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Old 02-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #586
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Robby just ran in Happy Hour qualifying. He had the best time of the last two days until the next car went. He's #2 at the moment.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #587
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Driver or car?
McMillin's looks like a lot comfier ride

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Pretty cool to watch dash-cams of two vehicles running the same part at the same time:

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #588
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Driver or car?
McMillin's looks like a lot comfier ride
I notice that also and I thought AM line choice was better but in the end RG wins
( shows you what I know )
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #589
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RG's lines aren't the best but they don't slow him much. His suspension set up is very unforgiving and you have to be totally on it, or you are swapping ends. RG always looks like he's going a gazillion miles and hour even when he isn't, it's ALMOST like he's over-driving it.

Andy Mac is one of the few who can drive RG's cars. Too bad Andy Mac won't be racing much this year (if at all). Apparently, he is more into cooking and wine tasting with his lady than he is with race cars. I guess he got bored.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:56 PM   #590
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Driver or car?
Part of it is the course. Andy went early, and Robby went later, so the course was torn up more for Robby
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:19 PM   #591
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Pretty cool to watch dash-cams of two vehicles running the same part at the same time:

Seems like quite a difference in suspension between the two cars.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #592
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Seems like quite a difference in suspension between the two cars.
Like the difference between a Supercross suspension and a Outdoor MX suspension. HUGE
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:32 PM   #593
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Just another reason to dislike both of those guys. I have never talked to Pete but he seems pretty down to earth. I respect Robbies talent in offroad driving (only) but he comes across as an ass. We used to always astay at the Estero Beach Hotel in Mexico and he stayed there too. He was always an ummm, intresting person shall we say.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:01 AM   #594
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Missed RG's run live yesterday. Found one crappy video on utube.





Looks like they've improved the front suspension over last year. I hate the TTB front end design, but with Robby at the wheel it seems to work.
Wow, the speeds and rigs really have evolved over the past few years. Used to have a buddy here locally in Atlanta that raced it every year, no way it would keep pace these days.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:19 AM   #595
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Just another reason to dislike both of those guys. I have never talked to Pete but he seems pretty down to earth. I respect Robbies talent in offroad driving (only) but he comes across as an ass. We used to always astay at the Estero Beach Hotel in Mexico and he stayed there too. He was always an ummm, intresting person shall we say.
My main reason to dislike those guys is they get to drive those trucks and I don't
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:38 PM   #596
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Robbie is Upside down on Wrecking Ball, after loosing a lot of time in the rock sections.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #597
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Online they're reporting a blown engine again.
Bummer!
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:03 PM   #598
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My friend who's working the course sent out a picture of him upside down, I'm on the phone so can't get it posted now. I laughed when I heard them say blown motor stopped him, well sure after running it upside down probably.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #599
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #600
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My friend who's working the course sent out a picture of him upside down, I'm on the phone so can't get it posted now. I laughed when I heard them say blown motor stopped him, well sure after running it upside down probably.
RG did great in the qualifying race. He took some creative desert racing lines, cutting off the apex of some corners and some other teams took notice. His engine didn't seem to have the same HP/Torque as some of the other top cars, but he made good with it in the qualifier.

On race day i was standing at the first Main Pit 40 miles into the race pitting for Shannon Campbell. The first 30 miles were choppy desert crap that was hard on the cars. Shannon was leading at RM17 and hauling ass when he came over the radio and says "Robby just passed me!". He trailed RG for a mile or two then passed him back before coming into our pit at RM 38. RG was about 5 seconds back and just trailing SC's car to see the lines/course until they got to the rocks.

I also heard he got an award at KOH for punching Pistol Pete the week prior, but I can't confirm that.
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