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It's been a long time - the ghost of #29


Its been quite some time. The memories are not to be forgotten. The days of pushing boundaries, redefining limits and doing what was said couldn't be done. Yes, the ghost of #29 may rise again.
Coincidences happen but when this happens you know it's time.
Sitting in a gym at a bball game watching one of my boys play and sitting with the other boy and my wife, a question comes out of no where "Dad, can I ice race next year?" Well, of course i answer immediately. and not 5 mins later the great Ken Lendrum sits down behind us also there to watch his grand kids play bball. Discussions ensued.

So the question is; what is the best class to start the 3rd Generation of Carl's in Ice racing next year? (hopefully back in #29) I'm not looking to start them where i finished, I'm sure we'll get there all on there own.

What are your suggestions?

    

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Thats awesome Darryl,

How old are the boys now? You may want to look at the rule book and that might tell you what they can drive. I looked quick and drivers can be as young as 14 but can only run in certain classes with roll cages. So I think the age will be the first question. Any of the Street Legal classes would be the least expensive and easiest but I think you need to be 18 with a drivers license. Let us know what your thinking and we will try to help make it happen. If its in the SS or M class and you need tires there are still a lot of used and almost new Menard tires out there for almost no money. There are a lot of "old" ice race cars just sitting around not being used for no money also emoticon

Hope that helps and we cant wait to see the 3rd generation of Carl's out on the track!

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Re: It's been a long time - the ghost of #29


Dave,

Thank you. Any help would be appreciated. The twins are now 13 and will turn 14 on November 29th. (yes, that date was chosen on purpose. you're not surprised!)
I'm a bit torn between traction levels. I think there is lots to learn with rubber or light studding to ice, but the raw excitement with speed demands more traction. Interestingly, I think that answers my dilemma.
I will read the rules, you know me. I will have questions and will work with you and the leadership team where applicable.
I feel like Claude Sr. when Jr started. It's really exciting.
Lets see what becomes of it. Resources are a bit different these days. Talk soon! Thanks!
 

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Re: It's been a long time - the ghost of #29


Hi Darryl,

Drivers 14-16 are limited to running an MC or SS car in Open Class. SS can only use Menard tires which keeps the cost down while MC can use the WRC tires which provide a ton of traction but are $320 each.

Current SS cars are a Ford Focus ZX3, Saturn SL, and a '97 Mitsubishi Mirage.

MC is led by Pat Stringer in his Honda Civic followed by a bunch of VWs.

See you on the ice!

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There is a whole section on young drivers in the rule book. Just read it DC.
Unfortunately your son does not meet the letter of the rule. "Experience".
Have him run the 20-20 for a year. Dad can ride along for advice.

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