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First of all, photos can be found at http://www.KevinHahnPhotography.com/2008/CRCEvent2 , and there is special CRC pricing for those interested.

Second of all, congratulations to all of the rally competitors. Not only did at least 5 teams post times faster than the record before the event started but everybody looked fast, clean, and committed (minus Hughes, sorta ;) ). Our "slow" cars looked well driven, I remember hearing very positive comments from a variety of spectators (even after some of the "slower" cars). And much to my delight many spectators I spoke with considered the rally class to be one of their favorites, a testament to the competition and driving effort being put forth by all of the teams.


So lets hear some race reports and re-caps!
 

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Not only did at least 5 teams post times faster than the record before the event started but everybody looked fast, clean, and committed (minus Hughes, sorta ;) ).
I saw you filming in the roller coasters and I'll let you know I was only 5 MPH slower than the fastest AWD cars and I was the fastest 2WD car based upon the radar. I just ****ed up the braking point by trying to drive it in too deep and the car stalled and doesn't really kick start when your sliding sideways. So I had to stop and restart the car. I think I could have been close to 3rd on that run without that mistake considering I backed off for the rest of the run as well since I knew I'd ruined my chance there. I even sacraficed some time on that run at the start line by swerving into the dirt out of the line and flooring it to try to spray Sterling while he was standing at the start line. Cost me 4 MPH in trap speed at the very least.

We'll have results and video posted up tonight.
 

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I saw you filming in the roller coasters and I'll let you know I was only 5 MPH slower than the fastest AWD cars and I was the fastest 2WD car based upon the radar. I just ****ed up the braking point by trying to drive it in too deep and the car stalled and doesn't really kick start when your sliding sideways. So I had to stop and restart the car. I think I could have been close to 3rd on that run without that mistake considering I backed off for the rest of the run as well since I knew I'd ruined my chance there. I even sacraficed some time on that run at the start line by swerving into the dirt out of the line and flooring it to try to spray Sterling while he was standing at the start line. Cost me 4 MPH in trap speed at the very least.

We'll have results and video posted up tonight.
I thought you were getting all your excuses out before the event in that other thread...

Dave
 

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Five out of the ten fastest cars for the weekend were rally cars. One was a quad.
3:11.4 - Open Wheel - Spencer Steele
3:16.2 - Waples GC8 Turbo
3:16.7 - Moberly 06 WRX
3:18.6 - Open Wheel - Paul Dallenbach
3:18.8 - Whitman Escort Cosworth
3:19.0 - Super Sprint - Stewart
3:19.8 - Super Sprint - Markovich
3:19.8 - Dave Kern - Evo 9 on E-85 and stock suspension
3:21.7 - Regester - WRX STI
3:22.5 - Quad - Tollett
 

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I saw you filming in the roller coasters and I'll let you know I was only 5 MPH slower than the fastest AWD cars and I was the fastest 2WD car based upon the radar. I just ****ed up the braking point by trying to drive it in too deep and the car stalled and doesn't really kick start when your sliding sideways. So I had to stop and restart the car. I think I could have been close to 3rd on that run without that mistake considering I backed off for the rest of the run as well since I knew I'd ruined my chance there. I even sacraficed some time on that run at the start line by swerving into the dirt out of the line and flooring it to try to spray Sterling while he was standing at the start line. Cost me 4 MPH in trap speed at the very least.

We'll have results and video posted up tonight.

I am only busting your balls since you were talking about chicken footing the whole course. It looked like you had your hands full and were loving every minute of it!
 

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Hey Grant,

I sent an Email to the CRC site's contact address with a question I have. Let me know if it's not a good Email or you don't get it or whatever and I'll sent it to you some other way.

Thanks,
Tommy
 

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I didn't know Waples, Regester, & Whitman were running the CRC. It would've been nice to know that we were competing against those guys too, as there's a bit more strategy that plays into a CRC cumulative event time vs. a CHCA one fast run.

In any event, glad to see you guys signed up a few more competitors!

Dave
 

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I didn't know Waples, Regester, & Whitman were running the CRC. It would've been nice to know that we were competing against those guys too, as there's a bit more strategy that plays into a CRC cumulative event time vs. a CHCA one fast run.

In any event, glad to see you guys signed up a few more competitors!

Dave
they signed up at event.
 

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This is all about supporting Colorado rallying and anyone that's willing to run the decals can sign up. Who knows, it may just be the deciding factor in peoples entry in Cog.
 

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I didn't know Waples, Regester, & Whitman were running the CRC. It would've been nice to know that we were competing against those guys too, as there's a bit more strategy that plays into a CRC cumulative event time vs. a CHCA one fast run.

In any event, glad to see you guys signed up a few more competitors!

Dave

I confirmed with Jason and Jeff today that they will officially be supporting the CRC at the hill climbs. Whitman I believe is intending to do it at the hillclimbs and may make a go of it going to the remaining rallycross (although I believe I had forgotten the rallycross schedule change from Fountain to CORE so that might be out of the question as that is a long tow for a RX (although RX one day, test and practice the next!)).

A handful of teams are on the fence as to Rally Colorado and decided to do the CRC in the event we are able to offer a CRC start fund (working very dilligently on developing this).

There may however be a few changes to the points standings, pending a meeting of the officials this tomorrow or thursday.
 

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Salta has offered to securely store Mike Whitman's service rig and rally car after Monarch so he can just fly into Denver for the following rally cross and subsequent hill climbs.
 
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