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Michael Oritt
11-17-2006, 05:56 PM
I am signed up for the VRG Turkey Bowl at Summit Point Thursday 11/24 thru Sunday 11/26. Will anyone else be there?

Best--Michael Oritt (Elva Courier)

Twosheds
11-18-2006, 01:32 PM
I will be crewing for Steven Groh's Spitfire. It will be his first race in it. Therefore, it will probably need some sorting. Might need some assistance, as I am disabled and pretty much useless.

Michael Oritt
11-18-2006, 07:20 PM
I'll be happy to help if needed--I'll be in a white Elva Courier--#82.

DART
11-25-2006, 05:44 PM
What a wonderful day today, high 60's and great cars. Here's Michael on his way to a win.

DART
11-25-2006, 05:45 PM
Another of Michael

DART
11-25-2006, 05:48 PM
Twoshed's (Steve's)spitfire on the false grid

jlaird
11-25-2006, 11:51 PM
Preaty much useless??? Shoot, every crew needs a pit boss with smarts.

Hap Waldrop
11-26-2006, 09:47 AM
Dart, pretty cool looking side pipe on the Spit, did he get that car from a guy in the Hendersonville, NC area ?

DART
11-26-2006, 12:38 PM
Hap, you need to get that info from Twosheds -John- as it's his friend with the car.

aeronca65t
11-26-2006, 04:58 PM
You know what's funny?

That Spitfire is parked almost exactly in our pit-slot (from the 4-Hour) last week (Nov 18).
You can tell by the signs in the background.

https://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/memberfiles/284808-spitfire-2.jpg

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/aeronca65t/EMRA_06/summit-06-pit-hooligans.jpg

DART
11-26-2006, 06:34 PM
Another look at the grid...guess what the #80 car is.

swift6
11-26-2006, 06:55 PM
Dart!

Michael Oritt
11-26-2006, 07:37 PM
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What a wonderful day today, high 60's and great cars. Here's Michael on his way to a win.

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Dale--

Great seeing you there and it was a sensational weekend. I appreciate the boost in position but actually I finished #2 to the 911 in Saturday's afternoon race (though he really shouldn't have been in our class and was only there because there were two guys sharing the car).

The intermittent missing returned in this morning's race on lap two and I was passed by the entire field but managed to remain in contact for about three laps until the miss cleared and I was able to overtake all but one Lotus (the Porsche DNF'd) and I got a second in that event as well.

Great time!

DART
11-26-2006, 08:28 PM
Swift6-you will appreciate the tr4A on the right, he's placed a Rover V8 (with mods) in it and it SCREAMS.

DART
11-26-2006, 08:29 PM
Michael- I consider the 911 an aberation and he doesn't count in the placings. What caused his DNF??

Michael Oritt
11-26-2006, 08:40 PM
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Michael- I consider the 911 an aberation and he doesn't count in the placings. What caused his DNF??

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Dunno for sure but frankly I think he may have retired as a courtesy after a few laps as he was catching a lot of flack Saturday for picking on us small guys! The car is actively campaigned on the HSR circuit and was faster than ****.

DART
11-27-2006, 12:29 AM
It sure was fast, we had "unofficial" 1:35's for him Friday afternoon. But letting him run in your group was a dumb decision, and him wanting to run there was just an ego trip IMO. Hope we can see you run again in '07. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

Michael Oritt
11-27-2006, 10:36 AM
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we had "unofficial" 1:35's for him

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Mary said she had me at 1:46 on Friday and 1:42 on Saturday. I guess that's pretty good given the power disparity.

Best--Michael

Monkeywrench
11-27-2006, 11:36 AM
How were the weather and track conditions?

aeronca65t
11-27-2006, 11:44 AM
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we had "unofficial" 1:35's for him

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Mary said she had me at 1:46 on Friday and 1:42 on Saturday. I guess that's pretty good given the power disparity.

Best--Michael

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Those are pretty much my times at SP in #11.
In the enduro, we both got #23 Sprite down to 1.38-1:39, but it has a more potent engine.

Twosheds
11-27-2006, 12:21 PM
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Dart, pretty cool looking side pipe on the Spit, did he get that car from a guy in the Hendersonville, NC area ?

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No, the Spit came from Southern California. The side pipes are way cool, and the nice gray exhaust deposits on the inside of the pipe are even cooler!

Met DART and Michael in the Paddock. The TR4A with Surrey Top was nice! Is he from B-more, too? Is he in TRAC?

Steve had a little oil leaking from the head gasket, which we decided to live with for the weekend. Then the gear-reduction starter went south. We replaced it with a stock one that came with the car when Steve bought it. Got on the grid just in time for Sunday's race. Steve ended up turning a 1:33.81 on lap 13. Second to a yellow Alfa in class and about 8th overall. Seemed like Steve was catching the Alfa, but the race was a couple laps too short! Not too bad for his first time in this car. Didn't put a wheel off all weekend. Winter to-do list: new head gasket, new starter.

Twosheds
11-27-2006, 03:01 PM
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Preaty much useless??? Shoot, every crew needs a pit boss with smarts.

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How true! Now if I only knew someone with smarts...

Michael Oritt
11-27-2006, 03:49 PM
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we had "unofficial" 1:35's for him

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Mary said she had me at 1:46 on Friday and 1:42 on Saturday. I guess that's pretty good given the power disparity.

Best--Michael

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Those are pretty much my times at SP in #11.
In the enduro, we both got #23 Sprite down to 1.38-1:39, but it has a more potent engine.

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That's good to know if and when we cross paths! There were several Sprites in attendance but only one Sprite in my group and I guess he had a 948. He was very fast in the corners but there's no substitute for cubic displacement and I could always lose him in the straights. Attached is a shot of me just getting past him on the downhill approaching the Carousel.

Best--Michael Oritt

aeronca65t
11-27-2006, 05:30 PM
I may be repeating myself, but by the way, don't forget to check Stefaan's website in a few days.....he usually puts up tons of pictures after each VRG event.
His pictures of the Fall event at Shendandoah start here:

https://www.at-speed.com/galleries/vintage/2006/09-30-06/index.html