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CootersXR7
09-10-2009, 09:45 AM
RallyCross:
I had the Bird out at a RallyCross again last Saturday. Good fun. I broke the Passenger Side Sway Bar Bracket (and a 12-14 chunk of Pseudo Frame) off before the event, so it took some getting used to running without the sway when transitioning. I wouldn't have competed if the event was as rough as they normally are, but this one was on a Horse Track so it was smooth as could be. An Air Pressure adjustment (dropped the rears) between rounds better balanced the car with the lack of front sway, and I ended up finishing ahead of all the rotarys there (RX2, 2-RX7s, and a RX8) which was a very nice feeling. A couple of them were running Rally Gravel tires too compared to my Dunlops Winters Tires. The two RWD Vehicles that beat me (Miata and a Taco) also both had Rally Tires.

No Pics Yet, but an honorable? mention here:

http://www.beaterblog.com/2009/09/beating-in-progress-scca-rally-cross.html

More Pics to follow.. and results can be found on the Detroit Region SCCA Site (in case someone is actually that interested!)


Milan:

FMC NIGHT AT MILAN DRAGWAY THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 The club will make a return to Milan on Thursday September 17. Cost to race is members $45 - non members $60 (includes a 1 year membership to the club) and spectators 12 and over $5. Gates open at 5:30 racing starts promptly at 6:00.

I doubt the Bird will be running down the track (probably next spring), but it will probably be there. I think it is more expensive to run FMC nights, but it is the cheapest night to Spectate!

Peace,
Cooter

86T-bird
09-10-2009, 05:33 PM
I will be at Milan on the 17th, running the Mustang. I thnk it's a great way to celbrate my birthday!

My wife looked at me in disbelief a few weeks ago when she asked what I wanted to do for my Birthday. She asked two more times over the next week to make sure I was serious. I would think she would know by now that I would prefer to go the drag strip over most anything else!

CootersXR7
09-16-2009, 12:27 PM
Just a couple pics:



86T-Bird, I'll be sure to find you and say hello!

CootersXR7
09-17-2009, 10:42 AM
Just a bump for Milan Tonight...

$45-$60 to Run, but only $5 to Watch!!!! I have yet to see more than 40 cars running at a FMC Event, but I bet tonight will be an excellent blend of lots of cars and still a lot of runs. Temps are dropping into the low 60s towards the end, and clear skies.

Lite the fires!
Cooter

CootersXR7
09-23-2009, 08:38 AM
Milan was a good night last Thursday. 86T-bird was there with TWO cars. He brought his Bird in addition to the Mustang. The highest number we saw on a car in the pits was 36, so again I believe there were less than 40 cars. My brother took a long break in the middle, left at 8, and still got in six runs in. One other notable (for us four-eye people) was a very clean 1986 Mustang GT in Black.

Have a good Fall,

Cooter