Armin Schwarz newsletter 2009-08-05

Premierehuge success -- we now launch stage two A highlight of the Baja 300 Powerdays: Megajump contest Saturday nightJ Dear Friends, Partners and Sponsors, I know that this Newsletter is a little late in coming and I ask for ...

Premierehuge success -- we now launch stage two

A highlight of the Baja 300 Powerdays: Megajump contest Saturday nightJ Dear Friends, Partners and Sponsors,

I know that this Newsletter is a little late in coming and I ask for your understanding . Our Baja 300 Powerdays Germany from the 24th to the 26th July were not only rather demanding prior to this huge event, but we also had to put in a couple of nightshifts afterwards.

Our European premiere for four types of offroad competition, all in one place at one time on a purpose-built track and with superstars that the fans could actually talk to, was absolutely wonderful. Sal Fish, who brought not only his stars and their race machines from the US SCORE International Offroad Series, was totally enthusiastic. And one thing is certain: We will be back in 2010, and we will launch stage two. We will contest a 300-mile race following the concept of the Baja 1000 classic. So the future looks very promising for us.

But let's go back to the Powerdays. Every one of the drivers and partners pulled together 100% and displayed as much professionalism as enthusiasm. Our estimate for visitor numbers is between 15,000 to 20,000. What the fans witnessed was breathtaking: Trophy Trucks, Buggys, World Rally Cars, cross machines -- all together in one huge display on our track. Our parties on Friday and Saturday night were fantastic. Fans and stars celebrated side by side. If I remember correctly we turned the music off at five on Sunday morning.

Offroad, rally, moto cross, freestyle: all the champs and acescame and stunned the fans

And by the time we kick-off we will have learned a huge amount. For instance, that freestylers and stunt artists can precisely plan and predict their flight path of 50, 60 metres with their cars and motorbikes. The angle, the length of the run-up, the height, even the foundations and surface of the tracks can be specified by these unbelievable experts. When two or three of these stunt fliers fly through the air on what looks like a collision course, and the whole act looks unmanageable, this air show is in fact controlled as precisely as the airspace over an airport.

Here we go: Saturday night's party went to five in the morning next day ...

Now I'm receiving hundreds of emails. The fans are still totally enthusiastic -- especially over the fact that they could talk shop with the stars of the motor sport they love.

The drivers all agreed on one point: The show was fabulous, but in 2010 they want to go racing. After all, they are thoroughbred racers. Okay, I'm all for it -- we're now working flat tack towards 2010.

I want to sincerely thank all drivers, partners and sponsors as well as the Rally, Race and Watersport Club Lausitz who made our event possible.

Until next time,

Best regards,
    Armin Schwarz

-credit: armin-schwarz.com

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