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  • Likely going to Davenport for first time what is best motel/hotel to stay at?

    I would like to be as close a possible but not in a hostel if you know what I mean. But don't want to spend too much of my parts money on a room but no bed bugs either!

    Also Is the racing in Davenport as good as Wauseon? All input is appreciated, this may be my only chance to do this meet as I am on the left coast.
    #7558 Take me on and you take on the whole trailer park!

  • #2
    Sadly. Knuck,..

    I don't see racing anywhere on the agenda, although I hope I'm wrong: http://www.chiefblackhawk.org/

    Everybody lost when the board and the chapter went to war.

    ...Cotten
    PS: I'll be there in my usual spot, but times are hard, so my cooler might be hidden. But you are certainly welcome beneath Liberty's canopy if the fairgrounds authority goons you for just a sleeping bag in the grass (and they might...)

    PPS: On the bright side, I bet the showers are extra extra clean this year!
    Last edited by T. Cotten; 06-08-2021, 08:13 PM.
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    • #3
      Looks like a green flag Knuck. Both Wauseon & Davenport have excellent racing!
      Have Fun & Happy hunting.

      http://www.chiefblackhawk.org/schedule.php

      *M.A.D.*

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      • #4
        There are several good and cheap hotels on the north side of the city about 5 miles or 10 minutes away. I've stayed in the holiday inn express several times. There's a steak house across the parking lot, making life convenient after a few too many adult beverages. I typically pay about $125/nt and split it with one of my buddies.

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        • #5
          Big difference in racing is the size of track. Davenport is smaller and tighter. Wauseon you get to watch guys really string it out. Beer is sold onsite at Davenport, but not Wauseon.

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          • #6
            Now if they would only bring back the boardtrack class!

            I miss the smell of castor.

            ....Cotten
            PS: My booth is by the race gate, Folks,...

            I didn't even have to go in.
            Last edited by T. Cotten; 06-09-2021, 10:23 AM.
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            • #7
              Glad to hear racing is on as that would be a let down. Will look into Holiday Inn and the area.
              #7558 Take me on and you take on the whole trailer park!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by T. Cotten View Post
                Now if they would only bring back the boardtrack class!

                I miss the ~~smell of castor~~~

                ....Cotten
                PS: My booth is by the race gate, Folks,...

                I didn't even have to go in.
                Since the George Brothers relinquished promoting the races at Chief BlackHawks Davenport, the new promoters don't usually run events on the the 1/2 mile oval. The Board Track racers refuse to run on the 1/4 mile track because the motorcycles were designed to operate on larger tracks, mainly because of the low speed involved & the limited gear change availability.

                As far as the Speedway(smell of Castor)Class is concerned, most riders were based in Michigan, Ohio & Indiana. So, the incentive for traveling to Iowa was not worth what the promoters were paying out. In other words, Board Track is sponsored. Speedway was sponsored by former Wauseon Racing bikedays.com promoter Scott Brown, but not by any Davenport promoters as far as i'm aware of. Obviously Speedway is disliked by current Wauseon promoter, George Roeder II, and it has been an uphill fight to keep it reinstated since 3 Ring Circus took over the reins. And as a result, in 2021, Speedway was replaced for a...Enthusiast Beginner Class! Also noteworthy, George II broke the verbal agreement with Brown to always continue & sponsor the Speedway Class before the event was initially signed over to Roeder in 2018.

                Anyway, we will resume our pre-emted television programing--------> https://youtu.be/lxwhPPQkE74

                *M.A.D.*
                Last edited by JoJo357; 06-10-2021, 03:32 PM.

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                • #9
                  I always said D-port was too damm big, Folks!

                  Then last year was snuffed completely, and this year my precious overseas associates will be scarce, at best.

                  (One Oz bloke told me nobody's allowed out of his country.)

                  So should we all take advantage, and actually socialize instead of commercialize? I'll start my patio burner at sundown... AND THEN BARGAIN!

                  ....Cotten
                  PS: Is it worth fixing and bringing the Crocker dampener?
                  Last edited by T. Cotten; 06-10-2021, 04:33 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by T. Cotten View Post
                    One Oz bloke told me nobody's allowed out of his country.
                    Some of us can't even get out of the state!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by chuckthebeatertruck View Post
                      Big difference in racing is the size of track. Davenport is smaller and tighter. Wauseon you get to watch guys really string it out. Beer is sold onsite at Davenport, but not Wauseon.
                      I can definitely work with that.
                      #7558 Take me on and you take on the whole trailer park!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Peter Cooke View Post

                        Some of us can't even get out of the state!
                        So anybody can walk right in, but nobody can get back out?... Nevermind.

                        Back to topic, this year's D-port will take extra effort from everybody.

                        I'm worthless, so if any Folks feel like assisting with mundane tasks like chalking out the booths the day before, monitoring that nobody sits on display machines etc., please ask their FB page if you can help. (Never been there...hope it works!)

                        Those who wish to camp on site, and ain't sneaky enough, can make reservations with the Fairgrounds Office at 563-326-5338

                        .....Cotten
                        Last edited by T. Cotten; 06-11-2021, 06:10 PM.
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