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Hodnettfan27
April 17, 2019 at 09:52:28 PM
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Planning a trip with the family to the Kings Royal this year. We are hoping to camp, if spots are still available. Any suggestions for a first timer?




moparfarmer
April 17, 2019 at 10:01:53 PM
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Go early and try to camp at the side of the track, easier to enter grandstand area.between one and two..Close with sewer removal and clean up..You'll enjoy it..On your way in from Rossberg take your camera, lots of Americana along the way..Try to get campsite asap as they don't last long..



Hooper31
April 17, 2019 at 11:29:41 PM
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Went last year for first time Track and three day experience was amazing. 

Be sure to get to the inside of turn three during hot laps. Put your hand on the fence. Get ready to feel the rumble in your chest. Earplugs recommended. 

Take the time to engage drivers in conversations. They're much more approachable than I would have guessed. They're thankful for your support. 



BC_The Bandit
April 18, 2019 at 06:32:19 AM
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To build on the Turn 3 advice....during hot laps, make sure you spend a little time standing at the top of the steps of the tunnel on the OUTSIDE of the track - you get little snippets of the cars screaming by so the sense of speed is crazy fast, and you can really see how the cars squat down as they enter the corner....every time I go I make sure to take any newbies to that spot and it never fails to make jaws drop.  As far as camping, you can always camp across the road with no problems and no reservations needed - lots of space.  Not quite as convenient as being on the same side of the road as the track, but it’s a 5-10 min walk.  And it’s easy to get the pit pass - $5 upcharge after you get your regular ticket so it won’t break the bank.  Bring a Sharpie for lots of autographs for the kids - drivers are great for engaging - will sign and pose for pics as long as you get there early or come down after.



Hodnettfan27
April 18, 2019 at 09:28:52 AM
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Thanks, guys! Are all camping lots tent friendly?  We don't have a camper. 



Nick14
April 18, 2019 at 09:41:16 AM
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Posted By: Hodnettfan27 on April 18 2019 at 09:28:52 AM

Thanks, guys! Are all camping lots tent friendly?  We don't have a camper. 



I have used a tent for the May event but never have tried it for the Kings Royal event. I would call the track and ask as the staff has always been helpful for me. I believe the past several years they have had record crowds so I would make sure you have tickets especially for Saturday. Enjoy the event, it is one of my favorites each year.



Super Chuck
April 18, 2019 at 10:06:14 AM
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Posted By: Hodnettfan27 on April 17 2019 at 09:52:28 PM

Planning a trip with the family to the Kings Royal this year. We are hoping to camp, if spots are still available. Any suggestions for a first timer?



Super Chuck says get a tetanus shot.

Super Chuck



DrewPeacock
April 18, 2019 at 11:14:01 AM
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Posted By: Hodnettfan27 on April 18 2019 at 09:28:52 AM

Thanks, guys! Are all camping lots tent friendly?  We don't have a camper. 



I don't believe all lots are tent friendly. Eldora's website will have that information. We tent every year for the King's Royal in Eldora Village which is directly across the road from the track and depending on where your site is would be a 5 to 10 minute walk away.



beero
April 18, 2019 at 02:32:04 PM
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The Northside camping is tent friendly. Not too bad of a walk from turns 3 and 4. They have showers available (in the mornings, for a fee). Also, there are trucks that drive through the camp grounds selling Ice, Firewood, Potable water and septic tank services. Ive never had a bad time at the royal. Everyone that camps around you is usually pretty friendly. It can be a party atmosphere if you are bringing kids so keep that in mind. 



dsc1600
April 18, 2019 at 06:53:54 PM
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Kings Royal, not Port Royal....



turn4guy
April 19, 2019 at 02:23:35 AM
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Have fun. It wont be your last trip. Guaranteed. 



FORD97
April 19, 2019 at 11:16:21 AM
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Dude is going to spend a hell of a lot of time wondering where the race is following your advice...


Unless I know you, I don't care what you think.

revjimk
April 19, 2019 at 12:16:26 PM
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Posted By: dsc1600 on April 18 2019 at 06:53:54 PM

Kings Royal, not Port Royal....



Oh boy, what a dummy! wink

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revjimk
April 19, 2019 at 12:17:31 PM
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Posted By: FORD97 on April 19 2019 at 11:16:21 AM

Dude is going to spend a hell of a lot of time wondering where the race is following your advice...



Senior moment?!? wink



revjimk
April 19, 2019 at 12:28:33 PM
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Posted By: FORD97 on April 19 2019 at 11:16:21 AM

Dude is going to spend a hell of a lot of time wondering where the race is following your advice...



Glad i didn't spend time looking up scenic routes to the wrong track! wink



FORD97
April 19, 2019 at 01:31:24 PM
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wink


Unless I know you, I don't care what you think.

sprintcarfanatic
April 20, 2019 at 02:41:06 PM
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Rev was Stoned !!!! LOL



revjimk
April 21, 2019 at 12:46:09 PM
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Posted By: sprintcarfanatic on April 20 2019 at 02:41:06 PM

Rev was Stoned !!!! LOL



Could be....don't recall wink



revjimk
April 21, 2019 at 12:52:48 PM
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I'm embarassed after my ridiculous comment on wrong "Royal"..... but, if you need something to do during the day, I highly recommend American Bicycle Museum (or some such name...) in New Bremen. I thought it would be mildly interesting, but it was really amazing. They had all sorts of wild creations before modern "safety bike", back in the old days when there were machine shops & manufacturers all over the USA

They even had abike that set some outlandish speed record riding behind a midget racer with a piece of plywood on the back to create a drafting situation.... you should see the sprockets on that thing!



revjimk
April 21, 2019 at 01:00:27 PM
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Posted By: revjimk on April 21 2019 at 12:52:48 PM

I'm embarassed after my ridiculous comment on wrong "Royal"..... but, if you need something to do during the day, I highly recommend American Bicycle Museum (or some such name...) in New Bremen. I thought it would be mildly interesting, but it was really amazing. They had all sorts of wild creations before modern "safety bike", back in the old days when there were machine shops & manufacturers all over the USA

They even had abike that set some outlandish speed record riding behind a midget racer with a piece of plywood on the back to create a drafting situation.... you should see the sprockets on that thing!



This is the one in New Bremen. Turns out somebody went 183 mph on a bike recently at Bonneville, same idea, but behind a dragster: https://books.google.com/books?id=69kDAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA1-PA55&lpg=RA1-PA55&dq=bicycle+sets+record+behind+midget+racer&source=bl&ots=q3OcyxF62p&sig=ACfU3U3JF34Z9ZtI1wiig6LCdLCuHjFzkA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjY54ex4eHhAhUmxVkKHbU7BwsQ6AEwE3oECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=bicycle%20sets%20record%20behind%20midget%20racer&f=false





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