Oregon Trail Rally

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Oregon Trail Rally

Postby pepper » Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:23 pm

Our very own Acylon (James Unger) is doing well with his 165 in this weekend's Oregon Trail Rally. He was very quick on the mixed tarmac/gravel stages at Portland International Raceway yesterday, finishing the 5 short stages only 7.5 seconds off the overall leader.

We got tired of standing in the rain this afternoon, so didn't stay for all of the stages. But here he is negotiating a turn on SS7.

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Good luck with the rest of the weekend, James!
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Postby Sifu » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:18 pm

GO JAMES GOOOOOOO!!!
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Postby 2RM » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:29 am

Good luck! Im very glad to see he didnt sell it and still racing it. And we want to see some videos! :D
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Postby theUNYTEDone » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:31 am

2RM wrote:Good luck! Im very glad to see he didnt sell it and still racing it. And we want to see some videos! :D


+1...i remember when enzo was up for sale. no takers at all.
just too badass. :oops:
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Postby Tazka » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:00 pm

Whoo nice shots! I love the fog.
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Postby pepper » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:39 am

2RM wrote:And we want to see some videos! :D


Only had a chance for a very short (7 second) video of James rushing past a spectator area, on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goMSzESNq1U

He finished all the stages, but I haven't seen any overall times for the regional rally yet.

Congratulations, James!
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Postby TheAutoholic » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:36 pm

Go James Go!!! 8)


He hasn't been on here much. If anyone talks to him, let him know I am getting ready to put his old FMIC on my 165. :D
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Postby ummmiono » Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:35 am

whooooooo! that is all.
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Postby Sifu » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:55 pm

I'm still trying to find that clip of his anti lag system at the NA2005 meet where ALL those people jumped back from it. Classic...

I can't dig it up for the life of me. I have the NA2005 dvd but that was from one of those guys that jumped, not from the view of the alltrac's rear.
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Postby acylon » Sat May 05, 2007 9:33 pm

Wow, thanks guys... I really apreciate someone noticing my efforts. The Youtube vid is great! I finally pulled it together and finished a rally. After the Walbro plague. I had a New Walbro that would only pump enough fuel for about 250 at the wheels, little did I know. So after one engine and 3 head gaskets I figured it out. Only took a few years... Anyway, Enzo got her done! There was lots of drama and scares. We ditched it 2 times on day two on the first stage of day 2. I felt like a loser, but then I found out that 6 or 7 other cars crashed out on that stage. It was like raining ALOT and it seemed like good traction till sudden mud would send you pushing hard thru the corner. I was able both times to back out of the ditch, like thick mud! Very happy about that! Messed up the right front fender a tad. I had a brake failure the third day- scared the p wad ing out of me. Read long fast strait into sharp right and no brakes, I thought the car had seen its end and maybe me too, but I got lucky I shaved some speed by doing a very hard pendulm turn into a great ditch hook thru the corner, found out how fast that corner could be taken... Turns out I had an issue with my vaccume pump. Did you know it takes 7 times the force to push the pedal without vaccume? Well I do now. We took a wrong turn on day 2 lost about 20 seconds there, I was very rusty as I havent had a good clean drive since 1997. Also we had a flat and a rock stuck in the wheel. If I left the engine screaming in 2nd it would boil, guess I do need those spal fans afterall. Overall I am happy with how me and the car performed.
Day 2 was 3rd in open class regional and day 3 was 4th in open, if I hadnt had that rock in the wheel it would have been 3rd again.
It looks like I would have been 16th overall in the national had I paid the extra $500 to be in it.
I am sure I could do much better if I did another rally and made a few changes. We will see.
Thanks again for the support.
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Postby Sifu » Sat May 05, 2007 11:02 pm

Ahem... Link to youtube video... Cough cough...
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Postby ummmiono » Sun May 06, 2007 3:15 am

yeah i love seeing tracs in action
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Postby pepper » Mon May 07, 2007 12:03 am

Sifu wrote:Ahem... Link to youtube video... Cough cough...


Sixth post in this thread :)
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Postby pepper » Mon May 07, 2007 12:12 am

acylon wrote:Wow, thanks guys... I really apreciate someone noticing my efforts.


Great results on the regionals, congrats!

Let me know if you want any copies of pics; I've got a couple dozen of you from Friday at PIR (parc expose and a couple stages), in addition to the original full-size pics of those posted above.

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Postby Sifu » Mon May 07, 2007 2:54 pm

Agh, I read it wrong. I somehow thought James had an inboard video of a stage... :P We can only wish...
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