Phelan, CA - May 22, 1999
From: "Ashton, Thomas V"
Subject: NIMS #1 Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 17:52:37 -0500 Fellow Masters: Thanks for your patience and a special thanks to those who have gone ahead and mailed in their entry fee anyway. I know that took great faith in what we are trying to do. It has been an extremely trying week for me as I have had to hustle to get yet another site after we lost Long Beach, and the owners wouldn't make up their mind in Woodland Hills. Anyway, the race will be held in Phelan, Ca. at Gordon Hall's race track. It is about 1.5 hours from LA international airport. The races will start at 8am instead of 7:30 to allow everyone a little bit more time to get there. Registration will open at 7am and warmups at 7:30. The format will be: 8am Masters Men 1800M 8:30 Master Women 1800M 8:45 Open warmup 9:00 Open races 15K 10:30 Open races 5K Open races will be top 3 combined races with Masters scoring system and then medals for 5 year age groups 11:00 Masters Men 15K 11:45 Masters Women 15K 1:00 Last man out (Open and Masters combined) Men (top 3 split cash/product) 1:45 Last man out (Open and Masters combined) women (top 3 split cash/product) 2:30 Awards Ceremony Directions will be available on the USAIR webpage tomorrow (Tuesday). In general take 10E to 15NW to 395N to Phelan Rd. W for 8 miles to Eaby North for 1 mile (just past smoke tree rd. on left. There is vacancies at the Pines motel 760-249-9931 and at the Mount View Motel 760-249-3553 both very close to the race site. There will be no pre race meal scheduled for this race. However, there is a BBQ style pre race dinner planned for the second NIMS race in St. Louis. Please encourage other skaters to come out to this race and bring a friend. We need 50 skaters to break even and have 30 entrants already paid. If everyone comes that has talked to me we should have well over 100! Remember even if you don't have your plane ticket there is priceline.com. Also if you are a member of Road Skaters International Tim Martin will be happy to help you get that discount fare. I will be calling those of you who paid more than 30 days ahead of time and requested a free place to stay with who you will be staying with. If anyone needs a ride or to split a hotel room or has any special needs don't hesitate to call me. We have medals, we have t-shirts, we have hooded sweatshirts, we have product from sponsors, we have the promised cash, and we have found and purchased "The Cup". Of course the series winner will walk home with that traveling trophy! So the only question I have is "Who's gonna drink from THE CUP?!?" Thomas V Ashton 972-797-3304 314-298-1799 fax 314-298-0079