I'm officially in! I took that Friday off, I sent in my application and have paid my entry fee!
Looking forward to having some serious fun! The $200 entry fee is very reasonable considering that it pays for two nights of camping, six meals, a GS trophy t-shirt and the costs of setting up and running the event. All I am planning on doing to the bike to prepare is having a fresh pair of TKC's spooned on, removing the Aeroflow, zip tying the turn signals up, taking an extra shift lever duct taped to the bottom of my seat along with some tools, extra levers and a tire repair kit.
I'll contact you soon about transportation.
Unfortunately, no riding down and watching your friends compete, I just confirmed with BMW that "No outside spectators are allowed! You must be on a 650cc or larger BMW GS and must sign up/pay the $200 fee to ride along, camp, eat and have fun..."
Link for more info: http://bmwmcmag.com/2012/08/gs-trophy-2012-be-part-of-the-usa-qualifying/