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10-30-2016, 08:33 PM
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Real Street 5.60?

I have to say that last nights real street race at cottonwood was a blast. We all decided to change the index from 5.70 to 5.60 and turned out to be a great race. People had to speed there cars up a lil more and brought for some excitement. I think that last night showed us that there is nothing wrong with changing the index.. Brett Child's went from winning the 5.70 race at Montgomery to winning the 5.60 at cottonwood back to back and both races he went dead on once or twice.i don't see why there should be any issue on an index change whether it change at every race from 5.50-5.80. It would end up being a heads up who is the better tuner to dial in a car at each race instead of going from one 5.70 race to the next same exact tune set up... I believe that last night proved that the index needs to be changed....
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10-30-2016, 08:37 PM
Brett Childs
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Real Street 5.60?

They wanted excitement....me and you definitely brought it with our big time wheelies! The predictable, boring, blah 60fts definitely went out the window for a few guys Haha finally got it calmed down enough to keep them manageable. We hung around .59-.61 all day/night except for when it went into a monster wheel stand and had to pedal it a few times. Went a .600 and .601 back to back. I will say, it was a learn on the go day though. Had not been past a .68 with this new setup so there was no .60 tune in it to start with

I don't think a index change is a bad thing, we just can't let it get so low we start losing the guys who may just be on the edge of what they can do now. Especially when it gets hot and performance drops off for everyone


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10-30-2016, 10:17 PM
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Exactly the only issue I agree with. In the warmer months it's gonna be difficult for some people to go. That's why I don't think the index should be any faster than a 50 or 60 but I do believe we need a index change. I think it would be fun to have a bucket with chips that have different indexs and we all have a drivers meeting at the beginning of the race and pick a index and race. Just to keep it interesting
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10-31-2016, 08:35 AM
josh peel
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Need to just call it Real Street and draw index out of a hat. Been saying this for years to bring some excitement back.
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10-31-2016, 08:42 AM
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That's what I think to Josh. Make us have to tune our car every race and find the number instead of going race to race and running same index.
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10-31-2016, 01:54 PM
Brett Childs
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So what do you think, make it a .50, .60, and .70? or drop the choices lower since appearently people are loosing interest in .70?
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10-31-2016, 01:57 PM
Brett Childs
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Need to just call it Real Street and draw index out of a hat. Been saying this for years to bring some excitement back.
Just go back to watching me and Mikey this weekend, if that dont excite you nothing will. Only thing is the Big Block cars with plenty of power were still just making it slow off the line. So do you keep dropping it until those cars get exciting and push away the slower cars or just move it a little and get a little more show from the smaller motors that get interesting in the first 60ft. and just push the big motors a little harder?
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11-01-2016, 10:05 AM
josh peel
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I say keep index between 50-70 but draw every race. Be a tuners race then.
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11-01-2016, 12:43 PM
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I'll say this.
There is nothing really street about this class. When you push a car to the staging it takes away that real street status. This is just a class that has out lived it's title.
Just another index class just my 2cents.
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11-01-2016, 04:06 PM
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Well everyone has there opinion. This class is filled with some of the best racers and we have all grown into a huge friendly group who shares the same passion for racing. All we are trying to do is bring back the excitement and deciding a choice on index and I'm with Josh peel every race we draw out a hat and pick the index from 5.50-5.70.
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11-01-2016, 04:08 PM
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and Brett as of now for the past 3 races LOL a small block has kicked everyone's ass
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11-01-2016, 04:23 PM
Brett Childs
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I'll say this.
There is nothing really street about this class. When you push a car to the staging it takes away that real street status. This is just a class that has out lived it's title.
Just another index class just my 2cents.

When have you seen someone get pushed to the lanes? We've all been driving there and back last I checked?
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11-01-2016, 04:24 PM
Brett Childs
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and Brett as of now for the past 3 races LOL a small block has kicked everyone's ass
A tiny baby small block at that haha

But I'm good with a .50-.70. This little motor will be running with its tongue hanging out every pass if it has to run .50's in the summer though
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11-01-2016, 05:37 PM
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It seems I saw you getting pushed to the staging lanes @the wood Saturday night
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11-01-2016, 09:51 PM
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I still have my crown bag with a 50 60 70 chip in it we drawed index before 1st round quiflying at several races last year we decided this year to leave it 70 next year is a wholenew deal so what ever the teams want ok by me and I can add a 40 45 or whatever
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11-01-2016, 10:00 PM
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as for as pulling car to lanes if I had pulled my car to lanes instead of driving it I might have made it to finals the race before last got to semis and battery dead didn't have time to charge back up cranked in pit wouldn't start in lanes bad way to loose
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11-01-2016, 10:08 PM
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It seems I saw you getting pushed to the staging lanes @the wood Saturday night
i seen that to and wondered but that white chevelle drove up there (allen) was impressive to see that 4000 pd car leave the line and run the number
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11-01-2016, 10:23 PM
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It seems I saw you getting pushed to the staging lanes @the wood Saturday night
Alright, let me explain that one to you. When we came to cottonwood on August 29th to race, we made 8 passes between 5:30 and midnight driving the car to and from the lanes. Once it started getting late we started getting less and less time between rounds. I run a 16V battey so it takes a little longer to get charged. In the semis I could tell it was getting weak but honestly didnt think anything of it. Came up for finals, barely got car to turn over and had to get it started with only the ignition on because it was to weak to go with fuel pump. fast forward to about 500 ft that pass and I lose ignition, motor just dies mid run. thankfully Frankie Red lit because I only ran 5.77 coasting across finish. Could not get the car to start up at top end and only had 14v which is obviously not enough to run a 16V system.

So, may I point out to you that both Montgomery races I drove to and from lanes, which is a much longer drive than cottonwood, but we were getting more time between rounds.

Now, come this past saturday you must not have been paying too much attention otherwise you wouldve seen the car come to and from the lanes under its own power every round except the final because we were in a similar situation as the first cottonwood race. We were going pretty quick late and I started to notice the voltage stay a little lower, so I made a strategic decison to go ahead and push it that round just in case. There was no way I was going to get someone to redlight on me again and there was no way I was going to let the car die again.

Seems to me Mitch, in hindsight, wouldve done the same.

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11-01-2016, 10:51 PM
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Put an alternator on it
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11-01-2016, 10:56 PM
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Put an alternator on it
It's got one. Put on about middle of last year
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