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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:32 pm

I pretty much was the noob.

I was out in the first round of eliminations, but I only lost by .05 seconds.

May was running comfortable 16.8s. Not pushing anything since she is my daily.

I think Rudd was running 18s in his street warrior and he won the event.

May should break into the 15s with just some minor mechanical cleanups and tuning like adjusting the throttle cable to actually open the butterflies all the way.

She has that new late model transmission which is awesome for freeway driving, but the tall gears aren't helping any in the 1/4 mile. 3rd goes on forever now.

The other car in the picture ran 11s, so it was kind of funny. They handicap the starts in the elimination rounds. So he had to sit there for 5 seconds after I broke the lights. Then it is weird to see his car come blasting by at the finish just as I am crossing...

Great fun. I am addicted. Want to really focus on Kay now...

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:28 pm

Mateo's first racer meeting:



Pulling up to the ligths:



See ya!



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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:35 pm

any burn out pics? i love being at the light

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:00 pm

Congratulations Matt on your first run......now you are possessed by the racing bug!!!! Great pics Dawn.
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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:48 pm


Ray and Tommy took the pics. I just posted them. Gotta give credit where credit is due. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:50 pm

No burnouts, really no point.

Don't want to break anything and the track is already sticky from the other racers and their burnouts.

I am not putting down enough to break them loose with any real consequence. My final run I kind of started to get my timing down and she broke loose a bit but hooked right up.

The good news is, she seems to pull straight, so I have enough caster in the beam.

You are absolutely spot on Lonny, staging at the tree is kick ass...

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:52 pm

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You are absolutely spot on Lonny, staging at the tree is kick ass...

Staging at the tree is nerve wracking for me. Hitting the first few gears and feeling that pull as the wall flies by, that's the kick ass part. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:55 pm

Yea, you will notice me in that one picture with the window down and my arm hanging out, just kicking back.

The guy staging cars is yelling at me to roll my widow up, Ray is just shaking his head. Shocked

One mistake of many throughout the day. Rolling Eyes

Don't pull out into the lanes with your window down. Wink

Oh well, live and learn. But I am living large!!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:00 pm

Mateo wrote:
No burnouts, really no point.

Don't want to break anything and the track is already sticky from the other racers and their burnouts.

I am not putting down enough to break them loose with any real consequence. My final run I kind of started to get my timing down and she broke loose a bit but hooked right up.

The good news is, she seems to pull straight, so I have enough caster in the beam.

You are absolutely spot on Lonny, staging at the tree is kick ass...

i use to do import racing loved doing burn out 13.2 times

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:10 pm

That bug next to me runs 11.6 and does a mean smoke roll...

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:46 pm

Very cool Mat I was planning to head out and watch after the meeting but the weather sucked so I blew it off....my loss!!
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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:17 am

Very good to see Mateo make it out and like he said, he is hooked.

I was running 19s in the Street Bug, and I did win the event.

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:59 am

New tachometer installed for April 1 race day:



(Thanks Breck!) Anyways it didn't help much, I still sucked.

Well not too bad, but I gave them hell. Lost by .018 seconds.

and I did cut a few mean lights today... Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:58 pm

Sweet!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Sat May 19, 2012 1:35 am

So it is bittersweet...

Put the Dells on the shelf today (I guess I'll have to give them back to Dave LOL), swapped them out for a new set of Webers.

Freshened up May's top end over the past few weeks as I dropped a cylinder or two before the last race and missed it. Figured it was time, been nursing her along. So I replaced the Ps&Cs and some work on the heads.

Anyway, the Dells just weren't doing it, time to try something new, literally.

She's a beast again, hoping for some good stuff form her on Sunday if I can get her tuned in.

Depending on how things go, might have something special for BOR... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Sun May 20, 2012 10:01 am



Velvet and I will be at NASA today!
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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Sun May 20, 2012 11:24 am

Don't break her!
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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Mon May 21, 2012 4:07 pm

Nice pics, must have had fun as long as everything stayed together...
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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Mon May 21, 2012 4:51 pm

Nice to see Velvet out and about!!
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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:54 am

Getting ready to break some sh!t!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:19 am

Mateo wrote:
Getting ready to break some sh!t!!!


LMAO! Are you gonna use the water box Mateo? OMG I wish I could go watch.
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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:01 am

Oh no!! Here's where Mateo's pocket book gets a lot lighter.

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:54 pm


NASA Race 5 - June 30, 2012

Winner - Lynn Urrutia
Runner-Up - Doug Colley
Semi's - Matthew Collins

Top Qualifier - Ken Porter .017
Best Package Round 1 - Matthew Collins .139
Best Light - Doug Colley .050 1st Round (20 Bonus Points) $50.00 Gift Cert from Bugformance Sacramento
Hard Luck Award - John Martin- Engine?
Bounty Hunter - Lynn Urrutia $50.00 from Greg's VW
Fastest Pass - Larry Menniti 10.009 @ 134.152
Top MPH - Larry Menniti 134.152
Top Rookie - Matthew Collins
Best Burnout - Doug Colley

Didn't break anything, but otherwise a good day for May and the FNG. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Mayhem ('69 Ghia)   Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:14 pm

Kickin' it in the staging lanes:



It was a tad warm yesterday, not walking on the Sun hot, but maybe Mars...

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