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Wgi opening weekend

Opening Weekend - Watkins Glen International
A few of us plan on going
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You guys have fun. Get some video to share. Be safe.
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For the love of racing, get some video
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Absolutely ,,,But It's only about 15 hours from Alabama you have time to make it

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For the love of racing, get some video
Not really a "racing event" It's "paced at 55" However that said in the past when I've gone with the group from New York Mustang Forum the pace drivers let us have a "good" time if you know what I'm saying
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Definitely looking forward to it, will bring Go Pro... gonna be weird going slow though. Its a phenomenal track albiet a little faster than I like - kinda high stakes with two straights that I redline before the midpoint and the Vettes, Porsches and and Loti zoom right by with my 350s. Even the esses I'm in 4th gear. But I give em a good run to 100 except the C5/6 vettes - just unfair Be good to have a Tremec with a .8 top gear to keep pulling but frankly who needs to be doing 160 in a car with the aerodynamics of a chicken coop with the doors open. I probably need an air dam, she feels floaty at 120 (Redline), solid at 115.

Should be fun...
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I raced my '83 GT at Charlotte many moons ago. It had a 8.8" with 3.73's and OEM T5. I could hit 160 down the back stretch floating the valves, but couldn't get into 5th before hitting the stripes at turn three.
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I got my camera. I just opened the box up last night and charged it. Now to play with it so I can pretend to know how to use it. One cool feature it has is wifi, I can use my phone to control it and use as the view finder. So that's today's project as well as take the car out for a drive and make dure everything is ok.
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We had a great time today! There were a lot of cars ,at the event. We didn't get on till late in in afternoon. I'm not even sure what time it was. The three laps went by very quickly I never really paid attention to how fast we were going. 2nd66 was behind me and Dobrostang I think was two cars back. Both said we hit 90. I was really surprised at how well it did. I never felt like the car wanted to get away or slide. It just seemed to stay planted pretty well. The full tread Mastercraft tires did voice their objections at times.

The best part of the day was hanging with Brad, 2nd66 and Mark, Dobrostang.
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Glad the day went well ,One small carb fire not withstanding (dobrosatang)
Pics and video will have to wait.
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To quote Mark ^^^^^^^^^^ "The Rat Pack"


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Glad the day went well ,One small carb fire not withstanding (dobrosatang)
Pics and video will have to wait.
Well I up grade Tom's pic
LOL, we won't talk about the carb fire. I got the video! I tcame out pretty good other then the sound. The camera must have been hitting something, there's an annoying creaking noise. I tried uploading it to Youtube but my DSL is too slow. I'll have to wait until Tuesday when i can get a fios connection.
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I like that, The Rat Pack. We were the only 3 beaters there but we got a lot of attention. I think they were watching for falling parts.
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I like that, The Rat Pack. We were the only 3 beaters there but we got a lot of attention. I think they were watching for falling parts.



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It was a blast, i was surprised at how fast they let us go. I was also made acutely aware of how far my car has gotton from being track ready. My alignment was off, had to set the toe by eye the morning of. My tires are so old they have hieroglyphics on the sides and my carb - that was a classic fu from my car saying enough making the kids my priority. Stuck needle valve + holley red electric pump + clueless driver = fire extinguisher. The air cleaner caught fire which i thought couldn't happen. It's not one of thost triangular Edelbrocks that are infamous... Luckily the old girl took the white power in stride, and a good pounding with a dead blow hammer and she roared to life. Watkins official - nicest guy in the world, politely asked me to run at the back of the pack in case my car broke down - was so greatful when i said no problem. Turned out to be a really great place to run.

We were three rats in 110 mustangs easy, easily $10M+ worth of Rousches, Gt350s almost exclusively hugh end and modified mustangs each on bristling with K$ of visible upgrades - 90% newer than 2012 - 90 came down from Buffalo/ rochester and more came from south. Seemed like definitely more than half were supercharged. Below is Tom standing on his fender to get a photo. Next you see a woman who walks up and says, "can i stand on your car also", Im thinking "why don't you stand on your husbands $75k Rousch, whats the message here" but to my surprise Tom (Husk, nicest guy in the world) says yes - the last is the rat pack. Mustang club 110 cars, only 3 real mustangs, 107 pretenders - thats just a sad state of affairs right there!

Really great to meet Tom and to run again with Brad. This is a fun event! I really got to spend a surprisingly good amount of time with my foot to the floor. Id forgotten how well she pulls and sounds WOT, not enough places in the world to really let loose...

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