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Outlaw SS 2016 Race #2 - May 14, Talladega, AL


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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 10:24 AM

The first Outlaw Scale Series race of 2016 was great, we had a huge turnout, close competition, and tons of fun! The second race at Heart of Dixie Raceway in the famed Talladega, Alabama promises to be just as exciting. It features a fast paced 71' Tri-Oval and tight 145' Paper Clip that is definitely a driver's track. Their local racer's are very experienced there and will be tough to beat but I'm sure your up for the challenge! Lot's of pit space here too. I wouldn't be surprised to see 25 racer's here for this event, so if you missed the first race, don't miss this one!

 

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The raceway excepts cash only.

 

It can also be tricky to find on some GPS devices, so leave a few minutes early just in case.

 

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Can-Am on the Paper Clip.
4" Flexi NASCAR on the Tri-Oval.
4'' Flexi GTP on the Paperclip.
 
Hours
Friday - Doors open at Noon.
Saturday - Doors open at 8 AM, racing begins at 10:30.
 
Hotels
Here is a list of the local hotels.

 

Holiday inn Express 1-256-362-7780

Super 8 1-256-315-9511

 

Heart of Dixie Raceway and Hobby Center
121 Johnson Ave.
Talladega, AL 35160
(256) 223-0842

 

71' Tri-Oval

 

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145' Hasse Paperclip

 

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#2 Bud Greene

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 11:35 AM

I Will be there

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 11:47 AM

Doors will be open at Noon on Friday.


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 12:52 PM

I am in , Cant wait ....... 


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 01:23 PM

I AM In!
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Posted 02 May 2016 - 03:01 PM

Buddy and I will be there.   Russell;  What color cars are you going to run??? :sarcastic_hand: :sarcastic_hand: :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:36 PM

Can't wait in making the trip down
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Posted 02 May 2016 - 05:12 PM

Are the new hawks legal for this race
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Posted 02 May 2016 - 06:38 PM

I'm going ...

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 06:52 PM

Just an FYI...

I can't speak for Ralph on this point but I believe that JK has pulled back most of the "short shaft" Retro Hawks and is now shipping only original "long shaft" Retro Hawks in a soft bag type package.  There may be a few short shaft RH's out there, probably most with a "World Championship" security tape, but it shouldn't be many.  Still, it's Ralph's call.

 

I'd love to go to this race as I really enjoyed the previous one's Ralph has put on but (unfortunately?) I'm going to be down in Florida for the next few months.


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#11 John C Martin

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:02 PM

I'd be wary of the short shaft ..that was used as a heat sink ..the cutoff shafts on the PSs at Whitehouse was a big failure I've blown some already.
there were 4 short shaft RHs sold there ,,they were all dogs.

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:13 PM

Buddy and I will be there.   Russell;  What color cars are you going to run??? :sarcastic_hand: :sarcastic_hand: :sarcastic_hand:


I will revell the day of race,,,,,sure as hell won't be PINK!!! Just cause its pink doesn't mean y'all had to keep touching it! LOL
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Posted 02 May 2016 - 10:08 PM

But everbody loves pink lol
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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:14 AM

Russell; They weren't touching it as much as aiming for it. :sarcastic_hand: :sarcastic_hand: :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 07:57 AM

Red, guess what color?IMG_20160512_085133.JPG . If everything goes as plan, will be there Friday evening doing MORE testing. Sounds likeit will be some good racing this weekend.
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 01:39 PM

Gray and Grayer.

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 04:40 PM

GREEN AND YELLOW :laugh2:


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 05:04 PM

Count Howard and Me in.  My colors are Purple & Yellow..  Howadr is Orange & yellow.Looking forward to this race.



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 06:48 PM

Well guys Me and Jordan will not be able to make it this weekend Moma said we have plans , so no racing for us ... Good luck to all the Racers but Russell you gotta watch that guy.. lol... See you guys next round......


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 12:02 PM

I win I'm here

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 08:15 PM

WTG, Bud :laugh2:  You even beat Red.

 

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 05:07 AM

You forgot my pointy hat again. :sarcastic_hand: :sarcastic_hand: :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 14 May 2016 - 02:21 PM

Good luck to everyone racing today.

I'm sorry I couldn't make it. Unfortunately I had overlapping obligations this weekend, and family was priority this time.

Despite what I'm already hearing, OSS is not over with and I'm not trying to put Heart of Dixie Raceway out of business.

This is the first series race I've missed in over seven years, sorry if I've offended anyone.

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 12:34 PM

If you finished on the podium in any class this past weekend please contact me so I can arrange delivery of your awards.
 
Thank you to everyone who participated, even the hater's.
 
I choose to attend the baseball game and cub scout graduation of my girlfriends 11 year old son instead. I have no regrets.
 
If you're unhappy with what I do, don't like the rules, or if you think I cheat then please feel free to stay home. I've been racing for the last 15 years, hosting National level events and running series for the last seven years and I've never seen so many people ungrateful of the time and effort it takes to do this.
 
The next race will be in Marietta, GA, at CMS. I'll try to have a date out at least a month in advance.
 
Thank you to those who support the series and our hobby.
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Posted 17 May 2016 - 04:48 PM

Thank you to everyone who participated, even the hater's.
If you're unhappy with what I do, don't like the rules, or if you think I cheat then please feel free to stay home. 

I've never seen so many people ungrateful of the time and effort it takes to do this.

 

I can't find a single "hater", "unhappy with RT", "don't like Outlaw SS rules", "RT is a cheater", or "ungrateful of your efforts" post on Slotblog.

If there is, please point me to it. 


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 04:59 PM

Me personally I don't have a problem Russel explained what was happening and I got to beat Red twice Saturday far as I'm concerned everything is cool

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 01:26 PM

Ralph, I would have been upset if u chose to race over a kids ballgame and scouts! Family 1st racing second. Like I told u on phone only a few had issues. My issue was nothing u could control. I drove out there Friday, tested my *** off to get car better on red lane. Disition was made NOT to run red or black lane. Wasted time. Then I practised qualifying runs, no qualifying! We get points for that. But still had fun, if I am going to race, I am going to have a good time. Appreciate everything everyone did so we can race. JC martin did great job keeping thing rolling. Myself and Danny R had to leave to get back to Dixie speedway to get dirt cars ready to race that night.


On the fun side.....I think some just got mad cause they had to pay for that butt kicking they got!!! LOL. Myself and Danny Richards are team cars, will be riding together to these races. Finished only 5 or so ft apart on same lap.

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 03:12 PM

WTG, Bud and Red, y'all were right on JC Martin's tail.

That ain't easy to do :good: When you start getting close to him, he just keeps ramping up his game.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 03:41 PM

I ran the wrong Body in that race give up to much downforce

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 07:34 PM

Hard to get close when only running 4.9 against 4.7s. Wouldn't have been that fast if Bud hadn't lent me a motor. THANKS BUD! Where are the rest of the results?


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 07:26 AM

Waiting on Ralph to post the rest,red. Did anyone get pictures or the results for GTP or stockcar? Those were pictures I took and had Steve take the picture of Danny, JC,and myself. I don't know who won,finishing order of last two races. Think James Jonhnson said JC won GTP with RED second and James 3rd? If correct, great run,red.
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 08:14 AM

I saw the results somewhere but I can't remember where.
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:26 AM

That blue and white #9 looks light. Did anyone weigh that car after the race?


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 04:39 PM

He was the tech director not a problem..LOL.

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:07 PM

Has anyone seen race results posted from this race. Did I miss something?


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 08:36 PM

Pablo,

 

Just because you don't see it posted on the Blog doesn't mean it's not being said.

 

This happens to people all the time in this hobby. 


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 10:01 PM

I can't find a single "hater", "unhappy with RT", "don't like Outlaw SS rules", "RT is a cheater", or "ungrateful of your efforts" post on Slotblog.

If there is, please point me to it. 

Terry, please re-read exactly what I wrote. :diablo: This time I even highlighted it for you. At the time I made that post, I was unaware of any.

If I'm wrong, feel free to correct me. But I don't appreciate being lectured in a condescending manner just because I stated a fact in support of a Slotblog member. :bad:


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:11 PM

Pablo - I think you may have misunderstood my post.

 

You stated that you couldn't find any "bad" comments about Ralph on the Blog. 

 

I for one have not seen any myself and my statement (that was not intended as a lecture or to be condescending) was that although you and me cannot see it being done in public, does not mean people are not badmouthing him behind his back. 

 

I consider Ralph to be a good friend who does a lot to try and help promote growth in this wonderful little hobby we all love so much.  Ralph is a grown man and doesn't need me to defend him but I would do so in a minute if I knew someone was badmouthing him.

 

Again, I think you may have misunderstood what I meant and that's okay, if not, please let me know.

 

Have a good day.


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:39 PM

Fair enough, Terry, but I didn't misunderstand anything. Your post # 36 above says:

 

"Pablo,

 

Just because you don't see it posted on the Blog doesn't mean it's not being said."

 

Obviously, I can't control the entire world. I do, however, have some control on Slotblog.

The way you worded your post totally twists what I said. If my name had not been in your post, it would have made perfect sense.

 

However, as you wrote it, it specifies me and insinuates I'm thick. In private, you are welcome to think that :)

But when you print my name and appear to lecture me, it won't fly.


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:58 PM

Unfortunately words said in print don't have the benefit of body language or facial expression.

 

Then again you can't punch someone in print either. ;-)


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 10:15 PM

Okay Pablo, I never insinuated that you were "thick".  That is you reading between the lines in my opinion and you are way off base.

 

David - You totally nailed it.  Words in print can be viewed very differently from one person to the next. The main reason that I hate sending emails and now also posting comments on the Blog.  As far as the Blog goes, I think I'll just go back to being a creeper.

 

Someone once said to me "opinions are like aholes, everyone has one".  Truer words have never been spoken. 

 

Today is my Birthday so I think I will go do something usefull and eat some cake. lol

 

Peace


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 10:40 PM

Good deal, Terry, now I'm "off base" and an "ahole" in your opinion.

Anything else you'd like to add, as long as you're on a roll ? :clapping: :D


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:44 PM

Wow, talk about twisting what someone says.  :dash2:  

 

This is pointless, congrats Pablo, you win, I'm out. 

 

Have a good weekend sir! 


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 08:03 PM

Has anyone seen race results from this race? :unknw: :unknw: :unknw:


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