jkracing will have smoke in rookie , red in rookie,tail light in stock not real happy with either of the 2 new cars but we will see how they do.steve will we get a chance at proquest 1 in rookie divsion this month. jkracing
I forgot to say parrot the J in jkracing my son jacob was also wondering about the nautical wheeler loved the video.
Last Edit: Jul 23, 2007 20:00:49 GMT -6 by JK Racing
Post by Parrot Racing on Jul 23, 2007 22:41:46 GMT -6
Hey Bubba, "Nautical Wheeler" was overhauled for wirl last week and was not nearly as entertaining, but she was just as slow and "all over the road".
Jk, my son loved it also, wanted me to leave it alone so he could see more wheelies.
Phil, when you said she looked like she was dancing to the music, I forgot to tell you the name came from a Jimmy Buffett song "Nautical Wheeler"........."c'mon and dance with me, dance with me nautical wheeler, I want so badly to go...."
I'd love to have ProQuest I running here in Rookie next month, but league policy recommends that after 5 Rookie division wins, the builder graduate to other divisions. Last month happened to by my 5th Rookie Division win, so in deference to the league policy, I'll not be entering the rookie division in the future.
Having said that, if "Tail Light" is running in the stock class, she'll have a shot at my stock car "Tabasco." My Pure Stock entries will be "Wasabi" and "Smoke." Since you and I both have a car called "Smoke" we might have to do "rock, paper, scissors" to see which car should keep the name -- otherwise it could be confusing. Just Kidding of Course. There is plenty of room for two "Smokes." .
Best of Luck.
P.s. JK's comment on Nautical Wheeler triggered a thought -- After the last race -- when I first mentioned a "Wheelie" Class (where the cars are judged on style points instead of speed) I was joking. But the more I think about it the more I believe that it could be the highlight of any pinewood derby event -- You'd run one car at a time, two or three runs each depending on how many entries -- and a panel of judges (say 3), would score the cars on a point scale from 1-10. Each judge could even hold up cards displaying the score, like in the Olympics. Ok, so maybe I'm getting a little carried away here. And maybe it would be time consuming and difficult to pull off. But think about it!!!
Last Edit: Jul 24, 2007 8:34:16 GMT -6 by ProQuest
Glad to see you really are back. Who/what cars you sending in for the August race?
I JUST fininshed converting "Smoke" from a Stocker to a Limited -- thought I'd never finish her. If Smoke isn't smok'in, I'll be lookin for the nearest cliff to jump off of -- fortunately for me, cliffs in Houston, Texas are hard to come by. But seriously, I'm still using the trial and error method to determine what works. Hopefully, she'll not be an error.
I'd like to build a modified for August, but probably don't have time.
Best of Luck. Later.
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2007 19:15:17 GMT -6 by ProQuest