The Phoenix Open presented by Whelen Motorsports May 20-22, 2016

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  1. Kanakry

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    Location:
    Phoenix Off-Road Park
    Steubenville, Ohio

    Date: May 20-22nd 2016

    Registration Deadline is: 5/1/2016

    Price: $175

    Detailed information:

    Phoenix Open | Run Raptor Run


    Have you wanted to attend an event such as FordRaptorForum’s Havoc in the Hills, but you didn’t have the required off road vehicle?

    Do you own a F-150 and wish you could attend a Ford Raptor event and use your truck?

    Do you own a Ram Runner, Reaper, built Pre-Runner, Buggy etc. and want to see how performs in a controlled high speed environment?


    Great Lakes Raptor Excursions (GLRE) now has the answer to your problems!

    GLRE is hosting a new event called “The Phoenix Open,” the event will be held at the Phoenix Off-road Park in Wintersville, Ohio. For the first time GLRE will be allowing vehicles other than Ford F-150 Raptors to participate. (UTVs and ATVs are not permitted except for the property support vehicles).

    What does that actually mean?

    For Example:

    RamRunners, Reapers, Raptors, Built pre-runners, Trucks with Mid/Long Travel suspension, Buggies will all be able to play on the Phoenix High Speed Off-road Course.

    For those with off-road capable vehicles that are either too large to fit down most trails, too expensive for hardcore wheeling (such as Ram Rebel/Powerwagon, Tundra Rock Warrior, TRD-Pro, Nissan Pro-4X, Z71, Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg etc.) that want to get out and have some fun in the dirt, we have you covered too! There is a “Green Trail” area wide enough for the largest vehicles and just technical enough to get your vehicle dirty and leave the owners with a smile.

    What is so different about The Phoenix Off-Road Park?

    Phoenix Off-Road Park is over 1500 acres.
    Approximately 800 vertical feet of elevation changes
    22 Degree hill climb
    Groomed high speed area
    Small jumps on the high speed course
    Technical trails
    Green trails
    Amazing vantage points to see the high speed track
    Grassy Vendor area
    Freshly built pit area
    Food Vendors
    Night Driving *Aux lighting is a must
    Massive Bonfire
    Onsite rustic camping
    Great hotels within 5 miles
    Taco Bell… and many other fine restaurants

    The property will be separated into 2 types.

    Closed course high speed- This off-road track is purpose built with jumps, banks, short climbs and fast straights and has proven to be fun in everything from a stock Ford F-150 Raptor to fully built pre-runners.


    Vehicles with extended travel suspension, (Ford Raptors, Chevy Reapers, Dodge RamRunners, Mid-Travel Trucks, Built Pre-runners, Buggies, Etc.)
    More than 10” of suspension travel is preferred
    Snell 2000 or newer Helmets are required for Driver & Passengers
    SCHEDULE

    Friday (5/20/2016)

    2000-2359:

    Bonfire
    Live Music
    Charity Rides on the high speed course in some of the Highest Modified Ford Raptors in the Country

    Saturday (5/21/2016)
    0830-0930- Registration- Waivers will be signed and Placards, shirts etc will be handed out
    0930: Mandatory driver’s meeting with GLRE Staff
    1000: Parade Lap
    1030-1830: Open Track
    1830-1930: Dinner break

    Night Run


    2000-2359: Track & Trails Open
    Approximately 2000 there will be paced recon lap lead by GLRE Support Staff on the Havoc Course
    Guided trail rides will begin at 2000. This is one of the rare time to be able to wheel at night.
    NOTE: Off-Road Auxiliary Lighting is required to participate in the night run!

    Sunday (5/22/2016)

    0900: Mandatory driver’s meeting with GLRE Staff
    0930-1300: Track & Trails open from 0930-1230
    1330: Charity Raffle Raffle benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation


    The Phoenix Open Rules

    100% Sober Driving.
    Alcohol consumption will not be tolerated on trails or any time you are driving. Remember the track is private property.
    Illegal drug use will not be tolerated. Same as alcohol consumption
    Do not tailgate
    No littering, leave the track in better condition than you arrived
    Know the limitations of your driving ability and your vehicle in the conditions.
    No whiners!
    Everyone in your vehicle must have a filled out GLRE waiver. NO Exceptions! You will not be allowed to participate without everyone having a completed waiver.
    Helmets are required for all passengers on the Havoc Track


    Required Items
    A Good Attitude
    All maintenance up to date and no major issues
    Tires in good condition
    Spare tire and tire plug/patch kit. Spare can be located under truck
    Snell 2000 or newer Helmets MUST be worn by ALL vehicles occupants while using the Havoc Track
    Tow strap at least 20’ and rated to pull 3 times the vehicle weight and 2 D rings
    Close toed shoes: No sandals
    Outdoor clothing: This event is rain or shine so like above have the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.


    Recommended Additional Items

    You do not need a Co-pilot but it is recommended to help with communication traffic and navigating the trails. Plus it’s more fun with someone in the truck with you.
    VHF Radio (Marine VHF radios will not work) Please make sure that your radio is programmed for these frequencies
    – 151.820 MHz = GLRE1
    – 151.880 MHz = GLRE2
    – 151.940 MHz = GLRE3
    Navigation: Lowrance, Garmin, Android/Apple tablet with an offroad map app.
    5 gallons extra gas
    A Come along
    Floor jack and some wood blocks to help support it in soft surfaces
    Auxiliary lighting* Optional for the event, but REQUIRED to participate in the Night Run
    First Aid Kit
    Tools


    LODGING

    Holiday Inn Wierton (Primary Hotel)
    Address: 350 Three Springs Drive Wierton, WV
    Phone: (304) 723-5522
    Room Rate: $100 per night
    Group Code: GLR


    MicroTel



    Super 8 (Overflow)
    Address: 1505 University Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952
    Phone: (740) 282-4565





    EVENT COST

    $175 for Driver and 1 Passenger
    $50 for each additional passenger


    All participants will receive the following:

    Unlimited track time during operation hours
    Event T-shirts
    Access to the Raffle
    Two Vehicle Placards Numbers based on Signup order
     
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    I heard it will be allowed :crazy:
     
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    I appreciate that.. Now we just need to get it done in time. Lol


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    Same weekend as TRR16?
     
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    It'd be disappointing if the dates are set in stone and we have to decide between the two events.
     
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    Yes unfortunately they seem to be the same dates. We have had these dates set since before SEMA.
     
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