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Old 10-27-2008, 04:07 PM   #271
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im still running my panther clay switch 2.0 and its hooked up.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:11 PM   #272
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Inside jobs, bk bars, double ds??????????????????????????????????????

Seriously?
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:03 PM   #273
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Inside jobs, bk bars, double ds??????????????????????????????????????

Seriously?
Yep, it's offroad. Be prepared. I'm sure as it gets closer to the race we will get a better idea of what to expect. It's too far out right now to say what the tire of choice will be. Although, I would expect the surface/traction to be closer to the club track, unlike the last couple years.

Only guarantee at this point is a great layout that will be the same for everyone and kick ass competition.

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Old 10-27-2008, 06:28 PM   #274
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I should preface this by saying that I haven't run regularly at CRCRC for several years. However, in my experience the Columbus club track is always run a little dryer than the big track; whereas the big track in years past has been near- or even full-slicks and stayed that way, at the club track the day starts wet (about half-tread tires) and by the mains usually is on a full-tread taper or even a pink BK bar, clay switch, etc. So its probably near impossible to compare what the guys are running on the club track now to what the big race will warrant.

With the big race being in a different building (than normal), its hard to say what the tires will be based on the last few years. The last time the big race was on the Ohio State fairgrounds the track was pretty dry; however the pits were in the same building, it was unseasonably warm, and the doors were open/fans on for almost the entire race. We know that we'll be wanting some kind of clay compound tire; the only question is what tread and how much tread we'll be running, and we'll only know that when we get there. I'll be bringing some new pink tapers, perhaps some pink BK bars, and a charged dremel . Whatever happens, we know the layout will be dialed and the competition intense, so if nothing else bring your 'A' game!
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:36 PM   #275
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No no no.

We have run those other tires in the club building, but that track has all of the electric and gas racing and practice time on it. The track for the January race will be very fresh. Pink tapers, or maybe pink BK bars are still typically the best in the club building. Panther clay switches work until it gets dry, then not as good, they tend to be "catchy" and don't quite have the same grip as pink compound. Now if we could get switches in EXACTLY pink compound, that would be the stuff. I really don't think traction has been an issue in my opinion.

The Jan race is at a different facility altogether, and will not be the same dirt as the club building, or as last year's Jan race. We are using some of the dirt from the Ohio Expo center, and we are planning to haul in a bunch of fresh stuff. Because of the different building I would expect the track to dry out some by quals and mains. I am expecting to run pink taper pins, but we'll probably be using something closer to one runs by the time quals come around.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:05 PM   #276
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Regarding the club race surface, the same thing that has always worked there still works (i.e. pink tapers with various levels of wear). There are some guys trying some other things (and some have gotten them to work), but I'd bring tapers if you are coming out to the club track.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:21 PM   #277
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No no no.

We have run those other tires in the club building, but that track has all of the electric and gas racing and practice time on it. The track for the January race will be very fresh. Pink tapers, or maybe pink BK bars are still typically the best in the club building. Panther clay switches work until it gets dry, then not as good, they tend to be "catchy" and don't quite have the same grip as pink compound. Now if we could get switches in EXACTLY pink compound, that would be the stuff. I really don't think traction has been an issue in my opinion.

The Jan race is at a different facility altogether, and will not be the same dirt as the club building, or as last year's Jan race. We are using some of the dirt from the Ohio Expo center, and we are planning to haul in a bunch of fresh stuff. Because of the different building I would expect the track to dry out some by quals and mains. I am expecting to run pink taper pins, but we'll probably be using something closer to one runs by the time quals come around.

thank you... i figured we would not be running anything more than tapers like last year...
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:28 AM   #278
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Better make sure you have some clay sand paddles as well!

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Old 10-28-2008, 10:29 AM   #279
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Speculating about tires for the MidWest Champs race....

Since the track during the MWC race is a temporary one, it will be "wet/fresh" so I would imagine running something very close to slick Pink Taper Pins....
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:43 AM   #280
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:42 AM   #281
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Ill be sportin full pin switches in soft ghost pin switches in clay and slicks. And if those don't stick ill break out the good ol x 3000s
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:21 PM   #282
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LOL

Took me the whole week to figure out the old track...now I will have to start from ground zero again...haha

I better start saving up for a stash of various tires.....

When it gets closer....any local input on tire choices for the big race will be a great help to us traveling to the race.
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:39 PM   #283
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Like has been stated. I have been going to this race for, I don't know. Eight years, or more. Plus the Nats. You really can't go wrong with pink Tapers. Sometimes things get a little dry, or a lilttlle wet. One year, at a few of the races, I was running Evil Twins when it dried out. But I would say 95% of the time. Pink Tapers will get you there. And the Panther tire. Only thing different for this year will be the new JConcepts Bar Codes in gold compound. Just have to wait for the locals to get some time on them.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:45 PM   #284
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cya there j-p
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There's so many variables. Bring your taper pins. Bring some new ones. Bring some dremeled ones. Bring some slicks. We won't know until we get there! Either way, it will be good racing.
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