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heated my tires in the morning... Rain never stopped.... broke down for some rains as the rain did not look like it was going to let up ... and boy did I f*ck up. For some reason I figured the Dunlop guy like all the rest. That fister charged me $550 for a set of rains. I guess it's my fault since I did not ask how much first. I hate dunlop and who ever that fister was selling tires. The Pirelli guys Dustin and Michael Gigliello are going to tease me for a year for this one.

Okay somehow I feel better after ranting so Ill go for a round two.... Now who's idea was it to let those antique crapers on the track? And did they not have to safety wire w/o belly pans?

So my highlight of the day was driving my jeep with trailer in tow around the track.

I spent 170 for track day ... 90 for travel fuel.... 50 for hotel... 550 for stupid dunlops...

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lol rain tires are pricey dude!

The day was a wash, you win some you loose some. I still had a good time drinkin' beers, hangin' out, not working, getting my learn on with farrell, and a "free" lunch

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Okay somehow I feel better after ranting so Ill go for a round two.... Now who's idea was it to let those antique crapers on the track? And did they not have to safety wire w/o belly pans?
Just wanted to comment on this: no idea what their tech rules were, but they've run a vintage group every year once or twice a season for years (before Motovid it was with Private Track Time) and traditionally it was the safest group with the least number of issues.

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Just wanted to comment on this: no idea what their tech rules were, but they've run a vintage group every year once or twice a season for years (before Motovid it was with Private Track Time) and traditionally it was the safest group with the least number of issues.
There was an incident today with some oil from the bus stop all the way to the front straight which pretty much ended the day

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BTW, the sun was out when i got home, WTF!!! lol

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There was an incident today with some oil from the bus stop all the way to the front straight which pretty much ended the day
How is it even possible to drop oil that far without a belly pan and not crash?? That's impressive in its own right.

Sucks to hear, too bad it turned out to be a shitty day.

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The guy had one of those little Honda 160's; one of his camshaft seals popped and apparently he didn't quite understand the whole flag thing.. I went over by their pits and his buddies were kind of defensive. Apparently, many unhappy campers had already stopped by.

The day was a wash anyway. At least it stopped raining in the afternoon so we stayed dry while we stood around and drank for a couple of hours. Also, doing laps in my POS truck with a nice buzz was all right...

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The sun was out back in Chicago by 4:00pm but I bet that cloud lingered over the Blackhawk Farm.

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The guy had one of those little Honda 160's; one of his camshaft seals popped and apparently he didn't quite understand the whole flag thing.. I went over by their pits and his buddies were kind of defensive. Apparently, many unhappy campers had already stopped by.
Stupid shit like that. I can't say, if I was riding I wouldn't be pissed at a "bone head" move like that.
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SCCA racing was at BHF last weekend. May 13 thru 15th and there was a ton of fluids dumped down on the track that weekend. That little 160 is 1/100's of the amount of fluids. 36 bags of Oil Dry was used that weekend. http://www.facebook.com/advanced.autosports

for a motorcycle in the rain at tracks like Barber you can drag knees everyplace in the rain. Not at BHF's.... You get more grip in the paddock....

Oil is lighter that water so each rain pushes the oil up to the surface. rain = oil to the surface That track was slick as hell.

this next wet CCS race at BHF is going to suck.

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SCCA racing was at BHF last weekend. May 13 thru 15th and there was a ton of fluids dumped down on the track that weekend. That little 160 is 1/100's of the amount of fluids.

for a motorcycle in the rain at tracks like Barber you can drag knees everyplace in the rain. Not at BHF's.... You get more grip in the paddock....

this next wet CCS race at BHF is going to suck.
You can drag your knee at BHF in the rain ( just as long as no one leaks oil all over the track) Oil and rain = a huge mess and it's hard to clean up without spreading it all over the place.

Myself, Brian Hall, Jason Farrell, and some others have lapped in the teens at BHF in the rain. Myself and Mark Schnettler (SP?) lapped in the mid/low 20s in very heavy rain in '05. In fact, it was one of those races where it was questionably safe to race. There was 6 inches of standing water in the paddock...and it was a good ole monsoon. But it can be done.

Rain isn't all that bad to ride in...it'll make you a better rider. Remember do one thing at a time and be smooth. Smooth is faster!

With that said, my days of riding around in the rain for no money are pretty much in the past for me.
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You can drag your knee at BHF in the rain ( just as long as no one leaks oil all over the track) Oil and rain = a huge mess and it's hard to clean up without spreading it all over the place.

Myself, Brian Hall, Jason Farrell, and some others have lapped in the teens at BHF in the rain. Myself and Mark Schnettler (SP?) lapped in the mid/low 20s in very heavy rain in '05. In fact, it was one of those races where it was questionably safe to race. There was 6 inches of standing water in the paddock...and it was a good ole monsoon. But it can be done.

Rain isn't all that bad to ride in...it'll make you a better rider. Remember do one thing at a time and be smooth. Smooth is faster!

With that said, my days of riding around in the rain for no money are pretty much in the past for me.
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I guess it all matters what event dumps fluids on the track during the week before.... I only had two sessions and did'nt feel comfortable flicking it any place wed. I did pass everyone except for Walle and lapped everyone on DOT's.

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Myself and Mark Schnettler (SP?) lapped in the mid/low 20s in very heavy rain in '05. In fact, it was one of those races where it was questionably safe to race. There was 6 inches of standing water in the paddock...and it was a good ole monsoon.

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Gawd I remember that weekend.
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I was out on the track, when the Real rains hit.
You could see the "wall" of water as it hit.
Never been that wet before in my life!

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That was the race when Mark tried to beat me to the finish line and tucked the front at the checkered flag...lol
I have a picture of that somewhere. I'll see if i can find it...good times.

I remember talking to Andy Feuersthaler and Purk before that race saying I will not go out if you don't...we all looked at each other and said, Doty will go out so we all went out....LMAO
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with curbs like they're got in T6, i hear there are pilots that can drag knee when they're coming in for their landing onto the runway back there

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That was the race when Mark tried to beat me to the finish line and tucked the front at the checkered flag...lol
I have a picture of that somewhere. I'll see if i can find it...good times.

I remember talking to Andy Feuersthaler and Purk before that race saying I will not go out if you don't...we all looked at each other and said, Doty will go out so we all went out....LMAO
It was the hardest I've seen it rain and we were all gonna try to "race" motorcycles around...good times.
It was funny, I needed to win that race for the MWSS championship and Schnettler was hauling...I'm like dude, settle down. It was on I guess. I can look back and laugh now...
What ever happened to Dan Doty? He was a fast dude and running up top on his R6 for awhile. I forget his skinny buddies name, but I have some pics of Dan and him on a pimped up ape hanger bicycle riding around BHF.
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