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65_289
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posted 12-17-2001 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How can someone with a 'glide, 'brake, and air-shifter really be "racing"? What does he/she do that constitutes racing? I thought you had to shift gears to race?

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Rory McNeil
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Posts: 557
From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 12-17-2001 03:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I guess when you have 1 WHOLE shift to perform,ya can`t trust a mere human to be able to do such a momentous task!

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 12-17-2001 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A POWERGLIDE IS A BORING RIDE!

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Alex Denysenko
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Ryan Wilke
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Posts: 607
From: Stanton, Michigan
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 12-17-2001 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WELL PUT, RORY!!!!!!!!
LOL!!!

Ryan

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steve'66
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Posts: 3653
From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 12-18-2001 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I won't knock it until I try it.
People running that setup are competing in PRO ET class, or a ".90 class" and it is very competitive. During the Div. 7 finals last year I watched them run at the finish line and they were so close I couldn't call the winners. MOV (margins of victory) were often within an couple thousanths of a second, and with throttle stops one car may be 30 mph faster than the other, which takes a tremendous amout of skill to "drive the stripe".
It definately would not be fair to use one of these cars against a manual transmission equipped race car in a bracket race. It's a whole different world. Not for everyone, but what is?

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-18-2001 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Magnetos are for lawn mowers and powerslides are for taxi cabs!

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cpmaverick
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From: Auburn, AL.
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 12-18-2001 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard the Aerosmitn roller coaster at Disneyworld accelerates really fast.

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