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On 7/5/2018 at 10:25 AM, skierman64 said:

I gather by the name of this thread I should have posted my video here instead of the other thread.  

 

Here you go, same one I posted on Monday, this is 5:30p to 6:10p Saturday eve.  Crank Yankers E30.  

 

 

 

Mike! Nice driving. That car's a hoot, huh? 

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Low Farm Racing had an eventful race, and a great fun weekend. 

 

Friday practice- We tested the car three weeks before at Road America, and all was fine. We blasted it up and down our road once before loading it on the trailer, and all was fine. We drove the car to tech inspection and the Throttle body failed on the way. 😥Couldn't get it to rev to the 3k needed to confirm cut off switch, but tech let us go with killing it at 2500rpm.  Took it back to the trailer, tinkered around a bit, and found that the throttle plate was stuck closed with some kind of moisture/gunk build up. Spare part was installed, and we got some testing in so we could all see the track.

 

Saturday/Sunday- Our race went smooth for the first 8 hours. We were running steady, keeping our pace deliberately between 1:25-1:30 to conserve fuel and the car since our main goal for the weekend was just to finish. 8 hours in and things started to go wrong. 

 

First breakdown - Ball joint failed on the front left side. Not bad enough to crash or lose the wheel or anything, but bad enough it needed fixing. Luckily, we brought plenty of spare control arms. During the fix however, one of our team left the nut loose on the other side control arm. 4 laps later and...

 

Second breakdown - Had to get towed in when the left balljoint fell out due to either an untightened or uninstalled nut. Checked balljoint, replaced nut, straightened brake duct, and headed back out. Unfortunately we think the shock of it being pulled apart when the hub came off the control arm broke the steering rack leading to ...

 

Third break down - Steering rack must have stripped a tooth, as we all of a sudden had a random, but huge dead spot in the steering. Changed the rack in the middle of the night and went back out. 

 

Fourth break down - Something broke in the rear end going into turn 3 and our driver lost control. After this, we of course gave him the poop about binning it and trying to blame a broken car, but in his defense the GoPro proved he wasn't just covering himself lol. Replaced all left rear suspension, drive shaft, and spring. 

 

After all this, we did manage to get out around 6:30 am and race to the finish. 

 

Honestly, what an amazing event at an amazing track. We all agreed as a team that we will be back at any event Champ chooses to host at NL, what an amazing place!

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I actually hope next year is a double 8.  Or a 10 and an 8.

 

I miss the party!  24s suck while you are there.  The only good time is when you are done.  Except you just wanna sleep afterwards.

 

I haven't even looked at the car since the race...

 

Month and a half til gman!

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43 minutes ago, wvumtnbkr said:

I actually hope next year is a double 8.  Or a 10 and an 8.

 

I miss the party!  24s suck while you are there.  The only good time is when you are done.  Except you just wanna sleep afterwards.

 

I haven't even looked at the car since the race...

 

Month and a half til gman!

Defend your 24 win next year!

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11 hours ago, bendawson3 said:

 

Mike! Nice driving. That car's a hoot, huh? 

 

Thanks and yes. It was a blast to drive.  

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46 minutes ago, wvumtnbkr said:

I actually hope next year is a double 8.  Or a 10 and an 8.

 

I miss the party!  24s suck while you are there.  The only good time is when you are done.  Except you just wanna sleep afterwards.

 

I haven't even looked at the car since the race...

 

Month and a half til gman!

 

Oh pshaw. It's like having a baby. You'll be back next year. DAMHIK.

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13 minutes ago, FlorahDorah said:

 

Oh pshaw. It's like having a baby. You'll be back next year. DAMHIK.

We have 2 girls now.  We are done!

 

It's been 5 years since my last 24....

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19 minutes ago, wvumtnbkr said:

It's been 5 years since my last 24....

 

Yeah.... truth be told... it's probably been that long for us as well. But not for a lack of trying!

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2 hours ago, wvumtnbkr said:

I actually hope next year is a double 8.  Or a 10 and an 8.

 

I miss the party!  24s suck while you are there.  The only good time is when you are done.  Except you just wanna sleep afterwards.

 

I haven't even looked at the car since the race...

There are not many tracks willing to do a 24. 

 

Nelson has plenty of dates maybe a second event to accommodate those not interested in a 24.

 

It's hard to tell but if past performance is any indicator shorter races will not have the same draw

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On 7/8/2018 at 5:21 PM, skierman64 said:

 

But how was the car?  I can't imagine it handling very well.  

Dreadful.  It was dreadful.  We won the Lemons IOE award and parted that POS out. 

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17 hours ago, wvumtnbkr said:

I actually hope next year is a double 8.  Or a 10 and an 8.

 

I miss the party!  24s suck while you are there.  The only good time is when you are done.  Except you just wanna sleep afterwards.

 

I haven't even looked at the car since the race...

 

Month and a half til gman!

PUDDIN'

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15 hours ago, mostmint said:

There are not many tracks willing to do a 24. 

 

Nelson has plenty of dates maybe a second event to accommodate those not interested in a 24.

 

It's hard to tell but if past performance is any indicator shorter races will not have the same draw

I enjoyed telling folks we tried to run a 24. It has meaning to even non race fans. What a fun track!

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22 hours ago, mostmint said:

There are not many tracks willing to do a 24. 

 

Nelson has plenty of dates maybe a second event to accommodate those not interested in a 24.

 

It's hard to tell but if past performance is any indicator shorter races will not have the same draw

Will be interesting to see if that changes with the repave.   I’d enjoy a double 8 there.  

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Anyone know who took this or how to get a high quality copy?  Figure if my car is going to get demolished, having a cool picture of it happening is better than the pile of sheetmetal currently keeping the dust off the shop floor.

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To the best of my knowledge the guy is a corner worker at Nelson's and a friend of the Honda team , that's why he happened to catch the incident.  He took it with his cell phone .

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12 hours ago, Racer28173 said:

Will be interesting to see if that changes with the repave.   I’d enjoy a double 8 there.  

 

I'm a little biased, but I'd race once a month there...

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13 hours ago, MMiskoe said:

Anyone know who took this or how to get a high quality copy?  Figure if my car is going to get demolished, having a cool picture of it happening is better than the pile of sheetmetal currently keeping the dust off the shop floor.

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 Matt George

I do not have his contact info

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6 hours ago, tommytipover said:

 

I'm a little biased, but I'd race once a month there...

Track Days-July 25th, August 15th, September 12th and October 10th. I think these are the competition car only days. No preregistration. Just show up with $200 and run all day. We did about 4.5 hours on track last time. Also July 21st there is a track day where one session will be run in reverse! Assuming we could carry 90 through turn one backwards like can forwards that would make turn 13 really scary as it would be blind over the crest and we’d have a ton of speed coming to into it.

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