I hear ya on the one second rule Mike! I know there were some people that were upset with me this year because i was a "little" agressive in my qualifiers, but last year i did VERY poorly and one of the reasons was my polite passing. This year i wasnt polite. When i was on the rear bumper and gave a little tap and there was no movement, i drove up under the rear bumper and spun them out of my way. At least they didnt get put into a wall and broken. The lesser of two evils in my eyes. There was one guy in my last qualifier that got full contact with my front bumper at the end of the straight. He was dead and parked right in the middle and i had no way around him, it all happened so fast. He went against the announcers table... and i got a crease in my body! Coulda been worse, but getting a clean line at that race is really hard, so i feel ya on that issue!
As far as the ballcup issue goes, i didnt have any break, but i had them bend in practice, and my car hooked going left, and drove like a dream going right. Melvin, my pit bud, told me about these Schumacher ballcups, grippa is all that is on the header card with a part #. I had no more ballcup issues after installing them. He, however, bent Lunsford turnbuckles after putting the grippa on his car... nothing like reusing ballcups and tossin your tweaked titanium!!
After i got rid of my glitch issue, and got used to driving on carpet again, i picked up a lap every qualifier. Next year my mission will be preparation, and definitely MORE practice. Racing on the rug once a year is not acceptable. Ill be seeing Arun at TFB for practice prior to the Birds next year. He was fast too. Do you guys plan on going to Ohio for the event there? Im tapped on cash, but might can make it.
What was your final setup mike? Im just curious, Melvin ran something totally different than i did, and my car was different then the team drivers cars.
WYD: I remember Mimi's, alot of comp there with small lanes. It was freight train laps till the straight with little area for passing, is it still like that there? Last time i was there, andrew, mike, todd, and them boys were the ones to gun for. Dammit, i need to move, i hate having no local track to practice on!!
I know, i know, sucks to be me...