Well the 2020 race season is over

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    at least for me it is. Keystone added a couple test n tunes to the schedule and I tried, at least as hard an effort as I apply now a days to get my blue Duster out for a few hits. I am way to spoiled working on my black Duster and this one is a pain in the butt. Heads up class rules require stock firewalls and stock front frames so with a 572 Keith Black B1 headed engine things are tight. I spent hundreds on fittings and lines as every single line needs made up. I can’t even get a flexible transmission checking tube in this car and will have to cut a hatch inside the car and make up a zues removable cover to check fluid level. A remote oil filter mount and lines also are needed. Working on the floor isn’t helping any. After another bad day Monday and parts from Summit delayed an extra day I knew test n tune today would be impossible. And guess what??? It was rained out so my failure to finish it lessoned some. Now I have a few months to finish it. For a coronavirus filled year I was lucky to get lots of racing in but I’m looking for a better 2021 with a fresh power plant in the bracket car. I’ll never push one 5 years again.
     
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      Well here's to 2021, :thumbsup:
       
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        Well there is always the never ending bench racing with JPar/YR/ meatball and that whole hot mess! Our season is done as well. Our track added a drift track to our return road and the young guns drifting have saved our track financially. Not my cup of tea but holy smokes they put a lot of money into it. I can’t wrap my head around the judging aspect of drift events. They literally get style points! Hah. No question tho, the track owners stuck to it when all us old farts Pooh Pooh it. The young drift crowd brought in more spectators and cash then I would have thought possible. It is quite popular.
         
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        • pittsburghracer

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          Anything that helps our tracks is a good thing. They need all the help they can get. Several of our Pa and Ohio friends headed south to race at Michael Beards race. The place is packed and online. 400 plus racers on Friday and I think they are up over 550 today. Here’s the link.

           
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          • j par

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            Our go kart track has that drifting stuff once a month... It looks like it brings in a lot of revenue I've never went. They do trash the track for the go karters though..
             
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            Vegas has two bracket races the 1st weekend in Dec.....Run for the Wally races....This weekend is the Street Car Super Nationals.....but we avoid that one like the plaque....
             
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            Test n Tune in 2020 was about non-existent for me. Made it down once I believe. Think'n on buying a GTech Pro SS. I've seen videos of them in the car and they run down to the hundreth as the ET slip at the track.
             
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            Thankfully Barona opened back up about the same time I put the tranny in for the umpteenth time. Even with our increased lockdowns they remain open every other weekend, maybe because they are on an Indian reservation? Either way, it’s allowing plenty of test and tune time to help me figure this drag racing thing out!
             
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              This was the first year that I had my car that I didn't take passions at the track.
               
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              Well at least you have the Kart to mess with now!
               
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                One of the reasons for sure...
                 
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                Thank God for 45 plus years of my life I’ve never had to sit out a year. Heart attack, divorce, house and shop for sale, laid off from the mill for 13 months back work for 72 hours in one week and back off for 4 months, etc. If I would have missed a year I would have been miserable to be around. Winter pushes me to my limits. Lol.
                 
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                  Winter is for snowmobiles!...
                  I got a new hobby for the summer time now...
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                    Now we know for sure it is confirmed, super models run carts. Eat your heart out YR red X me forever!
                     
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                      j par Well-hung Member

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                      Karts... LOL..
                       
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                        There's a certain physical condition you have to be in to race karts...
                         
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                        Exactly. Fat is the number one physical condition. The other is you have to read the book to learn how to drive one. Then you have to read the book to tune them.
                         
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                        You got the red X because you ran your mouth for no reason. I’d suggest keeping it shut, or you’ll end up looking like the ass clown jpar.
                         
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                        Oh no Jpar is screwed we all know he can’t read! Of course I can’t spell. Cart Kart LMAO!
                         
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                        As a Marine I have never been good at taking suggestions YR. You have so much knowledge and experience you could absolutely help so many folks on here it is a shame you are so bitter and angry. Lighten up guy life is short. Ask anyone whom has been to a desert.
                         
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                          Oh I've voice commanded some really crazy stuff LOL..
                           
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                          Amen
                           
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                            Let me guess... LOL.. I just haven't been able to do it for a long time and listen to all the hate and discontent... I'm a happy person who is happy to give the best advice I can and enjoy the Forum with everybody... All that name-calling and behind the keyboard chest-thumping I could just can't do it... Now a little poking at each other about someone's car being slow LOL that's just fun...
                             
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                              Who cares? I’m not here to educate you for free. There are dicks in here that can’t be helped. Jpar is one of them, and evidently you too.

                              I’m not bitter and angry. I just don’t like chicken shit. I don’t suffer fools, stooges, knaves and morons. Life is too short.

                              I really don’t care what branch you served in. What difference does it make? They will take any stuff if you can fog a mirror.
                               
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                              You happy? GTFOH. That’s a lie.
                               
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