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Old 08-01-2013, 11:36 PM
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Default Re: The newest drag racer gears up!

Take some outta the box, and put a lower chip in it. :-)
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:07 PM
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There's no box, and no chip! This is 'tune by ear & graph' because you don't have 'seat of the pants' and can't really rely on a 10-11 year old to relay the info you need! It's all fun though, I wouldn't trade these times for anything! We only have 8 years of this per kiddie, gotta take advantage of it when we can.

We'll get back to this..... someday [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 08-19-2013, 04:54 PM
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Had a good weekend, clutch changes during TnT at Maple Grove on Friday night yielded the desired MPH and ET we've been searching for so we headed to Numidia for the weekend. Ben was stellar at the stripe, but the clutch setup slowed the car's reaction time a lot. He won first round on Saturday against a champ 7.90 car when he anticipated the tree with an .006 light and then drove the stripe to perfection. Then, he gave it away in round 2 with .0015 red [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/eek.gif[/img] He was loving the new clutch setup though, and the car was proving to be quite confusing for his competitors - just what we were after, [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif[/img] Got to see a fellow Yenko Deuce owner at the track, what a great surprise!

In the pits:



Sunday was a little rainy early on, but then it cleared up and after 2 time shots we were off to round 1 - but Ben didn't shave enough off at the stripe. Buy back round - he win's in a heads up 8.90 race, and we are into round2! Ben drove the stripe against 3 more 7.90 cars, down to 6 cars from a 34 car field - and he is not feeling well. :sad: He wants to make the next run, but after sitting in the car for 20 minutes and his lips turning white - we decide to forfeit. A bum way to end the day, but I got him laid down in the trailer, some Advil, cold towel, some headphones.... he was feeling better about an hour later but.... We both felt wiser in the end, no responsible parent should send their child down the track at 75+ mph when they are not on their game.

Third round:



Distractions!



We have 2 Half Scale Dragster chassis', and they sponsored Bob Bode's FC this past weekend - he might have needed some Advil as well after this!!

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Old 08-21-2013, 01:30 PM
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We got the car to hook!



This is a pic of a professional photograph that I had blown up to 24x36 for the newly finished basement [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:44 PM
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It's been 3 long years since we got started in this, and a very long learning curve (especially during 12.90) - plus more $$ than I'm willing to add up, but Benjamin went 5 rounds yesterday at Maple Grove Raceway on his way to his first Big Win! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

I couldn't be more proud of him, especially since this is an 'all run' track and Benjamin took out several 7.90 cars along the way.



Thankfully, the whole family was on hand for this one:



Ben was really 'on' his game yesterday, and had two .000 lights in row during first &amp; second round of eliminations! Then drove the stripe to capitalize on the tree. BBBenny - watch out for these Young Guns! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif[/img]



This alone is a noteworthy feat, but he just kept it going - round after round, nailing the tree and driving the stripe.



Siblings 'goofing' on him before the Victory Lane pics,


We've been dialing in our new package and made some adjustments lately to really get it where we needed it to be. Final round was an 8.958 on an 8.95 dial, with an .034 light to her .037 light - just the way you want it to go, a good ole drag race!

What a great day, made going back to school today a mere distraction!

Just me and Benjamin:

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Old 08-26-2013, 06:35 PM
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Great stuff, M...congrats to you and the &quot;shoe&quot;! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:39 PM
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The $$ don't mean squat compared to the time spent with the family and the smiles on their faces!

CONGRATS to all of you!!!!!!!! You guys &quot;Get It&quot; !!! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/worship.gif[/img] [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/flag.gif[/img]
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:08 PM
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Default Re: The newest drag racer gears up!

Now THAT is AWESOME!!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: The newest drag racer gears up!

I can relate to this update with a one particular summer with my dad. Those 000 r/t time slips and memories with dad in the pits I trust will be with you for life.

Great Job Ben!
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:19 PM
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Congrats to Ben and the whole family. Super accomplishment!
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