday, we will be allowing friends (this includes any Pro-touring members), family and sponsors to have fun runs from 10:30 until 2pm at the Ridetech autocross, the times will not be recorded or counted for the trophy or the tires for this session, this is only to fulfill your cravings and have fun, starting at 3pm we will open the competition for all paid and registered vehicles and the times will be recorded for both the early and late model classes, each class will be awarded a custom made wooden trophy and a certificate for a set of BFGoodrich tires.

Sunday car show registration opens at 8:00 am, Drag racing starts at 10 am, Detroit Speed BBQ Dinner is at noon and the trophy presentation is around 3:00 PM.

I hope to see everyone here!

07-01-2011, 01:50 PM
Mark, im ready. Sent the paper work in a few weeks ago.

Got to make it to columbus first and back.

07-10-2011, 01:30 PM
I booked rooms at the Comfort Suites. Is anybody else staying there? Thanks Eric

07-19-2011, 07:27 AM
what were you guys in, im trying to find more on the nova that was out there

Bill Howell
07-19-2011, 06:11 PM
what were you guys in, im trying to find more on the nova that was out there

Which nova? Green or tan

07-24-2011, 06:54 PM
I want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the 8th annual Day At The Strip. It was a hot weekend, but we had a great turnout. We had 187 vehicles show up to participate for the weekend. 50 competed in the Autocross, which as a huge course and everyone had a great time. I belive everyone ended up having between 20 - 30 runs! It was a battle most of the day for the lead time between, Kyle Tucker, Stacy Tucker and Brian Finch. At the end of the day Kyle took the win and got to take home the custom wooden trophy. The Tracey Electric speed stop challenge was also a great turn out, and the winner was Jeff Scott with a 1992 Typhoon, this was an awesome ride and he thrashed on it until he broke the front differential, but still won the trophy. The Karbon Customs cruise was a relaxing 25 mile ride winding through the Red Hill State Park and ending at the local Drive-In for a free ice cream treat to cool us down.
Sunday was another scortcher, but that didn't seem to stop anyone from beating on their cars once again on the Bowler Performance Transmission 1/4 mile timed runs. But no one could touch the 1940 Ford Panel called Helter Skelter, he walked away with the top speed and fastest time winning the trophy. The Detroit Speed & Engineering BBQ dinner was a crowd pleaser as we serverd over 400 dinners...

I want to thank all of the supporters of this event. Without all of you this couldn't be done!

Due to the event we were able to donate $1000.oo to the Lawrence county United Fund & $1000.00 to the Lawrence County American Cancer Society! That is what this event is all about! Thank you! This is a non-profit 501-3C Event and will always remain this way.

Thank you to all of the Pro-Touring members for coming to the event and making this such a success.

A Special thanks to all of the sponsors, especially the sponsors who took time out of their busy scheudles to come to the event!

Thank you:
Detroit Speed & Engineering - Thanks Kyle, Stacy & Keith for coming out it was great to see you guys, we appreciate all that you do!

BFGoodrich Tires - Thank you Richard & AJ, It was a pleasure seeing you guys here, Thanks for bringing Team T/A Contingency to this event!

Carbon Kustoms - Thanks for supporting the event! Everyone enjoyed the cruise.

Tracy Electric - Thank you Bob & Crew for building the timing equipment for the Speed Stop & 1/4 Mile and for all the hard work setting up and running the event!

Bowler Performance Transmissions - Thank you for all of the employees who volunteered their entire weekend to this event and for all the hard work!

Pro-Touring.com - Thanks for supporting this event and for helping promote the event.

RideTech - Thanks for sponsoring the T-shirts and the autocross!

Phantom-Products - Thanks for all of the support. And a special thanks to Jared and Kendra for the judging of the car show. This is a job no one wants, but you did a great job!

Royal Purple - Thank you for being a presenting sponsor of this event!

Other Sponsors: Lateral-G.net, Lawrence County Votech Center, Scott's Drugs, Rucker's Candy, Max 96.7, Rides Mass Transit, Robinson Excavation, Financial Services, City Of Lawrenceville, Weston's Lawn Service, Lyons Raceway Park, 1/4 Miler's Club and Lawrence County Chamber Of Commerce.

We are slowly getting pictures loaded, sorry for the delay. We will have them on our Facebook and the website, www.dayatthestrip.com

You can check out some of the photos here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bowler-Performance-Transmissions/225507821829

and here: https://picasaweb.google.com/edbrumley/20110716DayAtTheStripLowRes#

Check back often as we are updating photos all week!

Thank you!

07-25-2011, 03:54 AM
Thanks to you, the sponsors and everyone involved in putting on the great event! We're still bummed about not being able to stay for Sunday's activities. Great times with great people as always!

07-25-2011, 09:11 AM
I want to say thank you to everyone who helped put this event on. We got more runs with the cars then i thought we would get.

I also want to say thanks to Brian Finch and Tom Farrington, they showed and told me what i was doing wrong on the auto x.

07-25-2011, 09:16 AM
I had a great time. It makes it even better that it is for such a great cause. Thanks Eric

07-25-2011, 10:42 AM
we all had a great time, thank you for putting on the event as always, it is a great thing for our local community and a great way to spend a weekend

07-25-2011, 10:43 AM
Which nova? Green or tan

it was the DSE nova that was out there, i found it