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Author Topic: So, how did you spend your Saturday?  (Read 2812 times)
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« on: September 14, 2008, 07:37:54 AM »




I spent my Saturday at Raceway Park, Englishtown, New Jersey, at the Diesel Nationals.  And YES, I raced the bus!  I brought home a 4 ft. trophy, a dashboard plaque, and a eliminator sticker.  I made it to the King-Of-The-Hill finals, and I was in the eliminations for a $5,000 purse. (Man, was I dreaming about that purse!!! Makes it hard to concentrate on the Christmas tree!!)   I made it down to three trucks before I was eliminated.  My bus became the crowd favorite, which was strange to hear over the PA system.  They said in a couple of days they will have the pictures posted on their website of all the participants.  www.racewaypark.com  click on links click on photo shop.  It was cool to see some of the amazing diesel vehicles, like a diesel motorcycle, and of course, all the beautiful trucks.  I met a few bus nuts from Maryland...(maybe time for another pondering meeting at the R&R Grill and Bar??!!) 

All of my dial-in times were within 2/1000s of a second, so the bus ran real consistent.  Although my reaction times were a little off.  I’ll let you guys guess at what the Ets were.  (8V71NA/4 speed manual).  All in all, it was a long, fun day with lots to do and see.  Pix below.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 07:38:29 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 07:39:06 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 07:39:38 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008, 07:44:47 AM »

That's just too much. My eyes are so green right now.
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 10:12:19 AM »

You may not have won first prize there but you get it here just for having what it takes to get out there and try.  Good for you!! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 12:27:51 PM »

Hi Ed,

I would have never guessed.... That's too cool!

I went to New Jersey Motorsports Park to watch the Mazda Formula Zoom Zoom Race, North Eastern Porshe club race,

and caught 3 really neat HP go cart races.

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2008, 02:17:16 PM »

You, sir, are my new hero.  When I grow up I want to do things like that too. well done.
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008, 02:44:51 PM »

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Great job! Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2008, 02:51:15 PM »

That is so cool!  Did you empty the fridge to get a better time? Grin  How many passengers were you taking? Cheesy 

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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2008, 07:09:52 PM »

you get at least F I V E   AT - A - BOYS!!!!

Great job, and i'll bet fun too.

as someone else said, my eyes are [glow=red,2,300]green[/glow].
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2008, 07:33:55 PM »

Congrats from me too.  I would have never thought a plain jane bus could make it against trucks souped up for racing.
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2008, 07:38:39 PM »

Ed you just created a whole new level of BUSNUT!
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2008, 08:17:26 PM »

kool, what class??
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2008, 09:09:21 PM »

Belfert,

I think they are handicapped.....a bunch. Grin

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