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Okay guys and gals, I'm running out of time and still don't have my logistics together for the V2R Race in August.
I'm looking for pit and chase crews that can help run ahead of the race cars and setup pits (15 pits in all, can be done with 2 crews and 1 chase).

I may have a couple spots open for drivers and navigators also. This will be an estimated 550 mile race that will start on a Friday and end on Saturday, approx. 16-20 hours later, unless there are problems that slow the car down.

The course starts in Beatty, NV and runs back and forth, along the hiway to Carson NV, passing Walker Lake and Hawthorne NV. The course is filled with high speed sections, not as rough as some courses.

Anyone interested. There's no pay, just glory and tons of fun.
 

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May even be time to have a Prowlertalk get together....
 

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What days in August?
We would have to be in Vegas on August 18th for registration, contingency and tech.
The race is the next day August 19th and runs till Saturday the 20th. Awards ceremony is that night I believe.
We would have to have names of all drivers and co-drivers by July 25th, to be turned in with the entry form on the 27th.

After the awards on Saturday night, big party....
 

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hmmmmmm right now my august is open .........Darryl i just my be able to be there for ya buddy . me and my lil bro talked about running in it this year but he wont have enough time not to finish his car and get out there . hes working in South Korea till at least July :mad:. keep me in the loop and pencil me in .
 

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hmmmmmm right now my august is open .........Darryl i just my be able to be there for ya buddy . me and my lil bro talked about running in it this year but he wont have enough time not to finish his car and get out there . hes working in South Korea till at least July :mad:. keep me in the loop and pencil me in .
I'll keep you posted. I'd be glad to have you and your bro if he wants, be part of this. You've been involved in off-road comp before right? I may see if you want to drive a section. I'll actually need 2 drivers besides myself, but may have another already setup. I'll need some co-dawgs/nav guys (3). There are 15 pits, of which we will utilize 5 for fuel (the others will be repair or emergency pits), which means probably can be pit crewed with 1 or 2 vehicles carrying fuel/tires/spare parts and tools. One crew would be utillized as a primary pit crew and the other would be a "chase/flying crew" that would respond as needed to relay parts or assistance.

The main pit crew would use my Duramax, so that takes care of one vehicle. So we'll need someone that has a vehicle that can run back and forth, carrying parts to other pits. Chase crews won't be allowed on the course, so parts will have to be taken to the pit before and given to another racer to carry thru to the car.

It should be fun, we'll have enough time after the race to have a good party/bbq and get-together for ProwlerNation...

Seth, do you have any flags or signs that could be used at contingency. If we can come up with decals, we can run as "Team Prowler Nation" Or Team ProwlerTalk.Net.
The car number for BITD is 1921.
 

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Sounds awesome..always wanted to do something like that..no experience, cept haulin arse in the desert...but if you want looney, todd's your man...haha, he'll go fast and not care about breakin things!!! whoot flyin121!
 

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Sounds awesome..always wanted to do something like that..no experience, cept haulin arse in the desert...but if you want looney, todd's your man...haha, he'll go fast and not care about breakin things!!! whoot flyin121!
Sometimes that is what it takes to win, but this race is more a race of logistics. Getting spare parts to the car when it breaks is extremely important. Sometimes, having your fastest drivers on the hiway, hauling parts, is what wins the race. A couple years ago or so, Bipolar Racing lost first place by like 15 minutes I think it was, because they were broken down (fuel system problems). I don't know if parts would've helped them, but maybe.
Troy, are you out there, you have experience running chase for BP Racing on this course.
The car is running an oversize CBR Radiator/Oil Cooler with a Spal fan, so it should keep the engine cool enough. The fuel system is plumbed to minimize vapor locks or any delivery problem hopefully. So as long as we don't have internal engine problems, diff or axle problems, we should be good. The belt is an EPI Severe Duty Kevlar Belt. The cooling for the belt drive system is pressurized via hood scoop.
The course has lots of high speed fireroads and isn't near as rough as some other courses. So breakage shouldn't be as bad....

Todd, are you going to be available during this timeframe? I can probably get another pilot (private jet and stunt), to ride with you...LOL. That way you feel at home...

Seth, you care to get on board?

Remember, we have to make a good showing with Arctic Cat, everyone will be watching this car and race to see what happens. Side betting is pitting us against Jagged X's super built RZR-XP900 (and it's damn fast), Parks Racing RZR (converted 4 that won the SS300) and Mike Lasher's built to the hilt Teryx. Can Am has a couple entries also.... Hey, we are even racing against 2 John Deere Gator XUVs.

Guys, we've got a good chance, lets go kick some butt....
 

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I'll keep you posted. I'd be glad to have you and your bro if he wants, be part of this. You've been involved in off-road comp before right? I may see if you want to drive a section. I'll actually need 2 drivers besides myself, but may have another already setup. I'll need some co-dawgs/nav guys (3). There are 15 pits, of which we will utilize 5 for fuel (the others will be repair or emergency pits), which means probably can be pit crewed with 1 or 2 vehicles carrying fuel/tires/spare parts and tools. One crew would be utillized as a primary pit crew and the other would be a "chase/flying crew" that would respond as needed to relay parts or assistance.

The main pit crew would use my Duramax, so that takes care of one vehicle. So we'll need someone that has a vehicle that can run back and forth, carrying parts to other pits. Chase crews won't be allowed on the course, so parts will have to be taken to the pit before and given to another racer to carry thru to the car.

It should be fun, we'll have enough time after the race to have a good party/bbq and get-together for ProwlerNation...

Seth, do you have any flags or signs that could be used at contingency. If we can come up with decals, we can run as "Team Prowler Nation" Or Team ProwlerTalk.Net.
The car number for BITD is 1921.
I don't have any flags just a few Cat stuff in the garage. TEAM PROLWER NATION has a good sound to it.



Sometimes that is what it takes to win, but this race is more a race of logistics. Getting spare parts to the car when it breaks is extremely important. Sometimes, having your fastest drivers on the hiway, hauling parts, is what wins the race. A couple years ago or so, Bipolar Racing lost first place by like 15 minutes I think it was, because they were broken down (fuel system problems). I don't know if parts would've helped them, but maybe.
Troy, are you out there, you have experience running chase for BP Racing on this course.
The car is running an oversize CBR Radiator/Oil Cooler with a Spal fan, so it should keep the engine cool enough. The fuel system is plumbed to minimize vapor locks or any delivery problem hopefully. So as long as we don't have internal engine problems, diff or axle problems, we should be good. The belt is an EPI Severe Duty Kevlar Belt. The cooling for the belt drive system is pressurized via hood scoop.
The course has lots of high speed fireroads and isn't near as rough as some other courses. So breakage shouldn't be as bad....

Todd, are you going to be available during this timeframe? I can probably get another pilot (private jet and stunt), to ride with you...LOL. That way you feel at home...

Seth, you care to get on board?

Remember, we have to make a good showing with Arctic Cat, everyone will be watching this car and race to see what happens. Side betting is pitting us against Jagged X's super built RZR-XP900 (and it's damn fast), Parks Racing RZR (converted 4 that won the SS300) and Mike Lasher's built to the hilt Teryx. Can Am has a couple entries also.... Hey, we are even racing against 2 John Deere Gator XUVs.

Guys, we've got a good chance, lets go kick some butt....
I need to check on my end to see if I can get a kitchen pass for this Darryl. I will get back to you. Sounds like a motor home trip sandchris???



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got the Big OK from the wife today ! called Darryl and told him to count me in for sure ! ill put my Pit bag together and i may bring my cat for any spare parts we my need to borrow :D. as it gets closer we'll finalize what all i might need to bring ,

Darryl ill see if Clayton will let me borrow one of his Race Radios for a chase truck . i have a race suit , plenty of tools and one hell of a camp cook !

emailed Clayton well see if he will be back from Korea in time .... if he can make it he makes another driver and or co-dawg . im stoked !!!!!!!
 

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Sounds awesome..always wanted to do something like that..no experience, cept haulin arse in the desert...but if you want looney, todd's your man...haha, he'll go fast and not care about breakin things!!! whoot flyin121!
Things shouldn't break if they are over engineered right? LOL

I am much better in a GT1 Porsche running the Rolex 24hr race then in an off road race. It would be fun though! I can pace myself and not break things you know. :D
 

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Sometimes that is what it takes to win, but this race is more a race of logistics. Getting spare parts to the car when it breaks is extremely important. Sometimes, having your fastest drivers on the hiway, hauling parts, is what wins the race. A couple years ago or so, Bipolar Racing lost first place by like 15 minutes I think it was, because they were broken down (fuel system problems). I don't know if parts would've helped them, but maybe.
Troy, are you out there, you have experience running chase for BP Racing on this course.
The car is running an oversize CBR Radiator/Oil Cooler with a Spal fan, so it should keep the engine cool enough. The fuel system is plumbed to minimize vapor locks or any delivery problem hopefully. So as long as we don't have internal engine problems, diff or axle problems, we should be good. The belt is an EPI Severe Duty Kevlar Belt. The cooling for the belt drive system is pressurized via hood scoop.
The course has lots of high speed fireroads and isn't near as rough as some other courses. So breakage shouldn't be as bad....

Todd, are you going to be available during this timeframe? I can probably get another pilot (private jet and stunt), to ride with you...LOL. That way you feel at home...

Seth, you care to get on board?

Remember, we have to make a good showing with Arctic Cat, everyone will be watching this car and race to see what happens. Side betting is pitting us against Jagged X's super built RZR-XP900 (and it's damn fast), Parks Racing RZR (converted 4 that won the SS300) and Mike Lasher's built to the hilt Teryx. Can Am has a couple entries also.... Hey, we are even racing against 2 John Deere Gator XUVs.

Guys, we've got a good chance, lets go kick some butt....

Darryl

I have to check and see if i can get some vacation time that week. I would enjoy helping you guys in any way that I can. I am on the road now but I will check on this when I get home on Monday. As far as driving with another pilot goes that would certainly F things up for the entire team. You see we would both be whinning about how our crew meals tasted like sh*t or why the hotel didn't have jaccuzi rooms for us and that wouldn't be very productive. LOL
 

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Darryl

You know the difference between a Jet engine and a pilot?
What would that be... I'm afraid to ask...

Oh, and the other pilot, is married to a hot, hot movie star... I'm sure most of you have seen her films...and no, not quite B films or pornos... LOL

Glad to have Matt aboard as a driver. I think his technical rock driving skills will pay off on the 2nd or 3rd leg of the race.

I haven't worked on whether we want hotel rooms or 5th wheels. The race is going to start in or near Beatty, NV. Staging is at 5:15am. Our group leaves the line about 6am.... Vegas is where the reg/tech/contingency will be on Thursday. The awards will be Saturday evening in Reno, NV. Barring any problems, we should cross the finish line early-early Saturday morning (in between 9pm Friday and 2am Saturday). Cutoff time is 6am Saturday. So that gives us all day Saturday to rest, nap and BBQ for Prowler Nation... Anyone that couldn't make the race, sure would be welcome to show up Saturday for a BBQ...Maybe get a group photo for one of the mags...
GO TEAM PROWLER NATION!!!!
 

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The engine stops whining when it gets to the gate!
LOL...good one..
I may want you to be my navigator, you could keep me cracking up with jokes all the way...

And pilots don't seem to be so quick to try and climb out of the car when I'm driving... :D ...
 

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LOL...good one..
I may want you to be my navigator, you could keep me cracking up with jokes all the way...

And pilots don't seem to be so quick to try and climb out of the car when I'm driving... :D ...

Yeah I will keep you laughing I can promise that. I bet you can drive the wheels off that Cat! I don't scare easy and I am sure you know what you are doing so it would be an honor to be your co-pilot. The only issue may be getting the days off. I will see what I can do.
 
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