INFORMATION ON THE PURE "275"
CALIFORNIA CITY, CA - AUGUST 21 - NEWS -
OK. Last night at 6 p.m. the results became official, Contingency Declaration sheets and Pro paybacks went out this morning FOR THE PURE "225."
Now it’s time to start thinking about one of the best courses/events we have put on in a long time. This means that we are pulling all the stops to make the PURE “275” – A double-Points race,, is going to be a memorable one.
The course is laid out within a radius of 5 miles (that being the longest section to get to from the Main pits), which will make it easily accessible for crews and spectators alike to watch the action.
We will designate certain areas of the course where you can easily view the event. However, we are NOT endorsing for anyone to roam all around the course. That is a NO, No!
Moreover, you can well anticipate that this PURE “275” will not have long wide-open sections. Instead, there will be many rights and lefts and canyons, and sand washes, and whooped out sections and of course our famous Cal-City rocks-hound triangle to negotiate.
This is NOT for public consumption, yet, because we wish to keep people out and off of it, but to those of you who are planning on racing, and sign up early we will send you a preliminary map of one of the most outstanding courses we've ever put together. It's got everything you want on a course but in short spurts. "Baja in a Shopping Bag," I call it. EVERYTHING you need to experience in a long-distance off-road race is in one tidy package--The PURE "275".
For those of you who wish to try our event for the first time, you will find that you are not going to be away from the main pits too far so that your pit crew can have easy access.
For those of you going for the gold ring (not brass), driving skills, well-prepped cars, good navigators and patience will be of great assets to you.
The course will be marked only days before the event, which is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Saturday morning (Oct 18).
Laps are 34.2-plus miles long and 8 laps will consist as finishing the race.
However, once the first driver finishes all eight (8) laps everyone else finishes their laps.
All registration, Check-in, Tech will take place on FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 6 P.M UNTIL 9 P.M. at the start/finish.
In order to get early sign-ups to see just who will be racing, we want to know who is coming and just how much time we will need between starting positions (we are contemplating 60-second intervals between starting racers, instead of 30 seconds). To encourage you to sign up early by the deadline below, we will offer you TWO “2” FREE T-SHIRTS WITH YOUR ENTRY! But you must get your entry in no later than SEPTEMBER 15, 2014.
We figured that with an average of 30-35 entries, one minute apart, it would take around 35 minutes to start everyone.
We anticipate each lap will take about 47.38673 minutes to complete by the “fast guys.” Just kidding.
We think between 45 to 55 minutes to complete a lap. However, we are still holding on to the concept to start every vehicle at 30-second intervals.
Friday night (Oct 17) at 9 p.m. we will draw for starting positions by Class.
Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. we will have the Mandatory Drivers/Navigators Meeting
Saturday 8:15 a.m., “Staging” begins
Saturday 8:30 a.m. “Staging” is finalized. Everyone who has not staged by that time, will be put to the rear of the starting line but your time will remain the same.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. first vehicle leaves the line.
Saturday 4 p.m. – THE “PURE HOTDOG FEAST” begins. If anyone cares to contribute towards the “Feast” let us know. Food, snacks, soft drinks, water will be served. Bring your own “special” drinks if you would like but you must stay on private property and NO, you can’t show off to your girlfriend how fast you drove during the race after you’ve consumed a few “spirits.”
Hope to see many of you for this final “double-points” event of the season October 17-18 at the AVE Ranch.
The new 2015 PURE UTV OFF-ROAD DESERT SERIES schuled will be out by then.