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Old 10-23-2004, 10:45 PM   #5866
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go up to stockton if you want to try some carpet out. Randy made a couple of trips last year.
I was going to try and make the carpet regionals but lack of funds kind of ran in the way.
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Old 10-24-2004, 12:53 PM   #5867
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Old 10-24-2004, 06:34 PM   #5868
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Hey Guys had another good day today in stock foam TC. I took home the win with Timmy Heiser in 2nd. I left as soon as I could after the main so I dk where everyone else ended up. Gap was about 3 seconds at the end of the race.
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Old 10-24-2004, 06:43 PM   #5869
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Had a good night racing yesterday:

TQ'd (and set the track record in this class) the ProStock class at Adams Creek Raceway. In the A, I got the holeshot and led the first three laps before going a bit wide in a corner and allowing second place to squeeze by. I stayed on the heels of the leader for about 5 laps, trying to find a place to make a pass. Got a bit too aggressive and flipped him, so I waited on him to be cornered and we continued the chase for another 5 laps or so until I made an aggressive, but clean pass to retake the lead. Led the race up until there was a minute remaining. With about a minute to go, I came onto the sweeper a bit hot, overcorrected and jumped the pipe (2" PVC cut in half) and ended up going the wrong way down the chicane that leads to the straight and hit 3rd place head on!

With a minute to go, there wasn't time left to catch the leader and I ended up third.

I swear, the batteries get better every time they're equalized and run. These things are hella strong!

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Old 10-24-2004, 06:56 PM   #5870
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I had a race today but couldnt make it through the whole time since i had to leave. But i had time to practice for a bit and all i can say is that the Fukuyama Packs just give punch through out the WHOLE run, not one dumped pack. KEEP IT UP!


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Old 10-24-2004, 08:23 PM   #5871
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would it be okay if I used my indi zero equalizer to discharge these packs...it brings them down to zero, however.
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Old 10-24-2004, 08:34 PM   #5872
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I wouldn't suggest it. If you're not carefull you can damage one or more cells and decrease the runtime of the pack. Some guys are discharging down to zero and dead shorting but it can be dangerous and there is a good chance you can damage the pack. I've seen cells vent when they're dead shorted.
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Old 10-24-2004, 08:36 PM   #5873
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I've seen them literally explode, its not a good thing lol.
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Old 10-24-2004, 08:40 PM   #5874
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Someone recently told me that once you start deadshorting, you have to keep deadshorting. Is that true? Do the batteries perform worse if you deadshort them and go back to discharging them to .9, or whatever?

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Old 10-24-2004, 08:59 PM   #5875
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Yes keep dead shorting, i tried leaving them, they got very messed up and actually exploded rob. Your stuff is on the way!
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Old 10-24-2004, 09:10 PM   #5876
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Here is a pic of Dan and crew at Speedline Hobbies.
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yeah...I knew my instincts were correct. I think I should get myself a good discharging tray.
Anyhow...I have some 1.175s that I bought at speedtech and they are friggin awesome...fugghedaboutit!
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Old 10-25-2004, 05:57 AM   #5878
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Here is a pic of Dan and crew at Speedline Hobbies.
Hmm, where's the Fukuyama banner??

Good job guys! Keep up the good work.

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steve check your pm
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Old 10-25-2004, 06:40 PM   #5880
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Hmm, where's the Fukuyama banner??

Good job guys! Keep up the good work.

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They were back at the track today for a private practice session before the worlds, all were wearing Fukuyama shirts!!!
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