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    Pardon the sentence structure. The 'puter is...

    Pardon the sentence structure. The 'puter is doing weird things right now.
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    My top 5 is real close to yours' Mark. !. ...

    My top 5 is real close to yours' Mark.

    !. Ascot, no doubt

    2. Manzanita

    3. Never got to Perris and haven't been in the L.A. area for years...and probably never will be again. That...
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    Great races in both the Sprints and Late Models. ...

    Great races in both the Sprints and Late Models. Good to see our local boy Sweet get another win. The Kasey Kahne/ NAPA team has really got it together. Bart Riebe, our local NAPA dealer and the...
  4. Thread: track preppers

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    Hot? 89 degrees? Come to NorCal this time of...

    Hot? 89 degrees? Come to NorCal this time of year when it regularly is near or over 100. Luckily, it's only around 90 this weekend but there's very little racing this year so it's probably Mother...
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    All iron 385, standard belts; not serpentine,...

    All iron 385, standard belts; not serpentine, flat tappet mechanical cam as some places don't allow rollers. I've built a ton of these and have a pretty good idea of what combinations work the best....
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    Ran all the fans we tried for 10-15 minutes at...

    Ran all the fans we tried for 10-15 minutes at speeds from a fast idle ( 2,000 rpm), then for another 10-15 minutes at 4,500rpm and finally at from 5000-6,500 for another like period. The Jones and...
  7. "Only" 7,000 spectators? Most tracks in the...

    "Only" 7,000 spectators? Most tracks in the country would love to have that problem.
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    The tests we ran were all on the same engine, a...

    The tests we ran were all on the same engine, a pretty good new one around 580 Horse, same shrouds we build, a new FSR 3 pass radiator, Stewart Phase 3 water pump same jetting, exterior temps, etc. ...
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    Got the 17" version on the new car that hasn't...

    Got the 17" version on the new car that hasn't seen the track yet 'cause we've been dragging our feet finishing it up with the few opportunities (4) we've had to run with this Mexican beer virus...
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    Nor can I Raj and that goes for most all classes....

    Nor can I Raj and that goes for most all classes.

    The Sprints, of various versions, seem to be one of the worst with a lot of wealthy daddies thinking Junior is going to be the next (pick one)...
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    Quite true Raj. But there's only one Steve...

    Quite true Raj. But there's only one Steve KInser and a lot of the slightly built guys like Larson in the more modern era.
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    CIRF, Yeah there was all kinds of craziness to...

    CIRF, Yeah there was all kinds of craziness to get weight to a minimum such as shortening your hollowed out bolts so they would have a maximum of one thread showing past the nut, magnesium lock...
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    The starters on the open wheel cars may seem like...

    The starters on the open wheel cars may seem like a good idea but most of the experiments with them out west have been a failure.

    Some of the problems include that they don't use a clutch, but...
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    As one of the guys in the full bodied stuff that...

    As one of the guys in the full bodied stuff that usually plays second fiddle to the open wheel cars I've sat through enough endless sprint car mains at tracks that don't have a clue about both...
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    No, just the regional rules for nearly all tracks...

    No, just the regional rules for nearly all tracks in NorCal.. and counted as a points race for Marysville. The King of the West group of 410s next week are however. A friend of ours who runs and...
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    Correction on last night's P'Ville winner. ...

    Correction on last night's P'Ville winner. Justyn Cox won it as Forsberg broke only 7 laps into the main. Blame Race Monitor for the bum info as I couldn't be there and was just passing on what I...
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    For the Sprint fans, I just found out that...

    For the Sprint fans, I just found out that Marysville Raceway, CA is running right now on a Sunday night. Can't remember if that has ever happened before and if so when?

    Thirty-one 360 winged...
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    360 Winged at Placerville Speedway

    Last night at P'Ville they finally got to open with no spectators to begin the famous red clay 1/4 mile's 55th season. Sad that the rabid and very loyal fans didn't to see the show. Forty-five 360...
  19. Thread: let's chat

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    100% agree with you on that, Brad. We tossed or...

    100% agree with you on that, Brad. We tossed or sold all of our advance type lights quite a while back for the same reasons you state. The old fashioned ones are much more accurate and reliable. ...
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    Underknown item about the 396 Chevy is that they...

    Underknown item about the 396 Chevy is that they were actually 402 c.i. I don't know why they called them 396es; maybe because the manufacturers were beginning their underreporting the engines power...
  21. Thread: Fans in stands?

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    Placerville (CA) Speedway opens, finally, tonight...

    Placerville (CA) Speedway opens, finally, tonight for the 55th season. Unfortunately, no spectators for the 360 Winged Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites. One of...
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    CIRF, Re. Population woes. I think our...

    CIRF, Re. Population woes. I think our population 's main numbers would be pretty much like Illinois, only spread between two majors compared to your one. SoCal, which has pretty much become a...
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    SoCal food; remember and liked the Bear Pit BBQ...

    SoCal food; remember and liked the Bear Pit BBQ and Jocko's up in Nipomo and a couple of other very good ones were nearly any BBQ joint in the Santa Maria area and the Heidelberg on Van Nuys Blvd....
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    CIRF, It sounds like a lot of people but this...

    CIRF, It sounds like a lot of people but this county extends nearly 75 mile east almost to the Nevada state line and over 1/2 of our population is up there. That area is where all but 12 of the...
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    Mark, I certainly agree with you about what's...

    Mark, I certainly agree with you about what's happened to much of the L.A. area and know your old area pretty well. It's sad to see about half the city turn into more like East L.A. and if I'd lived...
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