Any of you homos going to Road America next weekend???

Master-Cylinder

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Has there ever been a rain free race weekend at The Road?
I prolly raced there close to 20 tymes, most were rain free come race tyme. One tyme it was raining so bad, everyones boots were filled with water! No, I'm not kidding. Couldn't believe they'd hold a race in those conditions. I ran off into the kitty litter at turn eight. Started to lock up the front wheel and decided fuck it, heading into the sand. Kept it up and paddled my way out. Still finished in the top 10.
 

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The guy in the next spot over says he's cooking up a shitload of brats tomorrow, plenty to share.

I may bring some cheese as an offering.
 

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Keeping us safe from Texas Machine shop dudes. :D


Joe Gianotto #48 qualified on the third row in STK1000 off yesterday's morning time. Today's free practice can improve his grid position in Superbike if he goes faster than yesterday.
 
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Money flows through this stall as though it were a casino. :greedy:
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Every machine manned and working, all day.
I'm almost 100% sure that Randy balancing that tyre. He worked at the junkyard years ago, still lives near me and I do some cylinder boring for him. He does the Dunlop race tyre thing in our area.
Just go up and ask, do you live in Melbourne?
 

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I'm almost 100% sure that Randy balancing that tyre. He worked at the junkyard years ago, still lives near me and I do some cylinder boring for him. He does the Dunlop race tyre thing in our area.
Just go up and ask, do you live in Melbourne?
It is indeed Randy from Melbourne. We yakked a bit, not many buying tires during the Supersport race.

Randy- He just about never says anything good about anything.

Me- Yeah, to listen to him, every bike he fixed was a shit heap.

Randy- Most of them were, though. :D
 

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All fixed. "Duct tape is great stuff! Good thing I had a black roll."
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Joey had done changes to the suspension after practice that felt right during the Superbike formation lap. After re-teching the bike this morning, he'll get a 3 or 4 lap session (15 MINUTE) stk1000 warmup session this morning.
 
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BigGar

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So now Randy is famous? I'm a real prick at work, just axe him.
When I was a kid in Michigan I worked at an old gas station in Lansing that didn't sell gas anymore. Just had a two bay garage and the owner was a really good mechanic. I was mostly his helper and did the dumb-kid service work while he did the bigger jobs. Darryl was about as nutty as you. He was actually good to me, but the way he treated customers was absolutely hilarious to the point of being embarrassing at times. If you were a regular, loyal customer, you were fine. If you were some yahoo who happened to see the garage and rolled up wanting something fixed, he'd literally run you off of the property. No help. No sorry. Just get the fuck out of here. I really felt bad for some people he ran off. If he found out a loyal customer had gotten their car fixed somewhere else and then brought it to him later for something, he'd just tell them to come pick up their car and not come back. The guy was hardcore. The good part was that he fixed most of the local cops personal cars so I'd get out of most any tickets I got around town, which was a lot.
 

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I'm pulling for Richie Escalante to win Supersport. Cam Beaubier will continue his Superbike slaughter.
 

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Been there a few times when they'd have a parade of Harley's cruise around the track on race day. I'm sure that lubed 'er up good.
 

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Finally got a chance to set down and watch the SBK races from RA on the DVR.

Watching the track map portion of the video, they showed a wide shot from the drone coming out of turn 14. There on the end of a corner worker station was a small billboard ad for Lester Mag Wheels. :lol:

They were hot shit back in '76 + '77....:lol:

 

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Finally got a chance to set down and watch the SBK races from RA on the DVR.

Watching the track map portion of the video, they showed a wide shot from the drone coming out of turn 14. There on the end of a corner worker station was a small billboard ad for Lester Mag Wheels. :lol:

They were hot shit back in '76 + '77....:lol:

There are a set on the Z1B out in my garage.

They still look cool to me.
 
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