Kil-Kare Buckaroo report

The Kil-Kare experience starts early....... Remember that last week at DuQuion, we lost the rear clip, fuel cell and basically, everything behind the rear wheels. We have an excellent fabricator in the area and he worked Tuesday, Wednesday...

The Kil-Kare experience starts early.......

Remember that last week at DuQuion, we lost the rear clip, fuel cell and basically, everything behind the rear wheels. We have an excellent fabricator in the area and he worked Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to get the car back into racing shape. We picked up the car Friday morning, 5:30 am and took it back home to install the fuel cell hookups, power steering, vent tank for oil, etc.... not to mention that the rear quarters, tail, etc were all bare metal. We covered the weld seams with tape and spray bombed the quarters. It wasn't pretty, but we were there.

We left for Kil-Kare about 9:00 am and had a whole lot of work to do when we got there. The setup was still for the dirt track. Springs, shocks, etc.. had to be changed. The rear end in the chassis was not square after the wreck and needed to be reset. We ran out of time before practice started and then we scrambled to get the car on the track. OF COURSE.. it handled badly...real bad. Back to the pit, checking the rear for square. More adjustments.

We were 7th out to qualify and didn't have a lot of time between practice and qualifying. The car was REAL loose and I almost took out the front wall in the qualifying lap, never recovered, qualified 19th.

We kept working at the car. We found that the panhard bar was flexing. There wasn't much that could be done at the track, but this was the basis of the car handling one way, then flip on the next lap. We basically fought this problem the rest of the day.

The heat race went OK, and the car handled better. We kept up with our pit neighbor, Don LaDuke during the heat so we felt better.

The race almost didn't happen due to weather. It began raining, but not hard enough to soak the track. We started the race under caution to dry the track and then took off.

The car handled poorly during the race. It was pushing badly, then was loose and we began loosing ground fast. I could smell oil, but didn't see any like you would if it was from the engine compartment. The crew said it was smoking when on the brakes at the end of the strait. We were eventually called in by ARCA to see what was going on. The oil was in the trunk area out of the breather tank for the oil system. It may have been overfilled. The oil was getting out of the trunk and onto the RR tire and brake rotor. Another part of our handling mystery.

We avoided the wrecks, stayed out of the way, and finished the race where we started... 19th. We felt bad about how the car (and the driver) performed, but did accomplish quite a bit in getting the car somewhat sorted out. Our next race is at Salem, IN..... we definitly didn't want to go thru what we did at Kil-Kare down at the Salem Speedway. Its much too fast to be out to lunch....

The next couple weeks, we will be fixing up the body and getting it looking a little better, fixing our leaks and working on our setup. See you at Salem...

Mike Buckley ARCA #48

From indy500@freenet.scri.fsu.edu Tue Sep 10 03:08:39 1996 Received: from fn3.freenet.tlh.fl.us by omega.metrics.com (8.6.12/1.37) id XAA20841; Mon, 9 Sep 1996 23:08:31 -0400 Received: (from indy500@localhost) by fn3.freenet.tlh.fl.us (8.7.5/8.6.9) id XAA07401; Mon, 9 Sep 1996 23:10:39 -0400 (EDT) Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 23:10:39 -0400 (EDT) From: Jack Durbin <indy500@freenet.scri.fsu.edu> To: Nascar News List <racingpr@prodigy.com>, ras-info@omega.metrics.com cc: auot@freenet.tlh.fl.us, majordomo <nascar@dithots.org> Subject: NASCAR: Standings after Richmond Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.91.960909230917.5231B-100000@fn3.freenet.tlh.fl.us> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: O

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1996 Current Standings NASCAR Winston Cup Series After Miller 400 Race Date: Sept. 7, 1996 Race No. 24

Ps Driver Pts Bnd Sts Pls Wins Tp-5 Tp-10 Winnings Last Week

1 Terry Labonte 3542 0 24 4 1 15 18 $1,530,343 1 2 Jeff Gordon 3538 -4 24 5 7 16 19 $1,958,978 2 3 Dale Jarrett 3456 -86 24 1 4 12 15 $2,045,600 3 4 Dale Earnhardt 3324 -218 24 2 2 11 13 $1,460,986 4 5 Mark Martin 3185 -357 24 4 0 11 16 $1,232,960 5 6 Ricky Rudd 3008 -534 24 0 0 4 13 $958,898 6 7 Ken Schrader 2960 -582 24 0 0 3 10 $843,507 7 8 Ernie Irvan 2962 -580 24 1 2 11 14 $1,270,097 8 9 Rusty Wallace 2887 -655 24 0 5 7 13 $1,063,812 10 10 Sterling Marlin 2881 -661 24 0 2 4 9 $1,082,915 9 11 Ted Musgrave 2737 -805 24 0 0 1 6 $699,407 12 12 Jimmy Spencer 2705 -837 24 0 0 2 8 $775,410 11 13 Jeff Burton 2697 -845 23 1 0 4 9 $580,397 14 14 Bobby Labonte 2670 -872 24 0 0 3 10 $870,570 13 15 Bobby Hamilton 2658 -884 24 1 0 1 6 $672,585 16 16 Michael Waltrip 2640 -902 24 0 0 1 9 $887,080 15 17 Ricky Craven 2457 -1085 24 2 0 2 4 $684,707 17 18 Geoff Bodine 2408 -1134 24 0 1 2 4 $744,805 19 19 Morgan Shepherd 2392 -1150 24 0 0 1 4 $534,737 18 20 Rick Mast 2390 -1152 24 0 0 0 2 $652,112 20 21 Johnny Benson 2376 -1166 23 1 0 1 6 $742,390 22 22 Jeremy Mayfield 2337 -1205 24 1 0 2 2 $484,838 21 23 Wally Dallenbach 2272 -1270 23 0 0 1 3 $664,966 23 24 Brett Bodine 2254 -1288 24 0 0 0 1 $615,631 24 25 Hut Stricklin 2199 -1343 24 0 0 1 1 $502,485 25 26 Lake Speed 2168 -1374 24 0 0 0 2 $642,190 26 27 Kyle Petty 2138 -1404 22 0 0 0 0 $567,430 28 28 Darrell Waltrip 2112 -1430 24 0 0 0 1 $603,040 29 29 Kenny Wallace 2103 -1439 24 0 0 0 1 $377,135 27 30 Derrike Cope 2058 -1484 24 0 0 0 3 $586,176 31 31 Robert Pressley 2044 -1498 23 0 0 2 3 $569,815 30 32 Bill Elliott 1935 -1607 17 0 0 0 5 $545,356 34 33 John Andretti 1921 -1621 23 0 0 1 2 $582,306 32 34 Joe Nemechek 1896 -1646 23 0 0 0 2 $541,942 33 35 Ward Burton 1773 -1769 22 1 0 0 2 $713,234 35 36 Dick Trickle 1682 -1860 21 0 0 0 1 $338,802 36 37 Bobby Hillin 1567 -1975 19 0 0 0 0 $299,904 37 38 Dave Marcis 1558 -1984 21 0 0 0 0 $358,372 38 39 Steve Grissom 1188 -2354 13 0 0 1 2 $314,983 39 40 Mike Wallace 723 -2819 10 0 0 0 0 $152,417 40 41 Elton Sawyer 611 -2931 8 0 0 0 0 $115,603 41 42 Todd Bodine 591 -2951 6 0 0 0 1 $117,845 43 43 Loy Allen 572 -2970 8 0 0 0 0 $129,892 42 44 Greg Sacks 510 -3032 7 0 0 0 0 $186,565 44 45 Gary Bradberry 408 -3134 6 0 0 0 0 $119,905 45 46 Chad Little 393 -3149 6 0 0 0 0 $124,122 46 47 Jeff Purvis 328 -3214 4 0 0 0 0 $91,127 47 48 Mike Skinner 299 -3243 3 0 0 0 0 $39,380 48 49 Randy MacDonald 228 -3314 3 0 0 0 0 $33,910 49 50 Jim Sauter 170 -3372 2 0 0 0 0 $51,172 50 51 Chuck Bown 168 -3374 3 0 0 0 0 $38,867 51 52 Dorsey Schroeder 129 -3413 1 0 0 0 0 $22,745 52 53 Butch Leitzinger 103 -3439 1 0 0 0 0 $22,705 53 54 Jeff Green 95 -3447 2 0 0 0 0 $16,835 54 55 Tommy Kendall 84 -3458 1 0 0 0 0 $20,730 55 56 Stacy Compton 64 -3478 1 0 0 0 0 $9,065 56 57 Jeffrey Krogh 58 -3484 1 0 0 0 0 $10,215 57 58 Larry Gunselman 55 -3487 1 0 0 0 0 $10,200 58 59 Hermie Sadler 52 -3490 1 0 0 0 0 $13,055 59 60 Rich Woodand 52 -3490 1 0 0 0 0 $10,095 60 61 Scott Gaylord 49 -3493 1 0 0 0 0 $10,095 61 62 Ed Berrier 46 -3496 1 0 0 0 0 $11,395 62 Jack Durbin indy500@freenet.tlh.fl.us Motorsport News International jackd@motorsport.com (Moderators for "rec.autos.sport.info") Homepage http://www.freenet.tlh.fl.us/users/indy500/index.html

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Series ARCA
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Derrike Cope , Wally Dallenbach , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Jeremy Mayfield , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Butch Leitzinger , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Jeff Green , Elton Sawyer , Sterling Marlin , Mike Wallace , Hut Stricklin , Robert Pressley , Stacy Compton , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Mike Buckley , Ricky Craven , Larry Gunselman , Chad Little , Jeff Purvis , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Hermie Sadler , Ed Berrier , Jim Sauter , Dorsey Schroeder , Steve Grissom , Gary Bradberry , Morgan Shepherd , Scott Gaylord , Greg Sacks , Mark Martin , Tommy Kendall