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    Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! Glad that your CEO worked his magic in a way that kept everyone safe! No spectators is tough, especially for the students, but IMO it's the prudent answer for now. Congratulations!
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    No pictures huh?? Well. I guess you did have a great excuse! Congrats on the win and glad to hear someone is getting to have some fun!
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    So ya did great !!! High five,love it when a plan comes to gether. Go Jim !!!!
    I guess Rodney never did race the car he got from Rex,Lance an I , a few years back,
    " Rolling Thunder",so he used it for parts,or sold it,or maybe let it rot, if left out side much? I had sold him the outer aero body drawings an plans n parts also,that we never did complet, put on. Was a lot EZer to work on with out a aero body in the way,an at the time ,seem'd none of the tracks we ran on were high enough speed to get a big gain from that.
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    Hi Bat!
    Yes, Rodney has run the "leaner car" several times. He brought it up here after he got it and we updated the roll cage to get it "legal" again (rules had changed a bit since you built it). He removed the derailleur to simplify the drive train and modified the motor mount to accept an Etek motor. He took it to Pensacola and up to the big race in Alabama a couple times and had a couple of decent results. He is still tinkering and experimenting with it, but it's one of six Electrathon cars he has, so he spreads his time around on all of them.
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    Thanks,was woundering what happened. Interesting about removing gearing advantages,an calling it"Simplify" LOL.
    Newer Etek,vs that old Scott was likely good too do,that Scott was one you had used some years before,you were very kind too pitch it in to our pile of parts to build a racer with back then<Always a thank you there.
    I looked back too last years pic's to see new roll bar added hoop rule idea you said. Looks pretty good idea.

    Hot rod wise,my old 1928A is showing age on Ford V8 Y-block 292. I should of bored it,an new pistons,last time, 10+years ago. Just didn't have the $,an now I've had to replace rings in two cyl.. What I need is to find a fair running Y-292,even if only to use,as I rebuild the used up one in my hot rod. Still same old low $ prob. That last time out was March 8/2020,been just leaking oil on garage floor ever since.
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    I've been lax in my reporting; sorry for the delay... We had our second race of the season on October 3rd. We were back at Hillsborough Community College again and running the same course as the previous race (Sept 19 - see above). This time the finishing results were reversed between me and Rodney Schreck - he won and I finished second. At the September race Rodney had a battery beginning to fail (dead cell) and dropping voltage. This time, with a new pair of batteries, he was able to fend off my attacks and he beat me by 3 laps on the day.

    My and Rodney's cars are very similar (I built both) and we have identical motors and batteries. Whichever one of us beats the other is mostly dependent on traffic and who drives with the most finesse. Since the Covid pandemic is keeping the car count down, traffic was not an issue at either of the races so far. This time Rodney "out-finessed" me. (He's also 40 pounds lighter than me, so that could be a factor...) Anyway, I have attached a pic from the second race of the day. Rodney had just passed me to put me a lap down.
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    Congrats on another great run Jim, and thanks for the update!
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