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Mike Bell Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Hope to see some of you out there, my first time at EC. Looking forward to some fun racing.

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If I can solve the electrical gremlins on the 99 I'll be there. Intermitent cut-out that started at the Sprints last year and finally made the car undriveable at Topeka this summer. It's been sitting ever since- hoping that some time alone will solve the problem [Frown]

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Matthew F. Davis
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I'm in. Red 2002 with a rookie R on the back. Looking forward to meeting some of you guys.

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Greg H.
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I'm in (and Brett Gabriel plans on attending too). Weather forecast is perfect!

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I'm in...

Mike Bell Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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I'm headed up for a half-day of practice, hope to see you all there!

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Good luck everyone!

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Taylor Ferranti

Mike Bell Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Well, after a great weekend of racing I encountered the big one in the opening lap of Race 3 on Sunday. Will post vids later but I think there were 7 cars damaged, some severely. I want to first thank Phillips Race Prep for keeping my car in tip-top shape while I was learning the track. Also thanks to Chris for some great lead/follow on Friday practice. Also a big thanks goes out to the NASA TX officials and workers who worked hard to put on a great event. The combination of great weather and bench racing with old buds and new friends was just amazing - worth the price of admission and more.

Finally, thanks to Trevor McCallion for being our Series Director this weekend - tough job and very low return on investment but he did it with a smile and genuine interest.

Here's the opening lap vid, apologies for my hand gesture but, well, that's how I feel about folks who go two off and stay in the gas and come back on the track into me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCDfFOqzDas

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Mike,

What about the video that put you out of the race?

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Michael Ross

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quote:
Originally posted by MPR22:
Mike,

What about the video that put you out of the race?

Michael, your qual video made for some interesting footage too! [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Dal_Mobile:
quote:
Originally posted by MPR22:
Mike,

What about the video that put you out of the race?

Michael, your qual video made for some interesting footage too! [Big Grin]
[Eek!] [blush]

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Michael Ross

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Upload the videos ladies!

Offseason is boring and I can't take anymore of the bs about how the cars are equal on the other threads.

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Taylor Ferranti

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I really enjoyed meeting all of you guys and hanging out. I especially appreciate you guys taking the time to share some tips and advice with a rookie. Between the Aug 1 TWS race and ECR this weekend, I now have my four rookie races signed off and hope to have my "real" license soon. Looking forward to the next time!

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Greg H.
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Mike Bell Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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I haven't uploaded the remaining video. Will do so later tonight - not much to see as i got hit in left side and camera faces forward [Smile]

Ok, here's the remaining few laps under green, the fatal hit comes at 14:40 in the video when the kid tries to get two spots under braking going into turn 7.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoJrbgw5g10

[ 10-04-2010, 09:08 PM: Message edited by: Mike Bell ]

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Mike Bell
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cnj
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Mike,

Did you have a big magnet on your car this weekend?

Craig J

Mike Bell Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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quote:
Originally posted by cnj:
Mike,

Did you have a big magnet on your car this weekend?

Craig J

It was a great weekend until that last race on Sunday, then I was in the danger zone apparently!

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quote:
Originally posted by Mike Bell:
I haven't uploaded the remaining video. Will do so later tonight - not much to see as i got hit in left side and camera faces forward [Smile]

Ok, here's the remaining few laps under green, the fatal hit comes at 14:40 in the video when the kid tries to get two spots under braking going into turn 7.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoJrbgw5g10

Did they do anything to the #46 (Colin)? Maybe he had brake issues? If he didn't, that would have been a very impressive pass to pull off. Sorry your w/e was ended that way.

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Looks like he had a shot for 1 spot, but was waaaaay too far back for 2!
Did ya'll talk afterwards?
Did NASA do anything?

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quote:
Originally posted by Steven Holloway:
Looks like he had a shot for 1 spot, but was waaaaay too far back for 2!
Did ya'll talk afterwards?
Did NASA do anything?

Steven,

There was no chance for him to get either spot, he was too far back, you have to be half way up on the car you are overtaking to make that move stick and he was several car lengths back. Since I got to sit with him at the corner worker station and chat with him about it, he freely admitted he made a horrible move and was remorseful about it.

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Michael Ross

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Sorry to say I had the best view in the house on this one. [Frown]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qikqak8j5u8

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quote:
Originally posted by taylorf:
Upload the videos ladies!

Offseason is boring and I can't take anymore of the bs about how the cars are equal on the other threads.

Hopefully it was worth the wait, see post above...

windmill
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ouch...makes my shunt with the steering wheel coming off in my hands look like a non-event....see you next year


gary
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quote:
Originally posted by Dal_Mobile:
quote:
Originally posted by taylorf:
Upload the videos ladies!

Offseason is boring and I can't take anymore of the bs about how the cars are equal on the other threads.

Hopefully it was worth the wait, see post above...
Wow. Sorry about all the carnage guys.

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Taylor Ferranti

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...uggh, that was a Hans moment for sure. I predict a Rotax kart will be for sale on craigslist soon.

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quote:
Originally posted by Brett Gabriel:
...uggh, that was a Hans moment for sure. I predict a Rotax kart will be for sale on craigslist soon.

Or maybe the Rotax will hit the track again & the SM will be up for sale (gently used) [Confused]

Mike Bell Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Colin was very humble and freely admitted he blew it in the braking zone. I had a great race with him prior to the incident and for a young man he handled himself well by coming to the Tech Shed and facing the music after the race.

I've wrecked a fellow competitor when I locked up in the braking zone and can remember how it felt, I was glad to see he's willing to learn and get better. Nobody wants to do bodywork but it happens and we are all started somewhere so I think it will be a valuable lesson and he'll be back out there soon I hope.

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quote:
Originally posted by windmill:
ouch...makes my shunt with the steering wheel coming off in my hands look like a non-event....see you next year


gary
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BTW, is there any video of that?! [Eek!] (You took the meaning of the "loose nut behind the wheel" to a new level).

Juan Pineda Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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quote:
Originally posted by windmill:
ouch...makes my shunt with the steering wheel coming off in my hands look like a non-event...

Hey, let's see that video! [Eek!]

-Juan

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I saw it in the mirror I just did not expect it to be that bad. wow that was a lick.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mike Bell:
I haven't uploaded the remaining video. Will do so later tonight - not much to see as i got hit in left side and camera faces forward [Smile]

Ok, here's the remaining few laps under green, the fatal hit comes at 14:40 in the video when the kid tries to get two spots under braking going into turn 7.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoJrbgw5g10

14mm socket rolling around??

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Mike Bell Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Ding Ding Ding! Ron Alan diagnosed one of the rattles early lol.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dal_Mobile:
quote:
Originally posted by windmill:
ouch...makes my shunt with the steering wheel coming off in my hands look like a non-event....see you next year


gary
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BTW, is there any video of that?! [Eek!] (You took the meaning of the "loose nut behind the wheel" to a new level).

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gary norris

   

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