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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-19-2004, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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POST: CCS Racing @Blackhawk 9/19

Holy crap. What fun!

I got there on Saturday afternoon. It was completely packed there, lots of big semis and huge turnout. I just partied on Saturday.

Sunday was fun. Since I registered way late, I got crappy grid positions. Managed some decent starts (well, didn't wheelie/loop/stall/forget to put it in gear). Spent most of hte day chasing Mark Bernard around. Ended up making me a couple seconds faster, turned in a 1:25:7x and about 3 other 1:26:xx in the Supertwins race. Used too much racetrack on the last lap of turn 7, I REALLY wanted to pass Mark but couldn't do it.

LWGP was a hoot, damn near got t-boned in T1 on the second lap. I got on the brakes and this other guy came up on the inside and kept going straight after I started turning. I was certain he was off the track, but Mike (Swerve) said he made it.

LWSS was fun. Small grid (10) but I still was able to at least keep somebody in the sights (so I kept trying to close the gap).

Thanks to Karen, Dave, Kimmy and the kornerworkers, Mike, Nick, and anybody else. Kimmy, did you have a little headache on Sunday?? My cooler was noticeably lighter on Sunday than on Saturday when I showed up.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-20-2004, 12:44 AM
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Mark Junge broke the lap record. 1:09 something? The most race entries in like 12 years -- 903. Beautiful weather. I'm tempted to go back today.
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It was fun, congrats Grover on your new lap times. Start of next year you'll be suprised at your finishing positions if you keep that up. Thanks for the wings, those are GOOD

The most exciting thing for me was getting back my 2nd place that I lost earlier in the year for having a K&N air filter. I finished the race 3rd but Johnny Moore got DQ'd for the same thing that caused me to lose my 2nd place at the beginning of the year, so I got it back in the very same style that it was taken from me.

Other than that it was a lot of fun, good to see they made 8k more than last year for the wegman fund.

It didn't hit me though until I got home that I wouldn't see a lot of these people again until next year. There is one more round but a lot of people aren't going to it. Wish that would've clicked with me a little sooner but oh well. It's going to be a long winter, and I look forward to seeing everyone back out there next year.
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It was a hoot! Thanks to everyone that stopped by and said whaz-up! Good to see all the old faces there.

Chris I thought you were going to become a T-Bone Steak for a while, glad you came out of that all-right and the other guy just got his wits back when he figured oh sh*t i need to turn. That was funny.
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It was a hoot! Thanks to everyone that stopped by and said whaz-up! Good to see all the old faces there.

Chris I thought you were going to become a T-Bone Steak for a while, glad you came out of that all-right and the other guy just got his wits back when he figured oh sh*t i need to turn. That was funny.
Yeah, I JUST missed him. He came in a little hotter than planned, then realized he had to turn. Good he made it out unscathed, but it scared the crap out of him since we never saw him again.
I think I need to replace LW Superbike with the LW GP so, in the rare instance I do follow a GP bike, I can learn how to brake later.

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Sunday was a blast.
LBK/Grover, thanks for the hospitality.

Dave I watched you pick up a few spots on each start.... you sure are smooth looking. Grover, you were holding your own.

I watched Nick (Grasshopper) pass someone going into the Carosel (sp?) during his race.

It was fun watching you guys as well as some of the "big trailer guys"

I was watching by the Kink for awhile, The Vesrah bike (I think Junge) and Janish were flying, pretty neat stuff.

The stunt show was pretty neat as well

Really glad I went. I'm definately going to go to more of these next season.

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Dave.... I think you should come to the CLSB track day Monday so I can give you a proper ass whoopin on the track.

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There was some fast guys out there Sunday. I ended up placing a 7th in LWSB and 8th in LWGP. Not bad for a full grid but I know I can go faster. I need more ride height on my rear shock. I'm clicking consistant 23's but damn the fast guys like DAVE just woooooooooooooosh rite past me! DAMN IT! DAMN IT AGAIN, AND DAMN DAMN DAMN!

On top of everything I LOVE THIS SPORT! Congrats on the lap times Grover, LOOKING GOOD my brotha!

And Dave congrats on that 2nd place, you're a good rider my friend, but watch out, I'm on your tail!

Good people at the track like usual and good times.

I'll be at Gingerman for at least one or two races to top off the season.

See you guys at the track.
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Dave.... I think you should come to the CLSB track day Monday so I can give you a proper ass whoopin on the track.
Can't take time off this early from my new job, but even if I could what would be the difference man? You hand me my ass every race you were in this year, and trust me I didn't improve that much since the last time you were out there.

Seriously though I'd love to be able to try and follow you around some, that would probably help me drop my lap times. Guess I'll just have to try and catch you next year, from the second wave. Seeing that you could catch me after a bad start I don't see that happening, but hey ya never know.
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It was good to see a bunch of you out at the track...what a great weekend to come out and race and or watch.

Yep there were some big dogs there this weekend.
I kinda got my butt kicked but oh well.

Managed to pull a 9th mwss, 6th hwss, 3rd hwsb, 4th mwsb. Not to bad considering the company....lol
I was about a half second off the 600cc pace.

But the best part of the weekend, I didn't fall down
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Dan, thanks for helping me with my suspension. Its was a good weekend. I only went down once and didn't break anything major.

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But the best part of the weekend, I didn't fall down
That always makes the weekend better!

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Neither did I, you must be a trend setter man.
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But the best part of the weekend, I didn't fall down
Not funny.







..stupid Dunlops...







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Not funny.


..stupid Dunlops...


should have ran Michelins. Say all you want, but we can revisit this when somebody on Dunlops sits on top of the MotoGP podium.



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should have ran Michelins. Say all you want, but we can revisit this when somebody on Dunlops sits on top of the MotoGP podium.



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Oh you don't have to tell me I've been on Michelins ever since I first set foot on the racetrack.

But Michelins ARE a bit expensive. And there are a lot of fast guys on Dunlops. So I figured, for 1 weekend, I'd give them a shot.

I'm really not bashing Dunlops either... my comment was intended to be humorous more than anything. For the 1.25 laps I got on them before I crashed, I liked 'em - they feel a whole lot different than the Michelins. Much more stable. I liked how they seemed to take a "set" once leaned over.

I'll run a day later this year at BHF on Dunlops to truly evaluate/compare them to Michelins. I might stick with 'em, I might go back to Michelins. Who knows.

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Michilens compared to Dunlops seem to have a taller peek. Michelins seam to fall in faster than Dunlops. Dunlops do seam more stable though. All these different brand tires and profiles and sizes confuse the shit out of me. I'm going to stick with Dunlops I've had the best luck with them
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Bridgestones 250GP slicks are very good and a bit cheaper than the Dunlop slicks.

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Bridgestones 250GP slicks are very good and a bit cheaper than the Dunlop slicks.
Bridgestone makes a pretty mean slick - just look at Brian Johnson. Their DOTs, however....

I don't run slicks anyways, since I run SS classes. I don't want to be in a tire-changing frenzy if my SS race is in-between two non-SS races. Besides, slicks are a lot harder to sell to squids after I'm done with them.

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Michilens compared to Dunlops seem to have a taller peek. Michelins seam to fall in faster than Dunlops. Dunlops do seam more stable though. All these different brand tires and profiles and sizes confuse the shit out of me. I'm going to stick with Dunlops I've had the best luck with them
Yeah, the Dunlops made the bike feel really heavy on center. But they seemed to kind of "lock in" once you leaned it over... a neat feeling, and definitely confidence inspiring. I'll run them once more before writing them off.

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It was good to see a bunch of you out at the track...what a great weekend to come out and race and or watch.

Yep there were some big dogs there this weekend.
I kinda got my butt kicked but oh well.

Managed to pull a 9th mwss, 6th hwss, 3rd hwsb, 4th mwsb. Not to bad considering the company....lol
I was about a half second off the 600cc pace.

But the best part of the weekend, I didn't fall down

Damn I wanna ride again!!!!!!!!!!

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