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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Ice Racing - Georgetown, Colorado 12/30

Okay who's going ice racing tomorrow? First fun day of the season. $5 to get on the ice. you must have 4x4 and umm..... I think that's about it. It's a good time. Starts after the tracks are set up, so around 11-ish at Georgetown lake. Hard to miss. Head up I-70 from Denver, look left, you'll see it. Get there early, the tracks degrade as the day goes on creating large holes and big snow/ice birms for you to damage your body on. But overall you should have no problems, audis and the like will be up there I'm sure so you don't need clearance or anything special.

Am I going? No. I have to work.


The next (and last) fun day of the season is Friday, March 2nd.


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 11:21 AM
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wish I could. Jeep is in today for ball joint checkup.

thanks for the info though!

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-31-2011, 12:39 AM
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Cool. I probably could have made it, shop didn't find anything wrong with my pat and turned it around pretty quick this morning.

Guess I could have brought the 73 bullnose jeepster. No heater though, would be a crappy drive up.

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How'd the Patriot do? Did you win any races? I beat my buddy is in his tricked out STI, boy I guess that was two years ago now. Overall though the TJ sucks on the ice compared to the competition up there and I only won because he was letting off due to the ice getting torn up pretty badly.

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I want to go next time, sorry i missed this event, when is the next time?
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Friday, March 2nd is the next (and last) "fun day". I believe it's every Saturday they race. I think you can go up there and enter in the races, but then you have to do the whole bracket thing and when you lose I think you're out for the day. If you want to just do a bunch of driving on the ice, go on a fun day.

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 07:14 PM
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We did ok considering the first two runs out of three were just goofing off playing with the traction controls, etc. We ran first against a Sequoia (I think) and then twice against the same '11 Sahara. One the last run against the Sahara I decided to leave it in 4lo, pushed it hard, and managed a win.

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march 2nd anyone?
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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My work situation is so up and down. I have a bunch of vacation to use before I get laid off or I just lose it. So I feel like I should take it, but I'm holding out hope that I can use it for job interviews. I'll chalk this up to "we'll see".

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esp on or off for ice racing? Haven't decided yet.
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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My buddy in a JK did best with ESP on, and I'd say no 4x4 lock. Of course Mike was getting pretty western about it, kicking it out of 4x4 as he came to a sharp turn, pull the parking brake, slide the ass end around the turn, drop the brake, toss it back into 4x4 then floor it and let ESP figure out how to accelerate out of the turn. Me, I just left it 4x4 with my foot to the fan and waited for a snow birm to turn me. Yeah I screwed up my alignment but nothing 20 minutes in the garage with a pipe wrench and a measuring tape couldn't sort out.

I'm still holding to my "we'll see" position. I want to go, but haven't been to work in a week, think I maybe should put in an appearance. Before I get flamed again, I'm being laid off and I've spent the last couple of days doing interviews, monday and tuesday I was in classes my employer required.

Ultimately, I want to go but I am concerned that I'll break something. Normally not a big deal, just an excuse to upgrade then. But without a sure employment opportunity just yet I think I should maybe try to avoid breaking stuff.

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I went and had a ton of fun, I raced liked 10-15 times and lost to pretty much any guy with studded snow tires, I did beat 1 guy with studded tires. I lost to the cheaters... the people who didn't go around the cones right. I beat most of the people with regular tires. Drifting in the pat was fun lol. Best way to race... when starting esp partial off 4 wheel drive lock... then esp full off for the rest of the race. If you want to drift 4wheel drive lock off.
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saw this post and it reminded me of this


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I've got a car like that green thing - it's a 1988 Ford Laser TX3 FWD 1.6L turbo. They made 4x4 turbo models too, which is probably what that was. I'm not sure what brand that one is, but you had the Ford Laser and Mazda 323/Familia.
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