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Re: The real details

Peter Marshall ·
Brad, I've already talked to you about tire pressure earlier in this thread, but in your case I will pontificate about tire pressures. Perhaps this could be known as the "Tire Lecture For Newbies". Some here will tell you to run your tires at the maximum cold pressure of 44 psi. What will happen if you do that is that these highly inflated tires will warm up to about 180-190 degrees F. The pressure will then rise to about 50+ psi. That amount of pressure changes the shape of the tire's...
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Re: Help a rookie out

Keith Grant ·
See I'm just considering building a car for the "rally" and already I have made a rookie error. Thanks for the welcome guys. So whats wrong with being eccentric? I'm from Kentucky and yes I wear shoes while "racing" so the possibility of just attending an event to spectate is probably not going to happen. However, I do plan to go through some extensive planning before buying or building a ride for the SSCC. I am a former dirt racer who is currently drag racing. I have yet to find my high...
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Re: Oil / Trans Lube / Diff Lube ???

Peter Marshall ·
Bill, I would put about 7000 to 10000 miles on your vehicle to get the optimum ring break-in completed. Then go to synthetics. Realize that it is a commitment to switch over as you will never switch back to dino oil, nor should you. There is a substantial cost involved as synthetics are at least twice to three times the price. That said, the protection factor is about the same when running hard and fast in the desert or on the track. During break-in, you want to keep the cylinder pressure...
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Re: Oil / Trans Lube / Diff Lube ???

Peter Marshall ·
Bill, I would put about 7000 to 10000 miles on your vehicle to get the optimum ring break-in completed. Then go to synthetics. Realize that it is a commitment to switch over as you will never switch back to dino oil, nor should you. There is a substantial cost involved as synthetics are at least twice to three times the price. That said, the protection factor is up about the same amount when running hard and fast in the desert or on the track. During break-in, you want to keep the cylinder...
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Re: Newbie Cobra Guy With Some Questions

Russel Truex ·
I've done a few events in my Mustang, but I've learned a lot from others during my 7 years of ORR... get a full face helmet. You'll be happier if you have an "incident" and your face is still intact. I would not drive any Mustang (or any car for that matter) beyond 100 MPH without a full face helmet and a proper roll bar or full cage. If you me, just ask Carl & Ellen Young, Rick Doria, Richard Hille, etc. No one expects an accident, but it's best to be more than prepared for one. Tim has...
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

Former Member ·
A Studebaker?!?! I've never seen one in triple digits. With an in car cam, we would love to grab some time. We will be arriving LATE Wednesday and will set up a booth (somewhere quiet... if the press conference is to loud) with some type of screen (black or green)for Thursday. Worst case scenario, we will have to go to a room if the conference room has too much background noise. I'm not familiar with the layout of the hotel, but I'm sure Sam's Town has some quiet "sound stage" facilities. We...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

William Brandt ·
Here's an off the wall suggestion which might be impractical beings we are dealing with DOT, but thought I would throw it out before I vote. How about trying to make this a two day actual rally event. Run the faster cars one day and the slower cars the next. Think of the possiblities. A) Everyone would be able to run early in the AM thus increasing the safety for all involved. Let's face it, even the slower class can reach 124mph and in the winds which were apparent during this rally the...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Eric Pettersen ·
Dave, I agree that it is something that should be looked at. I just wanted to present the other side of the discussion since no one else stepped up to do so. I think much of the support that was voiced in favor of your position was done without consideration for SSCCs point of view. It's not like they arbitrarily decided to screw all the Unlimited guys by making them run last. They had valid concerns for the health and continuation of the event driving them to this decision. I was also there...
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Re: The Majority Seems To Agree

Former Member ·
Seems to me if SAFETY is the goal, then this should be a no-brainer 5 minute discussion. Is it usually windy later in the day? YES. Are the fastest classes affected (or even possibly affected) by winds? YES. Then, by just using common sense, they should run first IN THE NAME OF SAFETY. You cannot base this decision on "maybe it won't be windy this time", even the most ridiculous "IF they wreck or oil down". That cannot be controlled. If it's going to happen, it will happen. We do know though...
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Re: "Juice" anyone?

todd carpenter ·
brian, eric is right......find somebody who knows what they're doing, and pay the prevailing rate. low profile tires are not the easiest thing in the world to mount in the 1st place, and the odds are that a "cheaper" guy will be the one who ruins one of your new skins. i've seen it happen several times in the small towns we race in. the local tire shops had the best intentions, but just don't do enough of the high performance stuff. spend the 80 bucks. :-) todd
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Re: ** Workers needed for ITN Rally Sat 16 Nov **

JAMES WEEKS ·
Thanks Carl. I think I might of made a MISTEAK,as I happened on SR 95 a few days ago and it took most of the 1/2 day just to get off the damn thing. So, considering all, especially the date of the event as well, my decision to just drink any ol' beer I find in the ice box and lay around next to Vicki is/was best. My supply of COORS has run out, therefore the 'any ol' beer'.(You know, the few COORS I had remaining after your last visit) But, the 3rd annual Open Road Fest/get together/verbal...
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Re: TEAM MUSTANG?

rory conaway ·
Don't tell me, tell Sean Hyland to keep more of the pump gears in stock. Since the engine failed due to oil starvation, I went paranoid to make sure that wouldn't happen again. I just didn't think to order the gear back in October so I would have it by February (silly me). I'm not that important so they put me in line behind Joe's repair shop in Saskatchewa. Now I'm learning that I was shipped the wrong rings also but fortunately Total Seal is here in Phoenix. However, they custom make these...
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Re: Magellen Sport Trak Pro ??

earl campbell ·
Running at 200 plus with Carpenter...wouldn't be without one. I might be getting old but I couldn't see the mile markers at that speed. I have the feeling that the same thing is going to happen with Timo! Going to the F1 race in Montreal this weekend...all the best to those racing in Wendover. earl
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Re: todays omaha world herald

joe shown ·
Jim and Todd, Thank you for your understanding. I am ashamed that I have embarassed the organization I represent and the people I provided with the press release. They trusted me and were mislead. Credibility is one of the things I value most and I have brought my word and the SORC into question. To me, my honesty and reliability are everything. I got lazy and didn't do a fact check. Rest assured it will not happen again. Joe Shown
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Re: Picture of the Japanese Option car

Former Member ·
I say they average 175 over less. I also figure that big bug catcher on the front goes buh-bye at the first set of whoop-de-doo's after the narrows (if they make it that far). The STOCK fuel capacity on the 350Z is 20 gallons, so they shouldnt run into the problem they did with the skyline and run out of fuel because of the miscalculation they made on the skylines STOCK fuel tank. Like Bill said, the motor will make some power but its going to need more than 500 with that air brake of a nose...
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Re: Question,..... "Where's TOM DERN"

Tom Dern ·
Me too,cause the Mensa people I have met are far from dynamic Mostly phony intellectuals. Its no big deal. I like the fact that there are a few of you here,but I will say that a lot of the people that race are mensans,and don't know it. They are smart energetic,and have made a good life for themselves,these people are the movers and shakers of society,and they make things happen. I like bright people,and always will,they are in short supply. I must also say this,most of the people I have met...
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Re: THE FINAL NUMBERS ARE IN!!!!!

Tom Dern ·
You guys are right I apologize to Tracy. I just thought I was being funny but obviously crossed the line. Try not to take all this shit personally.I mean it all in fun He did do a hell of a job with that angry lookin,and soundin Camaro. None of these fast cars happen without a lot of hard work,and cash.I was out of line,on that one and admit it Sorry
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Re: communications solutions

todd carpenter ·
gary, i think you're getting the feeling that everybody is just jumping your ass, and complaining just to complain. [and maybe a few are] but i think for the most part, people just want to address the problems before we have something terrible happen that, in hindsight, we could have prevented. judging by the many emails i've recieved since sunday's race, folks are very concerned about this issue, and they just want all of us to be safe in the event of an accident. as mentioned in my earlier...
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Re: More on Engineers

Tom Dern ·
This is why I love you guys,lol You take a simple joke,and turn it into an amazingly complex physics problem,lol Having said that I have to say that it is people like you that make things happen You guys are top of the food chain Bless your hearts for all the calcultions,but I think I am going to have to go get a few Excedrin tablets. My brain hurts.lol.
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Re: Who Is In Charge Of Tire Tech ??

Tom Dern ·
Tires are the most important part of what we all do. I have been a big advocate of tires for a long time,more so then any of the other safety equipment they require. You don't need all the roll bars,and all the other goodies if your tires are right. There is a chemical reaction with them ,and they do lose a lot of their flexibility over time,and this is why.YOU need fresh tires when you make these runs. The reaction is this,there is a chemical in the process of making tires,that gives them a...
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Re: 350z crash vid

scottycardwell ·
Having been fortunate enough to have been in a car doing a high speed downshift- we were well over 200-, and be around to talk about it, I'll second Dave's opinion that handling a car at that speed requires one thing: lotz o' x-pierence. Waivers are not OK. Nowhere else but at ORR events do you get a chance to run these speeds for extended periods of time, and there is no sub. for working your way up slowly. Kudos to those who are able to bring a disabled car down from speed- it ain't easy,...
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Re: Ford Dealership

Russel Truex ·
Brian, This may be a stupid question (but hey, someone had to ask it). Why was the dealer jacking up the rear of the car for work on the PS pump? Last I checked, the PS pump on a Mustang (and most cars for that matter) was under the hood. If the rear was jacked up and "it fell off the jack"...you have to try pretty hard to make that happen -- or just not know what you're doing. The rear has so many solid jacking spots that it would be tough to let one drop off a jack. Dealerships...jeeeesh!
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Re: My thanks to many...

Dennis Antenucci ·
David What ring gear are you running? On the Pantera I used to run OVER 300F before I added an oil cooler!!! Afterwards I would run 280-300F on oil temp on anything above 5,500 R's and that would happen after 10-15 minutes....then I'd back off and slow down....Eventually I got kinna smart and went to a taller ring gear (3.77 vs 4.22 stock) and I also added a taller 5th gear (.642)this year. I also added a NASCAR style Fluidyne heat exchanger. You probably don't need that unless your running...
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Re: Communications

Charlie Friend ·
Carl, Forrest, Tom and I'm sure others, I do agree with you about the "crashee" not having a vote. I agree 100% that any time a vehicle has a significant incident (mine certainly was that) the driver/nav should expect an ambulance trip to the hospital. And I must say that I did expect that to happen. That it did not happen, until we pursued the issue, points out that the fact (as I know it) that the controlling officals of the event did not get the word of a crash until contacted by the...
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Re: Communications

Paul Romano ·
Keith- I shouldn't think the severity would be an issue. I would hope that any and every accident on the course would be visited personally and as soon as safely possible by some member of officialdom. Doesn't NDOT require something like that? Do we not have to report all accidents on public roads even if they are closed for our rallys? (when on the previous day I accidentally backed into Richard Jervis's car near the start line on the Shootout, I had 3 troopers and NDOT workers on my head...
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Re: Communications

roland roth ·
Rory, As a racer participant I am not writing this to seek a specific method of improving communications! I have been there and done that already, the issues are not about commnications solutions!. I periodically check in here to see IF,finally I shall read the words that I need to read: Yes, we the sscc agree there are serious issues,not only with communications,medical assistance, staffing ( or lack of),bad calls,inconsistant decision processes in the face of crisis,deception by management...
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Re: Communications - Reviewed

Dennis Antenucci ·
Philip, Since it's not ORR season yet... the answer to your question is, ' maybe I'm not as bright or as educated as some of you guys. . . but I still believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and Ralph Nader too. . . But I'd still like to believe that Steve and the SSCC Board are interested in demonstrating that the course workers have full end to end communications by April. If that doesn't happen by April 15th I'll be glad to wear one of those tight little pink balarina things at the...
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Re: Awards Banquet faux pas

Steve Lewis ·
We were unable to make it to the Vegas Awards Banquet and were excited to hear we were announced as 2nd place winners. But mistakes happen in data entry sometimes and we fully understand. Well, I guess that bumps us to 3rd. Those pesky vettes!!!
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Re: TEAM PANTERA RACING IS BACK - THE MILLION DOLLAR BET!

Dennis Antenucci ·
Jimmy Mack, I'm not sure Mexico is BIG enough to accomadate both of us on the same weekend! We had a good time in Mexico in 2004. Ed and Isabelle Everett are great and they do an outstanding job of putting on or putting up with all the 'challenges' that it takes to make the event happen in Mexico. I hear they will sort out issues with the local politics before '07. Lets hope so. I know they miss us down there! :champagne: :bsflag: PS. CHEERS DALE!
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Re: Oh how lucky we are!

Paul Palomaki ·
My thanks as well..Excellent support all around. We gave and we took. I was able to help a few in need with extra safety gear and loan a few tools. We also got many offers for help trying to get those last minute odds and ends done. Somehow it all came together and we had a very exciting run. It simply can't happen without the dedication and devotion of the course workers, ham operators, tech inspectors (pre, start-line, and tire), emergency personnel, pilots, and on and on. Not to mention...
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Re: RULE BOOK CHANGES

Paul Palomaki ·
Weren't parachutes a factor in Hugh's Viper not becoming a fate worse than it was?? I understand that in the SSCC/NORC: -The sidleline events have a turn .9 miles after finish line. -The lack of a straight-line/perfectly flat surface (unlike sanctioned drag racing). These factors indicate that A LOT MORE is left to driver discrection as to when to (or NOT to), pull the chute unlike NHRA. If one gets a blown tire at speed, AND, the road is straight, AND, there is no one coming up behind you...
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Re: Aagh! Tire repairs?

Dennis Antenucci ·
Hey Buddy, Here's the dawg-ate-my-homework-story; I went to a local Chevy dealer about a month ago. He has talked to me a couple times about the Pantera and offered to personally buy the Pantera for $60K if I bought the Z06. I left the Pantera and keys with him so I could drive the ZO6 for the weekend. The Z06 was great. It was a beautiful thing. All the bells and whistles, plus power, computerized suspension, incredible drivability. And the Brazilian Girls loooooooooooooooooved the Z06 too.
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Re: Aagh! Tire repairs?

Dennis Antenucci ·
Hate em? - I LOVE EM Steve.....Just ask my buddy Steve "Irish" Donegan. :bash: You have to love a little pain to own anything old or anything made in the UK or Italy. even if its not English...makes it better if it is English...its like a high maintenance girlfriend! You've heard Kelly talk about the time he slept through both pre-grid and the starting line right? I blame that on the fact he was driving a vintage Austin Martin Everyone knows that unless you are James Bond something bad is...
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Re: Aagh! Tire repairs?

Steve Mott ·
Seems to me even James Bond had bad things happen to him most times he drove an Aston Martin! Unfortunately (for me), Dawg, I am older than you think I am! I recall vividly watching the Gemini missions on my parent's 19" B&W TV when I was a kid. And I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up (at least I though so at that time, like almost any youngster did at that time). Maybe that's why the car I drive now looks like a silver space capsule!
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Re: WHO SHOWED UP IN THE RAIN TODAY

Steve Donegan ·
Well I'm bummed - the usual thing for DD is if it's raining when you go to the car in the driveway DD isn't happening. It was doing the cat/dogs rain thing here for me so I assumed DD was likely not going to happen. Obviously I was wrong. While my Nissan rice burner is just dandy in the rain I figured the Italian Pantera would just rust it's guts out if driven on such a day :-) The Porsche's of course are used to snow/ice and other crappy weather :-) Sorry I missed you MD and Simon! And...
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Re: exploding heater cores

Charlie Friend ·
I also thought of the compression leak into the cooling system, but this should be fairly obvious. Although it wasn't a supercharged combination, I have had this problem. I had a sleeved cylinder and when first started it would leak some combustion gasses into the cooling system. But the radiator cap would not allow the cooling system pressure to get above the pressure rating of the cap. The result was that after several heat cycles the cooling system would be low on water and the coolant...
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Re: Who's Willing to Help?

George Suennen ·
MD, I hear he still keeps an egg time on board set to 27 mins. When it dings and he hasn't finished, strange unfamiliar words come out of his mouth... Let's hope that doesn't happen this year.
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Re: NORC Report from Tail End Tom

JOHN NEFF ·
Tom, Thank you and Jerry for your help!!! I had a great time. Also thankyou to everyone that made the race happen. ---------------------- John Neff and Eric Lofgran car #255
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Re: NORC Preparations

Charlie Friend ·
Wow, sure sorry to hear of Darin's passing. OK, since Tom has called me out, here is where I am. I'm STILL awaiting some machine work on the Corvair engine block. I'm supposed to get it back tomorrow. I should have no problem making the NORC, but I never send in my entry until after the BBORR just to make sure I still have a car. As far as making the BBORR with the Corvair, that is becoming a problem. I'm "on the hook" to fly an F-100 to Ellington (Houston, TX) and then remain there to check...
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Re: Help with aerodynamics

Mo Ashori ·
you happen to have a picture of the kind of air dam you installed?
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Re: IT'S TIME!

todd carpenter ·
paul, if both of those things happen, [doria showing AND your taurus there and running] then i will need to pack my racing snow tires as it must be freezing in hell [isn't the nevada desert next door to hell?]. i'm sure carl will be seen sipping chablis from a crystal glass, and sasquatch golder will be handsome and back-hair free. yeah, right!....................what color is your sky in this fantasy world? :-) hurry up, man. get that taurus load running! todd
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Re: 'tis the season

tim jones ·
Bill Percell was kind enough to forward a Christmas letter from his mom for all to read: >Deerest Redneck Son, > >I'm writing this slow because I know you can't read fast. We don't live >where we did when you left home. Your dad read in the newspaper that most >accidents happen within 20 miles of your home, so we moved. I won't be able >to send you the address because the last West Virgina family that lived >here >took the house numbers when they moved so they...
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Re: Board Food for Thought

Former Member ·
A turbo car will lose boost pressure at a given shaft speed as elevation increases which can be compensated obviously by running the turbo at a higher shaft speed (RPM). The boost pressure loss should be about 3% per 1000ft. People say that a turbo car has an advantage at elevation, but the only way that can happen is if the ECU is setup to increase boost pressure as baro pressure falls which is dangerous with regards to shaft RPM Simon - Do it Dawg, havent heard from anyone on that Pantera...
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

Lanny Lowman ·
I hope you do good as a first time driver at the SSCC. It is a real blast to win including doing it twice in a row racing some of the best in the 150 mph class. Proud that you are my son whether you win or loose, don't give up ����
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

Ray Alexander ·
I thought you sold the rights to Snickers and Mountain Dew to Malcolm Johnson at the last awards ceremony? I applaud tenacity. See you in September. I am taking my time to get to 150.
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

Berry Lowman ·
Thanks Dad. You know I'll never give up. I'll be racing until the day I die, or can't see the finish line anymore, whichever comes first!
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

Berry Lowman ·
Well, Malcolm bought the rights to the race winning mojo of THAT particular Snickers bar and bottle of Mountain Dew. I sure hope he held onto them to consume on the 3rd Sunday of September on pre-grid in Lund! Speaking of, it's not a bad time for Malcolm to step up and take a shot at 150 this time around, as the LeMans Blue Z06 that usually runs in that class will be lined up back in the 110 this time around!
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

Ray Alexander ·
That was a wise marketing move. I am sure Malcolm and his stopwatch will do well and that will open the demand for mojo'ed sets of Snickers and Mountain Dew. Maybe even branch into Rockin Nut Road Snickers and throw-back Mountain Dew.
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

John Flynn ·
Berry, Moving from the 'Shot Gun seat' to the left seat is going to be a different experience. I am absolutely sure that you will do well. In 2008 when all four of us camped in the sun in the 110 mph division from 8:00 am to 2:30 or so waiting as rookies for the course to open was an adventure by its' self. There were a lot more of the grumpier first timer's than the four of us. Turns out that it was my "Lucky" day as I blew / melted the hydraulic clutch line following 4 others @ 125+ back...
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

Dave Bauer ·
Good for you Berry, remember to respect your Nav. I know you will do good, but most of all have a good time and be safe.
 
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