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OptimaJim OptimaJim is offline
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Lincoln, unfortunately, TV production schedules are not based on suggestions made on internet message boards or by folks whose cars are not yet ready to perform. If you want to race rednecks in front of a TV audience, you have to come to them, at a time that is convenient for them. The closest the redneck/TV combination is coming to you is across Lake Michigan at Road America late next month. If your car or your buddy's car are ready by then, we'd love to have you compete.

aschen, the cars on the show all ran a minimum of 200 treadwear, DOT-approved, street-legal tires, as do the cars in our events. This is done for many reasons. Many of the competitors run in multiple events each year and while the events are competitive, it is also about having fun. Replacing tires after each event or every other event would put competitive balance heavily in favor of those with deep pockets. Many competitors actually drive their cars to the events, sometimes thousands of miles each way. The events themselves also have a mandatory cruise component, to prove the cars are street-legal and worthy. These take place rain or shine and have even taken place on snowy mountain roads between Las Vegas and Pahrump. Higher treadwear tires also help equalize the competition, making it harder for guys like Mark Stielow to lay down all 800 lb-ft. of torque to his tires (although Mark believes he is still quicker without TC).

Jim McIlvaine
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