Topic: Showing up late to Gingerman Thursday night.

Just curious if they lock the gates?  Last time I went we got in around 1am and drove right in. 

I called and made a reservation and she said they lock the gates at 11:00?

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Re: Showing up late to Gingerman Thursday night.

Yeah, they do lock the gates and the 11 PM is moderately firm.  Getting a human in after hours (leaving vehicles outside) is often possible but not adviseable unless you literally get stuck out there after running an errand.

If you get stuck and know it by 10 PM, the Jellystone cabins 1 mile down the road are nice, have endless hotwater and very reasonable.  They will do a late check in but in past years you had to have a reservation or have contacted them by 10.

Re: Showing up late to Gingerman Thursday night.

Jellystone has gotten really annoying for racers. Limits on entry times, limits on cars. We stopped going there. Might still work in a pinch though.

Re: Showing up late to Gingerman Thursday night.

If you get there after the gates close, don't take the gates off the hinges to get in.  They don't like that.

Re: Showing up late to Gingerman Thursday night.

rlchv70 wrote:

If you get there after the gates close, don't take the gates off the hinges to get in.  They don't like that.

Understandable. But... You have a line of people, driving trucks filled with tools, who paid good money to get on the other side of that gate, what do you think will transpire?  smile smile

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Re: Showing up late to Gingerman Thursday night.

Type44 wrote:
rlchv70 wrote:

If you get there after the gates close, don't take the gates off the hinges to get in.  They don't like that.

Understandable. But... You have a line of people, driving trucks filled with tools, who paid good money to get on the other side of that gate, what do you think will transpire?  smile smile

Park on the side of the entry road and wait for them to open in the morning? Honestly, most teams either make it there earlier during the day or wait to get there on Friday. It's only the night owls and people who always forget about the time zone change (me) that get there after the gate closes.

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