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radracr

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  1. GCRS at Houston winners

    I believe you are referring to the action between my son (#22) and the 89. I drive the 52 (and 55) and can assure you guys that it was good hard racing. (No grudges, yet.) Yes, watching the video the 89 drove deep down into 3 and spun the 22. Halfway through the race my son had made a helluva pass on the 89 and the 89 tried to make a move and it didn't work, and spun him. Unfortunately, the 'all involved' rule applied and they were both sent to the back. The only comment about the last lap incident was that it WAS the last lap and there wasn't a green, white checkered to settle it. Now THAT would have been interesting. It was all good in the pits (between the drivers) after the race. The 00, 22 and 89 are within hundredths of one another. That will always make for exciting racing. Quite frankly, 3-10ths covers the class. I had fun racing side-by-side with the 12. The 52, 12 and 44 were three-wide for 2 laps. Clean racing. The class has gone through some gyrations but 'The Best is Yet to Come'
  2. TSTRS/HMP Winners August 15th

    Working on it.
  3. TSTRS/HMP BIG THANKS

    I had a great time bringing the 55 back out for the Super Stocks. She's slow but was stored for over 2 years; just glad she drove up on the trailer after the race. More importantly it was great to be part of a class that had one of the best car counts of the year! Great progression guys! And, kudos to my son in the 22! Car was badfast! Many, many thanks to Gina and her team!
  4. Please Bring Back The Street Stocks

    working on bringing back the 55 this weekend...
  5. TSTRS - Car Counts

    I would also add that I have two (2) Supers sitting in my garage that I'm working on getting to the track. (Splitting driving duties might be a little difficult !)
  6. TSTRS - Input needed

    Last year's discussion about the Super Stocks was Open motor = 3200#; 602 = 3100#. (The issue being a little more HP and rotating inertia.) Beyond this? I haven't heard anything in the pits regarding the class rules; and the Supers generally pit together. The 81, 8, 44, 49 are all fast cars. It's up to us to catch up. And we will. I agree, that having a large time differential across the field can affect the class but when is this not the case? We saw the same thing in the Pro Stocks. There are slower cars with faster drivers and faster cars with slower drivers. And then there are slower cars with slower drivers and faster cars with faster drivers. This sounds like racing to me. Oh, the plan for the 55 is to make it a 'Super' Stock simply because this is the class at HMP, and I enjoy the sport. Personally, I'm not a big fan of fiberglass bodies; I'm just not. But that's my choice to run a steel bodied car against lighter, aero fiberglass cars. But wait, isn't it about 'weight'? (Pun intended.) When Webster and I were running the only thing in common was the name of the class, 'Pro Stock'. Yet, we were able to put on a show. (Scotty9 in the #16 had some nights too.) Now the show happens to be 3/10ths faster than my best time. Sounds like racing. As far as a metric chassis in the Super Stock class? The trucks run metric chassis' and run nearly identical times. So, its within the realm. I'm on the fence regarding tires. Unless I have a tire with no tread depth I generally do not buy a tire. But, if I'm correct, this discussion is not about the existing classes? As far as purse, that's up to the promoter. The promoter will then look to the class for car count. More cars = more $.
  7. TSTRS - Input needed

    Wise grasshopper...
  8. TSTRS - Input needed

    Dirt cross over? My pick would be the Factory Stocks. Why? Watching those guys on dirt is pretty awesome. Don't change the cars - just bring them out. With respect to my cars, I have either two Super Stocks, or two Pro Stocks. But, the 55 WILL change. I'll change the UCA mounting points and put a third link in it and that will be that. The motor will eventually get set back to #1. What does that make it then? Right now, I like the Super Stock class; wish there were more cars though. Last race there were 8, but some had problems. When you're out there driving it's very different! It really reminds me of running the Pro Stocks back in the day. I would get my butt kicked just about every week and then we started getting a little quicker each time out. Then, next thing you know we were bringing home trophies! The time differential now is really no different than the Pro Stocks back in the day. If i recall correctly, the time differential was over a second.
  9. Dirt Street Stock Race Truck

    Hey metroracer, I've been asked by TSTRS to answer. PM/Email additional info. On the surface I don't see an issue but just want to make sure we're doing the right thing for the racers, and the class. 2020 rules are still being worked out.
  10. TSTRS - First race in the books!

    Thrilled to have been part of HMPs history. The energy and car count was well worth the heat! A big salute to the TSTRS team! Had a very good time racing with my son.
  11. HMP Racing Announcement Tonight!

    I have two (2) Super Stocks in my garage. The 55 won't make it but our team car, the 52, is a strong possibility. The 22 is obvious. Right rocket55?! This is all exciting news.I'm glad that a few of us have stuck it out.
  12. impending Management Change with T-STARS

    It was a very hard reality to face being forced to walk down from the spotter's tower. That said, the Race Director was very apologetic in stating that it was for safety reasons. Further, he went down to the track to explain to our driver (in person) what was happening. Kudos to the management team. Sadly, after many hours of tremendous effort from our team in rebuilding the car, and starting from the pole it came down to a faulty radio.
  13. Purse payout for T-STARS Racing at HMP

    toyotatim, I echo my son's comments RE: sponsorship. When we do finally go racing make sure to stop by the 55/52/22 pits. (Yes, we have three dogs in this fight.)
  14. Something to think about

    Thank you for sharing...
  15. HMP's March Madness results, March 23

    My heartfelt apologies to my son (rocket55) for what happened to his #22 Super Stock in practice Friday night. That said, his smiles and enthusiasm will driving the Team Car #52 certainly will be some of my greatest memories. We'll get you some HP under the hood and you'll be in victory lane soon enough!
  16. Looks like a good track to run an SBO on...
  17. Super Stock Racing Schedule (Speedfest)

    Our team appreciated Jim Blevins jumping into the 52 to make the race while we focused on the 22. Yes, the 55 will be back. It'll be going under the knife to lighten it up as well as adding weight jacks in the front and a third link in the rear.
  18. Very glad to see this. My son and I have met so many racers that there is simply no price to put on it.
  19. Super stocks @ HMP

    Many thanks to the 8 cars the made it out tonight! We now have something to build on. Congrats also to the #14 group! You guys put on a show!
  20. Super stocks @ HMP

    Super Stock Racers! There have been a few who have asked what the purse structure is for the Super Stocks. I've reached out to TARS and, for the moment, they have their hands full prepping for this weekend. So, let's get 8 or more cars out there and let the rest unfold as it will. I know some of you will have traveled a great distance but this is bigger than all of us. There hasn't been a race yet that TARS hasn't provided a purse for the Super Stocks. And when they see the Super Stocks coming through the gate they'll continue to do so. Also, I've received a call or two from dirt racers. They are set up quite differently than the asphalt guys are. I'd ask that you simply keep in mind some of the contentious points brought up in the past. It is no one's intent to turn a racer away but it is the intent to make sure that the field is full of competitive, equally built cars. The guy/gal who wins the race is simply going to be the guy/gal who out wheeled everyone else. This thread is at over 5500 views. There's interest in this class. As an example, whatever the car count is on the 7th I know for certain there will be at least 3 more cars at the October race. (One of those will be my 55.)There is likely going to be far more than that. Keep the interest coming. And let's race! See you in the pits on Saturday!
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