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joelvan
12-01-2011, 07:39 PM
I will be racing at Road Atlanta this weekend with NASA-SE and on Sunday will be the Santa's Toy run a 50 min race there is over 120 car signed up so I figure at least 100 cars racing all at once :rock:

MikahB
12-03-2011, 01:33 PM
Good luck, Joel - go get 'em!

DarthCharger
12-03-2011, 03:01 PM
Hope you beat your prior fastest 1 minute 37.815 seconds lap there!

joelvan
12-03-2011, 07:43 PM
Well today didn't go well. I had the check eng light come on while on Grid in qualifying car seemed fine I was about a second off my lap times qualified 9th out of 12 I did not have my tool to pull the codes so I went ahead and raced like it was car seemed fine but on the back straight cars kept pulling on me. so I was over driving the car I ended up going too deep into turn 10a which is at the end of the back straight and went off and bent the RF wheel. It was a pretty hard lick so it warped it bad enough to where it was bumping the steering knuckle .
I am going to the toy race tomorrow I hope things go better. Here is a link to what the wheel looked like Franklin Joel Vandiver's Photos | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2129730772277&set=a.1614516252236.2073088.1516225508&type=1&ref=nf)

joelvan
12-04-2011, 12:20 AM
example of me overdriving http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7016/6450538195_711f519db8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6450538195/) sideways (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6450538195/) by joelvandiver (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

joelvan
12-05-2011, 12:02 AM
I started 28th and finished 14th After watching my videos, I will be pulling out the nag1 Tomorrow and installing the 6spd. the auto was hurting me bad in the race saturday

joelvan
12-05-2011, 08:16 AM
SantasToy run race on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/33139315) long but worth it

CT-MSRT
12-05-2011, 08:48 AM
I started 28th and finished 14th After watching my videos, I will be pulling out the nag1 Tomorrow and installing the 6spd. the auto was hurting me bad in the race saturday

man, you were driving the hell out of that car. Sucks that it wasn't performing at the level you needed it to though. It was easy to tell that you were out driving most of the guys that were passing you in the straights. Nothing worse than losing to a motor, knowing that you are a better driver. You kept reeling in those cars after the straights, but there was just too much room for them to run away after.

joelvan
12-05-2011, 10:09 AM
Here is how I bent the wheel.

over driving and screwing up on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/33154029)

done
12-05-2011, 10:38 AM
Here is how I bent the wheel.

over driving and screwing up on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/33154029)

If your not breaking, you are not trying. Next time! :racing:

bklynmag
12-05-2011, 10:53 AM
Man I have to say seeing all those cars around you made me nervous and I was only watching!

That was a lot of cars on at the same time!

t500hps
12-08-2011, 11:21 PM
Congrats....sort of. A buddy went down without his car but as pit crew for another buddy. They too had issues and didn't race at all. He did mention seeing your car (and the "police car, is it still yours?)

joelvan
12-09-2011, 07:48 AM
I still have the Police car but it's mostly stock now.