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BPR King track lap record... 352 laps... who dunnit!


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#1 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 12:55 AM

   On Saturday Rick Linn became the 3rd racer to hit the 352 mark in an SCRRA Can Am race on BPR's King track. With the Summer Western Classic coming up next week I thought it might be interesting to compare the cars that accomplished this feat as they are actually quite different!...........

 

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Duran Trujillo was the first to run 352 earlier in the year with this older original KamoSpeed car. Rather long at almost 4" and about 92 grams and with medium flex.  Kelly Wonder tires and long TI22 body.

 

 

 

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A short time later Ben Cervantes Jr ran his Hi Tech (Jim Lange) car to tie Duran's record. Very different here as the Hi Tech car is much shorter and lighter and VERY flexy.   Alpha Wonder tires and long TI22 body.

 

 

 

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The last racer to hit 352 was Rick Linn in last week's race.  Rick ran a DCR (Don Campbell) chassis that was again noticeably different from the Duran and Ben Jr cars.  Short and light here but PRETTY stiff.   Cut down Alpha Wonder tires and long TI22 body.

 

  More than one way to skin a cat here with the varied chassis design but one thing in common is they are great drivers! A lot of people have ran 340+ but I wouldn't bet against these guys at the SWC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:03 AM

Thanks for posting pics comparing all the cars, Bryan.  Very interesting that three different chassis all with different degrees of stifffness and different types of pan material could make that lap total.  Kinda brings it down to the quality of the driver if you ask me.  They were certainly  in their "on" mode those race days.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:39 AM

They are all running Koford spur gears and white lead wire, that has to be the secret.

 

Thank you for the photographic comparison.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:45 AM

They are all running Koford spur gears and white lead wire, that has to be the secret.

 

Thank you for the photographic comparison.

 

….Matt,,PLEASE!……….don't tell anyone about the white lead wire!…………………..DC


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:10 PM

I think it comes down to either an excellent racer who can easily adapt to varying chassis designs and setups or having THE specific, custom setup up for the driver.   Helps to have a little bit of both.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:35 PM

I got to get me some of that white lead wire.

 

Seriously though, it just shows that there is no "Magic pill". A racer who knows how to set up and race his car hard on race day will prevail every time. Yes,there are fast race cars but a fast racer is a better bet on race day. 

 

Great post Bryan. Shows us where to put our efforts.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:18 PM

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:48 PM

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:09 PM

I have the white wire, for only $35 per inch!

But order ten inches and pay only $300, that's a FIFTY DOLLAR SAVINGS!!! (plus shipping and handling)

Order in the next 20 minutes and I'll include one full inch of solder for FREE! (just pay separate shipping and handling)

 

ORDER NOW!!!

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:12 PM

I think it's the car tuned to the driver that gives him the confidence to drive the car to the limit. Not much different than full size race cars in that respect. How often do you hear one driver not being able to drive his teammates car.
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:12 PM

Dennis,

with Rick, I've known him since he raced HO cars I have built for him, and when he raced as a Associated sponsored driver in rc racing.

he usually does well in his racing endeavors. 

he has a LARGE determination to win, and has raced in many different disciplines, one of the few guys that I have come across that can race anything


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:21 PM

Early thinking was to run shorty chassis.  The twitch was a little much for some racers, so the longer WB is  more stable.  While not as snappy in the turns, having something consistent was better than hair lap qualifying wonders.   What one racer is settled in with would be too nervy for another racer.  Same with controllers.  Each racer has to settle in with their comfort zone.  


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 11:07 PM

Congrats Rick! WTG!

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