1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby mikeinclover » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:10 pm

Thanks to everyone who showed up for this series. I also wanted to thanks my team mates James, Corey and Craig for doing most of the work for us. What a great race this last race turned out to be. It was a really close race from the start. I know that normally in a race you can break down where you may you made the wrong decision along the way. One less mistake or car adjustment and it would have put us in first place or one more tires cleaning or braid adjustment and we would have been in third place. I really do enjoy when we run a spec, motor the racing is so close. The Piranha is such a great motor for this type of racing I get more impressed with it the more we use it.
I was really disappointed that we didn't get pictures of the different teams and drivers. I really wanted to say a big thanks to Butch for making such a great trophy for us here in Michigan. We will be more that happy to bring it back to Cincy if we do the second race there next year, we will also be more than happy to haul it back after the race. Already looking forward to see you guys again soon maybe at the NSR Nationals.
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby Pappy » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:21 pm

mikeinclover wrote: we will also be more than happy to haul it back after the race.

I'll throw it in the bonfire before I let that happen. :lol:
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby Pappy » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:41 am

I was just kidding about throwing it in the bonfire. Since it is painted with latex paint I'd just make it a chew toy for my dog. :lol: Just kidding again. What I'd do is accidentally drop it on the floor. :lol: Just kidding again. What I'd do is hide it and accuse someone else of taking it until we win it and then it would just suddenly appear. :lol: :banana-dance:
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby Almafan 55 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:40 pm

Great race, Great time,Great food!!! :banana-dance: Thanks Mike,Art,Dave.As always Great host!
Team Michigan had 2 good teams put together,with some very well built cars! Thanks Paul,Scott on Cloverleaf. Each race it was hard to choose what car to run! I know I learned a lot from these races. Matt & I were along for the drive this time.
Now you buckeyes! :violence-smack: I believe we'll just keep the Orange barrel here in Michigan! As you seen through your teary eyes on your way home, you have plenty of them in ohio already! Why do you need this one? :angry-tappingfoot: can't you share? We had to supply half your team with guys from here! What's up with that? Maybe next time Eric will take his skirt off and join us!!! :violence-stickwhack:
Now you want to reverse the track dates? Michigan 1st then ohio? Like what happened in the horse shoe last year, you set the dates, times and place and we'll gladly repeat OUR victory!
No,really enjoy racing this series with GOOD friends! There was some great racing going on every heat at both tracks. Glad to meet the new guys from there. I sure hope this series keeps going year after year!
Hope to see you soon. Rob
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby pzooc » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:46 pm

What a great group you all have in Michigan. Was a pleasure to race with you all again. It was amazing how close some of those heats were. Thanks Mike and the Cloverleaf crew for hosting this one. And thanks to Butch for inviting me to join in and hosting the first race....still probably my favorite track anywhere. Thanks to Greg for setting up a great car. Sure is fun to just show up and run. Luckily the M1's look about the same even without a wing.

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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby Slot_It_bob » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:36 pm

Had a great time racing with everyone. Breakfest at D's was excellent. Thanks again Rob.
I was a bit under the weather, turns out I have a touch of Pnuemonia, hopefully I did not infect anyone at the race! :0
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby Pappy » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:45 am

Almafan 55 wrote:I believe we'll just keep the Orange barrel here in Michigan!

The reason I want the orange barrel trophy back here in Ohio is because I worry about it. If you guys handle it like you drive on my track I'm scared you'll crash it into the floor. :lol:

I hate to admit it, but I'm having as much fun racing with the Michigan guys as I've ever had racing slot cars. For years I believed the best thing ever to come out of Michigan was an empty bus. I guess I'll have to reconsider that. :lol:
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby Pappy » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:02 pm

For all my friends in Michigan that have a hard time (Rob) putting the black alligator clip on the terminal marked with black paint, the white clip on the terminal marked with the white paint and the red clip on the terminal marked with the red paint, I just want to let you know that I'm installing XLR connectors on my track.

And for those of you (Rob) that can't drive with 13.2 volts I'm also putting a variable voltage power pack on my track. We can turn it down to 6 volts, and if that is still to much power I can take it off and hook up two rechargeable double A batteries to the track. If that is still to much we can down size to two triple A batteries. If that is still to much power for you to handle I can take the little flat battery out of my Harbor Freight calipers and use that. If in the event it is still to much power we can just push the cars around the track and make varoom, varoom sounds. :D :dance:

Sometimes I crack me up. :laughing-rolling:
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby kelmac » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:18 am

Okay.....That's funny! I had to comment! I'll have to spectate or cheer on the Ohio team at some point!
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby Slot_It_bob » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:08 am

Isnt it about time for a little smack talk in preparation for the Orange barrel series?
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby Pappy » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:23 am

All I can say is, I pity da fools from Michigan. :angry-tappingfoot: :violence-smack: :dance:

Vengeance shall be ours, says me. :banana-dance:
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby Pappy » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:26 am

Pappy wrote:
Almafan 55 wrote:I believe we'll just keep the Orange barrel here in Michigan!

For years I believed the best thing ever to come out of Michigan was an empty bus. I guess I'll have to reconsider that. :lol:

I've reconsidered my statement. The best thing to come out of Michigan is us bringing back the Orange Barrel Trophy. :banana-dance: :dance:
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby Oscar Racing » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:29 am

We wish you the best of luck..... :violence-smack:
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby Almafan 55 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:12 pm

Set some dates, some rules,OOO I forgot Team Michigan RULES!!! :lol:
I liked last years rules, I say we stay with them. Can team Ohio get enough racers this year?? Or do we have supply 4 racer for you again???
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Re: 1st Annual I-75 Orange Barrel Race

Postby bigman » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:34 am

:violin: SMACK TALK :violin:
The best thing you Buckeye's can do is :o bring your Cameras. :angry-tappingfoot: :angry-tappingfoot: :angry-tappingfoot:
I think Cloverleaf is best place for that good looking Barrel. :auto-checkeredflag: :auto-checkeredflag: :auto-checkeredflag:
You buckeye Guys have plenty of orange barrels to look at while driving up or down your great roads. :laughing-rolling:

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