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Congrats to Mike Backus on his SM win and 2nd in ITA at BFR. I might have had something for you if it rained.

It sounded like there were good races throughout the pack in SM.

SM top 5 Best Lap

Mike Backus 1:25.834
Dave Cox 1:26.481
Chad Hallonquist 1:26.524
Blake Thompson 1:26.323
Bruce Szczech 1:26.210

I do not have the ITA results, but I know it was Jeff Miller and then Mike.

[ 05-28-2007, 09:27 AM: Message edited by: DaveC ]

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I got deluged by the amazing traffic hose in ITA 2 laps from the end.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=45Frpz_JinM

In car language not suitable for children [Eek!]

I just can't listen to another slower class (ITB)rookie (that's getting lapped for the second time and that just turned in on and hit the leader in the left rear) tell me that they own the line after they run me off the track.

At least the shoving at the national a week ago was among the aware.

Cox had me in SM qualifying, but then it dried out.

[ 05-27-2007, 08:35 PM: Message edited by: backusm ]

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quote:
Originally posted by DaveC:
Congrats to Mike Backus on his SM win and 2nd in ITA at BFR. I might have had something for you if it rained.

It sounded like there were good races throughout the pack in SM.

SM top 5

Mike Backus
Dave Cox
Chad Hallonquist
Blake Thompson
Bruce Szczech

I do not have the ITA results, but I know it was Jeff Miller and then Mike.

Wow my name was mentioned somewhere. I have never finished this well at anything in my life ever [Razz] It isn't very often you do better by being unprepared, I got lucky (no rain tires to my name so I just dealt with it.)

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quote:
Originally posted by backusm:
I got deluged by the amazing traffic hose in ITA 2 laps from the end.

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=45Frpz_JinM" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline">http://youtube.com/watch?v=45Frpz_JinM</a>

In car language not suitable for children [Eek!]

I just can't listen to another slower class (ITB)rookie (that's getting lapped for the second time and that just turned in on and hit the leader in the left rear) tell me that they own the line after they run me off the track.

I feel for you. I had the same issue today at Hallett. Different class getting lapped acting like it is the last turn in the last race ever forcing you off. Your language was about the same as mine...

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anyone have the times? They're not posted yet.

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Blake,

See above.

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Thanks Dave, that's a nice number (for me).

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Congratulations Mike, Dave, Blake and Bruce! I was having fun battling Cox in SM until I got hosed/hosed myself in lapped traffic. I may not have been able to complete the pass, but I would have liked to try some more. I'd just like to know what goes through a driver's head when they see two cars of the same class coming through nose to tail to lap them and feel they have to get in and race with them. A simple split second lift would let them by, but they refuse to do it. I learned from the experience and made many mistakes myself, but it's still extremely frustrating. The more I race, the more I appreciate the courteous drivers.

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I was working to keep you back there... I was pretty sure when he moved me to the grass on the inside that the position was yours and then he bailed when he finally noticed I was trying to get around. Ended up getting us both it's just that he pushed you off... Too bad, it was a good time up to that point.

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im not looking for you to rat him out, but what class? There was one particular car that was probably 45 miles/hr slower than me that was a problem more than anyone.

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I don't even remember, all I remember is that is was the first or second car we came up on from the back of the 2nd group of the split start.

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Well. Being a mid-packer I can attest that it does get lonely out there. Maybe he just wanted a picture in front of an SM or two for a change [Smile]

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