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Old 10-13-2014, 11:29 PM   #1
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Any one else heading out to Nascar on Nov 2 @ Texas....first time for us
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:41 AM   #3
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Have fun. If you forget anything...no problem...stores on site. If your going to run a generator the exhaust has to be higher than your RV. They sell adaptors for this on the www. It will be crowded and noisy.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:09 AM   #4
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Go as early as you can. I always schedule vacation days around and go to the track on Wednesday.

The Brookshire's tent was not there in the spring, and TMS is still non-committal as to whether there will be a grocery store there or not in November.

If you need to empty your waste tanks or fill your water tank while you are there, there are plenty of guys running around in trucks that can do it for a free. If I remember correctly, it is $25 to fill the fresh water, and $40-$50 to empty the waste tanks.

There are also a couple of RV repair guys onsite all weekend. I've got their phone numbers if you need them. I believe their service calls start at $100.

Which part of the campground will you be staying in? I'll be in Lone Star Circle on X Street.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:39 PM   #5
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We'll be there...been going for the last 4 years camping at least once each year. Went went in the spring and the camp ground was a mud hole but still had a blast! Always do!

We are in Lone Star Circle as well...AA street.

Never heard of a generator exhaust adapter to be higher than my RV either? Heck, I can't think of one time I've ever seen this? Something new since the spring race?

As far as first timers go...it's Halloween weekend so I'd imagine it will get pretty rowdy in parts of the CG. I've seen ATVs wreck into a port-o-potty (blue stuff everywhere) to full on dance floors between RVs. It really depends on where you are camping but typically the outer areas get the rowdy folks from my experience.

We are heading up on Thursday and then leaving Monday. I don't remember a lot of folks being there on Thursday but if pulling in Friday (Saturday is even worse!), be prepared for long lines getting in the CG and backing your rig to the spot.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:45 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone!......we are truly excited to be heading up there...just got tickets today for the race...I still need to make the reservation for the trailer. ... (tomorrow)...and we will be somewhere in the Lonestar Circle as well....we will be heading up Thursday and departing Monday....we figured for it being Halloween things might get crazy...looking forward to that..
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...one other thing...when taking 35W to get to the track, make sure NOT to drive through the interchanges during rush hour. We sat up there a couple years ago for close to 2 hours!!

Make sure to pull in to the track around 3 at the latest...maybe 4 but the earlier the better. We are leaving around 830 (from San Antonio to miss Austin traffic) and plan to be there around 230. Typically we can make in 6 hours or less when pulling the TT.

There is a Camping World just south of the track too so don't pay $45 (heard as high as $65) to empty your tanks if you can pull it for 30 or so miles. Cost $15 to dump at Camping World (plus break up some of the solids!). You can fill up with fresh water too if once again, your tow vehicle can handle the extra weight and the TT isn't overloaded. There is a dump station at the track but the line is never short!
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I waited in line to fill my water at the track one time. Never again. I always fill the water before I leave home, and I dump the waste tanks when I return home.

The guys that roll through the campground emptying and filling tanks perform a valuable service. I've had to use them once. If you've got a lot of people using the water and the bathroom in your camper, four or five days can be a real challenge. If you run out or fill up on Saturday, paying these guys is money well spent.

The wild late night stuff happens on the east side of Lone Star Circle, back toward the highway. There is usually a loosely formed parade down that main road there. Harmonson Road on this map:

http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/do...p.pdf?sfvrsn=0
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We are in Lone Star Circle as well...AA street.

We're neighbors, only three blocks apart
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We're neighbors, only three blocks apart
We camped right next to the pond in the spring...mud everywhere with all the rain. Moved up a bit for this trip but still close enough to the restrooms and track. Should be a great weekend with all 3 series running.

Think we'll buy season tickets for everything next year to preserve our camping spot and seats...both seem to be good plus Indy cars and trucks in June which we haven't been too yet.

Once there we'll have to have a cold one...
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