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BDR Ends The Season At Fedex

For Immediate Release, October 6 2004

Butt Dyno Racing closed out its inaugural season with a pretty good performance at the final WDCR/SCCA event at Fedex.

This WDCR event was SCCA members only, much to the dismay of Chris Hall who showed up at 7:30 wearing a Members Only jacket expecting to be let in. Dan, Prinya, and Eric were resulting no-shows. John, Jake, Andy and Slava ran, and the Mei showed up to assist with ridealong wisdom.

Setup notes for this event: Very few changes from the last event. Andy showed up with new Sparco stickers, and harnesses to match. Andy’s lead in the “percentage of your car obscured by vinyl or magnetic material” is pretty overwhelming, but the gap should be narrowed next year. Other than that, John ran some slightly higher tire pressures in his Falkens.

The course was a mirror of the September course, which was itself an excellent course.

STS was again very well populated with 26 entrants. Slava’s best was a 62.7, which put him in 12th place in the class (131/223 PAX). Jake came through with another strong performance – a 61.2 on his final run, good for 5th place out of 26 (92/223 PAX).

John was again BDR’s lone STX car, but possibly for the last time. After starting off reasonably okay, he couldn’t get his time low enough to make himself happy. “The car felt great on the first two runs, and felt good on the 3rd run, but on the 3rd run the tires started squealing. On the 4th run I couldn’t do anything. It sucked. A lot” mumbled the ever-bitter John. “I should have bought the f@#$$ing Kumhos.” The fourth run went off course relatively early after some relatively disgusting understeer in the “fast” part of the course. His 61.9 placed him in 5th out of 9 in STX (117/223 PAX).

D stock was down from its usual massiveness, but still well subscribed, with 12 cars. Andy started out with a 61.6 on his first run, but then he was reminded how his mother had been injured by a traffic cone when he was still young. “You won’t like me when I’m angry” he was reported to say. His resulting rage turned into a cone-mangling orgy – one on his second run, two on his 4th run, and three on his 5th run (a rerun) Quoth Andy, “I think I hit 9 or 10 cones on that run, but they stopped counting at 3.” On his third run, Andy was deeply troubled when he came across two cones pointing at each other in the middle of the course. “I forgot my Knight Rider thrusters to hurl me OVER those. So I instead stopped and looked dumb to the course workers. When the carnage had died down, the cone population and Andy’s front bumper both breathed a large sigh of relief. Despite all this, Andy finished 5th in what has been a very competitive class all year (106/223 PAX). Unfortunately, Brian Hair had stepped out of his BMW into a real automobile *coughblueWRXcough* and won the class with a 57.6.

Jake was the clear pizza winner, but no pizza was had, as various people had to go do various things afterwards.

All in all, another event. Look for big things from teh BDR next year.

For more information, contact Butt Dyno Racing’s Public Relations Director at bdr@johntology.org.

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