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#26 68Caddy

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:43 PM

John, it's because he is so fast, you got to catch him! :laugh2:

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:50 PM

Cheater... you gotta race... you are our only GA representative... besides we will all be watching on the web...

PdL, don't let him watch... he has to race... ya just cannot travel that far and not race.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:26 AM

Sorry to butt in I sure need a Coupe body, does BPR have any left?
Cheater just look at the monitor and enjoy your self. :laugh2:

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:51 PM

Two great and fun races. Jonathan in F1, Duran in Can-Am. Plus Retro Pro testing that went pretty well... :)
We even tried a Frankenmotor, whooo! :shok:
Duran turned a low 4.3" in the race, Howie a high 4.3" and he was second.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 09:52 PM

Since I am not going to be able to attend, or view the proceedings on the web (dial-up ISP), would someone PLEASE record some of the video of the racing? I'll reimburse you for the DVD and postage.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:56 AM

Mike,
live video is in the planning if you have been following the threads. :)

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:21 AM

I know about the live video. Just try watching it on a 24kbps internet connection :angry: .

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:49 AM

Congrats to Jonathan, Duran, and Howie! Sounded like a fun, fast day!!! Tanaka TV should be very exciting next weekend!!

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 01:23 PM

I think if you look "The Machine" "The Whipersnaper" as well as other names some of the people he beats call him.... I will not say here but "the Kid" Duran I believe ran a 4.28 in the race! ;)

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 02:37 PM

Barney, that's very possible, I did not hear it, I was too busy trying to be less than 20 laps behind at the end so as not to look like I sandbagged. :laugh2:
But if that is the case, that's a new race record and close to the qualifying record on standard power. :)

We are toast. :laugh2:

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:01 PM

Are the race records and qualifying records listed anywhere?

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:13 PM

Hi Ritchie,
Yes indeed, but you have to search it HERE. :)

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:18 PM

Ritchie, the qualifying and race records are unimportant as far as possible comparison for several classes and let me explain you why: last year, the King track races (Can-Am and F1) were run under "wing car power", meaning more voltage that raised speeds by about 5% above "standard & normal" power, that is strictly batteries. The difference between the current qualifying record on standard and "hot" power is currently 0.15".

Mike Steube was top qualifier in F1 at 4.0505", while John Gorski was TQ in Can-Am with a 4.0406". The standard power qualifying record in Can-Am is currently at 4.21" and change.

The 2010 Checkpoint Cup races will NOT be run under the "hot" power, so we only expect the current qualifying records in standard power to fall.
Also last year, the Retro Pro race was run on the MTT track, this year on the King. So again, comparison is not possible.

However, Coupe and NASCAR races will be comparable, and Jail-Door USRRC is a new class this year.
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:26 PM

I thought I remembered that being mentioned about the "hotter power" during last years race, thats why I asked. I wasn't sure if they were kept anywhere etc... Regardless of the "hot power" those lap times they ran last year, are extremely fast for those motors. I've got to try and schedule this race next year! I'm trying to start "planning" 2 big races each year, thats a good goal :) Philippe, Goodluck next weekend!!!

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:47 PM

Philippe, what does it matter, as no one knows what the power is like on ANY given race day. At the enduro, power had waned at the end of the day, and teams that ran last had the lowest available voltage. Unfortunately, when the chargers are on , AC ripple is being introduced into the available power, as is experienced with the motors over heating and blowing. Power is only relative , like track conditions, as to the day that it is raced. Just as no golf course plays the same every day, even though the yardage may be the same. I have yet to see one race official denote the voltage ran at any particular race.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:11 PM

Just a suggestion to keep it more even across the board.

BP has a lot of clever and knowledgeable racers. Cannot someone add one power supply to the King (for retro)and set it at 13.1 volts? Battery age and state of charge will bring a lot of discussion that could be avoided...
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:28 PM

Philippe, what does it matter, as no one knows what the power is like on ANY given race day. At the enduro, power had waned at the end of the day, and teams that ran last had the lowest available voltage. Unfortunately, when the chargers are on , AC ripple is being introduced into the available power, as is experienced with the motors over heating and blowing.

Mill, Last year at the Checkpoint, we had some motor problems due to high-voltage/ripple/whatever. This year, we hope to have none by simply NOT charging the batteries during an actual race but before or between. We had virtually no motor issues since we ran the races on batteries only.

Track conditions are another matter of course, but lately we have had hardly any problems one way or the other, thanks to the great job Paul is doing on preparing the track.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:27 PM

The 2nd Annual Checkpoint Cup is just days away.

Saturday's Can Am warmup race was probably a preview of what to expect this Saturday.
Duran cruised to an easy win and set fast race lap of 4.281
I'm sure the "A" Main (as well as many other main races) will be closely contested, just like last year's Checkpoint.

Can't wait for the fun to start :)

See everyone soon,


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:36 AM

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:39 AM

Good Luck John!

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:38 PM

Good luck Mr. Gorski.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:27 PM

Sorry I have'nt been posting for a while reason being I've got health issues,as well as Cukras. I hope to get back operation later this month Tis the ole L4 L5 disk blown out again.This will be operation #6 . Mez n Cukras should be good to go around mid summer.We would like to wish all a great race for the second annual Checkpoint Cup Race. On another note,Mr. P will be bringing several Ron Hershman Retro-Pro bodies "OUTISIGHT" to be inspected for approval in this class.Please check with Barney Poyner or Bob "Stork" Crane ! Mez n Mike Boemker was in charge of Retro-Pro when Hershman sent me these bodies for approval and I simply flaked out and forgot about them,and then the powers that be fired us on account of MY incompetance,for this I need to appologize to Ron ! MY BAD !"""""""""""""""""""Sorry I wont be racing this great event this year but Good Luck to Everybody and may all have a GREAT TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:36 PM

OH I FORGOT!!!!!!!!!!!!LOOK FOR SOME SMACK DOWN TRASH TALK IN A FEW MONTHS TO ALL YOU PENCIL NECK GEEKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:18 PM

Sure missed ya Da Goat. :friends: I sure hope that the surgery will go well so you can come back and do what you do best. :shok:
I hope that you will show up at the Checkpoint just to chat?

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Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:29 PM

Heal quickly Mr. Anderson. I've been down that road myself.

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