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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

Hey Mike:
 
This is going to sound crazy but how about making one hour of the race a "night time-car headlights only" run? We used to do that back in the day and it was a blast. 

With the LED lights and small watch batteries now available it would be easy to set the cars up for night running. It would add a whole other dimension to the race.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

  The sound of crickets. :D


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:18 AM

Chirp, chirp.

 

Great idea but too late to do this time. In fact we have done several in the past. The plan is to do at least two this season. They are a TON of fun.

 

The white LEDs were not around when we last held night enduros. Should be even better with them.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:00 PM

Slot Car Corner has a great lighting kit that we used in the 24 hour enduro in Michigan. It's much brighter than any others I've seen.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:28 PM

For those looking to get some practice in before the Enduro, we will be cleaning and spraying the track July 31st after hours. That will have it good and run in by the following week for raceday.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:04 PM

It is just over one week until the Enduro. Several teams have already been testing and the others, well, will use some of the six hours as their practice. Regardless the track is freshly cleaned and glued and WILL NOT be changed again before the race. Award plaques are here and lunch is planned and waiting on preparation. I feel I need to remind everyone once again of the new clearance rules:
 
The .050" FRONT clearance rule that was in effect for our Endurance races has been changed to the standard .015". However, at ALL random clearance checks throughout the six-hour race front clearance WILL BE CHECKED and the .015" WILL BE ENFORCED. I emphasize this because if you are forced to correct your car because it is too low in the front that can be very time-consuming and cause you to loose a ton of laps. Plan accordingly.
 
Anyone not planning ahead and not allowing for front tire wear could find themselves loosing a lot of laps trying to correct the front clearance problem. I just don't want any team being unduly penalized for not planning for this.
 
We are looking forward to the Enduro after taking last year off. In fact we are planning several more that will include night racing. See you soon.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:07 AM

Mike,

Team one will now be Three and a half men.
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Posted 05 August 2014 - 11:42 AM

Mike,
 
Team 2 is "Grizzly Racing".

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:13 PM

Team R-Geo Bone Sauce will be rolling into Columbus around noon on Friday. The Bone Mobile is ready for action. The Team will be sporting the latest in slot racing attire. 

Let's get racing, boys and girls.
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Posted 05 August 2014 - 11:50 PM

I am asking everyone/anyone that can, to pledge a penny a lap that Team R-Geo Bone Sauce runs in the Enduro this Saturday.

Jim has lost everything in his life from this fire, all his photos, printed pages, etc.; think about that! Wake up tomorrow and everything you own is gone! Furniture, house, pets, puters, EVERYTHING.

I am just asking for one penny per lap our team runs at the Enduro. Maybe we can buy a motel for a night, or buy a bag of food for his saved pets. Contact me ASAP and please pledge! I will give you the PayPal addy to send the money... Thank you!
 
A PENNY A LAP!...
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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:13 AM

Of course I will be pledging a penny a lap for Team R-Geo Bone Sauce and Jim "Yeti" Bandes. 


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:31 AM

You can count me in, Rick.
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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:04 AM

Mike McMasters: If the race is going to be streamed can you post a link here?



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:28 AM

I will be streaming the race... IF... my web host migration is completed by then.

 

The migration started eleven days ago and should have been done in about 24 hours. Instead the wizards at GoDaddy are STILL working on getting it right!!

 

They probably have Danica working on it.


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:53 PM

That would be OK if it's in store issue she needs to come check out!

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:21 PM

Milka Duno

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:36 PM

I vote for Milka. :heart:


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:27 PM

Mike:

What time will you open on Friday morning?

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:32 PM

10:00 AM, Jay.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:19 AM

Which is exactly what I told you, Jay...

 

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:07 AM

Ah grasshopper, but what time is the track closing?...
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:49 PM

Greg:

You know what Ronald Reagan said when dealing with questionable allies, "Trust but verify.".

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:57 PM

We will close at 10 PM.
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Posted 09 August 2014 - 04:37 PM

Congrats to Team R-Geo and ALL of the participants.
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Posted 09 August 2014 - 04:53 PM

Congrats, Team R-Geo!

Man, Chis is having a hell of a summer!

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