X-Fest 2017 - Hershey, PA - Oct 27-29

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By NHXRUNNER on Sep 12, 2017 at 11:00 PM
  1. NHXRUNNER

    NHXRUNNER "New Hampster"
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    X-FEST 2017 will make it's mark on Hershey, Pennsylvania!

    That's right guys... the one and only X-Fest will return to Hershey after an eight year hiatus. This year's X-Fest will be held in from October 27-29. The itinerary will be light so we have the flexibility to adjust on the fly, but here is my first pass:
    • Fri, Oct 27: Arrive, Meet & Greet @ TownePlace Suites (check in starts at 4:00)
    • Fri, Oct 27: 5:00 PM Annual Show-N-Shine
    • Fri, Oct 27: 6:30 PM Dinner at Isaac's (walking distance from the hotel) Campfire, Socializing
    • Fri, Oct 27: 9:00 PM Indoor Karting at Autobahn Indoor Speedway
    • Sat, Oct 28: 8:30 AM Pennsylvania Tail of the Dragon Cruise
    • Sat, Oct 28: 3:00 PM Roundtop Mountain Adventures (Zip Lines or Paintball) (afternoon)
    • Sat, Oct 28: 7:00 PM Dinner at Brewhouse Grill in Harrisburg followed by the ANNUAL RAFFLE
    • Sat, Oct 28: Campfire, Socializing (nightcap)
    • Sun, Oct 29: Breakfast and Depart

    REFER TO THIS THREAD FOR CURRENT SCHEDULE!!!
    http://www.xr-underground.com/threads/x-fest-2017-itinerary.58503/

    For those of you who have never been to one of these events, it's laid back and casual. It's not about tons of vendors setting up booths to push their products. It's a chance to put faces to the names you see on here every day. It's a chance for the new guys with stock rigs to see in person that can be done and ask all the questions that haven't been answered here (are there any of those?). It's about meeting new people, building camaraderie, and having fun with people that likely have very much the same interests you do. These types of meets are what is best about this forum. We'll have organized dinners on Friday and Saturday nights with the group and a raffle with some GREAT prizes following Saturday's.

    Raffle Prizes


    TBD

    The Show & Shine will be informal with no entry fee this year. There will be two separate classes "stockish" and "modified" so as not to put the new guys at a disadvantage. This is usually very informal, but is great because it gives everyone the opportunity to check out each others' rides. We hope everyone will participate for a chance to win a nice little prize package.

    For the first time in X-Fest East's existence you'll be able to push your truck to it's limits at the SCCA Autocross Event at Hersheypark. Please sign up here -> EVENT SIGNUP (as "AM" or "A Modified). Classes can be found here -> CATEGORIES. Rules can be found here -> COMPLETE RULES (See Section 18). We'll spend the morning tearing up the course. You think you're the fastest? Now you can PROVE IT!

    UPDATE: AUTOCROSS HAS BEEN CANCELLED!! If you are signed up please cancel your reservation before Thursday!

    The Pennsylvania Tail of the Dragon Cruise
    will depart from the Towneplance Suites at 8:30 am. We will drive about 30 minutes to the start of the road. Be sure you have a full tank of gas, the round trip is 140 miles and we'll be in the mountains with limited fuel options. We will start at Gold Mine Road and travel up Route 125 to Gowen City before we turn around and hit the Tail in reverse. We'll make a pit stop for lunch on our way back and hopefully stop for a photo op or two. After lunch we'll complete the drive and return to the hotel for a little bit of down time.

    Roundtop Mountain

    We'll depart the hotel around 2:30 to do the zipline tour or Paintball at Roundtop Mountain.

    I have reserved a 20 room block at TownePlace Suites (King Studio Suite-$109/night +tax, 2BR Suite-$169/night +tax) in Mechanicsburg, PA. You should be able to book either room via this direct link (http://cwp.marriott.com/harmt/xru) or by calling the hotel directly and referencing XRU. The room block is reserved through Friday Oct 6. The property is also pet friendly (pet cleaning fee) so please inform the hotel if you plan to bring your furry friend.

    GUESTS SIGNING UP AFTER OCTOBER 6TH (EMAIL FROM HOTEL)
    Hi Matt,
    Thanks for your call, we are happy to accommodate more of your guests attending the event. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at (717) 691- 1400, press (0) to speak with a Guest Service Representative on property and then ask for Tiffany Panosetti if the Representative isn't able to help. I have directed our front desk to allow your group rate so be pushed through and so everyone should be able to help.....
    Thank you,
    Nicole Miller


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    We didn't forget the LADIES. There are several spas just around the corner and there is an outlet shopping center about 20 mins away. Pamper her with a massage or slide her the credit card and she'll forget all about having to spend the entire weekend hanging out with us knuckleheads. :rofl::rofl:

    TownePlace Suites
    4915 Ritter Rd
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Phone: 717.691.1400
    http://cwp.marriott.com/harmt/xru

    Roundtop Mountain Resort
    925 Roundtop Rd
    Lewisberry, PA 17339
    Phone: 717.432.9631
    http://www.skiroundtop.com/

    Hershey Park
    211 North Meckesville Road
    Albrightsville, Pa 18210
    9:00am-6:00pm
    Phone: 800.754.7647
    http://www.hersheypark.com/

    Autobahn Indoor Speedway
    1001 Bosler Ave
    Lemoyne, PA 17043
    Phone: 717.695.4000
    http://www.autobahnspeed.com/

    Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing
    4931-4953 Ritter Rd
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Phone: 717.766.6289
    http://marzonis.com/

    Troegs Independent Brewing
    200 East Hershey Park Drive
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone: 717.534.1297
    http://www.troegs.com

    Taybella Wellness Spa
    5241 Simpson Ferry Rd
    Hampden Township, PA 17050
    Phone: 717.712.8838
    http://www.mechanicsburgwellnessspa.com/

    Tanger Outlets Hershey
    46 Outlet Square
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone: 717.520.1236
    http://www.tangeroutlet.com/hershey

    This first post and thread will be updated with more information as it becomes available! Don't miss out on the most bad ass event of the year! See you guys there! :driver::rockon:
    Please PM NHXRUNNER once you've confirmed your reservation so I can keep an updated list of who is confirmed to be attending.

    Confirmed Attendee List
    1. NHXRUNNER
    2. akakrill
    3. *IrunniT*
    4. revobreaker
    5. Gearhead899
    6. Limitless
    7. BrotherMurderface
    8. R1 Chris
    9. markgt531
    10. throwingsparksatu
    11. na-mr2
    12. TheLightBringer
    13. Juancho
    14. Jayme hollenbach
    15. Fook
    16. 05TACOMAXRUNER
    17. xrbeach13
    18. mejbro
    19. omgwtfbbq!
    20. chicano
    21. Meatman
    22.
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    X-Fest 2017 GroupMe Link - https://groupme.com/join_group/35646022/cxwmSO
     
    #1 NHXRUNNER, Sep 12, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2017

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Discussion in 'Site News & Updates' started by NHXRUNNER, Sep 12, 2017.

    1. NHXRUNNER
      NHXRUNNER
      Great point....never thought about it like that.
    2. revobreaker
      revobreaker
      Im not planning on racing, but I want to go hang out. Ill be on the pit crew if anyone needs help:)
    3. revobreaker
      revobreaker
      BTW, am I looking at that wrong, or is that link to the signup for sunday?
    4. NHXRUNNER
      NHXRUNNER
      No, you weren't....but I fixed it. Link was for the Sunday event, it's set for the Saturday one now.
      Last edited: Sep 22, 2017
    5. autobodyX
      autobodyX
      I am going to try to make this years event. It will be a last minute final decision, I have a lot going on.

      No interior or a engine swap will bump one from SM.
      X street prepared, for a mostly stock truck, or street mod rear wheel drive is where most would class. It is very nice of the Susquehanna auto cross group is willing to accomadate our event.
    6. Juancho
      Juancho
      Little guy!!talking about me!???
    7. NHXRUNNER
      NHXRUNNER
      No Serhiy now has 2 kids.
      Juancho likes this.
    8. Jayme hollenbach
      Jayme hollenbach
      Just reserved my room today. Looking forward to my first meet.
    9. BrotherMurderface
      BrotherMurderface
      Yes u, jk
      Juancho likes this.
    10. FooK
      FooK
      Just booked the room. So, did everyone sign up for A-modified?
    11. Limitless
      Limitless
      Yep I am. It is preferred that everyone sign up as "A-Modified", like I said before, its not like any of us are going for PAX points. Just makes it easier for the local SCCA to keep us together.

      And for reference, here is the schedule.

      6:30AM: meet to start set-up
      7:30AM: registration opens
      7:45AM: Tech opens
      8:30AM: course open for walking
      8:45AM: registration and tech closes, novice walk through starts
      9:15AM: cars to grid
      9:30AM: drivers meeting
      9:45AM: worker assignments
      10AM: first car off
      Last edited: Oct 5, 2017
    12. FooK
      FooK
      Ok good, I signed up for A-MODIFIED last night. I'm ready to roll.
      NHXRUNNER likes this.
    13. NHXRUNNER
      NHXRUNNER
      Nice! Looking forward to meeting you.
    14. FooK
      FooK
      It's been a while, but you met me at the X-Fest at wisp resort 2 years ago. It will be nice to see you again!
    15. NHXRUNNER
      NHXRUNNER
      Damn, my bad bro....
      shane881510 likes this.
    16. FooK
      FooK
      Lol, you're good. No worries!
    17. NHXRUNNER
    18. NHXRUNNER
      NHXRUNNER
      2 more added to the list!
    19. markgt531
      markgt531

      he not on the list lol
    20. NHXRUNNER
      NHXRUNNER
      well son of bitch you were right, LOL

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