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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2022 2:11 pm 
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Fer Sher! We wuz neighbors in them fancy pants garages at Sebring. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2022 1:14 pm 
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Could someone ( Rob or Lou) either post or send me a PM with some more info? Where to meet up, day and time. Where people are staying, etc. Also if you need me to bring anything.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:53 am 
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Charrlie_S wrote:
Could someone ( Rob or Lou) either post or send me a PM with some more info? Where to meet up, day and time. Where people are staying, etc. Also if you need me to bring anything.


Sorry Charlie,… I wuz off galavantin’ agin… :roll: :D

I seent all y’all wuz emailin’ back & forth ‘bout rooms & parts & stuff…

We will start planning more definitively over the next three weeks to make sure we have everyone and everything covered. Stay tuned… :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:07 am 
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CMP is just 2 weeks away! The database closes in a week, so if you wanna come out and see what this stuff is all about you’d better let me know if ya wanna sign up as an official crew member!

Here’s the current Off-Kilter Racing roster:

Drivers:
Lou Madsen
Brian Mimken
Adam Portman
Greg Ondayko
Jason Ernst
Rob Simmons

Crew:
Angie Simmons
Lori Lastovich
Charlie Schmid
Joe Greenwell

Since we are cashing in our free entry from winning Index Of Effluency (IOE) at the National Corvette Musem (NCM) race in Bowling Green, KY we all get in for FREE!! That’s a savings of $2,400 so far.

A weekend pass is $30. Crew fee is $75. If you sign up as crew for this race the weekend fee is $0!

We ain’t found no bagpipe player yet… and we can always use help in the pits… Or just more folks to share the fun with.

There’s gonna be a parade and block party in Camden, SC Friday evening at 6:00 PM. It’s a great time to dress and act silly with a bunch of other crazies! Bring some plaid (Scottish Black Watch material preferred) or some kinda frog stuff and join us!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:42 am 
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CMP was fun.

ToadRacer was driven to the race from Blacksburg, VA (about 250 miles). That was a good break in and shake down for the new Slant 6 engine.

Testing Friday was great! Two of us had never been to CMP before, so it was good to get on track and try things out before the race.

Taking the kink at full throttle in a 60 year old Mopar on sticky tires is SO much fun!!

Saturday started off pretty good with the best lap time of 2:00.xxx. The new engine probably has about 30-40 more HP than the first one.

Then we had rear brake issues a couple times... worked through that...

Then the little 7 1/4 differential started complaining (about taking the kink at full throttle...)... Keep going, it'll be fine...

Then Deja Vu hit!!

Barber 2018 was my first Lemons race driving a 64 Valiant Signet. They were leading class on Saturday until the air cleaner bolt snapped and went through 5 of the 6 cylinders, eventually putting a hole in #2 piston.

My stint was close to the bitter end with the #2 pushrods removed and the car running on maybe 4 cylinders. I lasted about 45 minutes until the burning oil and smoke fumes became too much to bear...

This time the nut we added to keep the stud in place only went through 1 and 6 and was caught before catastrophic damage was done. We removed the head, verified we could still go on, replaced one valve and she fired back to life. Ready to hit the track again.

Unfortunately, the part we knew to be the weakest link proved us right. The little 7 1/4 differential with a sure-grip (try finding one of those these days) turned into a spool with nerve shattering clunking.

It was at that point we decided to call it a day.

I guess we need to quit talking about upgrading the differential and actually do it now.

See you at NCM in September!

That's ToadRacer in a nutshell.

Frank and Team Escape Velocity Racing did better with their 64 turbo Dart. They fought some ECM issues for awhile, but got it worked out.
Hopefully Frank will post one of his cool write ups. Give it some time, cuz they towed about 17 hours to get to CMP. They're gonna need some recovery time.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:50 pm 
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Thanks for the great write up, Rob! We had many comments from other racers: "Man, that thing is fast!" I think if we can sort out reliability, then we will have a great shot at a class C win. Again, it was the oldest car at the event, and only 2 other cars were in the same era (65 Ranchero and 64 Dart).

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:57 pm 
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