Thanks for the feedback guys, my neighbor gave me a great idea for the rack situation, it's a hook that comes up and provides a shelf to rest them on... my thoughts initially were to have the table there to set the rack on and work it from there. In competitions, I haven't had to move things very much, but the new suggestion is a great one.
the draft is already over-designed with the 6" exhaust and the intake vent.. we should be able to generate a bunch of heat that is agressive on finding it's exit and should move through very well... It will be interesting.
thanks again for the help.