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Author Topic:   batesville $100000.00 to win
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted September 12, 2003 10:55 AM  
I was wondering if anyone has any info or know of the website where there is some info on the $100000 to win next year. i have seen it before but cannot locate it now. we are trying to decide if it is worth the trouble to go.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted September 12, 2003 11:18 AM  
Here ya go.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted September 12, 2003 12:21 PM  
1000,000.00 too much trouble for ya?

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted September 14, 2003 09:58 PM  
Originally posted by demonalchohol:
1000,000.00 too much trouble for ya?

Well it was for you because its $100,000.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted October 28, 2003 08:40 AM  
Well, I can't say for sure, but I can tell you that it appeared that the top 3 cars from the World modified championships were using traction control. I've never seen a car going down the straight away with a blue flame coming out of the exhaust. Something fishy there to me. Just my opinion. Other than that, Mooney runs a pretty good show, and treats people real well. I just question the teching of the cars, and for $100,000 I'm sure that there will be more cars out there trying it. Well, have a great off-season all, and .....................See ya at the track!!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted October 28, 2003 12:09 PM  
Will Mooney be allowing Traction Control for this race too ?
Or will it just be legal for special cars for the greater Central Arkansas area ?
Top 3 cars blowin blue flames out the exhaust all the way down the straights no thanks.

We will go back to Batesville love the track but not for this race, the fix may be in.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted November 02, 2003 10:05 AM  
I was there, and yes Jack Sullivan was using TC. but it was THROTTLE CONTROL. with his foot. If anyone paid any attention to his path through turns 1 & 2, he was buzzing the tires across the middle where there was a little moisture. the blue flames was from 1/2 throttling the cars. I am so sick of the travellers coming to batesville and west plains, and every time they get their a$$es kicked, they scream TC.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted November 02, 2003 09:29 PM  
no offense,TD I was at Batesville and I dont mind getting beat on the track, did not even make the feature, nothing to be ashamed lots of cars didnt so what I will try again next year.

However there was NO moisture on that track to be found.
Wayne Brooks burned up his tires running a very simular groove to Jacks.

Mark Noble tried every possible spot on the track looking for moisture.

That track was blacker than an ace of spades with ZERO moisture.
The best drivers in the country were soft footing it around the track, and they all seemed to be scalding the tires except for Jack, whose car was spitting out blue flames all the way down the straigts and not burning up the tires.

No other cars were lugging the motor out of the turn and spitting blue flames throughout the straights except for Jacks.

TD say what you want but I was there and i am not buying, it.

I have every suspicion that Jack Sullivan had TC and it worked very well cause he won.

For a car that did not have TC there sure are a lot of people like you throwing out every reason in the world as to why and Jack did not have TC. There is a lot a reaction, which leads me to believe where theres smoke theres fire.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted November 03, 2003 08:32 AM  
if the engine is too fat, it will also cause a blue flame out of the exhaust and this will kill power. i'm not saying there wasn't TC in use, but if i was using TC and someone called me on it, i'd tell them i fattened up the mixture to kill some power for the slick track.....

Dirt Full Roller

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posted November 05, 2003 12:12 AM  
I was there and I think the guy just pulled a plug wire, atleast thats what his car sounded like. It wasn't like he had a straight away lead, he just ran very smooth and consistent laps. Wayne Brooks and those other guys were having to fight traffic and he wasn't. Is it possible he wasn't using traction control???

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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted November 05, 2003 06:43 PM  
I wasn't there, but I know that a cracked header will cause a blue flame and a buzzing sound. Also I wish that the guys that aren't winning would get over this TC thing, or get it for themselves......

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted November 05, 2003 08:30 PM  
Look, I want to make one thing clear. I really don't care who won that race. I really don't. I was there with a brand new car and didn't intend to make the show. I was there because I like the racing, the comoradarie and because Moonie Starr is a great promoter. I like his shows and the way he runs them. I also like the fact that there are racers from all over this country that are there to have fun and race against the best. The thing that I was trying to point out, is that when the track is that slick, no moisture visable, and that many good drivers, you would think that the driver with the most time on that track would have been the one to beat. Wayne Brooks is from the Batesville area. He teaches the modified driving school on that very track, and a Late Model driver that is used to hooking up his power on 14" tires out drives him? That is a very hard thing for me to buy. Couple this with the fact of the blue flames, typically found at the END of the straight when you back off the throttle due to the valve overlap and timing, and then, there's the car lugging all the way around the track. If you add this all up, it definitely smells fishy. Defend it if you want. I really don't care. I presented my case as many have. If you really don't want to believe that TC is hurting the modified division, just look at the decreasing number of Late models running around the country and ask yourself why. The answer is simple: They have priced themselves out. If we don't want this to happen to the mods, we have to police it as we can. That is all I'm saying. I would have loved an underdog pulling there with a mid 80's chevy and an open trailer to have won that race. But with the money spent on TC and other things like this, the underdog doesn't have a prayer. It's just my opinion. Have a great off-season and holidays and ................See ya at the track!!

[This message has been edited by modracr41 (edited November 05, 2003).]

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