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Mid-Ohio Regional

Who is racing at the East/Midwest Regional at Mid-O at the end of August? Not sure yet if I am going, would like to but my racing budget for this year is pretty much kaput .

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I'm in...midwest champ debut. Mid-O is not my favorite, too many slow tight turns and difficult to pass but it sure beats many others overall.

My favorites in order from a driving perspective

1. Bridgehampton ...gone
2. Road Atlanta...hopefully more races now
3. Road America
4. Watkins Glen
5. Tremblant
6. Sebring
after that it there are no standouts for me but have raced. IRP, GRattan, Daytona, Moroso, Miller, Sears Point and many configurations of Sebring.

Least favorite currently is Miller although the closest track to home for me. IRP was never good to me either.

Never did Laguna or Lime Rock in all these years.
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Never did Laguna or Lime Rock in all these years.
You need to get out to Laguna Seca if you want some high-speed corners and plenty of passing opportunities (not to mention the ride down Turn 9).
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since my stop and heave last Thursday at the exit of 7 that corkscrew turn has me wondering at Laguna. But it is closer to home and much to do for any tag along guests

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Should be my first race...
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since my stop and heave last Thursday at the exit of 7 that corkscrew turn has me wondering at Laguna. But it is closer to home and much to do for any tag along guests

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The Corkscrew is interesting, but as Stephan Bastrzycki told me, it's the one that comes after the Corkscrew that is the challenge. That turn is a downhill high-speed sweeper. Gravity wants to put all of the load onto the front tires. The solution for achieving a balanced car? Accelerate. By the way, as you enter the turn, you cannot yet see the apex.
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since my stop and heave last Thursday at the exit of 7 that corkscrew turn has me wondering at Laguna. But it is closer to home and much to do for any tag along guests

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The Corkscrew is interesting, but as Stephan Bastrzycki told me, it's the one that comes after the Corkscrew that is the challenge. That turn is a downhill high-speed sweeper. Gravity wants to put all of the load onto the front tires. The solution for achieving a balanced car? Accelerate. By the way, as you enter the turn, you cannot yet see the apex.
Amen to that. The corkscrew drop-off gets all of the press because it's the best photo op, but 9 is much faster and off camber, or feels that way. T4 seems to contribute the most to the crash damage fund.
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I will be there. Home track for me (hour away). Don is right, only a couple of opportunities to pass. But I still love it.

Very jealous that I missed Canada. You you all in a couple of weeks.

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I'll be there. Mid-O is one of my favorite tracks . . . . surprised that more people don't share my enthusiasm. With the Hanford device, I suspect that passing won't be that much of a problem, even with the limited number of passing zones.
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Not sure yet if I am going, would like to but my racing budget for this year is pretty much kaput
I understand the financial aspects but please try to make it -- it won't be the same without you there, and will be so much better with you.

I will be there. Only a 3 1/2 hour drive from my house.
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I'll be there for my 2nd race weekend. I have had several lapping/practice sessions since last year so hopefully I will be faster and more consistent.

Anyone know if the mechanics will pour a seat insert at Mid-O or will I have to wait until I go to Road America?
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Lots of GREAT racing going on here in Mansfield/Lexington OH. The Memorial today was phenomenal. Jason Holehouse, Keith Watts, Bobo, Hazmat, Craig Duerson, Dr Mike, Doppler Dave, PT Cruiser, Peter Dannan (also known as not-so-little-anymore John), Dancin' Don, Hippie, Ron "The Pusher" Yarab, Scott James, and a cast of hundreds put on one of the most entertaining and exciting races in recent memory. The Mopar Kid bagged the victory using his patented "lasso wave" among other tactics that allowed him to run several lines simultaneously. He should teach.

I was sadly absent from the fun (another word used to describe the proceedings was "melee"), having run a double earlier in the day despite having had a house fall on me. You might as well hear it from me before other "versions" begin circulating: let's just say I was "Meistered" Fri night. With help from Sauza, Tanqueray, Corona, Patron. Yes all corners of the Western world were well-represented. My story (and I'm sticking to it) is that I was the innocent victim of hypnosis and peer pressure. Which all started at 5 pm with Evil Homer's meticulously handcrafted Industrial Strength Margaritas served at a clandestine location near the aptly named "Madness" complex. And continued at the bar of K.C.'s steak and rib restaurant under the watchful of eye of Skippy employees whose names I have omitted to protect those who actually got into the limo chartered by the barmaids for wee hours touring. Well praise God, I did not pull a Don Van, but my driving was, shall we say, lacking a certain finesse. But how is one supposed to keep the car from spinning on the track when it's rotating quite nicely sitting quietly on the grid in pit lane? And this after a wonderful Computer Car session with Bobo Friday. What happened in your race, asks he. I spun on the oil says I. Twice. Such relief to have an alibi. Sorry Bobo.

So now I'm off to bed to allow sleep to work its magic on the surviving neurons. Miss y'all. Wish you were here. Tomorrow's supposed to be beautiful. It'll be nice to be able to drive with more than one eye open at a time. There appear to be genetic reasons that "Hazmat" is not a common nickname in my country of origin.
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Harsha, I am worried about you..

Here we have a nice, gifted eye surgeon.....

Next thing I know, he's become the Paris Hilton of Skip Barber Racing....jet-setting from race-to-race, partying WAY too much at night....and blogging on TJR about things significant and.....dare I say...IN-significant?

FORGET "Slowhands Sen"....I think we're just starting to meet "Paris Harsha".

If you want to use your "gift of restoring sight", I'd LOVE you to work on the various Skippy instructors (eg Jon Morley) who have NOT had the vision to absolve me of blame in certain "incidents", as they were looking at the Pit Lane Chickies (i.e. the girlfriends of the national kids) vs watching how I was hit by someone else...

BTW - thanks for the advice on cataracts and detached retinas......

Let me know - I'll fly out and escort you to "Premises" - the OTHER rehab center, sister to "Promises" where Brit and Lindsay hung out. They'll have you in Chevette-Therapy in no time.
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.....one of the most entertaining and exciting races in recent memory. The Mopar Kid bagged the victory using his patented "lasso wave" among other tactics that allowed him to run several lines simultaneously...
Any chance the chatter was recorded??? Were any instructors available to call the corners???

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.....But how is one supposed to keep the car from spinning on the track when it's rotating quite nicely sitting quietly on the grid in pit lane?
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I have a vid!
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cool Duke, we'll talk later........aren't you supposed to be working now?
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cool Duke, we'll talk later........aren't you supposed to be working now?
Who the heck is Duke? Well, anyway, I bet Chester Copperhead would be glad to share his video with you.....
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Who the heck is Duke? Well, anyway, I bet Chester Copperhead would be glad to share his video with you.....
Uhh.... yeah... 5 minutes guys..... 5 minutes....
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Well praise God, I did not pull a Don Van, but my driving was, shall we say, lacking a certain finesse.
That was the problem....if you had released those evil toxins track side like i did, you may have gone from the back to p-3 too.

I'm guessing the "hubris" lesson was learned this weekend

Harsha, you were definitely loads of fun this weekend, I/we all enjoyed your antics. You are emerging into quite a character.
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That was the problem....if you had released those evil toxins track side like i did, you may have gone from the back to p-3 too.

I'm guessing the "hubris" lesson was learned this weekend

Harsha, you were definitely loads of fun this weekend, I/we all enjoyed your antics. You are emerging into quite a character.
Boy, I sure second that Don. When you had no errors, you were strong! Good run.
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Harsha, I am worried about you..Let me know - I'll fly out and escort you to "Premises" - the OTHER rehab center, sister to "Promises" where Brit and Lindsay hung out. They'll have you in Chevette-Therapy in no time.


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....I bet Chester Copperhead would be glad to share his video with you.....
Chester Copperhead, where do you come up with this stuff?? I guess Duke & Chester share a few race tactics, like the lasso

Duke & Chester Racing, has a nice ring to it. I would quote the next few posts but I can simply say - TELL US MORE. Need to hear more stories from Mid-Ohmygawd, sounds like Harsha is outdoing himself with each passing race weekend. He is a man of many talents. Harsha, remind me to tell you my story about meeting Dan Hicks.

Sounds like a great time. Any Skippy gripes? Cars good? Did anyone see any video being shot (not incar)? Was Sid there? Have I asked enuf questions??
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Chester Copperhead, where do you come up with this stuff?? I guess Duke & Chester share a few race tactics, like the lasso

Duke & Chester Racing, has a nice ring to it. I would quote the next few posts but I can simply say - TELL US MORE. Need to hear more stories from Mid-Ohmygawd, sounds like Harsha is outdoing himself with each passing race weekend. He is a man of many talents. Harsha, remind me to tell you my story about meeting Dan Hicks.

Sounds like a great time. Any Skippy gripes? Cars good? Did anyone see any video being shot (not incar)? Was Sid there? Have I asked enuf questions??
I am with holding some of my in car for now. When time is right, I will let it out. I really wish to keep it private for now. No, nothing illegal or unethical happened, just not ready to show anything yet guys. Dan Hicks? Not the Tire tester Dan Hicks?????? He's a great guy.
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Cars good?
Oh, somebody hapened to mention (now this is just a rumor y'all--you know how these things get started, just cain't put no stock in 'em) that, in addition to him spotting himself enough carlengths to get on "Pinks" (I told you, I only report what I hear ), The Copperhead Duke coincidentally provided HIMSELF with the one car all weekend with an actual MOTOR. Being pit boss has its perks. I do believe my intrepid undercover sleuthing has uncovered the Mid-Ohio version of the Concorde Agreement, we'll call this one the Duke-Duerson Understanding. Dr Craig is listed first on the board (alphabetical order, yeah right) gets to draw first, and somehow, totally by pure, God-given chance, from the hand of the Pit Boss, (coincidence?) draws car #49, which at this time is still deep, deep, DEEP undercover. In this particular ride Dr Craig logs in qualifying and race laps in the low subsonic range, laps the field 8 times in a 15 lap race and picks up his trophies on the way out. But since this is not out of the ordinary for the talented endodontist, NO ONE SUSPECTS THE CAR. Cover intact. Fast forward to Memorial. Again by pure, unavoidable good fortune, Pit Boss shows up in selfsame ride for said Memorial (oh gosh, is this one the only one left? I guess I can drive it somehow) with pedal extenders (since this IS a "blipping track") and a seating position reminiscent of the Headless Horseman (no Boss, you don't fit in an "A," but with that motor, I guess you only needed a couple of downshifts a lap). The rest was history. Oh, and driving talent.

My personal courage in coming forward with this unbiased account with no regard for my own car-drawing future should be noted by all. It has nothing at all to do with the fact that I couldn't get that car all weekend. It's just that the truth is bigger than any one person and I can remain silent no longer. Thank you.
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Harsha's "Wheel of Fortune" is what did him in on Friday night.

Bob Ziegel said you need a better wingman. Wingman to you is like being gasoline to a brush fire. I have looked for patterns or logic in how you decide what to imbibe next, but have come up empty. I can only assume you spin that wheel in your head and that is where the hideous combinations come from. Let me tell you, it is not genetic predisposition that doomed you to the catatonic Krispie Kreme sojourn in the wee hours on Saturday. You no doubt cannot recall my horror when you ordered up the vodka martini with triple olives after the first Jager bombs had already dropped. In the timeless words of one of Skippy's finest, "OH MAN!"

Mid-O was a blast. The weather was unbelievable. The memorial was a scene to behold. I still can't believe some of what I saw coming out of T7. You guys are inspirational. Great crew of Skippy instructors including new-to-us, Joe Foster. Great to have you aboard Joe.

Racing in group 4 was fantastic. Duerson kicked all our butts in impressive style AND set the Skippy track record for treaded tires on Saturday! Lindsey, Zack and I all got the Champ Group podium monkey off our backs and had serious fun racing together. So who knew that even Mid Ohio could be turned into a drafting track by the Hamster? Lindsey slammed the door on me in T7 like a pro. Damn kids.

I took my car 3 and 99/100s off at the exit of turn 1 and will soon have the video to prove it. Those immediately behind me during that moment apparently don't take my word for anything these days. Not a bad default position to assume actually since most of the banter coming from me pre and post-race is just nervous energy gelled into a kind of pseudo-psychological smack talk. "Hey Mark(s), yeah both of you, I kicked your asses this weekend just like I told you I would! Where's the money you owe me?!" See what I mean? I'm still buzzing.
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Harsha's "Wheel of Fortune" is what did him in on Friday night...I can only assume you spin that wheel in your head and that is where the hideous combinations come from.
I call it the "Jager Chakra." Just needs a little fine-tuning, that's all. A little rusty from years of disuse. Sometimes test days go bad.
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Let me tell you, it is not genetic predisposition that doomed you to the catatonic Krispie Kream sojourn in the wee hours on Saturday.
In retrospect, had I doubled the Krispy Kreme dose and washed it down with a gallon of Gatorade, things might have been different on Saturday. I would have done my Don Van on I-71 BEFORE the toxins were fully absorbed. Now I understand the technique.
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You no doubt cannot recall my horror when you ordered up the vodka martini with triple olives after the first Jager bombs had already dropped.
oh no, I can recall. The expression on your face was priceless. I can blame no one else for that one. By the way it was Tanqueray. Maybe I would have been better off with vodka. And no olives. See, your good choices are instinctual. Or else based on multiple personal test days.
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That was the problem....if you had released those evil toxins track side like i did, you may have gone from the back to p-3 too.
somehow the idea of carrying all those aromatic hydrocarbons in my sinuses for the next 3 days just did not appeal to me, Don ol' buddy. Although if I'd have then hurled AGAIN in the trophy on the podium, that might have been cool...and then I would've gotten my own hurl named after me

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Racing in group 4 was fantastic. Duerson kicked all our butts in impressive style AND set the Skippy track record for treaded tires on Saturday! Lindsey, Zack and I all got the Champ Group podium monkey off our backs and had serious fun racing together.
The worst part of my Saturday zombfunk was that I missed out on enjoying the racing with you guys. It 's kind of hard when the mental soundtrack is "..ok, good draft, wait on it..ewww, that tastes awful!..now, pop--now, now! hard brake!...oh man, don't hurl!...downshift, release! release!..uhhhhh... man my head hurts...where is he? don't let him squeeze you...don't hurl don't hurl....now! release and turn in..where is he? on the gas..oh shit... here comes Turn 8 and I gotta turn hard the OTHER way? he's got his nose in, turn in, turn in! oh God this is awful... sliding UP the hill...sliding DOWN the hill...DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT HURL.

Congratulations to all you guys and gals for BRINGING IT and finishing up front. I did have fun with Mark and Marc between waves of nausea-- good, clean, aggressive racing. Thank you Mark F. for giving me the position the easy way. Turned some pretty good laptimes, now I just gotta finish.

Kudos to Marc Abernethy for ignoring all the hardware incentives to stay in Sportsman and moving up LIKE A MAN. The guy was turning mid-37s on his FIRST weekend in Champ and drove like he'd been there for months. Until, of course, I inevitably passed him.
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be careful what you wish for. video evidence can be crushing to one's smacktalkability. "No, no, no, that's not how it happened!....(long pause)....Huh."

The great thing about racing is that every event is a new day. At Road America, I'm locking the Jager chakra in the basement. A shot of Jager for the sake of tradition and then IT'S ON.

Hamsters and podium monkeys. We're developing quite a menagerie.
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I'm glad I could make it down and see you all again, I had not been at a skippy weekend in a while. I missed it. I was driving around in Pennsylvania all day Friday. Hippie convinced me I should try to stop by and see everyone. I showed up just passed 11PM. Big Dan, Hippie, and 'Los where just wrapping up dinner and heading to the Siebkins "stand in" KC's Steakhouse. W/ Evil Homer, Don H, Stephan, Kelly, and PRS Joe just waiting to get kicked out. Sure enough there's Paris Harsha and the ever dangerous Kasey, and Grant, bringing Zack into the fold of the Skippy/TJR family. Shot's anybody?? Ahh what a night. Then the on track antics. I think the start to the memorial might have sent duck to his motorhome for a clean pair of pants. That was the messiest start I've ever been involved. Keith Watts saw the green at the turn in to the Keyhole. So when the rest of us took off he was already in the 4-barrels pullin' wheelies down the straight. Lifting at the kink in the straight just long enough to drop the front wheels turn the car then back to a wheelie passing people with two in the grass approaching T-7. The first lap was wild. You know there is no better track to practice car control and drifting. Rotation I love it. I mean a great track to practice being smooth and flow the speed. Anyways it was a great day, wish I could have stayed for sunday.
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ok I tried to ignore it, but someone's already used it once. If this keeps up, you buddy are in BIG trouble
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If you want to use your "gift of restoring sight", I'd LOVE you to work on the various Skippy instructors (eg Jon Morley) who have NOT had the vision to absolve me of blame in certain "incidents", as they were looking at the Pit Lane Chickies (i.e. the girlfriends of the national kids) vs watching how I was hit by someone else...
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Oh, somebody hapened to mention (now this is just a rumor y'all--you know how these things get started, just cain't put no stock in 'em) that, in addition to him spotting himself enough carlengths to get on "Pinks" (I told you, I only report what I hear ), The Copperhead Duke coincidentally provided HIMSELF with the one car all weekend with an actual MOTOR. Being pit boss has its perks.
as i was informed, it was not so much the motor, as it was the lack of restrictor plate.
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Yeah, it had a hell of a motor in it.... you see how I just pulled away down the straights... oh wait.... I didn't . it was a nice handling car. Craig ended up in that car because his 66 car (that he drew in front of everybody) was bent from contact. I think these comments will lead to "draw and deal with it" style drawing. I keep things fair and honestly, think that in the future.... I will not allow any car redraws until "your car" has been deemed slow or evil . I drove that car for 2 days in lead follows and knew the car so that is why I drove it. I am sorry to see all the sour grapes in this thread...
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Man, do I enjoy racing. What a great week/weekend. Thank you to everyone at Skippy for keeping things running so well.

I was jealous that I was not able to make it out with everyone on Friday. But then I saw Paris Harsh (that is three times now, Harsha) I was really glad that I hadn’t. I do have to give you credit. You did really well for being on the verge of vomiting or not.

Kasey, I will take full credit for my “smack talk” giving you the incentive to move to the podium. Nice.

I had a ball racing clean and tight with Harsha, Don, Mark and Eric.

The memorial was a thing of beauty to watch. You are all crazy.

I cannot wait until next month in RA. Almost makes me a little sad that it will be the last race of the season.

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Yeah, it had a hell of a motor in it.... you see how I just pulled away down the straights... oh wait.... I didn't . it was a nice handling car. Craig ended up in that car because his 66 car (that he drew in front of everybody) was bent from contact. I think these comments will lead to "draw and deal with it" style drawing. I keep things fair and honestly, think that in the future.... I will not allow any car redraws until "your car" has been deemed slow or evil . I drove that car for 2 days in lead follows and knew the car so that is why I drove it. I am sorry to see all the sour grapes in this thread...
Hey Keith, I am KIDDING. I thought it was a funny story that I OBVIOUSLY MADE UP. Out of my LITTLE BRAIN. If it's not funny, then I really do apologize profusely. Chill out, buddy, it's all good. If you recall, this Memorial was described as some of the greatest RACING on the planet this weekend. And your driving and patented lasso wave were a large part of that. And I had to give someone ELSE some grief because I sure have gotten my share (and I don't see it ending anytime soon, perhaps even this lifetime).

I LOVE you dude. You are the best pit boss of the last two years. You run things COMPLETELY fair and square and I wouldn't have it any other way. You keep things on time, make good decisions, and deal with it all. And as the only person in my 3 day school who had any faith that I would make it to a race weekend, your moral support to me over the last 2 years is one of the main reasons I'm still here.

This does not mean you will not get kidded. Now take it like a man.


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Yeah, it had a hell of a motor in it.... you see how I just pulled away down the straights... oh wait.... I didn't . it was a nice handling car. Craig ended up in that car because his 66 car (that he drew in front of everybody) was bent from contact. I think these comments will lead to "draw and deal with it" style drawing. I keep things fair and honestly, think that in the future.... I will not allow any car redraws until "your car" has been deemed slow or evil . I drove that car for 2 days in lead follows and knew the car so that is why I drove it. I am sorry to see all the sour grapes in this thread...
aww come on keithy-boy we were only kidding. will you ever be able to forgive us?
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"I had a ball racing clean and tight with Harsha, Don, Mark and Eric."

Marc you were awesome this weekend...great job.

The racing was tight and clean, what skippy is all about....a little different than what we both experienced on the last lap at RA, that sunday back in july
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I cannot wait until next month in RA. Almost makes me a little sad that it will be the last race of the season.

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If you start feeling really REALLY sad, there is this little shindig in Lime Rock CT October 11-13 known as the Downhill Run and Tirewall Derby. The leaves are usually changing by then and the countryside is gorgeous. I would definitely recommend a Lead/Follow before that one, though. And go ahead and shine up that kidney, but hold on to it until after just to make sure YOU don't need it.


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.....It'll be nice to be able to drive with more than one eye open at a time. There appear to be genetic reasons that "Hazmat" is not a common nickname in my country of origin.
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Heyy!!! Nice picture of Matt! Do you feel like we need to hijack EVERY thread with this?


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just following your lead maestro - see my post in lead-follow......mea gulpa
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For those of you do that do not know. Keith Watts is awesome in a race car. I raced with him years ago and he was and is still spectacular. Just because you guys have not seen him in a car to often does not mean he is not quick. fficeffice" />

We drove on Thursday together and I know why he was able to stay out front. Fast and hard to pass. Thatís the facts.
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For those of you do that do not know. Keith Watts is awesome in a race car. I raced with him years ago and he was and is still spectacular. Just because you guys have not seen him in a car to often does not mean he is not quick. fficeffice" />

We drove on Thursday together and I know why he was able to stay out front. Fast and hard to pass. Thatís the facts.
I watched him testing school cars. Formidable!
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Yeah, I still remember watching Keith show Antonio Pizzonias the back of his race car at Moroso back in the mid-90s.
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Yeah, I still remember watching Keith show Antonio Pizzonias the back of his race car at Moroso back in the mid-90s.
I was around in the mid-90's but don't remember Keith being involved with Skippy. Are you talkin about something else?
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Keith was there, quietly building credibility. I remember and still use his specific, succinct instructions at several RA turns - won't repeat them as you'd get too fast. He's very fast in school cars too, the real measure of real men - and real women.
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Keith was there, quietly building credibility. I remember and still use his specific, succinct instructions at several RA turns - won't repeat them as you'd get too fast. He's very fast in school cars too, the real measure of real men - and real women.
Crafty too. If he leads the pack to the flag stand under FCY and holds up 1 finger (as in one more lap of caution) be aware that the trade-mark "lasso" move will likey follow in very short order, as will the waving green flag displayed just prior.
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Crafty too. If he leads the pack to the flag stand under FCY and holds up 1 finger (as in one more lap of caution) be aware that the trade-mark "lasso" move will likey follow in very short order, as will the waving green flag displayed just prior.
Thanks guys and Matt, your check is on the way for the kind words. I will never forget Jason's look when he threw us all each a broom and said " you did it, not go sweep the track" ! Craig, Keith, and Matt are great broom pushers... PT Cruiser, I am shocked that you remember that! You have more memory than I. I should patent the Lasso wave. Thanks guys.

PS- John, I am trying to arrange for about 6-8 school cars mixed in with an R/T 2000 fleet at RA.... Big Dan said he'd really make sure they were race equalized and prepped since school testing is really for a sound car that is reasonable in speed.
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John, I am trying to arrange for about 6-8 school cars mixed in with an R/T 2000 fleet at RA.... Big Dan said he'd really make sure they were race equalized and prepped since school testing is really for a sound car that is reasonable in speed.
Hooray!

Sign Revere and me up. Let's see, you, Jason, Matt, JP, Craig and ...

I'll talk to Dan about equalizing them.
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Sign me up too! Speaking of Big Dan, he just now took his 3 day school at RA short coarse. He did it in the Miata cup car and did an unreal job. Big Dan is a driver! Car control, entry speed, down shifts, he's a real driver. I never saw it in him. He is also building a stock car to run at the Plymouth dirt track.
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I did sign you up, right after Revere and me.

MX-5s are great fun and I bet Big Dan showed them the short way around the short course.

Dan, come run the sprinters Wednesday the 26th in Beaver Dam.
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Hey John--

There is a sprint car race in Plymouth that Sat night. Randy can rent us cars. After the session on Wed, you and Revere should be good to go. Let's run! There's a purse, after all, and I think LAST place pays $90! I say we road racers go separate the dirt boys from their money.
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