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Author Topic: So, how did you spend your Saturday?  (Read 2745 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 »

 Grin
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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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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2008, 09:31:25 PM »

I'm jumping in 33sec 1/4's.  Thats being optimistic but hey I'm giving you the benefit of doubt.
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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2008, 04:52:09 AM »

Thanks everyone, I still hear train horns and diesels, they say the photos are uploaded to their website Tuesday after the race.

Glenn, No everything was full, fresh water and all.


Belfert, That’s why the have bracket racing or elimination’s, you have your dial in time and that determines your head start to make all times equal.

Niles, Some people there where calling me nuts all so, not the first time I’ve heard that scene I bought a bus.

Tekebird Doug, Z class, go to the web site click on the diesel nationals page and they list all the classes. Z= large diesel powered bus.

John, No handicap.


Quantum500, faster than that, but your close.

I posted all the pictures I took on the Yahoo link below.
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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2008, 04:53:55 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2008, 04:39:20 PM »

Hey Jack,,

Can we add Bus Racing to your Bussin 2009.    Cheesy    After all, I am Turbo Charged.....  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2008, 07:48:34 PM »

Our oldest son (27) and I went to www.midohio.com Mid Ohio Sports Car Course and watched the NASA Championship racing (National Auto Sport Association) They used rain tires in the morning but by afternoon the track dried out. Lots of good racing  and many types including: Factory Five, Camaro Mustang Challenge, CMC2, 944Spec, American Iron & AIXtreme, Honda Challenge, 944 Cup/Super Cup, Spec Focus, Spec Miata, German Touring Series, Performance Touring, and Spec E-30. No bus race but one Newell coach attended.
But Sunday afternoon became windy with afteraffects of hurricane Ike. We will be cleaning up for a while.
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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2008, 08:08:57 PM »

"THE PICTURE'S ARE UP"
They got ten shots of my bus, thats right 10.
In 3,4 and 5 you can see me launching it off the line doing a wheel stand. Grin
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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2008, 06:45:12 AM »

YOU are "The Man"!!!!!! That is just too cool.
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2008, 09:01:44 AM »

What was your quarter times?  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2008, 11:33:31 AM »

Ed, My wife says You and I are not allowed to play together,never ever!  As a run what You brung kind of person I only want to know what You do when You drop the drive shaft?  You are number 1 in My book.  Only in america!  John
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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2008, 09:34:39 AM »

Naw... The real question is, "How much money did you make on side-bets?"  No average joe is going to look at a bus up against a "smaller" vehicle like a semi and bet on the bus.
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