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Old 03-06-2007, 08:49 PM   #31
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This thread if too Funny!! I've done at least half of these things, but I thought this one was going to end up like what happened to me at the 2007 Winternats 2 weeks ago. Simular situation, got lots of time between qualifiers, about 4 hours. I decided to run a harder tire, trued a set, put them on, went out for warm up, and Woooweeeee, the car is on ICE!!! It didn't matter what direction I pointed it, it was going where it wanted. I thought, maybee the tires need to wear in a bit, one more lap, and if that didn't work, I'll pull it. sure enough, I didn't have to wait long, it fixed itself, going down the back straight-a-way, 2 tires came off the car and by the time the car stopped, another one.
You know what, it doesn't matter how hard you tighten those invisible wheel nuts, they just don't work.
What happened you were 2 embarassed to tell me
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:09 PM   #32
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And this is something else that happened the same day as my last post prob. just about a half hour after that incident. Ok well am standing near the driver stand watching the cars racing and the guy I was helping pit came walking over to me with his car running and he kept blipping the throttle and he handed me the car and asked me to put it on the track so I said sure and I walked the car over to the track and put it down and I watched his car drive right out into the traffic and going up against the and eventually park against a board after it hit a couple of cars and I turned to look for him on the drivers stand and I didnt see him as he was still waiting for a spot to open on the stand and then I thought hmmm I dont think I was supposed to put the car down yet. then he gets on the stand and is looking at me and I am looking at him and he is like where the F--K is my car and I just pointed to the other end of the track. (thinking to myself this guy must really hate me right know)
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Man this is a great thread funny stuff brang back memories when I first started.
Here is my story
First kit that i built was a g4 E class was so excited to finish it did it all buy the book put all the extra bling bling like the normal newbie would trued the tires tuned my rb x12 rody roam went to the track that has a super straightaway like 225ft peg it full blast into the straightaway 1/2 way thru the straight my car does a bunny hop & I see what looks like my battery pack fly right out of the back & you know what happens full throttle into the wall & I left the track with what resembles a gyro with no meat in it.
Last year, went to the GLC with GMartinez....since he has luck with batteries, he's charging them off the battery of the rental, a new Town & Country. Nobody is paying attention, all of a sudden....POP.POP and everybody is looking to see who lost it and is shooting. Just then, I look up and see Georges car explode all over the front of the van and it looks like slinkies are coming out of it. By the time George got over to whats left of his car, another battery explodes and blows his servo apart like it was shot at point blank range. By the time all 5 batteries exploded under the hood of the van, it looked like someone had a camp fire on the engine. I felt bad for George, I think it was that night he was up till 4am putting his car back together.
2 days later when we returned the Rental, they asked me..."have any problems?" I said with a grin..."Not One."
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And this is something else that happened the same day as my last post prob. just about a half hour after that incident. Ok well am standing near the driver stand watching the cars racing and the guy I was helping pit came walking over to me with his car running and he kept blipping the throttle and he handed me the car and asked me to put it on the track so I said sure and I walked the car over to the track and put it down and I watched his car drive right out into the traffic and going up against the and eventually park against a board after it hit a couple of cars and I turned to look for him on the drivers stand and I didnt see him as he was still waiting for a spot to open on the stand and then I thought hmmm I dont think I was supposed to put the car down yet. then he gets on the stand and is looking at me and I am looking at him and he is like where the F--K is my car and I just pointed to the other end of the track. (thinking to myself this guy must really hate me right know)
NOOOOOOOO you didn't!!!! Thats just too Funny.
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Last year, went to the GLC with GMartinez....since he has luck with batteries, he's charging them off the battery of the rental, a new Town & Country. Nobody is paying attention, all of a sudden....POP.POP and everybody is looking to see who lost it and is shooting. Just then, I look up and see Georges car explode all over the front of the van and it looks like slinkies are coming out of it. By the time George got over to whats left of his car, another battery explodes and blows his servo apart like it was shot at point blank range. By the time all 5 batteries exploded under the hood of the van, it looked like someone had a camp fire on the engine. I felt bad for George, I think it was that night he was up till 4am putting his car back together.
2 days later when we returned the Rental, they asked me..."have any problems?" I said with a grin..."Not One."
Come on I know the know about the pitman mistake please tell the story
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Yeah that is all true he even sold me my first delta 1/8 scale p2g. thought for sure he wouldnt want me in racing after that. hehe. we tlak about it know and laugh our asses off.
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NOOOOOOOO you didn't!!!! Thats just too Funny.
Now why you have to steal my thunder
& no I did not spend all night fixing it if you remember correctly It took me all but 8 minutes to finish it & I did not miss my qualifier all in all it was a rough week for me but it was really funny how the batterys looked kinda looked like the peanut can prank when you open it the snakes just spring out
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Now why you have to steal my thunder
& no I did not spend all night fixing it if you remember correctly It took me all but 8 minutes to finish it & I did not miss my qualifier all in all it was a rough week for me but it was really funny how the batterys looked kinda looked like the peanut can prank when you open it the snakes just spring out
I guess this leaves me open for the chip bag pillow?
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I guess this leaves me open for the chip bag pillow?
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Here's one that always cracks me up
a couple of years ago @ the indoor carpet nationals a friend of mine in his qualifier got confused since another car had the same exact color on his car.
well after 4 minutes in he's telling me man my car feels so good it's dialed doing everything I want; meanwhile the marshall at the end of the chicane is holding up his car & wondering what the hell is wrong with this car & who's car is this with the wheels going left & right for 4 minutes. when my friend realized it & everyone else as well we just laughed our asses off & I don't think I heard from him the whole weekend
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Worlds worst Pitman:

I've been racing for a long time, but never ask me to pit you.....

I doesn't matter how good you are, I can change that.......I swear someone has cursed me. Last year, went to a lot of bigger races, had a great time, but I can't count the times strange things have happened to my budy when I pit for him. But the icing on the cake is last year at the Kyosho cup race. guy goes out to warm up, everything is going good, comes in to walk him across the track and his car flames out. I rush around, start him and grab the fuel bottle. Running accross the track, the flagman is lowering the flag. I get to the other side and sit the car down to put fuel in it before they start the race. Now, I'm not good with my left hand, so as I'm trying to fill the car up, they start the race....the car I'm fueling takes off right down the track....THE WRONG WAY! slams into the boards and breaks. I look back on this and think and think how could have I done something so stupid. (the truth is that I did it and feel awful about it.)
There, have your laughs....
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Here is the plan you are going to pit for me in the main I will walk with you to the straightaway & make sure you have it in the right direction & then before the flagman steps on to the track I will run to the driver stand
Yea...Thanks....
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Worlds worst Pitman:

I've been racing for a long time, but never ask me to pit you.....

I doesn't matter how good you are, I can change that.......I swear someone has cursed me. Last year, went to a lot of bigger races, had a great time, but I can't count the times strange things have happened to my budy when I pit for him. But the icing on the cake is last year at the Kyosho cup race. guy goes out to warm up, everything is going good, comes in to walk him across the track and his car flames out. I rush around, start him and grab the fuel bottle. Running accross the track, the flagman is lowering the flag. I get to the other side and sit the car down to put fuel in it before they start the race. Now, I'm not good with my left hand, so as I'm trying to fill the car up, they start the race....the car I'm fueling takes off right down the track....THE WRONG WAY! slams into the boards and breaks. I look back on this and think and think how could have I done something so stupid. (the truth is that I did it and feel awful about it.)
There, have your laughs....
Here is the plan you are going to pit for me in the main I will walk with you to the straightaway & make sure you have it in the right direction & then before the flagman steps on to the track I will run to the driver stand
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wow you replied to his post a minute before he posted
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kind of knew it was coming
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