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Good Luck Travelers

Postby DaveMk1 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:22 pm

I hope everyone will join me in wishing out local folks good luck as they head to Nationals. I think folks are leaving this weekend and racing during the week next week.

You can go to the SCCA website and check the results at the end of each day and you can also check in with Nick via this site as he usually posts from the hotel during the week.

I wish you all safe travels and fast times. I'll be thinking of you all.

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby JoeE » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:36 pm

I second that good luck, and have FUN!

So... who's all goin? Team Dave-Kristy-Nick, Coby? anyone else?
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby DaveMk1 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:54 pm

JoeE wrote:I second that good luck, and have FUN!

So... who's all goin? Team Dave-Kristy-Nick, Coby? anyone else?


Rob V is going with the Cobinator as I recall.

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby MikeJ » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:08 pm

Have a safe trip, get lots of rest and kick some arse.
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby drzoidberg » Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:04 am

Good luck all!

Thanks for representing our little club. I know you will make us proud.
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby fastneons » Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:15 pm

Dave, Kristy, and I have all arrived. We drove straight through, left livingston at 6pm, and arrived in Topeka at 1:30 pm local time. It may sound like a lot of driving, but I got to tell you, it sure as hell beats staying somewhere and still having to drive more. It has rained the last week in topeka, so the ground is very soggy. Unfortunately that means muddy pits, but we are supposed to have some nice heat the next day. The humidity hit us all like a wall this afternoon. In fact we were pitted next to some guys from South Carolina, and they also said the humidity is horrible, and "we come to topeka to get away from this!" Dave wins the award for sleeping the least during the drive, about 1hr 5 mins. Kristy wins the smartest driver/passenger award, with at least 5 hours of sleep.

Tomorrow is test and tune time, and I bought some goodies to help us with our tuning. So I am looking forward to that! We have got to sleep though. Thanks for all the well wishes.
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby rdks » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:27 pm

Coby and I are on our way... Stopped in Sioux Falls for the night.. should be there Sunday afternoon.

Looks to be a fun weekend. Looking forward to driving the RX-8 and with luck kicking Coby's ***. I hear there is something to having good luck on someone's first time at nationals... Well,here is to dreaming the night away.

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby Dogeater » Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:10 pm

Looks to be a fun weekend. Looking forward to driving the RX-8 and with luck kicking Coby's ***. I hear there is something to having good luck on someone's first time at nationals... Well,here is to dreaming the night away.

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby RayAR » Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:27 pm

Good luck to all. Looks like BS EP and EPL will all be running Tuesday and Wedsday and since the SCCA almost gets the results posted in real time look for results to be posted soon after each heat is finished.
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby fastneons » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:27 am

Yesterday was relaxing. Just did the test and tune, and removed the BMW's alternator and battery. Turns out the voltage regulator was not working so well during the test and tune. Luckily Oreilly's was able to get one out of KC. Today, we are just installing the alternator w/ new regulator, and letting the battery charge next to/on top of the sink in the motel room. Walking the course, and going to the SEB town hall meeting. Another relaxing day!

BTW, Coby went to BD's to get VD last night, so he may have some good stories.
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby Dogeater » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:08 am

BTW, Coby went to BD's to get VD last night, so he may have some good stories.


No stories, they were closed. Went to bed early.

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby rkaiser » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:33 pm

No stories, they were closed. Went to bed early.


Sure Coby, whatever you say. :) Good luck all of you down there. Look forward to reading the updates!
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby DaveMk1 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:02 pm

Bring home some of these!

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby rdks » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:22 pm

Well interesting day of rest before the fight of times. For some who would like to do Nationals. You should do it!

Look at all the fun... Nick and Kristy hard at it.
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby RayAR » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:22 pm

rdks wrote: For some who would like to do Nationals. You should do it


I want to and one of these years I will. Last year was my best chance but the car was pure garbage(The money I had saved for Nationals ended up being put into the car over the winter). This year I had very little diposable income. October of next year we are going to Hawaii again :lol:. Maybe in 2010..... If we can get the house sold and finally move to the Drummond/Philipsburg area by then :x I hear the CP party is pretty crazy, you guys should crash it for me :twisted:

Anyway, by this time tomorow we should know the results of the first day. Last year they updated the results after every heat so I will be checking throughout the day. Good luck again.
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby RayAR » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:28 pm

BTW, It looks like BS and EP will run in the morning and EPL will run in the afternoon.
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby DaveMk1 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:26 pm

I was just looking at the results from today and it looks like the competition must be seriously tough. I hope it was a fun day that you all are ready to come back tomorrow guns blazing.

I'll be thinking fast thoughts for you all.

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby ma mopar » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:36 pm

Bring home some of these!

Fun day but exhasting. Tomorrow's a whole new day and we aren't out of it yet! Nick's hoping to be looking for a ride home. (If he beats Dave he's walking) :lol: I'm only .08(?) from a trophy and tomorrow's course is a conefest. Hopefully, todays cone-free trend keeps up for me. That and I'm able to shift into third!! Stupid German shift linkage.

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby DaveMk1 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:47 pm

ma mopar wrote:
Bring home some of these!

Fun day but exhasting. Tomorrow's a whole new day and we aren't out of it yet! Nick's hoping to be looking for a ride home. (If he beats Dave he's walking) :lol: I'm only .08(?) from a trophy and tomorrow's course is a conefest. Hopefully, todays cone-free trend keeps up for me. That and I'm able to shift into third!! Stupid German shift linkage.


careful...... the gas pedal in that car likes to come off sometimes. Dave Likes when it happens :) and it makes him smile.

Kick some big ass tomorrow!

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby 02BMW » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:59 pm

Kristy likened my tight German shifter linkage to "stirring bread dough with a big wooden spoon". nice.
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby DaveMk1 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:18 pm

02BMW wrote:Kristy likened my tight German shifter linkage to "stirring bread dough with a big wooden spoon". nice.


Is that a bad thing? She at least said the spoon was "big" and it seems to me that guys like their spoons to be called big.

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby RayAR » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:36 pm

Whats up with Coby's 2 DNF's? Was there a lunch break before his heat? I seem to remember the Pork Chop sandwich story from 2 years ago :D . On a more serious note, Good luck tomorow, drive your arses off and bring home some trophies.
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby Dogeater » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:59 pm

I want everyone to know I had a Pork Chop AFTER I completed all of my runs, yes this means I had to wait until Wednesday. :) I just couldn't put any runs together. My tires were part of the problem, but mostly it was my crappy driving ability. :cry: This car is capable of so much more as anyone can see in the times the top runners in my class were laying down. Still had a great time and have some video (it's in slow motion).

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby fastneons » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:16 pm

Once again, nationals was great! The weather was perfect. I would have to say that the courses were the most fun, and challenging that I have ever run at a national. A big thanks goes to Dave for letting me drive his car! Even though Dave and I did not place that well, I think we both drove well. It was very fun having a co-driver to challenge you. I think Dave might have been worried about me beating him, after the first day, and my first run on the second day. But, he prevailed :cry: My story is he has a lot more seat time! :lol:

Dave and I did some talking after each day of competition. I think he now knows(not that he didn't before), or had it confirmed, what upgrades need to be made. It is really tough to compete with cars that can weigh 400-500 lbs less than you, and make more hp. On top of that, they run just as wide tires, which in autocross, is probably the most important thing. I know we were the heaviest car in the class, and had the next to lowest hp. But, no more excuses. I had a lot of fun! After my 2nd run on tuesday, I really didn't care how I placed, becuase I was having so much fun!
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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby ma mopar » Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:51 pm

Once again, nationals was great! The weather was perfect. I would have to say that the courses were the most fun, and challenging that I have ever run at a national. A big thanks goes to Dave for letting me drive his car!


Ditto! Dave we owe you big! I couldn't have had more fun coming in last! I may have said this before... but I LOVE YOUR CAR! (Seriously, it's up there with Meat Shoppe jerky and my Costco coat!) :lol:

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Re: Good Luck Travelers

Postby DaveMk1 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:21 pm

ma mopar wrote:Ditto! Dave we owe you big! I couldn't have had more fun coming in last! I may have said this before... but I LOVE YOUR CAR! (Seriously, it's up there with Meat Shoppe jerky and my Costco coat!) :lol:


High praise indeed!

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