2011 May Madness Registration.pdf
The Seventeenth Annual May Madness will be held on April 25-May 1, 2011, in Pahrump, Nevada. Other brands of diesel trucks will be welcome in addition to Cummins powered Dodges. We plan to hold most events at Saitta-Trudeau Dodge, at the nearby Pahrump Nugget (the host hotel), and at Preferred RV (the host RV Park). We plan to have new artwork for the T-shirts from the artist who has done several TDR magazine covers.
The rally will again include the vendors’ Hall of Gottahavits, technical talks, dyno, and drag racing. There will be a Show-n-Shine Truck contest, and a Ram Rodeo with a Ram roundup for all attendees. At the Awards Banquet on Saturday evening, we expect to give away more than $10,000 in prizes on a random-drawing basis, so each attendee has a chance to win something of value.
Diesel Specialists of Las Vegas and BD Power will hold a Dyno Day with their high inertia, wide roller Dynojet, for attendees of May Madness 2011. Pre-registraton for the Dyno Day is being made so Diesel Specialists and BD Power can plan their event. Include $30 with your May Madness registration and the dyno pre-registration information and funds will be forwarded to them. BD will give the first forty who pre-register a $30 gift certificate (at the Dyno Day event) good for any BD manufactured product at BD directly; this certificate may also be redeemed at Diesel Specialists for $50 on the Dyno Day, a bonus of $20 from them. A basic lunch is included, which can be upgraded for additional cost by the attendee. That means you get two dyno pulls worth $60, plus lunch, plus a $30-50 gift certificate for your $30! After the first 40 entrants, others will pay the regular $60 for their dyno runs. Got it? Sign-up now! We will not be monitoring torque, but it can be calculated easily from the horsepower curve.
Attendees should plan and conduct their own “tours” of Pahrump and Vegas Valley attractions! Brochures will be available when you register. Among the notable places to visit are the Pahrump winery, the China Ranch date farm, and Death Valley. Some of these tours will require admission fees, to be paid by the participants. Each participant will pay for individual activities. That way you pay for what you want to attend, not for what you don’t want.
The Pahrump Nugget (866-751-6500; www.pahrumpnugget.com) is the host hotel and has recently been re-modeled. It is conveniently located in the center of Pahrump and close to Saitta-Trudeau Dodge. The banquet, Vendors’ Hall of Gottahavits, and Vendors’ Friday/Saturday Seminar series will be held at the Nugget. Hotel rate will be about $70 ($80 weekend). You must reserve your room and specify the dates early, as the number of rooms is limited. If you don’t show up Sunday night, and haven’t specified YOUR dates, the reservation will be cancelled by the hotel, because we have blocked the rooms for Sunday through Saturday nights.
The host RV Park is Preferred RV Resort (800-445-7840; www.preferredrv.com). This RV Park is across the side street from the Pahrump Nugget. They are once again giving us the special rate of $15.49 including tax. Be sure to tell them you are with “May Madness.” They have both back-in and pull-through spaces, graveled. Their clubhouse holds 130 people and will be the site for the seminars up through Thursday. Other options include the Best Western Hotel and RV Park (775-727-5100), and Saddle West Hotel/Casino/RV Park (800-433-3987, www.saddlewest), both in Pahrump.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to register for May Madness 2011 early so you and we can plan for a better rally. We need a good idea of how many will participate because we have to guarantee numbers for the hotel, banquet, etc. Note that the registration cost is much lower if you are an “early bird.” Our planning and reservation processes have to begin a year before the rally.
If you need vendor space or special accommodations, contact Joe Donnelly for arrangements: (505) 858-1966 or Donnellyj@msn.com2011 May Madness Registration.pdf