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Old 05-28-2009, 10:02 AM   #21
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Very proper! Congrats..... looking forward for our stint coming in October.
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portal page honors?
:WERD:

a win in performance and spirit of the event!
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:49 AM   #23
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Badass! Congrats.
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Nice work guys!
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portal page honors?
OH YEA! They desirve it!

Congrats on the victory!
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it double posted?????
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Another vote for the portal here. Congrats guys, very awesome!
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very very nice. I am impressed. Good job!
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:16 PM   #29
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portal page honors?
Agreed, no need for me to share it even. Lemons winner beats track toy without issue in my mind.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:39 PM   #30
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Congrats...it sounds like you have a great time doing it!!
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By the way, we'll be entering the FrankenMiadillac at the Buttonwillow LeMons race on 15-16Aug. So all you local SoCal guys should check out the race even if you don't enter a car yourselves.

Bring cold drinks, you'll need 'em.
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congrats. How many pounds did the bag of nickels weight?
They're being tossed on corner-weighting scales sometime today.
I've heard preliminary estimates of 650 lbs and 800 lbs. Made the car scrape like hell coming back into the driveway at home!
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:17 PM   #33
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congrats. How many pounds did the bag of nickels weight?
337 pounds.

ow, my *****!

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By the way, we'll be entering the FrankenMiadillac at the Buttonwillow LeMons race on 15-16Aug. So all you local SoCal guys should check out the race even if you don't enter a car yourselves.

Bring cold drinks, you'll need 'em.
Does reentry of a winner, especially a Miata-based winner increase odds of the people's curse?
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:31 PM   #35
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Does reentry of a winner, especially a Miata-based winner increase odds of the people's curse?

I was wondering why there wouldn't be a forced retirement or something after a showing like that.
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Awesome! Grats to you guys!

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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:02 AM   #38
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That is awesome! Congrats guys!
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+1

An achievement to be truly proud of!
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:15 AM   #40
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I was wondering why there wouldn't be a forced retirement or something after a showing like that.
Completely unnecessary. To the best of my knowledge, there has never been a 2-time LeMons winner. Consider the facts:

1: winning takes a lot of luck. Getting lucky twice is unlikely. Something about lightning, blah blah blah..

2: Winning pretty much guarantees a residual value of $499.99 (the Metro that won T-Hill was valued at $499.98 after it won), leaving you no money to fix/maintain the car before the next race. After 14 hours of flogging, your shitbox is likely shot. The Metro, for example, HAD to replace their chain (and upgrade to a double-chain, acutally) between races, resulting in a 13-lap penalty from the start for spending $130 on used chains and sprokets. They also ran out of luck, melting their brakes, nearly rolling (colliding, roof-first, into a Volvo instead), and finally snapping a ball joint.

I doubt we'll be burdened with 337 lbs of nickels again this year...

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