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Taboo Trackside Exploits and the Modern Racer

Old 06-21-2007, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by seaball View Post
josh, i couldn't agree more.

at our local track, we have folks who deliberately contaminate the air near the driver's stand to affect competitors performance.
thanks for the idea...
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:26 AM
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I prefer sending women's clothing "of man sized proportions" to guys at the big races.
Sounds like something you see at a Neil Diamond concert.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by swopemike View Post
Smooth,

Taboo: blowing up batteries in the pits

Seeing a 4200 pack go up this weekend (failed to vent properly) really put me on edge the rest of the night. Would be funnier if it wasn't true. I have a lot more respect for these things now.

Ask around this W/E, the culprit and his sidekick (also an experienced battery blower upper from last year) may fess up to what happened.... I never did get the story of why, maybe I'll find out next weekend, in any case, my new pit spot is STAYING on the other side of the track for sure now.
We had that happen around here as a result of someone discharging on a CTX-D and one of the pins coming lose during the discharge. Unfortunately the CTX-D doesnt recognize this and neither did the person. So the person tried to charge the battery with one nearly fully charge cell. Needless to say it went KABOOM! Ive used lipo every since
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Originally Posted by or8ital View Post
We had that happen around here as a result of someone discharging on a CTX-D and one of the pins coming lose during the discharge. Unfortunately the CTX-D doesnt recognize this and neither did the person. So the person tried to charge the battery with one nearly fully charge cell. Needless to say it went KABOOM! Ive used lipo every since
How much did you get for the CTX-D ?

You coming up for states next W/E ?
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:42 AM
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How about swapping someone's left & right C-Hubs on their car when they're not looking?

Then they don't catch on until the following weekend.

That would really piss them off.
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Removing the wrench tips from their handles and placing the wrong size in each handle, for example a 2.5mm tip mated to a 5/64" handle.

Supergluing an individuals tools to his/her pit towell.

Dremelling extreme weak spots in an individuals chair so that when the individual attempts to sit on said chair, it collapses beneath them.

Ahhhh, the classics.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:53 AM
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Some of these would only be taboo to the unwilling recipient of said actions.

The remainder of the racing populus would find a signficant amount of joy in the misfortunes of a fellow participant.

But I digress....
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by HarshGuy View Post
Grown men wearing dresses at large races.
So, what is the color of choice for the nats?
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by swopemike View Post
How much did you get for the CTX-D ?

You coming up for states next W/E ?
$160 I think but it wasnt me. It happened one table over for me.

I dont think I can handle the mod class so Im going to pass.
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by McSmooth View Post
How about swapping someone's left & right C-Hubs on their car when they're not looking?

Then they don't catch on until the following weekend.

That would really piss them off.
Yes it would
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Originally Posted by swopemike View Post
Yes it would
They don't call him Smooth for nothing..
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CA glue, kicker, and an un-suspecting person on the drivers stand.
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:25 PM
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Taboo:

Asking for an extension to your 1 minute grace period so you can (any combination of the following):
finish rebuilding your diff
goop your tires,
peak your battery pack
install the rear sway bar
program your radio

Worse than taboo:
Granting an extension to an unprepared racer.
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Asking a trophy girl if she'll accept $40 for a trackside lap dance.
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Originally Posted by sportpak View Post
"Letting the smoke out" on the drivers stand is the worst unless it's me doing it. The portable dvd players can get distracting in the pits when 5 different people are running them and 20 people are trying to watch.
That is what you call chemical warfare!
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