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#1 Mr. GoFast

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 06:21 PM

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#2 Mr. GoFast

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:03 AM

Track opens at 8 AM today.

Motor hand-outs start at 8 AM as well.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 09:11 AM

World Championship motors.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 09:25 AM

A little Retro motor building going on here today at the World Championship.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 09:43 AM

A little Retro Motor Building going on here today at the World Championship


It's like you're running an ad for me. LOL.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 11:18 AM

Hand-out motors are ripping fast 3.6.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 11:29 AM

Watch live alright... after you give your email to somebody... NO THANKS!
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 11:34 AM

You don't sign up to watch, just if you want a chance to win a gift card. No big deal, Booger.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 12:09 PM

Yes, actually you do have to open an account if you want to see the camera, but not if you're OK with just the lap counter.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 12:17 PM

I didn't know that.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 02:05 PM

The Cheater has finally arrived in White House, TN, which is experiencing some of the nicest spring weather I've seen this year. Everything's greening up and it's actually a little hot if one is in the sunshine.

With the hand-out motor format, all the racers are trashing to get their horsepower limbered up and tested. As Tracy mentioned, the fast guys seem to be in the 3.6 range, although it has been reported to me that one racer has dipped into the 3.5s.

Took a few candid shots of the pits which I'll post after I do one important task: have lunch!

Back soon...

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 02:20 PM

I didn't know that.


No big deal... :)
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 02:23 PM

I am pretty sure I saw a 3.7 lap on red :shok:  in practice!
 
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:16 PM

Track is getting faster; it's getting more rubber on it now.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:41 PM

Notes from my office as the sun sets. Bright sunshine and 60 degrees here so I'm not too jealous of the weather in TN.
 
No big deal to sign in for the stream. Way too wide a lens (unless it's primarily a security camera). Picture quality is a little fuzzy.
 
But I am watching!


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:42 PM

Here's a few pit scenes taken a little after noon.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:43 PM

It's a GoPro cam but we are running the free software for now.


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:52 PM

After a very good Mexican lunch and a small adult beverage (thanks for the treat, Milton Gamble!), I've spent a little time watching the racers practicing.

With enough racers here now that open lanes are starting to be hard to come by, what impresses me the most is how incredibly equal the cars are in terms of speed and laps times. No one is gaining separation going down the straight.

It won't surprise me if the racing tomorrow generates numerous instances of multiple cars finishing on the same lap. The premium is definitely going to be on racing as clean as possible, and avoiding as much trouble as humanly possible.

If I was racing, I think tonight I'd plan to sacrifice a Retro car in some sort of quasi-voodoo ceremony to try to please Dame Lady Luck. This race is probably one of those times where one would rather be lucky than good.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 04:36 PM

So is the speed all Pro Slot or is it a mix with RH?
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 04:52 PM

Live timing says 3.75-5.30 right now.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 04:56 PM

Pro Slot.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 05:41 PM

I would have been surprised had it been otherwise.

 

So much for that crap about both being competitive.

 

Yall have fun now.


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:04 PM

Getting down to the wire, qualifying-wise. Tech opens in a little more than an hour, with the official timed runs starting at 8 PM. Racers will have the usual one minute to rip off their best lap time.

Based on what I'm hearing, TQ should end up in the mid-to-high 3.5 range.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:18 PM

Can you please tweak the focus on your webcam?
 
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:24 PM

Not with this free software, sorry...
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