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Old 09-08-2011, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by westerdude42
First off I don't know either driver. Second off I was speaking my opinion and not being openly critical. Lastly if it was a clean passing attempt then why didn't he put it on three laps earlier? It is my opinion that when he rounded that final turn he went for it but didn't make it. If he had it would have been an incredible pass. It's my opinion again that he couldn't carry the speed to pull it off unless he drove the other car out to the wall. Finally I stated that I would hope that in the heat of the moment I would have the adrenal control to stay off the throttle until we were both marshaled. It was strictly a racing deal and like most racers will tell you a rough finish will cause controversy and discussion. That's part of the game too.
Why didn't he put it on three laps earlier ? Because with silver can motors, it is very easy to "block" a faster driver by holding your line tight when you need to and letting the car run wide at the right time. You can easily see that John was faster those last 4 or 5 laps. I had the same thing happening to me during that same A2 race in a battle for 4th and yeah, it sucks knowing you are faster but the driver in front is able to "cleanly" block you. But as has been mentioned before, that is why there are three A mains, not just one.
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Originally Posted by maxepower
Brandon,
I was thinking what would be the best place to practice for Japan, the only track that would be close would be the IIC in Vegas. Reason being the carpet they use is brand new, like Japan, traction goes up and your set-up will change too, like Japan, but alas no mini class in Vegas!
Oh well, maybe you can ask Scottie if you can go there to just practice your mini, I wonder what he would say?
Just my 2$
5-6 heats into practice and the IIC carpet will have nothing to do with new carpet.

He's be better off if you can find a carpet track that has not been run on all summer...that would be the closest thing IMHO.
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
.... Because with silver can motors, it is very easy to "block" a faster driver by holding your line tight when you need to and letting the car run wide at the right time. ...
total control..


i did have a few doinks-wit-dots, but recovered nicely..


learned a new move. "Donkey-kick the Doink"
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
New angle, nice.

Hey Max, don't think you coulda got em both at the same time.

I even thought they were a bit closer, guess not.

Orlando almost got the slide for the win, so close.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flbVE...eature=related
Orlando got robbed, it hurts just by watching the video.
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on a different note...

hey! we're all famous!

http://www.ocregister.com/news/viejo...ya-racers.html

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Originally Posted by stitchy
on a different note...

hey! we're all famous!

http://www.ocregister.com/news/viejo...ya-racers.html

Hahaha..sorry i didn't meant to bring it up again. I just read everything today.
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Originally Posted by OSherman
total control..


i did have a few doinks-wit-dots, but recovered nicely..


learned a new move. "Donkey-kick the Doink"
Getting old 'O. Where does driver etiquette and courtesy come in when you blatantly block a faster guy to keep him behind ? Or keep tossing underhanded insults in every reply about a competitor ? If you put the blocking and the pass together, seems both were just racing moves.

Congratulations to all 3 trip winners in GT-2, F1 and Mini. John, Austin and Brandon, have a great time in Japan and enjoy the experience.

As Stitchy said....on a different note...... Are there rules for classes posted for the November Speedtech race to be help at Tamiya track ?
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Originally Posted by stitchy
on a different note...

hey! we're all famous!

http://www.ocregister.com/news/viejo...ya-racers.html

Congrats on the Spec Class drivers getting their picture in the article. I also think Grandpa will like the compliment that the oldest driver was only 65. See Grandpa, you do look young for your age.
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Originally Posted by OSherman
total control..


i did have a few doinks-wit-dots, but recovered nicely..


learned a new move. "Donkey-kick the Doink"
The sad part is that I can't say that if I was the race director I would have called it. When it's boom flash like that and I can't review it on video I would have to be absolutely positive before making that call.
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
Getting old 'O. Where does driver etiquette and courtesy come in when you blatantly block a faster guy to keep him behind ? ...
Uhmmm.. THATS racing..
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
Why didn't he put it on three laps earlier ? Because with silver can motors, it is very easy to "block" a faster driver by holding your line tight when you need to and letting the car run wide at the right time. You can easily see that John was faster those last 4 or 5 laps. I had the same thing happening to me during that same A2 race in a battle for 4th and yeah, it sucks knowing you are faster but the driver in front is able to "cleanly" block you. But as has been mentioned before, that is why there are three A mains, not just one.
It was a fun race with you Kevin....Sorry I had to try and keep you behind me for soo long. My motor just gave up. YOu made a clean pass on me and left me, thats the way to do it.
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Originally Posted by westerdude42
The sad part is that I can't say that if I was the race director I would have called it. When it's boom flash like that and I can't review it on video I would have to be absolutely positive before making that call.
i would agree with you... tough call ...
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Questions?? TA06..

Anyone use the Sumo Nissan GTR body thats included with the TA06? any thoughts?
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Anyone use the Sumo Nissan GTR body thats included with the TA06? any thoughts?
If it slides 4 feet longer when its on its lid - I'd get it.
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