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CAMAROS WIN ALL THREE CMC RACES AT SEARS POINT


Richard Pryor1548534703

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Yes, don't believe the results sheets from Sears Point CMC races this last weekend. Tony really didn't win. From the spectator grandstands where we (Al Fernandez, Julie Bergstrom, Dave Morin and I) were watching the CMC races we all agreed that all four of us would have finished way ahead of Tony's Mustang...after all, we all race GM products. While we couldn't agree on which of the four of us would have been first and the other P2-4, we all agreed that this weekend's CMC races with over 20 racers on track provided some of the most exciting racing ever. Sunday was as nice and dry as Saturday was miserable and wet. While this isn't a race report which Greg and Tony will post later, I can't help but note some outstanding drives we noted from the grandstands. Rick Santos, not having raced in over a year came back and ran right up front along with Pat Stone's super clean 3rd place in Sunday's main (Pat's action came in the pits when his car was so eager to get to pregrid it left without him in it...there is a disadvantage to lightening these cars by removing the parking brake). Brady Flaherty really ran well too once he figured out that Camaro like to have their fuel injectors hooked up to all 8 cylinders (though 7 are usually enough to beat a Mustang)...and speaking of Mustangs, the Guaglione/Griffith Mustang battle was a blast to watch and Griffith got a 9.9, 9.8 and a 10 for his spin coming out of the esses down the escape road and then back onto the track before turn 10, nver losing his second place in the race. Even from way up in the grandstands (where it seemed half the paddock came to watch the CMC races) we could tell when Greg Robinson was passing us...his Mustang was so loud we needed ear plugs in the bleachers...I guess it's true about Mustangs...if they can't be fast at least make them loud...Heather got her wish and the weather was perfect on Sunday though she sure looked unhappy on Saturday (and Brett wasn't smiling after he had some accidentaly body contact but a little hammer work and he ran just fine...real fast, in fact, for a Mustang)...Carson had a great weekend and was able to load his new Firebird in one piece (even if it did resemble a smoke machine toward the end)...the two Mikes( Donahoe and Plum) looked like they were ready to win a race each but just didn't quite make it to the front...there was so much good racing all through the field that everyone in the stands was yelling themselves hoarse...great racing guys (even though the fastest four were in the grandstands watching you)...Oh, and since it rained on Saturday, Tony and I were not able to do our same-car-shootout so we've rescheduled it for the CMC race weekend at Laguna Seca in 2005....oh, and it should be noted that in the qualifying race Sunday the pole position was taken by Jim Carrol in the brand new #27 CMC Camaro we prepared for him...the best Tony could do in his Mustang was a slow, slow, distant second...Jim's lap time was 2:01.962 and Tony was way slower at 2:01.964...those Mustangs just don't have it. It was a great weekend. See you all at Thunderhill in a few weeks...hopefully from the cockpit of a CMC racer and not the grandstands....Richard "of course Julie, Dave, Al or I could beat any of those guys on the track; they're just lucky we're not racing this weekend" Pryor

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Hey guys Dave Whitelaw here just wanted to tell everyone that i replaced James Griffith in the car this last weekend and had a great time racing with all of you guys. And thanks for the ratings on the spin it felt like a 10 to me!! Hopefully ill see everyone at the next race!!!!

 

 

Dave Whitelaw

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Hey Dave...Obviously it is the car..you can't drive, that is what James and his tech guy said! That car kicked ass, it had nothing to do with you..You had it in cruise control in 4th gear, huh?

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Ok,so Saturday was a little wet, but Sunday could not have been any nicer!

As for Pryor...Quit sticking all the Camaro transponders under my car..I know, I know, it's the only way a Camaro could come close to doing some fast laps.. but Geez you know the Mustangs are superior as you watched with your own eyes!

Strong runners were Brady,Whitelaw,Stone,Plum,Bullock,Santos,Donahoe to name a few.

Great performances from everyone, and the directors will have the race report out soon.

Tony

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Ya Brady it was for sure the car after all i have no clue how to drive anyway. I just push the pedal on the right and it seems to go!! James and the mechanic are going to make me build my own cmc car for next year with that talk!!!! haha

 

 

 

dave

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Dave, whataever you do, DON'T BUILD OR RACE A CAMARO!....it'd be too easy to win...stick with Mustangs which are a real challenge to drive and maintain...rp

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Not to interrupt the great smack talk, but I have a question about the lap times Richard posted.

 

What configuration did you guys run this past weekend? 'Cause....LT ran a 2:00.091, and I managed a 2:04.xxx during OTC in April.

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Adam,

The 2:01's were in the wet!

 

When it dried a little:

We ran the long turn 7 and I ran 1:56's.

On the shorter version turn 7 we run 1:54's

Tony

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Tony is of course using "we" in the royal sense.

 

I had an awesome time this weekend out there, and I wasnt even in the car! That's only because CMC is the best group of people to hang out with, and the best races to watch. The best part was that everywhere on the track there was a great battle going on. It didn't matter if we were watching the guys up front, or the guys in the middle, or the guys in back...there were so many battles and positions changing hands it was hard to keep up!

 

Dave, you should definitely build a car. Those little formula mazdas have nothing on CMC cars!

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Adam...the way to get fast is to drive a Camaro...but seriously...Tony is too modest to mention that in winning the feature race on Sunday he not only led from the start and the entire way to the checker but he also set a new lap record, breaking Don Campbell's old time by a significant amount...and remember this was on a track still greasy and damp....hmmm, maybe I should try a Mustang next year....Richard "the only blue oval I know is a viagra" Pryor

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Hmmm..broke the track record by a significant amount, huh? Who tech'd and dyno'd his car??

 

There has been allot of chatter in Texas from new racers deciding what car to buy - GM, or Blue Oval. So far, the only folks out here racing consistantly are Ford guys. We're beginning to wonder if all the GM guys are either too scared to race, running short on Zaino, or only know how to turn left off the strip onto the bypass road.

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That would be interesting..Richard in a Mustang and me in a Camaro...

Get real...

PS. my car was tech'd by Al Fernandez,and the dyno blew up when I hit 320 HP.

Tony

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