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Old 05-30-2002, 05:58 PM   #76
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Race was great! Tires worked fine. Too bad the sportsman folks didn't all know about the sauce rite off the bat. I didn't even put the extra glue on my rims till the mains. Never had a set come undone in practice or qualifying.

One-ways.... we don't need no stinking one-ways. I say make that one a all around rule for everything. It will help the new guys learn to drive, and eventually may help with those who have forgotten what brakes are.

It wasn't their fault at all but the posting after each round would have been good. Then we would have seen who should and shouldn't have been in the mains before they told us. I have heard rumors that a spec a-main finalist should not have been there.

As always. Scotty is the man and always will be. Could have done with some more traffic calling but I'll bet he was told not to. They need to give him an assitant to post the races and answer all the questions. He couldn't pay complete attention to the races. too busy answsering questions and checking for missed laps.

But I made the main and had a good time. So won't complain. Did email fred about the scoring issue. They are working on it.
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Old 05-30-2002, 06:00 PM   #77
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Someday we will kidnapp scotty and transplant him to Sunny CA to run races for us. You guys have it made with him at your local track.
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Old 05-30-2002, 06:14 PM   #78
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Charlie > What sauce did you use?
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Old 05-30-2002, 06:26 PM   #79
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Like to know how many turns n winds were the invites using?
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Old 05-30-2002, 07:25 PM   #80
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With a lot of national races using the Take Off 27s, I wonder if any of us club racers could simply use this combo for asphalt races and not worry about having so many tire/insert combos in inventory. If these guys can make it work, we all should be able to.
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The take off tire's work well in their suggested temps range but if it were to get in the temp range of the sorex 36 they may over heat. I would have liked a little more traffic called as well but what's done is done. Maybe next time they can run some test races before the they get to the big show.
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yea Charlie or Clint- what was the ticket on sauce?

Coolrcdad- I run them at our club races and I love them!!! Like Clint said they are like a Sorex 32- will still work in the low 36 range, but would need to go to CS32s for above 110deg track temps I would imagine. The truth is, I've run CS22s in the heat (100+ track temps) and they work great, but they begin to overheat near the end of the race. CS tires aren't near as prone to overheat as the Sorex' are though. You get one or two compounds too soft with a sorex and you will just have a carcass- lol

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yea Charlie or Clint- what was the ticket on sauce?

Coolrcdad- I run them at our club races and I love them!!! Like Clint said they are like a Sorex 32- will still work in the low 36 range, but would need to go to CS32s for above 110deg track temps I would imagine. The truth is, I've run CS22s in the heat (100+ track temps) and they work great, but they begin to overheat near the end of the race. CS tires aren't near as prone to overheat as the Sorex' are though. You get one or two compounds too soft with a sorex and you will just have a carcass- lol

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before the testing for the Reedy race I never ran my take off past 85 degree track temp. To me they really work their best in cooler to mild weather. I had other tire's that I would go to around the 90 plus range.....it also depends on the class that you are racing. Stock might be fine at the slightly higher temps but mod would over heat (depending on driving stlye) I never used sauce on these tire's because the car had plenty of traction to begin with.
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The Take-Offs seemed to work (on my car, anyway) a little better in the cooler temp. In the heat of the day, the car was good, but a couple tenths slower per lap. I thought the Take-Offs were a great addition to the race, and I also agree that they should ban one-ways at all major events. So much easier to drive, much more exciting, and actually makes you a cleaner driver (well, some of us!!!! )
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The Pre-mounted Take-offs C27 are quickly becoming the tire of choice at one of our local tracks. At that track, we race later in the day and don't finish until the sun has set, so their perfect. The wear on these tires is amazing. I plan on picking some up when I get to the track tomorrow.

I don't think they should ban one-ways at all major events, because there is no real reason to do so. Mike Reedy could do it at his race because.....well......its his race! But, to do it at all major events, they would have to give some good reason to do so.

As far as I'm concerned, the sponsored drivers should be able to run whatever they want, unless theres a real reason to ban it.
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If you could have been there to see how awesome the racing was without one-ways, you might agree...

But I see your point....
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TPhalen: So were the races before the ban not good?

I'm no big fan of one-ways, especially the failure prone front one-way diffs. But, I still don't believe that races with pro drivers are better just because they are removed. And what about the companies that sell their kits with one-ways installed?

If you say it was that good without them, I'll have to take your word for it. But from what I have read, the races before the one-way ban, weren't exactly bad either.

Still seems like making rules just for the sake of making rules.
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TPhalen: so did the rule clean up the carnage in the open classes? Thats what many people thought the rule was for in the first place.
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Darkseid - At first, I thought the no 1-way rule was just plain stupid. I was 100% against it.

However, after watching the invitational drivers, I'm a convert. This was some of the best racing I have ever seen, period! The outbrake and midcorner brake maneuvers were simply mindboggling. The races with 1-ways were good, this race with 4WD was better - much better. Again, without actually being there seeing these maneuvers, it's hard to imagine.

Did it clean up the carnage in the open class? Well, maybe. Many drivers in the open class aren't skilled enough to use brakes - I'm sometimes guilty of that too.
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Still alot of carnage.... but you can't claim it was because of the lack of brakes...
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