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Macros
10-05-2009, 06:04 PM
So did anyone else need to crawl out the sunroof, trunk, or leave the keys in the ignition due to not being able to open the doors more than 2 inches once your SC was on the trailer? :D

rzimmerl
10-05-2009, 06:10 PM
Make sure that your Trac Loc is in good working order so you get rubber on both sides of the car....:rolleyes:

super red91
10-05-2009, 06:14 PM
I should have removed the fog machine from my car before my last test pass :o

VicRattlehead
10-05-2009, 07:00 PM
It takes 26' of 2x6 lumber to get my car on and off the trailer.
A single 15 or 20 pound n2o bottle is better then 2 10 pound bottles.
Never walk home from the bar at 3am.
Sparksmonkey ftw!!!

ScrapSC
10-05-2009, 07:08 PM
I should have removed the fog machine from my car before my last test pass :o

Now thats funny right there, I dont care who ya are!!!!


Get it fixed and come on down the 31st!

winky
10-05-2009, 07:29 PM
bring more tools

CMac89
10-05-2009, 08:52 PM
That MAF curves shouldn't look like a staircase and to learn how to tune before trying to.

BLOWN38
10-05-2009, 08:57 PM
bring more tools

I did! Seemed like everybody borrowed something at some point from me.


Make sure that your Trac Loc is in good working order so you get rubber on both sides of the car....

Hey don't talk about me like that.:o

What I learned... don't reburn before you race a final.:mad:

rzimmerl
10-05-2009, 09:01 PM
Quote:
Make sure that your Trac Loc is in good working order so you get rubber on both sides of the car....

Hey don't talk about me like that.

I wasn't, mine took a dump, got rubber all over the driver side and barely any on the passenger.

fturner
10-05-2009, 09:20 PM
Don't run slicks for the first time during qualify and competition racing :cool:.

and don't burn them out till you see smoke if they are not yours :D.

Fraser

VicRattlehead
10-05-2009, 09:40 PM
So did anyone else need to crawl out the sunroof, trunk, or leave the keys in the ignition due to not being able to open the doors more than 2 inches once your SC was on the trailer? :D


Chris getting into his car...


http://www.adenracing.com/2009SCS/Chris_Wise1.JPG

http://www.adenracing.com/2009SCS/Chris_Wise2.JPG

winky
10-05-2009, 10:14 PM
3rd and 4th gears are there for a reason and should not be skipped:eek:

pdennis
10-05-2009, 10:21 PM
3rd and 4th gears are there for a reason and should not be skipped:eek:

:p

i remember when scott long did that in mark strand's 89 XR7 several years ago because it had a short throw and he wasn't used to it. he came off the track and i was like 'One Two, FIVE! Three sir!" from monty python, lol

nickleman60
10-05-2009, 10:26 PM
When I loaded my car on a rented u-haul trailer I crawled through the trunk also. Then at the hotel I noticed the drivers side fender had 2 straps that once un-done allowed the fender to swivel out so you can open the door, you can see the rear hold down in both of the pics.

CMac89
10-05-2009, 10:34 PM
How did you manage to get a U-Haul trailer for an SC? I have tried before, but they say it's too heavy. Tell them you're trailering a VW?

Mikessupercoupe
10-05-2009, 11:25 PM
So did anyone else need to crawl out the sunroof, trunk, or leave the keys in the ignition due to not being able to open the doors more than 2 inches once your SC was on the trailer? :D

That looks like a uhaul trailer and the fender should fold down if you unlatch it. My car was lowered and I could get out of mine using that same trailer.:D:D

Kurt K
10-05-2009, 11:34 PM
That looks like a uhaul trailer and the fender should fold down if you unlatch it. My car was lowered and I could get out of mine using that same trailer.:D:D
Not if the trailer is so old that the entire fender doesn't fold down. This is why Thomas was able to take these pictures:
http://www.adenracing.com/2009SCS/Chris_Wise1.JPG
http://www.adenracing.com/2009SCS/Chris_Wise2.JPG

pdennis
10-06-2009, 01:14 AM
LOL he should have taken a pic of the person shutting the trunk.

it's a good thing chris's car had the pass through, otherwise he would have had to get in dukes of hazzard style.

David Neibert
10-06-2009, 08:20 AM
When I loaded my car on a rented u-haul trailer I crawled through the trunk also. Then at the hotel I noticed the drivers side fender had 2 straps that once un-done allowed the fender to swivel out so you can open the door, you can see the rear hold down in both of the pics.

Mitchell,

Fender on Chris' trailer folds over, but there is a stationary backing plate that still blocks the door from opening. It was one of the old hunk of junk versions...the newer ones he usually gets, work fine. Good incentive for him to buy his own trailer, now that he has a place to store it.

David

nickleman60
10-06-2009, 09:01 AM
The one thing I learned was that even if you car is running like junk and not properly tuned, a good shot (small) of nitrous sure wakes it up.........gained 1.2 seconds..........:D

XR7Kurt
10-06-2009, 09:08 AM
How did you manage to get a U-Haul trailer for an SC? I have tried before, but they say it's too heavy. Tell them you're trailering a VW?

I always say it's a Mustang, but if you have a big enough truck they'll allow you to tell the truth. They use pretty strict guidelines for the weight of the tow vehicle compared to he trailer/towed vehicle weight.

nickleman60
10-06-2009, 09:34 AM
How did you manage to get a U-Haul trailer for an SC? I have tried before, but they say it's too heavy. Tell them you're trailering a VW?

My buddy who towed my car up there has a friend whos mom owns a u-haul rental location, the trailer she let us use was brand new, tires still had the tits on them. I guess the answer for us was knowing the owner....:D

TSC89
10-06-2009, 11:54 AM
It's worth taking a chance on some of "auction" items. That set of Gen II trunk lid LED lenses that I bought worked.

The Oatway's can cook like you wouldn't believe. I especially liked the flame thrower grille starter!

Steel Reserve 40 oz and a energy drink.....:eek:

Kurt Sunday is a riot.

I need to take a truck and trailer next year. I picked up as many parts as I brought for others!

XR7 Dave
10-06-2009, 12:06 PM
You really can cook 100+ steaks at once.
Kathy Neibert sucks at football.
Nobody should ever let Micah near their car with a laptop. Ever.
Casey can drive on the track, but he's a menace on the street.
People should remove the 2x4's from their cars BEFORE going down the race track.
The MPX is as good as an M112.
Tents can fly.
:D

ricardoa1
10-06-2009, 12:57 PM
The MPX is as good as an M112.


What M112 :rolleyes::eek:

You dont like to let things go do you :cool:



1. I learned to never speed thru OHIO. Those Troppers have some kind of magic and will appear out of nowhere and give you a 91 in a 65 without a problem.
2. Stick with highway racing. I cannot Drag my SC if my life depended on it.
3. Car gets 18MPG with new cam. :(
4. Driving 14 hours straight will cause you to hallucinate sp.
5. The blue raffle tickets are not stubs/recipts you must give them back with your name on the back.
6. Connie does not car if you make miracles happen to get to shootout, she will still cuss you out if you dont pre-register.
7. I like Dayton better, for many reasons. IE dyno.
8. Hardwork does not describe what the Dalkes and Oataways did for us this weekend. KUDOS to them.
9. I had no failures and drove there and back, with making 7 passes on slicks. Car was good to me.

BLOWN38
10-06-2009, 01:04 PM
The MPX is as good as an M112.



Just on this day... and was actually better.:( We not done tweeking the m112 just yet.;)

frdlvr30
10-06-2009, 01:23 PM
What I learned at the shootout....

New U-haul trailers are awesome...
Virginia Beach is entirely too far from Portland Indiana
Portland Indiana is much colder and more windy than Va Beach
Muncie Dragstrip looks to have some awesome prep
Dont get wasted at the shootout, unless you want your picture posted of you sleeping in the bathtub, in the Hotel Elevator.
From what I hear you dont want to walk to a bar in Portland Indiana (Or back)
There are a lot of fast cars at the shootout
Kevin Leitem's car does not sound like a V6 at anything above idle.
Turbo cars will make some power
Keith Nichols has entirely too many spare parts
I need to bring my car next time as well
A Maurader with a Terminator engine and the bottle will run a 10.4 at 135mph (Friday Night).



Want to thank Dave D and everyone that had a hand in putting this event together. Was definetly an experience to be had. Chris Vining, didnt get to thank you before we parted ways in Northern Virginia yesterday. Thanks for the Directions there and back and the insight while we were there. As well as putting up with us all weekend.

kenewagner
10-06-2009, 01:24 PM
I Learned

1 The rev limiter is set to low on my car:rolleyes:
2 Bring ear plugs when rooming with someone who snores
3 Bring a tuned engine to the shootout
4 Polish more on the engine compartment

Ken

BLOWN38
10-06-2009, 04:58 PM
What I learned at the shootout....

New U-haul trailers are awesome...
Virginia Beach is entirely too far from Portland Indiana
Portland Indiana is much colder and more windy than Va Beach
Muncie Dragstrip looks to have some awesome prep
Dont get wasted at the shootout, unless you want your picture posted of you sleeping in the bathtub, in the Hotel Elevator.
From what I hear you dont want to walk to a bar in Portland Indiana (Or back)
There are a lot of fast cars at the shootout
Kevin Leitem's car does not sound like a V6 at anything above idle.
Turbo cars will make some power
Keith Nichols has entirely too many spare parts
I need to bring my car next time as well
A Maurader with a Terminator engine and the bottle will run a 10.4 at 135mph (Friday Night).



Want to thank Dave D and everyone that had a hand in putting this event together. Was definetly an experience to be had. Chris Vining, didnt get to thank you before we parted ways in Northern Virginia yesterday. Thanks for the Directions there and back and the insight while we were there. As well as putting up with us all weekend.

Sorry I rolled out without saying bye... but your number 2 was taking way to long!:D

I learned Frdlvr30 had a long ride home. Margaritas took a day to go thru him.:p
I suffer from CRS so everything I learned I already forgot about... maybe thats a good thing.
Thanks everyone that made this happen again!

nickleman60
10-06-2009, 05:08 PM
What I learned at the shootout....

New U-haul trailers are awesome...
Virginia Beach is entirely too far from Portland Indiana
Portland Indiana is much colder and more windy than Va Beach
Muncie Dragstrip looks to have some awesome prep
Dont get wasted at the shootout, unless you want your picture posted of you sleeping in the bathtub, in the Hotel Elevator.
From what I hear you dont want to walk to a bar in Portland Indiana (Or back)
There are a lot of fast cars at the shootout
Kevin Leitem's car does not sound like a V6 at anything above idle.
Turbo cars will make some power
Keith Nichols has entirely too many spare parts
I need to bring my car next time as well
A Maurader with a Terminator engine and the bottle will run a 10.4 at 135mph (Friday Night).





Dave, I would agree with everything you said.............:D

One more thing, when heads up with someone at the strip whose car is faster than yours, don't tell them that their chance of beating you is 100%.......you'll just look :o in the end............:rolleyes:

XR7Kurt
10-06-2009, 05:14 PM
I learned:

1. Definately go for all three days, it's hard to meet and talk to people during racing.
2. Somebody has to have the slowest car so it might as well be me, just this once though!
3. Having the slowest car is better than not racing at all.
4. Not many XR7's show up but the ones that do are VERY nice.
5. I kind of miss the Indiana/Ohio cornfields after being gone for 7years after living there for 9years.
6. How slow a stock 5.0 T(for turtle)bird especially with a trunk full of tools and luggage.
7. How cool it is to see that big, black, supercharged Marauder making up 5 1/2 seconds!
8. That it's actually possible to have a day of racing without every 5th car shutting down the track.

frdlvr30
10-06-2009, 05:54 PM
Sorry I rolled out without saying bye... but your number 2 was taking way to long!:D

I learned Frdlvr30 had a long ride home. Margaritas took a day to go thru him.:p
I suffer from CRS so everything I learned I already forgot about... maybe thats a good thing.
Thanks everyone that made this happen again!

No, thats me waiting for food that I ordered. Took forever.....

Kurt Sunday
10-06-2009, 07:37 PM
Learned that I had the most fun possible with the greatest people ever.

I will never miss another Shootout.

Thank you to everyone!

Long Live the Super Coupe!

Kurt Sunday

TSC89
10-06-2009, 08:19 PM
Kurt,

Great meeting you, ABE!!!

Kurt Sunday
10-06-2009, 08:28 PM
ABE! It was great to meet you too! It was also nice to meet Bill Evanoff's son and his hot girlfriend and reconnect with Kelly Simon's two sons.

neverfastenough
10-06-2009, 08:34 PM
ABE! It was great to meet you too! It was also nice to meet Bill Evanoff's son and his hot girlfriend and reconnect with Kelly Simon's two sons.

It was nice to meet you too, im sure Caitlin agrees also.

Guess i should say what i learned,

Stay away from kurts bare ~~~
Trash can coolers are the shizzle.
Heal toe burn outs are not good on wimpy clutches.
Swapping blowers only takes a few minutes

Roadhawg
10-06-2009, 09:05 PM
I Learned

The rev limiter is set to low on my car:rolleyes:

Ken

That goes for me also.
My rev limiter was set at 5800. With 3.73 gears and 26" tall tires, my car hit the rev limiter 50ft before the traps, but I still managed a 11.61@118mph

pdennis
10-06-2009, 09:43 PM
Kurt sunday can run fast backwards with his pants around his ankles.

specops_SC
10-06-2009, 10:37 PM
if your tires are sticky enough, a 14/15 second 5spd will break axles if you try to launch too high :P.

VicRattlehead
10-07-2009, 12:27 AM
Learned that I had the most fun possible with the greatest people ever.

I will never miss another Shootout.

Thank you to everyone!

Long Live the Super Coupe!

Kurt Sunday

it was nice seeing you again grandpa!!!

winky
10-08-2009, 02:24 PM
the mn-12 gods cant take a joke

i said ok boys lets beak some S**t, later after missing the shift from 2nd to 3rd i opend my hood to find my fan shroud cracked, after driving it yesturday i noticed that my shifter would move up and to the left after pushing in the clutch
YAY busted motor mounts
on the bright side i can blame the 18sec run on the mount on my ego stays intact