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JK Indy/LMP results - Aug 19, The Doghouse, Gilbert, SC


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Posted 25 August 2023 - 06:08 PM

I think Richard must have gotten a wild hair or something, and he chose to shake things up for a monthly race. This time around, we chose to run our JK Indy cars with LMP bodies. In order for the bodies to fit properly, however, we had to swap out our front tires for something a bit smaller. That, along with the body change, were the only changes we implemented for this race.

 

Unfortunately, almost everyone had other plans, were out of town, celebrating the Scandinavian New Year or something. Only four of us were available this time around. The racers...

 

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(From L to R: "Fast Richard" Sylvester, proprietor of this fine racing establishment, Dan "Rocky the Flying Squirrel" Parker, Dr. Marty Cwiakala, and Jim "SlowBeas" Beasley)

 

Again, the chassis were the standard, out-of-the-box setup JK Indy chassis. But we chose to swap out the Indy bodies for LMPs.

 

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You know the JK Indy chassis handles great, so we expected to run a lot of laps, even though we ran only three-minute heats. Each racer ran each lane once per race, but the totals were still pretty astounding -- at least, for three of the four racers. The gang had a good time making fun of my performance, or lack thereof.

 

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For this format, we chose to take the best two of three race totals for the grand total. The champ for August was our own Dan Parker! His car was hooked up, the motor was hot, and he passed by me like I was standing still. The final results...

 

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Congrats to Dan. Richard and Marty also ran good races. Can't say the same for the fourth guy in the bunch, who will remain nameless. Still, we all had a good time, as always.

 

We'll be taking a short break, as weekend plans and additional vacation trips will take some of us out of action. So, we'll reconvene in a couple of months.

 

Come race with us sometime. We're always looking to grow the field of racers. If you're going to be in the Lexington, S.C. vicinity, let us know. We'd welcome a chance to run some laps with you.

 

Until next time.

Beas

 


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