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Old 02-14-2013, 10:19 PM   #76
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As one of the other facebook admin posted for the club's page:

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The wild writers from the land of real race tracks have checked in from the metropolitan center of Whitehorse, YT, Canada. Only another 1,123 KM and they will have completed their 2 year jaunt to the North where road ends.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:22 PM   #77
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Found the course. It's as wide as a freeway. Super fast and super bumpy.

Hitting 75 mph down the straight in both directions. We ran it both ways to make certain it flowed. Great job with design but man those bumps are gonna be really gnarly in a racing situation. It was about the same size bumps as at the fair rallycross but imagine hitting those at 50-60 mph. Definitely going to need to split cars into different skill groups.

Todd took video. We will get It posted on the way home.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:22 PM   #78
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Found the course. It's as wide as a freeway. Super fast and super bumpy.

Hitting 75 mph down the straight in both directions. We ran it both ways to make certain it flowed. Great job with design but man those bumps are gonna be really gnarly in a racing situation. It was about the same size bumps as at the fair rallycross but imagine hitting those at 50-60 mph. Definitely going to need to split cars into different skill groups.

Todd took video. We will get It posted on the way home.
That's why the snow machine group asked cars with studs to go play - to help break it down so they can keep on grooming it smooth for race day. :-)
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:27 PM   #79
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http://youtu.be/lSPOzxEyKgQ


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Old 02-15-2013, 01:18 AM   #80
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That's why the snow machine group asked cars with studs to go play - to help break it down so they can keep on grooming it smooth for race day. :-)
WE need LOTS and LOTS of cars then.

My teeth are still rattling.

The video does not do it justice. Neither the speed nor the bumps.

But it sure felt good to have a real track to play on.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:11 AM   #81
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I just went out there. I was hitting 88 miles per hour on the straight in my Forester. Awesome course.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:12 AM   #82
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I just went out there. I was hitting 88 miles per hour on the straight in my Forester. Awesome course.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:12 AM   #83
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I just went out there. I was hitting 88 miles per hour on the straight in my Forester. Awesome course.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:17 AM   #84
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looks like the guys that put in the effort to put a track out there did a good job since it's been a crappy weather season it's been a real hassle warm no snow rain freeze and snow i know it took many hours with a grater and yes we don't have the luxury of a flooded smoothed out track that the IRA guy would dedicate many many hours to setup up and maintain through out the season this year.
so bring the kids and bring the wife and your husband ...cause we gonna be racin everyone out here!

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:53 AM   #85
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I just went out there. I was hitting 88 miles per hour on the straight in my Forester. Awesome course.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:06 AM   #86
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hahaha where we're racing we don't need roads
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #88
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I just went out there. I was hitting 88 miles per hour on the straight in my Forester. Awesome course.
wow, in triplicate even.

Looking forward to seeing the flying Forester there at race time.



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Did you find tires?
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #89
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well after buy one set of blizzak now the 2nd set of swaping damn tires around i should be good maybe idk yet
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:41 AM   #91
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Well I must say that was an exciting day. From getting up early to meet and caravan with the Hot Rod crew, to dialing in the DCCD controller PERFECT, only to be stopped by an unfortunate engine fire... Oh well, racing happens! We tracked down the failure to a frozen AOS, which spewed oil on the everything. Lost wiring, vac/boost controls and power steering lines. You probably won't know fear until you have flames coming out the hood scoop and smoke filling the cabin, but you damn well have better practiced and be ready for the situation. If we hadn't, that car wouldn't have left the ice today.

I will say how huge a difference there was this race versus all the ones we ran with the 5MT. The 6MT coupled with our fully mappable DCCD controller is amazing on the ice. Lockup and controllability is unparalleled. Fortunately the Anchorage iceroads made a good testing ground this past week!

Big thanks to everyone who set up today and helped out. Major props to Marshall for his quick and professional job codriving and handling the fire situation. Thanks to Montana for the black flag and Todd for helping alert as well!

Last but never least, thank you Hank & Darlene for coming out to fetch me & Caleb!

Look forward to some pics and video!
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long awesome tiring day got done helping the hot rod guys with last minute stuff before they leave tonight to fly back home i;m going to bed thanks all
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #93
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Had a great time yesterday. Thank you everyone for the ride alongs. Davin was impressive to watch. Mike was out there trying to tame his new beast. Cant wait to see it once you break it in. Jammer was killing it in the jelly bean. Very cool watching him be competitive with the awds. Paul was fun to watch before the fire. Cant wait to see that thing hunt down the evos.

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A video of how my day went. This was the first heat. The finishing position set up the grid for the following race…so it set the tone for my day.

It was a mixed bag for me. I don't want to post a long diatribe that will seem like a bunch of excuses for my performance.

I did my best with the conditions and what I had to work with. I had a lot of issues to deal with and wasn't able to run with the top group. I struggled for much of the day. I feel very fortunate to have made it through the day relatively unscathed. I am re-thinking the whole using my daily driver thing out there week in and week out.

I finally figured out a work around on one of the issues but will save that explanation for when I have mastered the technique.

Congrats to the EVO crowd and the others who won heats on the day. Thanks to all the volunteers and the Lions for their efforts in getting this event to go off in a big way. Thanks also to the Hot Rod guys for showing up.

I had fun, learned TONS and hope to make a better showing next time.

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ya it was a blast first time i ever did a whole day of racing on the ice and let alone in the evo even had to fix a snapped braided brake line and 2 sets of tires swapped in a 24hr period
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #96
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Had a great time watching... R.I.P. mobile phone.
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Had a great time watching... R.I.P. mobile phone.
??? did i miss something?
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:00 PM   #98
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he lost his phone
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:29 PM   #99
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Thanks Caleb, although you may have meant predictable instead of impressive. Lol, I wasn't exactly learning from my mistakes very quickly, but everyone said I did great so I'm happy. Thanks for posting the video mike, I think it's funny seeing us both driving at the same time, you slow down properly and go around the corners in a reasonable manner while I pretty much hit the outside of every one.

Thanks Kent, Shaggie and the rest of the lions club for organizing it, and all the volunteers that helped.
Thank you whoever brought the grill/food, it was much needed and appreciated.
Thanks Ralph for the numbers, scorekeeping and cooking.
Thanks Amanda and Kaitlin for all the pictures that will be posted in the future! :-)

Oh and I almost forgot, thanks again for the bumper Chano, it's being used thoroughly.
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he lost his phone
I like to think it will provide some much needed entertainment for the fish come Spring Thaw
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