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Old 01-15-2011, 11:15 AM   #1
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I have been asking myself this question, what do people mostly do between races ?
I see them ( people at my track or at important event such as IFMAR ISTC ..... ) bent on their cars with wrench and stuff, but when you ask them, they say " i havent changed my setup much " . If they haven't changded it, what do they do for 40 min ?
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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You can read about that here.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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Mostly I sit on my backside and rifle through my lunchbag.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:38 PM   #4
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Clean my pit table.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:35 PM   #5
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In between heats I either work on the car to get ready for the next heat and/or socialize.

In between races I usually go home and to work the next day.
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"i havent changed my setup much" is hilarious to me.

I've heard it so many times yet when the changes are listed, its HUGE to change the way their car drives.
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clean the fuzz out of my car cause are carpet is blue and sux
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If time allows between heats and the mains I will do a full teardown... inspection and reassembly... If I cant do a full teardown I will atleast check the diffs, shocks, gear mesh etc. In between race weekends I definately do a full teardown and replacement of all bearings, rebuild the shock and diffs and replace any worn parts.....
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First I turn marshall. Then I go to my pit table and try and figure out what caused me to not finish the race
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Marshall, have a Newport, check out some of the scattered housewives around there.
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I first marshal then I put my car on the charger "Because changing the battery in a B44 sux" then I go over every inch of my car and make sure every screw is tight,Change tires then I go race and do the same thing.
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Check this out

Also check for loose wheel nuts and screws around the car, clean the tires & binding in suspension from bent hinge pins if you had any crashes

I was bored one night, and made it in a rush

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Hello,
I have been asking myself this question, what do people mostly do between races ?
I see them ( people at my track or at important event such as IFMAR ISTC ..... ) bent on their cars with wrench and stuff, but when you ask them, they say " i havent changed my setup much " . If they haven't changded it, what do they do for 40 min ?
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:06 AM   #14
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I practice on the off road track.
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Turn marshall and then finish my bag of Hot Cheetos.
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