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Old 02-18-2006, 06:29 PM
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hey chris west do you have a race report.
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Old 02-18-2006, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by fasteddie d
hey chris west do you have a race report.

na I dont sorry i saw the 8th main results in the winternats thread.

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Originally Posted by Chris West
They got thier asses kicked by MRX-4R's and Evolva 2005's
That same story was heard for so long, so often and that need to be stopped......may be next one is the one.
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Looks like Paolo had a very good run going and then ran into problems.
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Hey Chris,

hows the weather over there???

We hesitating the road trip due to rain in the forecast

is it worth the risk to drive down???
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swauger's shock pops off in the beginning of the race, so he started in last, then just picked them off 1 at a time. then got a stop and go penatily then caught paulo again , once he got by he put it on cruise control. shimo was the only one that was about as fast as mikey. what a race
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Originally Posted by ghoppa
Hey Chris,

hows the weather over there???

We hesitating the road trip due to rain in the forecast

is it worth the risk to drive down???
It started to rain about an hour ago. It stopped now. If you look on weather.com it's not looking like a good idea.
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Originally Posted by Rookie Solara
That same story was heard for so long, so often and that need to be stopped......may be next one is the one.
No need for sad or cry icons. Serpent's results were truly amazing. A quick look at stats:

Results were:

1 Mugen Mrx4-R
2 Kyosho Evolva 2005
3 Mugen Mrx4-R
4 Delta
5 Kyosho Evolva 2005
6 Kyosho Evolva 2005
7 Serpent 960
8 Serpent 960
9 Serpent 960
10 Serpent 960

This is a Mugen sponsored event. You have 8 non-Mugen cars in the 1/8th A-main, you have 1 car that is not as popular as the others (i.e. Delta) and is supposed to be crap (don't race Dave Campell, he'll prove you wrong). You have Mike Swauger winning the race for you, who has won the race twice before, so if he wasn't there you'd be stuck with a single Mugen in the top 10. Plus, you're winning car is a second generation MRX4, the MRX-R (can't Mugen come up with something on their own without having to borrow from Serpent). You have Serpent taking the majority of A-main positions in 1/8th, 4 in 1/10 and 2 of the top 3 in 1/10th. Baker took 7th in a car completely new to him. Paolo, who had won the 1/10 had already driven a 150+ laps in a 60 minute race (was it 60??) and was winning the 1/8 until Paolo's car had problems. It was very tight with Swauger.

Jeez, when Mike Swauger's car lost a shock at the begining of the race they must have sh*t their pants at Team Mugen. There was a real possibility that Mugen could have been locked out of winner's circle completely in both classes.

Every driver knows that anyone in the A-main can take the number 1 spot. An accident by any driver can change first place to dead last for anyone in an instant. If you went by stats, if you were an up and coming driver, what car would you choose? One with a 10, 20, 30 or 40 percent chance of ending up in the A-main with a shot at number 1?
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Old 02-19-2006, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by GlennCauley
That's an interesting idea! Let us know how it works out, and if one side (solid) glazes up faster than the other.
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I suspect that with less airflow being allowed through your disk assembly, that it will get hotter faster than if you used 2 vented disks. It will, however, be 1/2 way lighter between the full-solid disk and a full-vented disk.

But please keep us informed!

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Finally, my 960 was able to hit some asphault but only for 3 tanks before it got too dark. I drove it on a very tight track so lots of opportunity to test the brakes. I was using a drag brake but it was a little too effective I'm afraid so the car was a little jerky. The combo solid-vented disk is very effective at stopping the car quickly. No glazing yet but 3 tanks isn't much of a test. More track time is needed. I did not scuff the solid disk. It works well without scuffing.

If you're bored and want to try something new, I'd say give it try. I used the normal pads BTW.
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rob you must of watched a differnt race than most of us. palo chunked a tire after mikey passed him. mikey also was the only one who did a tire change. =
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the 960 is an awsome car . mike swauger is just at another level here in the usa at this time.
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I've just saw the race time....SHIMO was only 7 second behind Mike S...same laps same time....only 7 seconds slower at the end, after the 35 minutes B-mian win.....he is the IRON man as well.
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Old 02-19-2006, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by going4#1
Plus, you're winning car is a second generation MRX4, the MRX-R (can't Mugen come up with something on their own without having to borrow from Serpent)
Even while I am a Serpent driver also, I have to give 1 comment on this....

In '95, BMT had there car called "95 active" (or something like that) and then they came with the 95-R.....
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Old 02-19-2006, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by going4#1
Paolo, who had won the 1/10 had already driven a 150+ laps in a 60 minute race (was it 60??) and was winning the 1/8 until Paolo's car had problems. It was very tight with Swauger.
So true.....

But people tend do don't look any further than the length of there nose (dutch saying)
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So.....exactly WHAT did Mugen borrow from Serpent for their MRX-4?
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