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      07-23-2012 06:23 AM #1
      Well what did everyone think? I know the obvious thing is still the cool down. Good bad???

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      07-23-2012 08:06 AM #2
      prob the best waterfest in a while. other than the idiots with the yellow shirts yelling at us. track was pretty good, deff an improvement. some more time in between rounds and maybe a quicker way for us to get back to the pits would be great. having people stop to take pics should'nt be allowed(again yellow shirt problems). thanks again mike for putting in the extra effort to make it happen!

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      07-23-2012 08:09 AM #3
      Good time catching up with friends. Nice runs guys...
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      07-23-2012 08:17 AM #4
      Did not like it. Granted I have no 9 sec VW. , but I trailered my car from maryland to a RACING event and even after paying extra money to allow my truck and trailer into a race track, I wasn't allow to pull my trailer into pits, were it would easier to work on the car between runs.....Confusing

      But with that said, seening that turbo diesel and hanging out with those gentlmen, Also seeing a couple VW's make 9 sec passes, did make my weekend
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      07-23-2012 08:41 AM #5
      You just need to be insistent that you park in the pits. Don't let them con you into going anywhere else. You need to show them your pit pass and eventually you will end up in the right spot

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      07-23-2012 09:31 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by bonesaw View Post
      You just need to be insistent that you park in the pits. Don't let them con you into going anywhere else. You need to show them your pit pass and eventually you will end up in the right spot
      ya gotta hang out in nj more and become an ******* so you can deal with these people

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      07-23-2012 09:36 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by turbodub View Post
      ya gotta hang out in nj more and become an ******* so you can deal with these people
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      07-23-2012 11:40 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Tmsracing37 View Post
      Did not like it. Granted I have no 9 sec VW. , but I trailered my car from maryland to a RACING event and even after paying extra money to allow my truck and trailer into a race track, I wasn't allow to pull my trailer into pits, were it would easier to work on the car between runs.....Confusing

      But with that said, seening that turbo diesel and hanging out with those gentlmen, Also seeing a couple VW's make 9 sec passes, did make my weekend
      I wasn't aware of that. I willet Dan know about these issues. Congrats Todd and Tim. Watch out for Todd's article in access Hollywood next month!

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      07-23-2012 12:39 PM #9
      It was overall good those guys in the yellow shirts were just way to overbearing I wasn't racing this one but i can imagine maybe 10-15 minutes more in between rounds or maybe 2 new heads up classes should be made to deal with the in between time. If only we had more cars coming to race that would happen lol!
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      07-23-2012 12:52 PM #10
      Yellow shirt guys were jerks. They need to prep track on Saturday as well.

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      07-23-2012 03:14 PM #11
      Mike you improved the event 10 fold. Raceway park was just being its usual self. I ended up just driving past most of the security because the had no idea what the hell was going on. Im sure we can improve on it next year.
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      07-23-2012 04:07 PM #12
      I honestly had no issues other than telling me my tires were flat. Maybe also cause my car is slow no one cared. Also just keep driving helps.

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      07-23-2012 04:10 PM #13
      I mention to Dan about letting us come early next year to beat the rush and letting us use another gate.

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      07-23-2012 04:24 PM #14
      Were the folks in the yellow shirts Englishtown regulars or just temp hires for just waterfest? Because I can't believe that someone that works at any race track on a daily basis, can be as dumb founded about a car being hauled to a track.
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      07-23-2012 04:59 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Tmsracing37 View Post
      Were the folks in the yellow shirts Englishtown regulars or just temp hires for just waterfest? Because I can't believe that someone that works at any race track on a daily basis, can be as dumb founded about a car being hauled to a track.
      Dan hires them for the weekend.

    16. 07-23-2012 07:41 PM #16
      I wanted to park in the pits. i talked to 3 people and they told me I can no problems. then a yellow tshirt told me I had to buy a specific crap to go to the pits


      i just parked up and enjoyed the fun!
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      07-23-2012 08:23 PM #17
      I knew I should have ignored the yellow shirts

      I had a great time despite my car not making one single pass.Would have been nice to be out of the gravel below the airplanes . I would consider coming back espically if my car was properly tested.I was there in 09 and it seemed like there was more trailered stuff then ?
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      07-23-2012 08:48 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by andy2turbo View Post
      I knew I should have ignored the yellow shirts

      I had a great time despite my car not making one single pass.Would have been nice to be out of the gravel below the airplanes . I would consider coming back espically if my car was properly tested.I was there in 09 and it seemed like there was more trailered stuff then ?
      you had the TDI? if so, was great talking with you and your dad. Your car is truly amazing.

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      07-23-2012 09:06 PM #19
      All in all I had a good time and will come back. I was concerned sat when i was directed to the grass along with a few other guys. Sun was a different story and got sent to the pit area with no questions. The yellow shirt guys in the golf carts were my aggravation, just not paying attention.
      It was good meeting a few of the racers over the weekend.

      Tmsracing37 I believe it was you guys I had parked next to early sat with the silver mk2 scirocco. I just wanted to say thanks to whoever I talked to for the tire pressure recommendation and suggesting getting a little heat in the tires. Still was only getting 2.50-2.60 60 ft times but consistent enough to win B2 Sat and broke out in the finals on Sunday.

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      07-23-2012 09:12 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by CIH Opel View Post
      All in all I had a good time and will come back. I was concerned sat when i was directed to the grass along with a few other guys. Sun was a different story and got sent to the pit area with no questions. The yellow shirt guys in the golf carts were my aggravation, just not paying attention.
      It was good meeting a few of the racers over the weekend.

      Tmsracing37 I believe it was you guys I had parked next to early sat with the silver mk2 scirocco. I just wanted to say thanks to whoever I talked to for the tire pressure recommendation and suggesting getting a little heat in the tires. Still was only getting 2.50-2.60 60 ft times but consistent enough to win B2 Sat and broke out in the finals on Sunday.
      that was me, we had good luck with those tires, and nice meeting you.

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      07-23-2012 09:55 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by mrbikle View Post
      that was me, we had good luck with those tires, and nice meeting you.
      How did you guys run sat?

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      07-23-2012 10:17 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by CIH Opel View Post
      How did you guys run sat?
      mediocre.... broke some studs off the exhaust manifold in the head. lost a bunch of boost and AF was way off.

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      07-24-2012 08:18 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by andy2turbo View Post
      I knew I should have ignored the yellow shirts

      I had a great time despite my car not making one single pass.Would have been nice to be out of the gravel below the airplanes . I would consider coming back espically if my car was properly tested.I was there in 09 and it seemed like there was more trailered stuff then ?
      It nice seeing that car of yours and talking to you guys. It was good to finally put some faces to names also.
      Speaking of airplanes, Did anyone else see that red bi-plane pull off some crazy take offs on Saturday?

      Quote Originally Posted by CIH Opel View Post
      Tmsracing37 I believe it was you guys I had parked next to early sat with the silver mk2 scirocco. I just wanted to say thanks to whoever I talked to for the tire pressure recommendation and suggesting getting a little heat in the tires. Still was only getting 2.50-2.60 60 ft times but consistent enough to win B2 Sat and broke out in the finals on Sunday.
      Yeah that was us. Yaeh i think alot people had issues with traction, but your N/A car was still whooping up on alot of modified MK4 and MK5 GTI's though.
      Also on Sunday when we watched you race, there was an older couple behind us and they were cheering you on.

      Quote Originally Posted by CIH Opel View Post
      How did you guys run sat?
      Like Mrbikle said, not the greatest. Some how ended up breaking a couple of exhaust studs off on the head and that exhaust leak killed the power. Ran two passes at 12.0 @ 117mph. I just had high hopes of breaking into the 10's with that FSI powered lead sled down there.
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      07-24-2012 04:50 PM #24
      even was decent. more time bewteen runs wouldnt be a bad thing for the guys who run serious numbers. one thing i complained about, as well as others was thats ome of us pre-registered for drag racing, show up, and are told to run outlaw its an extra $50 at the gate. they should make it an option when you register.

      otherwise, had a good time. def fun watching some of you guys run...
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      07-24-2012 07:23 PM #25
      Sorry to hear about your exh stud issue. I was hoping to catch you guys run sat. Impressive combo you guys have.

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      07-24-2012 07:28 PM #26
      I was a little upset we couldn't bring both cars...oh well. The exhaust did will be fixed before racing this weekend, so not a big deal.

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      07-25-2012 10:06 PM #27
      Yes,I'm the diesel guy.We are busy working on the injection pump to get the car back up and running.The engine was between 8000-8500 rpm when the injection pump gave up.

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      07-26-2012 04:40 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by turbo mike View Post
      even was decent. more time bewteen runs wouldnt be a bad thing for the guys who run serious numbers. one thing i complained about, as well as others was thats ome of us pre-registered for drag racing, show up, and are told to run outlaw its an extra $50 at the gate. they should make it an option when you register.

      otherwise, had a good time. def fun watching some of you guys run...
      are you the guy that blew the VR up? did you go up to Dan at the end of the day?

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      07-26-2012 05:05 PM #29
      Yea mike, that was me. Just got done pulling the motor out and separated the head and block. I'll get back into the block in a day or so and see what's up. Def think the bearing spun. Dan? As in the guy that runs waterfest? No, I didn't. Why?
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      07-26-2012 06:00 PM #30
      when i got wind of the money problem at the gate i called him and made him correct it. email him and see if what he will do. Dan@waterfest.net

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      07-26-2012 06:53 PM #31
      I'll tell Matt and Justin, they paid. I ended up getting in without the added fee. Think the girl at the gate messed up but whatever. Dan should make it an option online though.
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      07-26-2012 08:19 PM #32
      Justin got money back. So did a few others.

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