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#1 raisin27

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:54 AM

When I'm bored I get strange ideas...........

 

What would you think of a retro race where just for fun we eliminate the scoring/timers during practice? Take away the clock so to speak so you have to tune your car using just your finger and the feel of the car like it was back in the day?


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:12 AM

I wouldn't have a problem with that but I bet you won't get consensus on that among the fastest guys at your local track.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:36 AM

Some tracks I have raced at have no visible monitors anyway - guess and maybe.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:47 PM

I'm in!


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:29 PM

Move away from the bottle! :)
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 06:11 PM

If there is no scoring then how is it a race?


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 06:18 PM

I think Raisin meant you held a normal race.

 

You just don't test and tune with the timer on.

 

When I got back in, in 1981, there wasn't any lane timers I remember.

 

Qualifying was usually done with a single BSRT, digital readout, HO timer.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:04 PM

Back when I ran SOCAL USRA from 97-03 I would travel a day early to set up and test motors. Tracks were never race ready so I would use my eyes and ears and look at chute speed because race day was too busy. Worked very well so I'M IN.

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:14 PM

This thread can probably be retitled, or subtitled, "Can we trick Willy into entering a crappy car" ?


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