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Re: Why do you drive a car like a 944?
Reply #15 - Mar 30th, 2017 at 3:01am
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Kyle is pretty fun to watch.  I used to race sprint cars on the tracks in Calif that he made it on.  Raced motorcycles on all those tracks as well.   Good kid and he should go far.  I never raced go karts.  I went from bikes to the World of Outlaws with nothing in between.  First time I drove a race car was a WOO event at the San Jose half mile at the fairgrounds.
  
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Reply #16 - Mar 31st, 2017 at 7:51pm
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STEELSHOE wrote on Mar 30th, 2017 at 3:01am:
Kyle is pretty fun to watch.  I used to race sprint cars on the tracks in Calif that he made it on.  Raced motorcycles on all those tracks as well.   Good kid and he should go far.  I never raced go karts.  I went from bikes to the World of Outlaws with nothing in between.  First time I drove a race car was a WOO event at the San Jose half mile at the fairgrounds.


Well that must have been a blast and possibly scary.

The biggest track we raced in a winged outlaw kart was a 1/4 mile high banked track in Texas. I do not remember the calculations but we were around 70mph there. I thought that was a little too fast for kids. My daughter loved it and wanted more. She was really mad when the motor started to go flat at the end of the feature and she had to settle for 3rd. We ran a quarter midget chassis with the wing against the QRC winged outlaw karts like Kyle drove. Crazy part about the 70 mph is it was a briggs 4 cycle engine. Briggs Animal motor with the spec AKA or WKA cam running alcohol. All I could image was a wreck would create a never ending barrel roll, although the wing would provide some resistance. I really enjoyed watching my daughter do that stuff. I also enjoyed being the crew chief.
  

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Reply #17 - Apr 1st, 2017 at 2:21pm
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Fun stuff!!!!!   Back in the early 70's we were hitting 75 mph in the expert main at the Bayland 1/4 mile dirt track, on bikes.  At the time, that was the fastest 1/4 mile in the country.  A few years later they started preparing it rougher to get the speeds down.  They wrecked a good race track.  I wouldn't race a sprint car on any track smaller than a half mile.  Wasn't worth the damage from beating the cars up.  Besides, life begins at 100 mph on a bike, and well over that for a car.
  

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Reply #18 - Apr 2nd, 2017 at 5:12am
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Is that you Bill?
Awesome Pic!!
  

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Reply #19 - Apr 3rd, 2017 at 2:01pm
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Yes.  This is the old Baylands raceway at Fremont Calif.  This was the fastest 1/4 mile dirt track in the country at the time.  We were hitting 75 mph back then.  They roughened it up later to try to slow it down, and that ruined it.  They also ran sprint cars on it.  There were many fast race tracks near the Bay Area back then.  Lawyers shut them all down.  Just another part of Calif. ruined by Liberal whacks.
  
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Reply #20 - Jun 14th, 2017 at 1:40am
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Not sure of the name. If it is just above Robbinsville to the West of 129. Sorry it took so long to answer but I just saw it.
  

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Reply #21 - May 28th, 2018 at 12:02pm
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Oops, I just noticed that the name of the road was asked. I have t been back up due to working on Saturdays - and now working seven days a week - but I think the questioner, Steelshoe, is probably correct. One gangs a left at CR 143 then follows the signs. I couldn’t really find the route when looking at my phone’s cap app.
My son is a cop now and doesn’t need to worry about tickets. Last year he was pulled over outside of Macon on I-75 while doing 105 in his mom’s Buick Park Avenue Ultra. He was lucky it was a fellow cop and not Mom because instead of letting go with a “Have a nice day. What do you guys make up there?” she would have killed him.
  

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