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Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby Dave M » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:43 pm

OK sidecar people, this portion of the forum has been so dead. Time to kick it up a notch. I would like to get everyone's thoughts and reaction to trying a Lemans start to the sidecar race at Shannonville. Here's how it could happen: we go out for our warmup lap and then line up on the north side of the track in order of our normally assigned grid position. Machines will be in neutral, but running (so yes, not a true Lemans start but this would be just a trial so so no sense making it too arduous). Drivers and passengers both line up on the south side of the track, the flag drops and we run across the track and away we go. It could add another level to an already interesting race and even change the outcome. Having said that, concessions may have to be made for someone with a bad knee (talking about you Mr Powell). In a case like that, only one member of the team could run as long as the other did not make a move toward the machine until he or she was touched by his/her team mate. The initial idea for this has already been floated with our comp. coordinator and we have approval to at least discuss it.
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby csrrace » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:47 am

I see red flags, Chris and I don't run...bad knees 'n all :lol:
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby Percy W » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:01 am

You are assuming that everyone's rig will idle, in neutral, unattended. :lol:
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby Dewey » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:21 am

A passenger is just that...so the driver carries the passenger to the rig and gently places them aboard. Or a three-legged race across the track? That I'd watch!

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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby MGill » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:01 pm

I have a bad knee too... should we bring doctors notes for the handicap?
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby MGill » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:02 pm

Paul, a "passenger" is NOT "just a passenger"
You won't get very far with that.
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby Ray Roberts #115 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:24 pm

You could take it in turns to push each other to the rig in wheel chairs or better yet have a wheel chair race....motorized wheel chair race.
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby Dewey » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:49 am

mgill wrote:Paul, a "passenger" is NOT "just a passenger"
You won't get very far with that.


Fully aware! I filled in for Shelley last spring at Roebling and NOLA. Once again my attempt at humour fails. :wink:
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby Dave M » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:56 pm

Ok, is there anyone else out there who doesn't have rickets or scurvy or a lumpy idle and actually wants to do this?
Let's hear from others in the P2 crowd, otherwise this idea will probably die a lonely death.
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby Percy W » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:47 pm

Keep my 'lumpy idle' out of this! :shock:
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby Motoshire747 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:01 am

I think you should do the first corner as driver only and then the passenger has to jump on 'Dukes of Hazard' Style between corners 1 and 2...

...the nice thing about this group is I don't have to explain who the 'Dukes' are...
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby Peter Balfour » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:26 pm

...the nice thing about this group is I don't have to explain who the 'Dukes' are.


I'm not sure but I think this a a slam against mature people... :lol:
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby gary holden » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:17 pm

Peter Balfour wrote:
...the nice thing about this group is I don't have to explain who the 'Dukes' are.


I'm not sure but I think this a a slam against mature people... :lol:


First you'd have to find some mature people in VRRA :)
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby Peter Balfour » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:25 pm

First you'd have to find some mature people in VRRA :)


I was trying to avoid saying "old" Gary as to not hurt anybodies feelings. :D Although the majority of us might fit that description :lol: ...
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Re: Lemans start at Shannonville

Postby MGill » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:58 pm

And once again MY ability to recognize humour fails...
We need to find you a permanent ride Paul?

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