New found respect for you class 9er's

MIKEY CHILDRESS

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So I'm hanging out in the pits at the MORE race last weekend pitting all my checker brothers. This skinny guy walks up (Jimmy Hook) ask's me do you wanna ride in a class 9 car with me...I kinda laughed and are you for reals Jimmy replies with yup were gonna pop wheelies...I laughed and said alright just because its you Jimmy I get my suit on clean up the sheild and wait for the car to arrive..So the slowest class that I have been in up till this time was 5/1600 car with Bob Wright and we won a lot of races so by no means was Bob slow. So the 9 car pulls in we climb in get belted in and we are off into the night..Jimmy has tons of race wins in class 9 so I knew I was going to get a good ride..So the first little rough section....well lets say they were large breaking bumbs lol The car skimmed right thru them and wow was I surprised on how well this little car did...So know onto the big holes we are flying cause I forgot to mention that our Checker brother Tommy Ditfield left the pit about 5 mins in front of us so Hook is on a mission to catch him..We are going thru this holes and it feels like my chest is going to rip open and I wondering why I said yes to this..We get about half way around the 65 miles loop and my chest is killing me now but Im tough and I stay quiet..We get to this up hill rocky square edge big up wash and we catch another 9 car and all the sudden he bangs left and starts cutting across the desert ( cheating) its all good I can understand why he did that was the most horrible time I have ever had in a race car lol..We catch the cheater and pass him since we are still on this mission to catch our friend. So about 5 miles from the finish of the loop we catch our checker buddy and now we are pushing it and I think I bent my push bar cause I pushing on it so hard. Now we are right behind him on the horn we wanna beat him to the finish of the loop even if he is a lap down. lol We cross the finish about 2:30 am and we finish 3rd in class 9 wow what a ride..

Im still in ahh on how fast these little suckers go..and line selection is even more crucial then the 1600 class and Im sure set up is a huge part in winning in this class..I just wanted to let all you class 9 guys know that you guys rock! Such a cool class and now I wanna drive one! Hope that I can mix it up with some of you guys in the future
 
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MIKEY CHILDRESS

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The guy was a lapper no since wasting our time hitting him..But I can understand why he didnt wanna go thru that section it sucked lol...But still no excuse for cutting..What a fun class
 

M.Harvey1600

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awesome story... i wanna race a 9er one of these days!!! but i figure it wood b a ruff ride... i have hit holes hard enough n my 1600 where i thought my chest was going 2 burst out of my drivers suit, im sure this is a lil worse n a 9 car!!! i have mad respect for 9 cars and of course class 11!!! thats another class i wanna race n... wodd b a hell of a driving experience!
 

BW1672

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i got jimmy's old nine car and its a sweet ride, lots of fun driving it. hope to race at a more race this year.
 

3 Amigos Racing

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Thanks for writing your ride up.. glad you had a great time..
 

Slang

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If you let me get some of that Pike's Peak action, we could work something out. LOL.

Cool post thanks Mike
 

KyleMurray

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Awesome story!

Who wants to give an 18yo with some driving and co-driving time on a ride??? Any takers :D:D:p
i might be having an open seat every once in a while. ;)
 

kwood

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I like this thread... and no matt no one wants you in their car! haha wadr
 

ACME

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"New found respect for you class 9er's"

The official name just so you sound in the know is: "Swingers" ;)
 

oldman dirt

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How did you like that steering in there Mikey ????????????? LOL

MORE slop than the tea cups at Disneyland.
Glad you and Jimmy could bring it home---I have a "v" cut in my side from the belt d ring, and a knot on my throat from the sternum buckle--- Belts were set for littler guys for sure---That stutter step section wouldn t have been so bad if Rick didnt have 40 lbs of air in the tires------------
I will let you take the new ride for a spin when its done-----Giti
 

Sampeter

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Great story,
So now you have to ride in a class 11, and see how your kidneys hold up, LOL!
 

JJohnson

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nice mikey! didnt get a chance to talk to you after the race. glad you liked it!
 

bajabird

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here's a pict from the 3rd place car... Hope its the right one for you.
 

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