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 Post subject: Testing in the cold
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:13 pm 
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Not sure if I should even bother??? I have a ton of new stuff to look at O:) O:)

4 link change,New tires different compound,O2's.....Carb mod
And like other tracks they don't do much as some traction compound

I was thinking of just making some 330 runs and see how that looks and go from there.........Anybody have some idea's????????/ :-k

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 Post subject: Re: Testing in the cold
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:19 pm 
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wear earmuffs,mittens and a scarf the cold won't be so bad.. =; =;

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 Post subject: Re: Testing in the cold
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:44 pm 
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Tony I think he was referring to the track not being worth the trip, and, I'll have to agree as last Saturday my day was pretty much a wasted trip.

So Barry, if you go, about the only thing you'll be able to say when you leave is that you went cuz you likely won't know any more when you leave than you did before you got there. But hey, if it's close enough and you just want to go play, then have at it but I wouldn't place a lot of faith in the data you get.

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 Post subject: Re: Testing in the cold
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:51 pm 
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I always go play in the cold but am picky about which places I go to. A few years back I about wrapped her up into a guardrail was 40 degrees on a green track. Didnt go there last 2 years, and have been good with the track I picked to go to. I think it all comes back to how many street tired cars and how well the track is prepped.

2 years ago, 30 degrees snow hitting me in the helmet @ 175mph brr it was cold \:D/

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 Post subject: Re: Testing in the cold
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:39 pm 
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I probably wouldn't bother. You won't learn much. The track we raced at last year had trouble with the compound they use in cooler temps. You may be able to learn something about the carb mods but if you're not making full passes you really won't gather any complete data on that either. If your track is like most there won't be any real traction until it warms up a little and they get some cars on the track. I know you're probably a little anxious to try out all the new stuff but to me it wouldn't be worth taking a chance with the car on an iffy track.

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 Post subject: Re: Testing in the cold
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:32 am 
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The motor will be strong but the track might be slick. Last year bowling Green hooked real well in 40* and overcast. This year it was 70's and a couple of cars put it on the bumper. The valley on the other hand Started well (thats what Jody said) and then there were a lot of street tire cars/trucks with big knobby tires. :- So take it to the track drive it around make a couple of test launches just to shake it down a little. Then go home and tighten everything that came loose =;

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 Post subject: Re: Testing in the cold
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:02 am 
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Well that's what I was thinking.......Thanks Guys =;

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