Joliet NSS Report
Artist Rendition of Me When A Tube Blew In My Slick
By: Dave Schultz ~ July 19, 2010
This particular race is called the Superbowl, because the NMCA and the NMRA both compete at this event — and the winners in NMCA and the winners of NMRA become teams — and are matched up in a NMCA vs. NMRA showdown. The winning team members get a Superbowl ring.
The Schultz family left on Tuesday, July 13th at 10:30 AM and arrived at the Staging Area at Chicagoland at 5PM Wednesday — Second in line in back of Barry Camp. After a night of 12oz curls with Barry, DW, and others — we all called it a night at about midnight.
They started shuffling us in at about 1PM on Thursday. It was about 3PM by the time we got set up, registered, and teched in my 63 Savoy and Dallas' 65 Coronet. Doug Duell finally got through the gate at about 5PM, and we kept him company while he got in the hour+ long line to tech his car in. Afterward we put the cars away and grilled up some Italian sausage, and onions/peppers for our little group.
Friday the was two time trials and two qualifying runs — with racing going on until past 11 PM. Saturday had the final qualifying session in the morning and the first round of eliminations in the late afternoon. The tree and round by round recap can be found here.
In my 1st ron of elimination, a tube in my slick blew about 100' before the finish line. I was able to run the number — but crossed the line 500 RPM higher, 5 MPH lower, and the feeling I was about to loose a wheel at 125MPH. Details here.
Sunday morning had threat of storm coming in at 11AM — so they rushed everyone to the line earlier than expected — to beat the storm. I and virtually everyone else in NSS using a weather station was made to believe the air was technically better than the previously evening — and most of us lost the 2nd round from bolting in too much weight.
We were packed p and went through the gate Sunday at 11AM — and arrived home (1200 miles later) at 6:30AM Monday. I can tell you that Russ Berens won NSS — and NMRA won the Superbowl. For more of the details — click here.
The NMCA uses a Socialized Points system — and points are to be recalculated after this Joliet race.
Currently (after Maple Grove as it takes a couple of weeks for the NMCA to update) Douglas Poskevich is blowing everyone out — and you can throw a blanket over Kurt Neighbor #2, Barry Camp #3, Doug Duell #4, I #5, and Geary Bates #6. Geary and Barry didn't make it to the second round, and Kurt will get 100 less bonus points than the rest of us for missing Bradenton. So I suspect that Barry and Kurt might move down a rank and Doug and I might move up a rank — but we're all so close that Joliet qualifying will come into play; and I really don't know where everyone qualified. I know I was #10 and Doug was #2 of 26 NSS racers that showed — but I don't know where Barry and Kurt qualified at Joliet. When the NMCA calculates the points after Joliet's rounds and qualifying — and adds the attendance bonus — they put the second place racer 150 points behind the first — and everyone else down the ladder 100 points behind the driver ranked one above them. RULES.
Now while this NMCA/NMRA Superbowl was going on — I know that the Chrysler Classics and Schneider's series had many of the NSS drivers racing. If any other racer ever wants to submit an edited and ready to post recap of NSS racing at an event — please use the Contact form to email me that text, and let me know if you have photos.
I had a BYE run, and so did the guy (Moss) in back of me, who was to have run Dallas – but that car had broke and was on the trailer.
I get into right lane and do my burnout and I’m moving up to stage when they make the other guy do his burnout and have Dallas’ 9.75 instead of my 11.0 on the board.
I refuse to stage as they’re feverishly waving me to do so, and so they come over and I’m trying to explain their error as my car is getting hotter and hotter. The problem is that they list us both as D. Schultz and I’m 7601 while Dallas is 7602. After 5 minutes of communications back and forth to the tower — they get it straightened out and have the other guy go first. So they finally get Joe Ewing to backup so I can do another burnout — which I do. Big Mistake!
I make my run and just before the MPH cone the car starts shaking violently and hopping up and down in the rear at about 125mph. I’m thinking a wheel is coming off and hoping I can get slowed down before I lose the whole wheel.
When I get it slowed down to about 40 and make the first turnoff — the shaking quits. I drive back to pits and check the wheel lugs — and they all tight. I look at the slicks and they look good – aired up and no bubbles. We’d just had the motor out to replac freeze plugs and so I thought maybe the torque convertor bolts loosened — but they were good. Dallas pulled the wheels and we checked the rear brakes for locking, wheel bearings, drive shaft, front and rear suspension, pinion…. all good. So now I’m thinking it must be 3rd gear in the transmission. I noticed that the wheel weights were missing on the slicks (the hopping must have thrown them) — and while the shaking and hopping was too violent to be just a balance issue — I take the slicks to the Mickey Thompson trailer. The guy tells me I might win a prize for the oldest slicks at the track as they’re dated February 2004. The first tire needed 6 oz to balance. When they put the second one on the balancer — it was a pound and half off. We had to let the air out to get them off the car without dropping the rear end — so I asked if maybe the tube twisted when he aired them up. He said maybe — and broke the wheel down.
This is what he found:
$606 later I have two new slicks and tubes and all appears to be well for Round Two this morning. Elsewhere in this forum is a link to the Joliet report – that I keep updated. I guess two back to back burnouts was all those old tubes could take.
The funny part is while I have this going on, there is this guy at the top of the track waving Hi to me. It was Scott Sparrow taking photos and I believe totally unaware of my bung hole clamping down on the seat bracing for the belief I was going to wreck when the wheel came off.
I’m Ok Scott — lol
The Vitamin C car I'm running had a pin hole in the freeze plug at Maple Grove — that we made emergency repairs on (JB Weld and silicone) to get through eliminations. Pulled the motor and installed brass freeze plugs.
Adding to problems — the lift on the stacker stopped working. The Amish company (Silver Crown) that built the motor home and stacker went out of business — and there is no such thing as a wiring diagram with the Amish! So after a day of trying to locate the problem — we found it to be the 150A waterproof relay (there are 4 of them daisy chained together) that I had over-nighted. Got it in — but I was worried about if we'd get the trailer fixed in time.
Hopefully the cars will test ok, so I can get the rig washed and serviced Monday while Dallas gets the cars cleaned up and loaded. Leave Tuesday morning to arrive in the staging area Wednesday night.
- The English alphabet use to have only 24 letters. U and J were the last two added
- ZIP in Zip Code is: Zone Improvement Plan
- When Clans wanted to get rid of someone, they’d burn down their house. Soo began the term “Getting Fired”
- Dr. Suess coined the “Nerd” in his 1950 book “If I ran The Zoo”
- The American Automobile Association (AAA) was formed in 1905 for the sole purpose of warning motorists of speed traps
- U-Haul is the world’s largest advertiser in the Yellow Pages
Would the East Coast, West Coast, of even the Great Lakes Coast have Obama dragging his feet on the skimmer ships like the Gulf Coast has experience? Let’s review who all of the governors are on the Gulf Coast:
Texas = Rick Perry (R)
Louisiana = Bobby Jindal (R)
Mississippi = Haley Barbour (R)
Alabama = Bob Riley (R)
Florida = Charlie Crist (R when last elected)
Wow, no Democrats — but no one would ever accuse Chairman Obama of trying to screw his enemies — would they? Just food for thought — I’m sure there’s nothing to make of it.
From When MTV Was Worth A Damn
Rough Boy From ZZ Top
A Message For the 3rd of July
Now I Finally Understand Unemployment
Now I finally understand. Unemployment is good, because we spend billions of tax dollars on unemployment payments, which creates jobs so we can pay more taxes to pay more unemployment, to create more jobs, to pay more taxes, to pay more unemployment, to create more jobs…..
A Reading of The Declaration of Independence
If you are under 35 and went to a public school, chances are that you really never learned anything about the 4th of July beyond that you boss will pay you to not work if it falls on a weekday — and what brand of hot dogs to cook. However, it was the day that 12 States (one of the original 13 Abstained — do you know which?) approved and read out loud to the public — the Declaration of Independence.
While I'm sure that many young people choose to move on and not listen to the above, because schools have taken on the agenda to demonize The Founding Fathers — as we match blindly towards Communism. However, the five minutes I spent watching this video put a lump in my throat, especially in these times when we cant relate to the tyranny of a government no longer of the people, for the people.
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What Smart Ass Politicians Think About the People they Represent
A tourist wanders into a back-alley antique shop in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Picking through the objects on display he discovers a detailed, life-sized bronze sculpture of a rat. The sculpture is interesting and unique that he picks it up and asks the shop owner what it costs.
“Twelve dollars for the rat, sir,” says the shop owner, “and a thousand dollars more for the story behind it.”
“You can keep the story, old man,” he replies, “but I’ll take the rat.”
The transaction complete, the tourist leaves the store with the bronze rat under his arm. As he crosses the street in front of the store, two live rats emerge from a sewer drain and fall into step behind him.
Nervously looking over his shoulder, he begins to walk faster, but every time he passes another sewer drain, more rats come out and follow him. By the time he’s walked two blocks, at least a hundred rats are at his heels, and people begin to point and shout. He walks even faster, and soon breaks into a trot as multitudes of rats swarm from sewers, basements, vacant lots, and abandoned cars.
Rats by the thousands are at his heels, and as he sees the waterfront at the bottom of the hill, he panics and starts to run full tilt. No matter how fast he runs, the rats keep up, squealing hideously, now not just thousands but millions, so that by the time he comes rushing up to the water’s edge a trail of rats twelve city blocks long is behind him.
Making a mighty leap, he jumps up onto a light post, grasping it with one arm while he hurls the bronze rat into San Francisco Bay with the other, as far as he can heave it. Pulling his legs up and clinging to the light post, he watches in amazement as the seething tide of rats surges over the breakwater into the sea, where they drown.
Shaken and mumbling, he makes his way back to the antique shop.
“Ah, so you’ve come back for the rest of the story,” says the owner.
“No,” says the tourist, “I was wondering if you have a bronze lawyer.”
More Lawyer Jokes at: http://www.oldhippie.com/forums/ice-house/11563-lawyer-jokes.html
Murphy’s Lesser Known Laws
- Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
- He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
- Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
- Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don’t.
- Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
- The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.
- If you lined up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them, five or six at a time, on a hill, in the fog.
- The things that come to those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first.
- Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking.
- Flashlight: A case for holding dead batteries.
- The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
- When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.
- A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
For Sale Cheap
Solid Oak Desk $150 SOLD
Dell E1405 Notebook $100
The deal on this computer is that it is a $1000 computer that I bought for my mother a few years back. She didn’t renew her anti-virus and caught some kind of Porn virus on it. I spent less than 30 minutes trying to fix — and then when I realized that I’d have to format the drive and reinstall Windows from the CD — I just got her a new one instead. I’m certain the computer is repairable, but it will take someone with time and understanding to deal with it. She couldn’t find any of her disks — so you only get the computer and charger. As is – Where is.
This stuff won’t last long — first to email me saying they want to buy it win. Richmond/Katy Texas area.