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  1. #1
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    Poll Looking for something to do?

    Here is a link to an extensive list of local (greater Kansas City/Springfield/Wichita) car shows and cruises:

    http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/...ventFinder.cfm

    If you scroll towards the bottom, you will find most of the area weekly/monthly cruise nights also listed. For example, on the 3rd Saturday of every month there is a HUGE cruise at the Winsteads on Metcalf near 103rd Street. Just a few blocks down is a good Mopar cruise at the Backyard Burgers just off Metcalf on 95th Street. And of course the 4th Saturday of the month brings the Belton Cruise.

    Want more action with your Viper? No problem! There are numerous autocross events throughout the season here in Kansas City:

    http://crownautocross.org/sched.htm

    Check out Crown Autocross or the regional SCCA site too:

    http://www.kcrscca.org/index.html

    Prefer your entertainment a quarter mile at a time? No problem! Kansas City has two great venues within easy driving distance. The closest is KCIR in Independence on Noland Road. While their website isn't updated often enough, you can generally count on "test 'n tune" nights on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sunday afternoons. And if you are REALLY gutsy, on June 6th they will be interviewing people to be on the PINKS TV show. Your chance for fame and fortune! Okay, fame only:

    http://www.kcir.net/~kcir/content/

    http://www.speedtv.com/pinks/

    And of course Heartland Park in Topeka offers not only great drag racing, but one of the best road courses in the country. Their drag racing program offers occasional open nights on Wednesdays or Fridays:

    http://hpt.com//store/catalog/pdfs/0...p_Schedule.pdf

    Their road course also offers some great open track days/nights. Look for Test Days and Touring Club Days:

    http://hpt.com//store/catalog/pdfs/07_Road_Schedule.pdf

    So you aren't a Dan Gordon and want some seat time with an instructor first? No problem! You will notice on that last schedule that some area clubs (Porsche & BMW) have Driver Education weekends. Not just restricted to their own club members, they are GREAT opportunities to learn more about the handling characteristics on a full road course with an instructor by your side. To sign up just go to their websites:

    http://www.kcrpca.org/ (local Porsche Club - website is not easy to use)

    The link directly to the BMW Drivers Education information page:

    http://www.kcbmwclub.org/index.php?o...d=53&Itemid=57

    Whew! So that should keep you Viper owners VERY busy this summer, not to mention all the great local VCA events. So if you ever get bored around here you just aren't trying!

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    Default Re: Looking for something to do? VIPERDAYS.COM

    Come out and join all your fellow Viper owners at Viper Days March 27-29 at Heartland Park Raceway in Topeka, Kansas. This is a VCA sponsored event. You will also be able to watch the Viper Racing League and the largest collection of Viper Competition Coupes battle it out on the track in the only race series designed for Vipers. Drive the track, meet the racers, meet their teams. Viper vendors will be there to give you the best advice about your Viper. See the latest products. If you like ACRs 15 showed up at our last event at Buttonwillow and were the fastest cars on the track. Go to NARRAonline.com or Viperdays.com to find out more and register. Trackside service for Vipers is available. See you there.

    Last edited by ssnaked; 03-10-2009 at 10:12 PM.

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    Default Re: Looking for something to do?

    Summer 2009 schedule
    These don't include the fun informal Friday meetings, Sunday cruises, or tech day at the VP's garage.

    June 30th KC Masterpiece @ 435 &Metcalf
    July 12th BBQ for Nebraska/Iowa
    July 17-19th NARRA Event @ Heartland Park - Topeka
    July 25th Progressive Dinner (houses tbd)
    July 28th Monthly Meeting @ Bass Pro (Olathe)

    August 22nd Belton Car Show & BBQ (Miller’s)
    August 25th Monthly Meeting @ Lee’s Summit BBQ

    September 19-20th Woodhouse Track Experience
    September 29th Monthly Meeting @ Bass Pro (Olathe)

    October 16-18th Premier Event – Springfield/Branson

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    Default Re: Looking for something to do?

    ViperDays - NARRA July 17-19, 2009 at Heartland Park. Test and Tune on Friday July 16. Come out and get an in car-instructor to help you to learn what your Viper can do. There is new one day pricing. Go to Viperdays.com for pricing and to sign up.


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    Default Re: Looking for something to do?

    Who can give me more information on the go kart get together?

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    Default Re: Looking for something to do?

    April 15th we will meet to drive carts around noon then drive to get something to eat afterwards. Always been pretty laid back. Of course Vipers are weather permitting.

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    Default Re: Looking for something to do?

    Couple items on the schedule I'll have to attend!

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    Default Re: Looking for something to do?

    For those looking for a fun track event coming up quick in Hastings, Nebraska here are the details and information.

    http://forums.viperclub.org/threads/...on-Is-Now-Open!!!

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