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wlfpkrcn
04-11-2006, 02:41 PM
Event is next week no AS entered yet. I haven't talked to Erick about his entry yet. What's up with everybody else?

http://www.calclub.com/html/html2/entrylist.htm

socalta
04-11-2006, 02:58 PM
last I heard Bill was going but I will defer to him on his current position. If he or other AS cars go then I will drive up to watch.

SedanMan
04-11-2006, 03:05 PM
Event is next week no AS entered yet. I haven't talked to Erick about his entry yet. What's up with everybody else?

http://www.calclub.com/html/html2/entrylist.htm

Cal Club website is behind since all the staff was working at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach last week. Site should be updated shortly to include those that registered on line.

Ted Johnson
04-11-2006, 03:33 PM
This is a little off topic but I heard there was a fatality there last week in a NASA race. Someone in a factory 5 cobra supposedly went end over end going off in some high speed esses and dug into the mud. Always hate to hear about things like this.

Ted

wlfpkrcn
04-11-2006, 03:41 PM
last I heard Bill was going but I will defer to him on his current position. If he or other AS cars go then I will drive up to watch.

Last I heard we will be there. I'm driving down Friday morning. I should be there by 2-3 on Friday

SedanMan
04-11-2006, 03:52 PM
This is a little off topic but I heard there was a fatality there last week in a NASA race. Someone in a factory 5 cobra supposedly went end over end going off in some high speed esses and dug into the mud. Always hate to hear about things like this.
TedI was with the Buttonwillow track manager at the TGPLB when he got the call about the fatality. He left for the track immediately.

Info on the person:
http://www.ffrchallenge.com/news-reports/2006/danlawson.html

Info on the type of car/class:
http://www.ffrchallenge.com/

Although no car type is fatality-proof, I was hoping I'd be in a 'safer' type of car when I chose to buy an A-Sedan. Open wheels scare me the most, and cars like the Factory Fives (above) also make me nervous.

t4wallace
04-11-2006, 03:58 PM
This is a little off topic but I heard there was a fatality there last week in a NASA race. Someone in a factory 5 cobra supposedly went end over end going off in some high speed esses and dug into the mud. Always hate to hear about things like this.

Ted
Sadly, this is true. His name was Dan Lawson. Didn't know him, but it didn't take much effort on my part to see that he was well respected and will be missed by many, especially his wife and daughter.

http://www.factoryfive.com/table/whatsnew/danlawson.html

May we all work to have that kind of legacy when it's our time.

TW

EDIT -- The link I posted includes the content Sedan man posted...

wlfpkrcn
04-11-2006, 04:33 PM
This is very sad news. I did not personally know Dan Lawson, but I have watched him race many times. He was great racer that was always fun to watch battle at the front of the pack

socalta
04-11-2006, 04:42 PM
does anyone know what happened during the event to kill him? Was there a failure in the safety system .. or something else? This is really sad... all the best to his family.

Nick Littleton
04-11-2006, 09:20 PM
Very bad news on the Factory 5 gentleman.

Also a very good reminder to make sure everyone is using a Hans and all of our safety equipment is the best part of our racing operations.

on another note..

The orange car is ready to go. I feel the Hoosier/Rebello combo will be very competitive...

Lets Race

wlfpkrcn
04-11-2006, 09:52 PM
The entry list has been updated 3 AS cars are entered. Is Pat showing up?

Nick Littleton
04-12-2006, 01:12 PM
No, Pat messed up in 10 at Infineon 2 weeks ago.. You know what happens after that... messed up the rear of the car purdy good.

socalta
04-12-2006, 01:28 PM
looks like three cars .. all Chevy field. I wonder if Steve Stavely has his car fixed and will run?

wlfpkrcn
04-12-2006, 02:29 PM
No, Pat messed up in 10 at Infineon 2 weeks ago.. You know what happens after that... messed up the rear of the car purdy good.

Ouch... :eek: :eek:

wlfpkrcn
04-12-2006, 04:46 PM
last I heard Bill was going but I will defer to him on his current position. If he or other AS cars go then I will drive up to watch.

Are you driving up?

socalta
04-18-2006, 12:16 PM
Heading up on Saturday ...be glad to lend a hand should anyone need it

SedanMan
04-24-2006, 02:19 AM
Thanks Jorge for driving up Saturday and offering to lend a hand. However, since the car died on track Fri afternoon with an electrical problem and I stayed at the track till after 9pm doing some rewiring, there wasn't much left to fix come Saturday.

Unfortunately Erick and Nick didn't escape the AS Gremlins either. Both had transmission failures over the weekend. Guess I should be carrying a spare with me but so far I haven't.

Problems notwithstanding, at least it was great to meet some guys for the first time and great to see others again. I'm sure we'd all like it better though if we could just put gas in the darn things and GO. (no wait, then it wouldn't be called American Sedan.......lol)

socalta
04-24-2006, 08:34 AM
all I did was point and nod a few times ... you did the work ... :)

got my own track gremlins by way of my tummy and feeling not so well.

Agree with Bill .... nice to see you guys from up north

wlfpkrcn
04-24-2006, 03:14 PM
Thanks to everyone at the track this weekend. We couldn't have gotten the car on track without Jorge's left foot :D. It was great to meet Jorge and SedanMan. I'm sorry that the car wasn't more competitive this weekend. Erick should have been up there racing with you guys. Maybe next time... I have a couple pics that I need to download. I'll try to get then up tonight.

Eric

SedanMan
04-24-2006, 03:33 PM
Thanks to everyone at the track this weekend. We couldn't have gotten the car on track without Jorge's left foot :D. It was great to meet Jorge and Bill. I'm sorry that the car wasn't more competitive this weekend. Erick should have been up there racing with you guys. Maybe next time... I have a couple pics that I need to download. I'll try to get then up tonight.

Eric....and I finally figured out how to tell the difference between Eric and Erick......it's the "k". :)

socalta
04-24-2006, 04:11 PM
Bill wins

here I am thinking the way to tell is the one fixes things and the other breaks them

I feel bad for you guys coming all this way .. hunting for a back up tranny and having tranny trouble take you home. Was it fixable or did he just have enough and not even care?

wlfpkrcn
04-24-2006, 05:33 PM
....and I finally figured out how to tell the difference between Eric and Erick......it's the "k". :)

I always thought the difference was a few (ok a bunch of) extra pounds :D You can also call us Big E and Lil E or Lily for short. Erick is my brother-in-law, if you really want to be confused...My brothers name is Fred and my Father-in-laws name is Fred. My wifes name is Krista and my moms name is Christa. Family functions are hell :D

wlfpkrcn
04-24-2006, 05:48 PM
here I am thinking the way to tell is the one fixes things and the other breaks them

Jorge you got that one right ;)

I feel bad for you guys coming all this way .. hunting for a back up tranny and having tranny trouble take you home. Was it fixable or did he just have enough and not even care?

I don't know if we could have had it up and running for Sunday or not. The clutch was slipping during the race, because we had to much pressure on the release fork to compensate for the pressure plate issue. The front end was pretty tweaked after the incident on the first lap. That could have been fixed with no problems. Ericks drivers suit was covered in tranny fluid. The right front tire had a healthy flat spot. My oldest son was in really bad shape. he was battling a high fever and rash all weekend. I found out this morning he has Scarlet Fever. The bottom line is we could have replaced the clutch and resealed the tranny if we had to. It would have required finding the parts and getting there early to get it together for qualifying. I think after the day we had, it was time to go home and regroup. Feeling like a monkey fornicating a football all day is no fun. Had it been Sear Point, Laguna or Thunderhill we probably would have done it. My wife could have stayed home with the kids, and I could have focused on the car. Unfortunately that's racing and you caught us on a bad weekend. I hope you had fun :D

Big E (Eric, fat guy under the car, etc...)

socalta
04-24-2006, 05:52 PM
always have fun around fellow racers .. more so when I can put my clutch pedal pumping skills to good use.

I hope your son is better .. poor kid looked tired and not feeling well .. the little one .. cute kid ....

wlfpkrcn
04-24-2006, 08:47 PM
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I hope your son is better .. poor kid looked tired and not feeling well .. the little one .. cute kid ....


Anti-biotics should help the big one. The little ones are always cute before they walk and talk. You spend all this time to get them to walk and talk, but then they never sit down and be quiet :D

wlfpkrcn
04-25-2006, 12:13 AM
Pictures as promised...Big E

I have one more of Nick in pre grid but can't get it to post. I'll work on it
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/wlfpkrcn/stuff036.jpg
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wlfpkrcn
04-25-2006, 12:14 AM
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wlfpkrcn
04-25-2006, 12:16 AM
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wlfpkrcn
04-25-2006, 10:58 AM
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