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Break out mania

Discussion in 'General Pinewood Derby Discussion' started by ratrodsrule1, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. Jupiter 2.9

    Jupiter 2.9 District Champion Pro Racer

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    From the slower guy.
    I'm glad DC broke out, I don't have to see him again.
    I hope next race LJO breaks out, I won't have to follow him anymore either.
    Then I hope I break out after that.
    Isn't that how it's suppose to work ?

    Like Crane recommended, I "come to get some" every race. Just not up there or today. lol
    A tip to the Pro's
    Thanks to all of the forum members, I have never heard NO when I have asked questions.
    I could see you rolling your eye's.

    Pack a lunch & run what you brung.
     
  2. ratrodsrule1

    ratrodsrule1 National Contender

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    Great comment Jup, Will gladly move up if I break outs well after only my 4th Proxy. The all nighters are starting to pay off. The test track should help me break out which is great Im not satisfied with staying in Am because that shows no progress vs the hours spent in the shop. We ain't skeert and neither are you.
     
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    Jupiter 2.9 District Champion Pro Racer

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    Rat Rod, do you like apples,

    That brings to mind that you are in my way too.
    & the pros, I'm not scarred of the pro's.
    I'm a realist, It will be ugly, but I have to get by you first. So you my friend are the next target.

    How bout them apples LOL
     
  4. ratrodsrule1

    ratrodsrule1 National Contender

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    Jup you are a character buddy. And I got my eye on you LOL. I gotta check that case for hidden camera or bug......
     
  5. Jimmy & his 2 Kids

    Jimmy & his 2 Kids National Contender

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    You guys are making this too much fun! I need to get off my arse and get my BASX in here.
     
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    Jupiter 2.9 District Champion Pro Racer

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    So Jimmy,
    I here we have a recent vacancy in the AM division.
    I can save you the spot right in front of me.

    It's been a while since you've had a car out there, the bumpers & tail lights look the same.

    I crack me up.
     
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    You guys are making this look like too much fun! I’m going to have to get in on it. Save me a place at the back of the pack...
     
  8. ljo

    ljo District Champion

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    Don't forget about Wrightstuff. He needs a target on his back too. Not only is he fast, he builds some of the best looking cars I've seen.
     
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  9. Jupiter 2.9

    Jupiter 2.9 District Champion Pro Racer

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    OK, you can have a spot in front of me too, there is plenty of room back here.
     
  10. ratrodsrule1

    ratrodsrule1 National Contender

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    Roadrunner I'm afraid the inmates are running the asylum. We could use some adult supervision. LOL
     
  11. DerbyDad4Hire

    DerbyDad4Hire Administrator Staff Member 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    The break out rule has been removed. D&C is where he belongs and I know he is doing his own work. You can't stop someone from buying a car.

    To combat this I am going to offer a tier 2 sponsorship to every racer that races 4 out of 5 races in the Scout and BASX AM groups. If you race I will help you improve. I am going to create a separate section in this forum for the sponsored racers to get top level help from me and Ballistic Racing. You will get FAST.
     
  12. ratrodsrule1

    ratrodsrule1 National Contender

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    Class act John. I’ve apologized to DC personally if I’ve put him in a position that he didn’t deserve. That never was my intention but just posing a question about a scenario I knew was going to happen. Sorry if I caused you or Ballistic any grief.......RRR
     
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    WrightStuffRacing Hammering Axles

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    let’s just keep that target on you front runners LOL, hell, I didn’t even make the cut for finals.

    so what’s the word on this? Is D&C getting bumped to pro? His car ran faster than several of the pro level cars if I remember correctly.

    People cheat, yes. Someone might even think that you bought a car RRR, two of your cars were at the bottom, and then you have a super fast car in the top 3.

    I’m not saying you cheated, but it certainly makes me go Hmm.

    good luck to all in the series. I’ll be back for the race next month, but at this point I’m still trying to figure out how to change up my builds to get up to the finals and hopefully up to that top spot one of these days.
     
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    WrightStuffRacing Hammering Axles

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    please don’t give this guy anymore help, he doesn’t need it. LMAO!
     
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    So, is D&C also pack 195? I thought those cars looked familiar... And they have a similar naming convention. You guys need to keep the names of your cars the same instead of renaming them for each league/race.

    I’ve been thinking about the break out rule, and what seems fair to me is if a car breaks out of the AM status then that car should have to move up, but the builder should be able to continue in the series but not be able to race the car that broke out. Just my opinion though which is self serving, cause I want Bam Bam out! But it does make sense to my brain.

    I would also say if a builder continues to break out month over month, there should be a point when enough is enough. Like your cars beat everyone by going under 2.5 for two months then the builder moves up.

    throwing out the rules doesn’t seem quite fair to the rest of the field IMO.
     
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    Naw Wes, haven’t bought a car never will. Have I done my homework and taken the advi
     
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    I have 6 colors of vinyl that I can change if I break out. You can't police that either.
    Let's just run them & let the chips fall.

    It's going to be a good series,
    Luck to all.
     
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    Then why have rules at all? If D&C gets to continue in the series with the same car that should have gotten him bumped to pro, then maybe I should run lighter wheels. Not saying that I would violate the rules, but where’s the line?

    that’s also why I suggested if a builder does it two months in a row then they move to pro.
     
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    Jupiter, I peel one off after each race, but they're all black, lol.
     
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    I have what I think is a reasonable resolution for the future. Let all of the builders stay in Am for the predetermined amount of time(a season, or a year or whatever). If said builder goes faster than 2.9500 for a given race, move those times to the pro division and let the cards fall where they land. The next race the builder can still enter Am with the same car, and either break out again, or learn to how to tune it slower.
     

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