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Old 10-12-2003, 10:15 PM   #91
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they arent toy cars they are a way of life lol
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:16 PM   #92
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I can tell you this much, those guys work HARD for their money, and it is very stressfull when your trying to win against the best in the world...... I would like to drive like Barry, but I would never want his schedule.....ALWAYS on the go. Theres alot to being a pro. I know most of these guys and they live a good life, but grueling schedule. I'm happy just being joe schmooo.....
it seems to me that you (as a pro that has to travel to races and to promos) would get burned out on it quicker, and it would seem less fun, unlike a HOBBY should be.

happy being joe schmoo? that is cool, not taking racing so seriousley and having more fun while you are at the track. the good thing about being the average joe is, only optional travel, you don't have to go unless you want to; racing is fun, not a chore; when you race, nothing is expected of you(unless you make something of it), your finish does not matter; and just being around with friends/family are all easier when you are AT home, not at the track.

i have a certin respect to those that are pro, and have to be away(sometimes unwillingley), and are still willing to help YOU out after a long race night/week/month.

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Old 10-12-2003, 10:19 PM   #93
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WYD: Raced desert and motocross in southern california, 48 out of 52 weekends a year for about 7 or 8 years. Basiclly spanned the late 60's to mid 70's. Several of those years I raced 5 days a week. Usually mon and tuesday spent trying to sleep, heal-up, or fix what broke on the bike. If I didn't race, then I practiced that day. I rode every day, minimum of 4 hours. It was work, and I wore out alot of motorcycles. Its by God's grace that I survived it all.
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:21 PM   #94
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WYD: You've got it figured out and I couldn't agree more! I raced motorcycles for quite a few years. I got shop-sponsored and was being looked at for a factory ride at one time. Trust me, it had ceased being fun and became a job. I wouldn't trade places with these guys and they have my respect, they all work hard.

Barry Baker: Seen any "Outlaw-Mini Coopers" lately? (yup, I'm a smart....well, you know the rest.
dude, lee, that was a CRAZY "mini". do you think that you can take it to TAMIYA for tcs?

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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motocross is also very cool
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:29 PM   #96
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Bubbles: I just don't understand it.....I told the guy at the Tamiya track it was the graphite-edition mini cooper, but he still wasn't buying it......go figure....
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:33 PM   #97
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

what was it, a 19t and 6 cells in that mini right?
and passing mod sedans down the straight?

didn't "someone" accuse you of "cheating"?
hahahahahahaha
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:37 PM   #98
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

what was it, a 19t and 6 cells in that mini right?
and passing mod sedans down the straight?

didn't "someone" accuse you of "cheating"?
hahahahahahaha

Yea, ahhh, yea,ahh. But I still don't understand how it was cheating if its OPEN PRACTICE on a non-race day!!!!!! Cars got a 11x2 with 4 cells right now.....hehehehe I've got to get that thing out of the closet.....bout due for another appearance! My face hurts every time I drive it, from laughing so hard at the comments on the drivers stand.
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Didn't that car "screw up" some testing/r and d of a certin spec motor ?
hahahahahaha

Are you going to run the car anytime soon? That will be FUNNY!!!!!
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HAHAHHA i heard that story.

something like dang that mini is fast, and we gotta remake it or something. i heard it somewhere.
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:59 PM   #101
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what?

remake?

huh?

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You guys asked if I every get burned out...well.......

In 15 years the most time I have ever took off from racing at one time was 2 months....I love it and always will even gettin my butt kicked...I will tell you one thing..its the best for your kids if you have some...it keeps them off the streets(unless they are testing their cars...lol)

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glad to hear the pro's enjoying their work and still having fun even if it is supposed to be serious .
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You guys asked if I every get burned out...well.......

In 15 years the most time I have ever took off from racing at one time was 2 months....I love it and always will even gettin my butt kicked...I will tell you one thing..its the best for your kids if you have some...it keeps them off the streets(unless they are testing their cars...lol)

Barry
WOW, that is a long time racing(no wonder you are so fast!), I was like what, a year old when you started racing?

I guess that you are not(and will not get) burned out if the longest time that you took off was two months.

The longest time period that I have taken off is one month in my three years of racing.
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i don't have to be sponsored to be happy.

i don't have to get paid to race.


i just want about 15 minutes to grab whatever parts and stuff i could off the shelves at Losi.....LOL...

complete rc bliss......................
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