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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:24 PM

Jay, that seems like one extra thing that would need to be checked at tech? I think the way the rules read leaves the builder and racer a little room to experiment and tune. Ovals are fun and more of a challenge then meets the eye.

 

So sorry I had to miss this race!


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:26 PM

Oh yeah.

 

I had a great time and thanks to Eddie and Elaine Hoffman and anyone else involved in putting on the race.


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:26 PM

Eddie, any chassis pics?
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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:27 PM

Not hard to tech. Turn car over and you can see motor chassis and guide are in alignment. You can tell the chassis is centered in track simply by looking at tire to chassis clearance.

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:29 PM

Eddie, any chassis pics?

 

I can take some.


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:30 PM

No need, Eddie.

 

ed1.jpg

 

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:36 PM

Thank you, Greg... pretty creative.


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:52 PM

My thought exactly, Matt.


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:54 PM

Not hard to tech. Turn car over and you can see motor chassis and guide are in alignment. You can tell the chassis is centered in track simply by looking at tire to chassis clearance.

 
I agree with Tony here, we aren't worried about a few thousandths (or even a tenth?) offset here and there. If there is any question the tech director can always measure and make a determination right on the spot. Bottom line is things (guide, motor, body) need to be centered within the track of the car. I'm sure the IRRA® BoD will make the appropriate rule changes to achieve this.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:06 AM

It looks like GRRR got a real good turnout for this race and a lot of good racing. Congrats to Ed.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:03 AM

No thanks to you, Doc. I hope your balls freeze off by Christmas and you will have to come running back. LOL.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:24 PM

Tony, you didn't forget to take your meds again this morning, did you?


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:28 PM

No thanks to you, Doc. I hope your balls freeze off by Christmas and you will have to come running back. LOL.


I’m feeling the love in the room... LOL.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 02:20 PM

No thanks to you, Doc. I hope your balls freeze off by Christmas and you will have to come running back. LOL.

 

I see you have been listening to my motivational tapes on making and retaining friends.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 02:23 PM

It was great meeting new people and running my first Retro Stock Car Class race... Had a great time... Hope to see everyone again soon!

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 02:30 PM

Matt,

 

Doc is like my long-lost brother that I’ve lost again. Same with Grant. Two best friends gone.


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"And if my thought-dreams could be seen they'd probably put my head in a guillotine. But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only." - Dylan

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:47 PM

970 miles is a bit to far for me to run back to Florida. However, one day I might be knocking on your door; like in February.
 
I'll miss you too, Tony. :)
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