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

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

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

    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


    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


    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.

    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


    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

    Roundtop Mountain Resort
    925 Roundtop Rd
    Lewisberry, PA 17339
    Phone: 717.432.9631

    Hershey Park
    211 North Meckesville Road
    Albrightsville, Pa 18210
    Phone: 800.754.7647

    Autobahn Indoor Speedway
    1001 Bosler Ave
    Lemoyne, PA 17043
    Phone: 717.695.4000

    Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing
    4931-4953 Ritter Rd
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Phone: 717.766.6289

    Troegs Independent Brewing
    200 East Hershey Park Drive
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone: 717.534.1297

    Taybella Wellness Spa
    5241 Simpson Ferry Rd
    Hampden Township, PA 17050
    Phone: 717.712.8838

    Tanger Outlets Hershey
    46 Outlet Square
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone: 717.520.1236

    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
    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
    17. xrbeach13
    18. mejbro
    19. omgwtfbbq!
    20. chicano
    21. Meatman

    X-Fest 2017 GroupMe Link - https://groupme.com/join_group/35646022/cxwmSO
    #1 NHXRUNNER, Sep 12, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2017


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

    1. BrotherMurderface
      He's got a little girl too now
    2. BrotherMurderface
      I'm bringing Tonya, does that count?
      Limitless likes this.
    3. P05X
      I use to bring Brian bawhahahaha
    4. *IrunnIt*
      Gotta see if we all can fit. POSX you and Brian coming?
    5. P05X
      Don't think so I just got back from vacation in Florida 2 weeks ago. Already have some stuff planned for the rest of my vaca time. But you never know something mite change
      Make it happen Paul....we all want to see Brian ;)
    7. revobreaker
      link to hotel is showing 123 a night. anybody successfully book through the website or you guys just calling?
    8. revobreaker
      Mark was having the same problem.....but it ended up working for him....it may be a mobile vs. a desktop issue
    10. markgt531
      yeh i had the same... jus keep refreshing it or try a diff computer.. its wierd but eventually i got the $109.. i just used the link matt provided.
    11. revobreaker
      Weird. I had been on my laptop, but when you said something I decided to try my phone today and it worked.

      Now Im back on my laptop and its showing 109 WTF?

      whatever, Im booked now
      markgt531 likes this.
    12. throwinsparksatu
      When hoodie order goin on
      markgt531 likes this.
      Will have to be after the design is sent to me......I'm trying, the designer is busier than I am...
    14. Slywhitty
      Congrats man!!
    15. markgt531

      it is!, messed me up cuz i thought it was a typo, it says the XRU.. code in it but kept say $123 upon check out... i tried 2 diff comp while i was at work lol.
    16. *IrunnIt*
      Nice man. Congrats to you guys!!!
      Sneaky sneaky, CONGRATS!!!
    18. autobodyX
      A mod is a crazy fast group. I run SM street mod. Since I have a heavily modded X.
      As of last nite nobody has signed up for the auto cross.
      Last edited by a moderator: Sep 21, 2017
      Are you coming?!?! What mods to an XR would disqualify one from running in SM?
      Also, we don't have to sign up on-line. It'll just streamline the process if we do.
    20. Limitless
      Yep, A Mod is typically for the crazy fast people...Which is why no one else signs up for it. If we all sign up for A-Modified we can get to run together and against each other for the most part. Doubt many of us are in it for the PAX points anyways. Going with other classes may put you in other heats, they try to keep the classes in the same heat so they all have similar track conditions. I am trying to have them let us race the first heat, so we can work the second, and leave early. If you arent in the same heat you may have to stay the full duration to around 4PM.

      As for the sign up, they would prefer everyone thats interested in racing sign up by Oct 13 to give them time to sort it out. You can sign up the day of the race but you may not be in our heat.

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