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Re: [Fot] Bedding Brakes, dangerous driving

To: "Steven Belfer" <>,
Subject: Re: [Fot] Bedding Brakes, dangerous driving
From: "RACER BUD" <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 16:45:58 -0700
That guy should have been black flagged and sent home...In fact..CSRG would 
more than likely have put his car on the trailer, and put him At Least on 
probation for 13 months...then the message starts getting through to 
Racer Bud
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Belfer" <>
To: "FOT" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 4:23 PM
Subject: [Fot] Bedding Brakes, dangerous driving

> Speaking of dangerous driving situations,  two weekends ago I raced at
> Buttonwillow in my TR3.  I had new brakes that needed bedding.  This
> meant I needed to heat up my brakes in the first practice session, let
> them cool so I could have good braking power for the rest of the
> weekend.  I was in the first group so at 8:30am, I told the proper
> official-type guys what I needed to do and started in the back.  I'm
> also running a fresh engine and feeling that out as well.  Anyway,
> after about 3 or 4 laps I'm just about done bedding the brakes and I'm
> about to get lapped.  This is the first "Warm-up" session of the
> weekend.  A red 2002 is approaching me and I waved him to the left and
> moved to the right a little bit, while staying pretty close to the
> line.  Next thing I know the guy is passing me on the right ON THE
> DIRT at full speed. He re-entered the track, got a little squirrelly,
> threw some rocks onto my car and kept going.  This guy was racing hard
> with a yellow P1800 and not letting up one bit.  He didn't want to
> sacrifice his lap time when overtaking me.  The level of aggression
> took me by surprise and made me angry.  It was, after all the morning
> warm-up and I truly did my best to get my job done safely and get off
> the race track.   I tell my friends and family, when they ask if it's
> dangerous, "You see, it's a gentlemen's sport and there's no prize
> money."  I would say that most of the drivers are safe and respectful
> of their machines and their abilities but all it takes is one
> douchebag move and you're in big trouble.
> ~SB
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