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Old 08-21-2001, 07:40 AM   #16
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I'm not going after anyone...or trying to start anything here... but i will add my $0.02. I know who hit you.. He didn't do it purposly ( thats a given ), he said he was getting warmed up doing a couple passes, when he hit you. He said it was hard to see you. ( I agree with that... its a dark car, from the drivers stand its hard to see )

Me personally, if everyone isn't lined up, i would go make a pass, or pack it next to the wall, not in the middle of the track where everyone runs. He said he was going about 25... That isnt top speed... thats about 1/2 for his car... After i pit i always take a "warmup pass" make sure no airbubbles are working through the lines, ect..

oh btw - Watch the language..
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Old 08-21-2001, 08:31 AM   #17
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fireball..your a inteligent one arent you, how long have you been racing???i agree, you should not have been hit, but you actions after were inexcuseable....you car is hard to see, the guy made a mistake, stuff happens, deal with it....and i do have an idea what i am talking about i saw what happened....you were the only car parked on the straight....the others were fueling, and warming up.....and on the solid axel, it makes the car more stable, and makes the foam wear eaven....if you would like you can argue with me sunday, but i think it best you just leaveit alone...you are agrivating me enought to bring my nitro, just to beat you ......
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I wish i could have run my RS4, i changed a ton of stuff from the last time. Oh well, i guess i better take it to work today see if the receiver is dead or not. It worked with my ESC, but im thinking the batt/dsc circut might be fried or something.
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Old 08-21-2001, 08:41 AM   #19
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Ok, Troy, let me address your issues. I know he didn't do it on purpose, if he did, there'd be hell to pay. I know him as well too, we race at Harpers together, so I do know him.

He had already been out there for about 2 minutes, not just making a couple passes and was out there before Nick even called for the first fuel and line up.

He said that it was hard to see me, which I might understand, but as you said, it was a dark car parked NEXT TO a WHITE wall! I was lined up along the first far strip, which is 8 inches to the wall, where there is almost 2 feet to the inside wall. You said that I should have parked (if at all) next to the wall, well guess what, I did! If you can't see a car there, how do you expect to race? It was plenty visible. After he hit me, he didn't even slow down. Wouldn't you think if you were paying attention, you would have hit the brake right a split second before hitting me and then slowed after due to hitting the brake?

25mph is plenty fast to do a ton of damage and on that track 30mph is probably top speed, so it was close to it. His car is no faster than my car, and mine is actually probably faster. We had a cop show up at Harpers last week and he guned mine at a top speed of 38mph, so it was close to his top. The hit EXPLODED my rear bulkhead and completely bent my exhaust manifold so it basically is closed.

It's fine if you want to blip the throttle a little after fueling and you had 3/4 a lap to do it, but gues what, HE HADN'T EVEN PITTED YET!!! He was just being stupid and not paying attention.

All this talk about nitro cars needing to keep going to kept their engines hot is complete crap as well. If they have that much trouble with the engine, then it isn't tuned properly. My car stays nice and ready to run without running it at top speed. My car heats up just fine by slightly moving around the track. A couple blips of the throttle also keeps it from guming up. Sprinting around the track for 3-5 minutes like they did on Sunday before each race is completely insane and there is no need for it other than to goof around.

Watch the language? What language? I don't see any explicitives in my last post. I purposely edited them out.
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Losi... I know I haven't been racing near as long as some people, but things like this just get to me. What happened on Sunday, I think could have EASILY been avoided, but it wasn't. It's done and over with and I wouldn't have brought it up again, but I didn't in the first place. How can you say my actions were inexcusable? How would you be if someone carelessly slammed into your brand new XXX-S and destroyed it? I saw you mutter something about being upset about a track marshall not flipping you over quick enough or something. Just imagine how upset you'd be if your car was destroyed.

I was the only car parked on the straight simply because I was the first one to line up. Doesn't SOMEONE need to be the first one? This was after 1 minute of him saying fuel and line up. Nick was to the point of almost getting frustrated because noone was listening to him.

About the rear axle... I'm not going to argue that anymore, because I simply don't know. I don't have any experience with a solid rear axle and have always used diffs. For all I know, you're completely correct.
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Old 08-21-2001, 08:51 AM   #21
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first off, i was not upset....about a marshal...i was only marshaled once all day....if some one broke my car, thats life....i did have to fix it, that is part of racing...you must have some spare parts...and your right, the wreck could have been avoided, by not parking on the straight....nitro is about comunication....you must talk to the other drivers and tell them where you are...you could not hear the anoucer, and the pit guys cant talk to their pit guys....so there is a problem there...and what i wa talking about was that why not resort every round, it takes no time....that is how we run our races...i just was not used to not resorting....
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All this talk about nitro cars needing to keep going to kept their engines hot is complete crap as well. If they have that much trouble with the engine, then it isn't tuned properly. My car stays nice and ready to run without running it at top speed. My car heats up just fine by slightly moving around the track. A couple blips of the throttle also keeps it from guming up. Sprinting around the track for 3-5 minutes like they did on Sunday before each race is completely insane and there is no need for it other than to goof around.

Watch the language? What language? I don't see any explicitives in my last post. I purposely edited them out.
I edited 2 words from your post.... The little dashes... Yeah.. Thats where they used to be.

And yes, they have to warm up. When i have my CVR tuned really good, if i don't get it warmed up and keep moving, im good as dead. I know CVR's arent finiky like other engines, so why do you think he kept moving with his Novarossi ( i think )? Ask Matt, i used to have the problem where i would let it sit, then flameout up in madison. If you don't keep it moving, oil/fuel will build up, and can cause it to die when you hit the throttle..
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Old 08-21-2001, 08:55 AM   #23
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I have spare parts, but there was no time to change them since this was the last race of the day. I had a spare bulkhead, and my manifold could have lasted (probably reduced power though).

I think part of what contributed to my anger was the fact that I could have kept up with the leader and or won the race. I found why I did so bad in the last 2 qualifying heats and I did win the first heat.

I'm not sure what you mean about resorting, but I definately agree that there was a problem that the drivers could not talk to their pit people.

I could hear the announcer, couldn't you?
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Troy, yea, it needs to warm up, but for me just getting to the back straight once is plenty enough to warm up. And yea, I have build up, and only let it sit still for no more than 30 seconds, but what I find unreasonable is having to sprint around the track for 5 minutes before a race. That's what they were doing on Sunday.

It's especially difficult for me, since due to my body it's very difficult to fuel my car and for some reason, a full tank in my car lasts me exactly 5:30 minutes. I have to really watch it.
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Old 08-21-2001, 09:01 AM   #25
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I can hear it, but i usually tune it out untill the end of the race.... or at least i try to. I get in a "zone" sometimes ...lol

as for the "accident" someting exactly like that happened at madison ASA race right in front of my eyes.. Wimmer #05 ran into some other guy under caution. Brain fade.... it happens... even Mark said it happens all the time.. you get in a zone all race...then relax under caution and you just loose it...
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Old 08-21-2001, 09:02 AM   #26
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ok i will go back on my pm....no i could not hear the anouncer well, and i know that with 6-8 nitro cars it is hard to hear the anouncer..you must have good hearing...
there was no way on gods green earth you were going to beat jeff, unless he broke....he had tq by 2 laps in 5 min, that would be 6 laps in 15....that is why i dont bring my nitro, no compitition....just jeff, or our ppl....it is good that you guys run, but dont say you could have won...cause you couldnt have....resorting is when you take the fastst and run them together..so the fast 5 run together the go faster, dont have to deal with the slower guys....it makes every one happyer, you run with your skill leval....
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I read and understand what you both say and I think we're always going to have different views on the subject. It's done and over with. It will pass. I'm done talking about it. I'll spend the time I could argue about it preparing for the next race. Hopefully I'll try to throw some competition Jeff's way.
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matt - thats true.. last time... when i raced nitro i couldnt hear it all that well. Especially if i was standing by the stairs...
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Old 08-22-2001, 07:02 PM   #30
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I have used HPI's Diff spring kit, but not Diff Oil, although they basicly do the same thing.
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