Sand Blast Rally in SC Feb. 9th (56k bite the curb)

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Sand Blast Rally in SC Feb. 9th (56k bite the curb)

Postby WideFNopen » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:16 pm

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Hopefully this will be the 165's second rally for 2008. Anybody else going to be there?
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Postby WideFNopen » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:48 pm

Here is a short flyby of "Angelica the Celica" at the Sandblast rally in Cheraw, SC. I will post up more footage as I find it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bsu3CFS8Ug

I came in 10th overall (seeded 27th) with no problems besides a broken diff mount (towards the last stage) and a soft brake master cylinder.

I would like to thank Stealthgtfour for making this event possible for me. He sold me a trans at the last minute when shipping fell through on another and I finished installing the motor the day before I had to leave for the rally.

Thanks man!!

John

PS also I should thank alltrac.net and celicatech.net for letting me access the knowledge to work on these awsome cars!
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Postby WideFNopen » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:09 pm

I will add pics as I find them :D

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Postby 88st165 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:18 pm

thats awsome to see your 165 in action... do you have anymore pics/videos? its inspiring to see fellow owners drive these cars like they were supposed to be...

i wish i can do something like that in my white 165 some day but we dont have those type of events around here...
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Postby Letze » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:48 pm

wow I'd love the chance to get out there but I wouldnt know what to do with myself...

trac needs a full suspention rework before I can do anything...

+ I have to steal my dads Sequoia to trailer my car down there
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Postby WideFNopen » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:09 pm

Thanks guys! I appreciate your comments!

Here is an incar video of an Audi at the same event to show the terrain.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=d6653Va480E
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Postby smog7 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:57 pm

looking good. nice to see an alltrac in a rally.
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Postby WideFNopen » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:46 am

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Postby maxxhavoc » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:51 am

It was good to see you out there. I was working the event, so I didn't get much video or many pics of you out there, and none on the stages.

I should have a "flyby" video of you in the finishing straight of SS4, but don't expect much - the camera was parked on a pile of sand.

This is a car-killer of a rally, almost a third of the field ended up not finishing due to collisions and broken equipment.

I was glad to see you fly by on the last stage of the day, finishing the event was a major accomplishment. Finishing ahead of many veteran drivers with years of experience was simply amazing.

At one point in the rally, there is an uphill grade with loose sand over a foot deep in places. I hear it turned into a parking lot of 2wd cars, making them nothing more than colorful chicanes for the guys behind them. Glad to see the 'trac pulled through with no problems. I have personal experience with that hill - I got to drive through there on my way to working the finish. My GT-S got stuck there in spite of a 50mph running start, the biggest tires that will fit (205/60/15), and coilovers which combined give me another 2.5" or so of ground clearance from stock. It dug in 10' from the top of the hill, but I did get farther than many of the rally cars who had proper dirt tires.
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Postby WideFNopen » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:29 pm

Maxxhavoc- It was was good to meet you, hope to see you at more rallys in the future!

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Postby WideFNopen » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:45 pm

And more..

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