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Topic: WHATS THE POINT ?
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sandunein
November 19, 2006 at 10:08:58 AM
Joined: 03/03/2005
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Sitting near the entrance to turn 1 last night , It was during the caution or the red with like 15 laps to go , I watched Mike Spencer do 3 huge burnouts, I even commented to my son "whats the point of that , its got to be hard on everything , engine , driveline " . Then 4 laps later while leading he breaks ! Most of the drivers i see clean their engines out in the turns , pitch car sidways and stand on it . Spencers were impressive , but i think it cost him.



evansuggs
November 19, 2006 at 11:18:23 AM
Joined: 01/12/2005
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Sometimes people do it because they are hot dogs, but that isn't the case with Mike. Sometimes I gas it on yellows to make sure the engine doesn't get too rich idling around so when I get on the gas on restarts the motor doesn't stumble. Also the tires get hot while racing, that increses the air pressure so to compensate when run the bleeders to maintain the pressure. When the yellow comes out your tires might be really hot with 8 pounds in it. Then when the tire cools it may go down to six pounds or so. He was probably just keeping the motor cleaned out or trying to maintain tire pressures.



sandunein
November 19, 2006 at 02:49:43 PM
Joined: 03/03/2005
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Where have you been lately Evan , really enjoyed watching you this year ?



geneadams11
November 20, 2006 at 04:19:48 PM
Joined: 11/08/2006
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Posted By: evansuggs on November 19 2006 at 11:18:23 AM

Sometimes people do it because they are hot dogs, but that isn't the case with Mike. Sometimes I gas it on yellows to make sure the engine doesn't get too rich idling around so when I get on the gas on restarts the motor doesn't stumble. Also the tires get hot while racing, that increses the air pressure so to compensate when run the bleeders to maintain the pressure. When the yellow comes out your tires might be really hot with 8 pounds in it. Then when the tire cools it may go down to six pounds or so. He was probably just keeping the motor cleaned out or trying to maintain tire pressures.



Evan- Hope things are going well with your vision problem. We are looking forward to seeing you next season. Gene & Gracie



Flyinggreek
November 20, 2006 at 11:46:26 PM
Joined: 02/06/2005
Posts: 63
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Well, there are a few reasons, 1. as Mr. Suggs stated is to keep the engine cleared out, the other is, that more than likely, Mike was running an RC2, which have a bad tendancy to "Seal over" Leaving you with a tire that won't hook up anymore. Even RC1's, the softer of the two, will seal over every once in a while.



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