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#26 Tim Wilkins

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 02:59 PM

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 03:11 PM

Gentlemen, there's some race out there wherein the fastest qualifiers are placed at the "back of the pack" to start the race...I think its some NASCAR all star race....thinking along those lines, I think the fastest 4 qualifiers should start in the last lettered main, with the last four lane choices!!!!!!  Heh Heh 

That would just prolong the agony, of seeing the fast four move up through the carnage.....   Also, by that time their motors would have fully come in....


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 03:40 PM

Gentlemen, there's some race out there wherein the fastest qualifiers are placed at the "back of the pack" to start the race...I think its some NASCAR all star race....thinking along those lines, I think the fastest 4 qualifiers should start in the last lettered main, with the last four lane choices!!!!!!  Heh Heh 

 

In Sprint Car racing they always invert the field...Fast guy start at the back!


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 11:45 PM

Now if your 12th you get to race 3 times to make the A main for fun 1 more race ;)

 

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Bryan we doing this for Retro Pro also????

 

Or how about Total Laps for R/P  1 and Done

   

  Jason,

      Since Retro Pro is a completely different animal than Retro with an emphasis on speed and qualifying with a little motor building thrown in, maybe the RP racers want to keep the 6 in and 2 move up format. We'll see what the RP guys say the day of the race after we run the Can Am and F1 and see how this different format works.

 

     Also, I remember times that there weren't hardly 4 cars running at the end of the B Main RP race to make the move up!  :laugh2:



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 11:29 AM

Jason, if you remember at the Checkpoint Cup, I had to ask four different people if they would be willing to make the move up to the A Main....


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Posted 17 April 2015 - 11:39 AM

That's why I said 2 mains Total laps to win 1 and done no move ups

 

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 02:50 PM

No one should ever get seeded into the A Main from one great lap. Everyone should race in. Top 8 to heats etc and THEN top 8 lap totals, overall, make the A. The wise ones in the 60's saw this system as flawed and changed the system to consi/semi/main......


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Posted 17 April 2015 - 03:40 PM

Agreed, but as guys get older, everyone wants to be done ASAP.

When I raced Pro, we were used to racing into the morning.

Now, no one wants to do that, or only run one race in a day for a monthly event.

They don't like racing beyond 8pm. Lol
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Posted 17 April 2015 - 03:42 PM

Us old guys need our sleep! :)

 

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 11:13 PM

That's why I said 2 mains Total laps to win 1 and done no move ups

 

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  Jason,

      All things considered I think this is a great idea for Retro Pro. If we're trying something different let's see what the RP racers think next Sunday.  Qualify as normal and let the total laps from the Mains determine final positions. We just need to keep track of each racers sections precisely but that is no problem as we have done it before..........See you next weekend!


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 12:34 AM

With 8 man MAINS and top 8 moving to the A Main is more efficient time wise. Using 48 entries,   6 with 2 move ups = 8 races. With 8 man heats and then 8 man A Main you only race 7 races. Saves an hour on the day..............


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 10:59 AM

Does anyone know what the track cleaning and glue schedule will be.  Saturday moring or Friday night ?? !


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 03:56 PM

Does anyone know what the track cleaning and glue schedule will be.  Saturday moring or Friday night ?? !

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 11:27 AM

 Fresh glue, awful hard on motors.  Juz sayin.


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:44 AM

Mark, why don't you call Buena Park and ask....We have been doing the same thing over and over for years....They clean the track after Friday night, and spray glue it in the morning on Saturday, to my knowledge....We were there last night, so it was to be cleaned and then re glued today.....

 

Mark, I know that you only race occasionally at the bigger SCRRA races, but this procedure has been around a long time...We do not want to over stick the track, and if it is glued lightly and needs a little more, much easier to put down a little more than to take it up.


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 04:31 PM

Who TQED Laps & Sections?


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:12 PM

Ben C jr. 3.80 4 to the A main 4 move up from the B Duran wins with 347 he also won the B with 340

 

 

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Bryan will have more later


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 10:42 PM

Congrates John Hegedus on 3rd place Awesome run! :good: 


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 11:00 PM

Mark, why don't you call Buena Park and ask....We have been doing the same thing over and over for years....They clean the track after Friday night, and spray glue it in the morning on Saturday, to my knowledge....We were there last night, so it was to be cleaned and then re glued today.....

 

Mark, I know that you only race occasionally at the bigger SCRRA races, but this procedure has been around a long time...We do not want to over stick the track, and if it is glued lightly and needs a little more, much easier to put down a little more than to take it up.

 

Mill, since you're in the know,  I'd ask you instead of possibly several racers calling  the track asking the same questions.  I thought track conditions today were excellent.  Even Black lane was much better.


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 11:54 PM

   SUPER run today by John to take a well deserved 3rd!!  Congrats Duran Trujillo coming from the B Main for the victory and Congrats Ben Cervantes Jr. on a Qualifying Record of 3.80 and 2nd in the A Main.   F1 and Retro Pro tomorrow.


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 08:33 AM

A well paced Can-Am race yesterday. We were done with the "A" main at 4:30pm! I believe we had 32 entries. Fun fast day. And thanks to Bryan for the loaner. Good handling and fast car, just a rusty driver. Much fun.


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 10:16 AM

I'll have to 2nd that.  Nice to see everyone and chit chat even while turn marshalling. :D

I left early to get home at a decent hour.    Congrats to Dennis on his win and Earl for concourse. :good:

 

Congrats to Max for 1st in the bottom main and Tim for a good fight for 3rd.  Lucas is coming right along. :)


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 04:37 PM

Thanks for making the drive down yesterday Mark and racing with us.  The bottom Main race rocks!  Some very fast qualifying times yesterday including Craig Correia and Mark Franco who I believe set their personal best times in Can Am qualifying.  :good:


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 05:19 PM

I think everyone is going a little faster now with the Retro Hawk, Tim.  I even ran a faster qualfying lap than before.   Track conditions were excellent.


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 08:25 PM

Heh, Tim, you kicked my butt with my old car! How dare you! Really Tim, your driving and staying focused on the race has really, really helped you a LOT! You are doing so dang good. Not to mention, you probably have the the best pit person going. 

She is so cool at helping you during the races. Nice to see old Orange going strong.


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