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steve'66
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posted 03-28-2002 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check it out,

http://www.searspoint.com/

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stang106
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posted 03-28-2002 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
50 million? Geez, there must be big bucks in drag racing, does the fans pay those bills? Our new 53 bed hospital only cost 45 million Canadian!
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posted 03-28-2002 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
50 million for the whole project though, which included work on their 14 turn road course. I'm glad to see them put the money into the track as it really needed it. My old high school had more bleacher space that that place did. From the photos it looked like the road course was in between the main grandstands and the drag strip which are seperated now. I guess thats a good thing.. it did seem a little harry being 20 feet from a 6000hp top fueler as it launched out of the staging area.

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steve'66
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posted 03-28-2002 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah,

This place is first class!!
I can't wait,

Look at that vigin concrete pad, gonna take some time to properly "season" it.


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289u4ea
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posted 03-28-2002 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 289u4ea   Click Here to Email 289u4ea     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personaly I am going to miss being 20 feet from a 6000hp top fueler as it launched out of the staging area.

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stang106
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posted 03-28-2002 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw a NASCAR race there and it was cool to be able to wander around and watch the racing at different turns. the pit area was also open to spectators. Now I have an excuse to go back!
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Larry Jennings
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posted 03-28-2002 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Butch Jennings
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posted 03-28-2002 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!! Heat up those jugs Larry! We've got an 1/8 mile of concrete to play with now! LOL....I can't believe the Doc won't let me race, I might have to break Doctor's orders and take a shot at that new surface after it's got a little rubber on it.

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steve'66
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posted 03-28-2002 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Butch Jennings:

I might have to break Doctor's orders and take a shot at that new surface after it's got a little rubber on it.


We were at LVMS's the STRIP last fall which is a sister track to our new track and they we're wishing it had a little more "seasoning" on it. Melissa said it was sooo smoooth it was very cool! But a little rubber build up will help it this summer. I gotta couple et drags to donate to the "cause"

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Glens67
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posted 03-29-2002 04:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well look what I found Hi Steve, How's Melissa? ;-)

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steve'66
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posted 03-29-2002 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HI GLEN!

How you doing w/o Wednesday night bracket racin? Melissa's doing fine, just waiting for the new engine that may be ready next week. Oh, did I tell you the '66 is an automatic now.

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Larry Jennings
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posted 03-29-2002 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glen!! Welcome aboard. Did the 67 fastback get any changes during the layoff?

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63fairlane
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posted 03-29-2002 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 63fairlane   Click Here to Email 63fairlane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys on the left coast get all the good stuff.(not)Take a look at our new strip.(www.us131motorsportspark.com )If ya ever make the trip to Mich.(DO YA WANT TA RUN IT ?):-)Can't wait till May.63fairlane

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mvierow
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posted 03-29-2002 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Atleast we get test and tune all year round as long as weather permits! Beat that!

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63fairlane
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posted 03-29-2002 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 63fairlane   Click Here to Email 63fairlane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NO SMOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!63fairlane

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-29-2002 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No gang warfare in the streets!

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Larry Jennings
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posted 03-29-2002 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you mean there are no gangs in the east? Golly I thought there were punks everywhere. If that's the case all us upstanding people can sneak away some morning while the gangs are asleep and we'll have them trapped with the ocean at their back

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mvierow
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posted 03-29-2002 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah pollution control sucks. Why only California? It makes no sense. So we put MTBE in our fuel to make it burn cleaner, but then it contaminates our water supplies and causes more environmental damage than it was intended to prevent. Then we force oil companies to remove it by a certain date, and the consumer eats the cost in raised prices at the pumps. So not only do we inconvenience ourselfs with unrealistic environmental laws, and poison ourselves with untested chemicals, we stick a foot in each others asses by paying for it to all be undone. Great job Davis. Don't even get me started on energy decomissioning!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-29-2002 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope, none.

If we find a punk up here we kick 'em in the a$$ and stick 'em on a bus to L.A.

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Butch Jennings
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posted 03-29-2002 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 63fairlane:
NO SMOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!63fairlane



No smog here in Lake County either!

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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 03-29-2002 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...and when the remove the MTBE, they replace it with ethanol. Last I heard, by performance engine wasn't built to run on corn. I can't wait to de-rust my tank and fuel system every year.

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63fairlane
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posted 03-29-2002 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 63fairlane   Click Here to Email 63fairlane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK,one better yet.Or maby two even.Punks don't do too well out here halfway between Chi-town & Mo-Town with these old farm boys.Mite be that shotgun in the back window,I don't know.Mite be that old dog out in the yard.Mite be cause we just know and like (or at least respect) each other.As far as test and tune.Ya I wish we could do it all year.Last time I got caught down on the black top tuning.The deputy made a pass himself.Damn I like that boy.Been a good daddy to my grandaughter too.Life is good in mich.63fairlane

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Larry Jennings
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posted 03-29-2002 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mark Thomas won more'n a few races with corn in the tank and in the pan. Beyond my opinion (I just plain hate gas) burned gasoline is in fact bad for the air, water and ground and it's a lousy fuel source even after over 100 years of development plus the stuff it's made from is useful for just about everything else a car is made of other than steel, glass or aluminum. At some point we should start thinking that burning a limited supply of a thing that is needed for a ton of other uses to make sub standard horsepower as compared to many other fuel sources is dumb. If other fuels were legal and encouraged they would have taken over the carscape around 1946 when the air first started getting so very visable. You can defend the oil barrons if you want but in my opinion oil sucks just like the politicians who keep it as the only legal fuel source so they can "stay" extra super rich and don't give a damn if it kills you.

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posted 03-30-2002 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 63fairlane:
Take a look at our new strip.(www.us131motorsportspark.com )Can't wait till May.63fairlane


I checked out the site, and in all fairness if you think that track can even remotely compare to SearsPoint Raceway you're suffering from cabin fever.

I wonder if they let you guys snowmobile on it in the winter?

Michigan is nice "I guess", but don't knock Northern California. I for one am not about to move to Michigan.


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63fairlane
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Steve66,I didn't knock N.Cal.I just said NO Smog when asked to beat that.It probably can't compare with S.P.Most of the racers there have been at it for 20yrs in the same cars.We know each other,like eachother,help each other,and race each other.Were just tickeled to death that our old track got rebuilt instead of devoloped into 200 houses or another bigbox.We need your track and you need ours to keep this thing going.Oh Ya,we do have snow buggy drags.More than a few run in the 12s.Hawlen *** In The Snow.WEEEEEEEE! 63fairlane

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K, 63 fairlane

It's just that us Californian's get tired of being picked on. If the other 49 states had a life they wouldn't have to devote 25% of their news coverage to what happens here.

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posted 04-01-2002 02:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Glen!! Welcome aboard. Did the 67 fastback get any changes during the layoff?


Just a little... Total Control Sub frame connectors, Pro Form Center Section for the 750DP, Cal Tract Bars from Calvert racing, 11 1/2" Centerforce DF (was an 11") These should put me back to the 13s with my luck. STEEVE AN AUTO OOOOH NOOO .

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posted 04-01-2002 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I rather doubt you slowed it down to the 13s Glen.

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STEEVE AN AUTO OOOOH NOOO .

Glen,

You sound like you'll fit in just fine with the manual tranny racers here on this site! Do you remember TomP when he visited us year before last from Canada? You two spoke about your '67 I think. He and several others have called us all kinds of bad things for switching to an auto. All in fun, of course.

For those that don't know, Glen runs a '67 GT fastback with a 428 and a toploader. It usually runs low 12's on street tires in full street trim.

Welcome to M&M Glen!!

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Whoa, definately not backing any oil companies. Just a little ticked at the bs burocracy we have to go through. Why is it that California has to be two years ahead of the rest of the country in terms of legislation? California the state is the 6th largest economic power in the WORLD, so why is it used as a test bed? Just a little off topic rant.. sorry 'bout that.

As far as gasoline as a fuel is concerned, I can't wait to get rid of it. Personally, I really want to see more research in electric cars. From what I've read, its the battery technology that is really holding us back. And I'm not talking about those crappy sub compact electric hondas or anything similar.

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Volts is run by the same guys that run gasoiline and so instead of electricity being produced in a sensable clean manor and making a regular profit they want to burn coal to make voltage to charge up the clean car and then make the super extra profit off of it. If you had the same number of electric cars on the road today as there are gas cars the demand for power plants in and around heavy populated areas would be huge. The electricity don't like being run very far in a wire so a place like LA Ca. would disapear in the haze 'til the wind came up. I favor a choose your favorite fuel type deal where some cars run on methane from pig doo doo and some run on nitro ect. Just as long as the oil barons aint runnin the whole show.

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Well the latest is; it'll be open 4-10-'02 from 4pm til 7 pm for T&T for 10 sec and slower cars only. No eliminations, looks like they want some cars to "season" the track but not bounce off the guard rails. Who's going?

SteveW

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Originally posted by steve'66:
Well the latest is; it'll be open 4-10-'02 from 4pm til 7 pm for T&T for 10 sec and slower cars only. No eliminations, looks like they want some cars to "season" the track but not bounce off the guard rails. Who's going?

SteveW



Hmmmm....that's very tempting, I wonder how much grief I'd get from the Ol'Lady if I ran off with my hotrod for the evening.

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Larry Jennings
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posted 04-02-2002 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think we'd be runnin on a green surface with little or no glue so our tires would get sacraficed for the GoodGuys show. IMO

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I think we'd be runnin on a green surface with little or no glue so our tires would get sacraficed for the GoodGuys show. IMO



Larry,

That's exactly what they are doing. Looking for some rubber on the new concrete that is.

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posted 04-02-2002 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I doubt I'll be running by then, but I will be cranking on it all night till then. Maybe with a little luck I'll see you guys out there.

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They couldn't just let us have it until 9pm!

I think I might be able to make it. That's before the Mrs gets back. Just need to figure it out with work.

Is this going to be a well advertised T&T? I'm just trying to figure out how many cars might be there.

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Jas,

I think maybe they don't have the lighting finished yet so that's why the 7:00 cutoff? I don't think it's advertised, although it is on their website now. It should be a light turnout. I'll come out to visit whoever shows, but i'm sure the '66 won't be ready by then.

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That sounds good. I'm going to try and make it.

I still haven't done the dyno tune. It might be good though since I'll be able to do a before and after this way.

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Originally posted by steve'66:
Jas,

I think maybe they don't have the lighting finished yet so that's why the 7:00 cutoff? I don't think it's advertised, although it is on their website now. It should be a light turnout. I'll come out to visit whoever shows, but i'm sure the '66 won't be ready by then.

SteveW


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