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08-04-2014 12:05 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by tabber02 View Post
i was following you. i can imagine what some of those rigs do to change the lines in the trails... just curious how well the area was left (aside from the trail itself).
Ya from what I can see, the trails appear to be fairly clean still. With as huge as hammertown is, its unbelievable that it stays cleaned up an maintained.
08-04-2014 12:02 PM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by Cons_Table View Post
From what I have seen, trails dont appear to be a mess. I would guess that this is because everyone wants to continue doing this, so they try to clean up the best they can.

I was more meaning actual trail condition. When you put high horsepower buggies on the trail racing a lot can happen to ground beneath them. At that point, it is no longer rock crawling, but rather rock racing.
i was following you. i can imagine what some of those rigs do to change the lines in the trails... just curious how well the area was left (aside from the trail itself).
08-04-2014 12:01 PM
Cons_Table From what I have seen, trails dont appear to be a mess. I would guess that this is because everyone wants to continue doing this, so they try to clean up the best they can.

I was more meaning actual trail condition. When you put high horsepower buggies on the trail racing a lot can happen to ground beneath them. At that point, it is no longer rock crawling, but rather rock racing. My understanding is the since King of the Hammers started in Johnson Valley, trails have gotten significantly wider, some obstacles harder, and some easier. So there is potential that this can happen out here as well.
08-04-2014 11:54 AM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by Cons_Table View Post
The downside is, depending on what the race course looks like, there is potential for it to dramatically change some of our favorite trails. This could be bad...it could be good. No one knows. But we are excited regardless...especially if it does come to Ridgecrest!
i hadn't considered that at all... now that you mention it, i can see how that could be a downside. good outlook - maybe a change for the better, maybe not. are they pretty good about walking the trails when the races are over, so they don't look like a trash dump?
08-04-2014 10:46 AM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by tabber02 View Post
how come bittersweet?
Well first off...now I think they are changing on us again I need to cruise back through my emails and verify this. It may no longer be local.

As far as bittersweet, it will be awesome having it right in our hometown. It will save on expenses and make prepping that much easier. We will have many resources being so close to home. We will also be able to do plenty of prerunning giving us an advantage. It also gives family and friends a great opportunity to come see what exactly we do.

The downside is, depending on what the race course looks like, there is potential for it to dramatically change some of our favorite trails. This could be bad...it could be good. No one knows. But we are excited regardless...especially if it does come to Ridgecrest!
08-04-2014 10:40 AM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by Cons_Table View Post
The next race is in Tooele, UT August 22-23. So we've got a little work ahead of us to be ready for this one. Motor mounts...again, bump stops...again lol. Do a once over on the rig and make sure everything is still working well.

The local race is October 17-18. That means we will get about a month between races to work/fix the car, get some prerunning in and whatever else is necessary. We are excited for this race...its kind of a bittersweet deal though.
how come bittersweet?
08-04-2014 10:39 AM
Cons_Table We are going to be trying something new for the next race...what do you think? With some help from Blaine with Black Magic Brakes, these guys showed up over the weekend. Thank you Blaine!

07-22-2014 10:02 AM
Cons_Table
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when is the next race Geoff? i remember you saying its local to you guys... soon?
The next race is in Tooele, UT August 22-23. So we've got a little work ahead of us to be ready for this one. Motor mounts...again, bump stops...again lol. Do a once over on the rig and make sure everything is still working well.

The local race is October 17-18. That means we will get about a month between races to work/fix the car, get some prerunning in and whatever else is necessary. We are excited for this race...its kind of a bittersweet deal though.
07-22-2014 07:25 AM
tabber02 when is the next race Geoff? i remember you saying its local to you guys... soon?
07-21-2014 03:15 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Niiiiice!


I just wonder who I'm getting through to when I comment on stuff haha.
Gotcha...the MAJORITY of time you will be getting me. If it's not me, it's usually Brian.
07-21-2014 03:11 PM
GoldenSahara00 Niiiiice!


I just wonder who I'm getting through to when I comment on stuff haha.
07-21-2014 10:47 AM
Cons_Table A little care package from one of our sponsors! Thanks Rockridge!

07-21-2014 10:46 AM
Cons_Table Some new toys for the jeep...

07-17-2014 01:15 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Oh yeahhhh!!!!


Nice work on the finish. Do you run the Facebook account to?
Thanks bud!

We all have access to it...but for the most part I handle it. One of the other guys also posts quite a bit.
07-17-2014 01:09 PM
GoldenSahara00 Oh yeahhhh!!!!


Nice work on the finish. Do you run the Facebook account to?
07-17-2014 12:58 PM
Cons_Table
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07-17-2014 12:43 PM
tabber02
07-17-2014 12:01 PM
Cons_Table Uh Oh...

07-17-2014 11:01 AM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by RWKHaus View Post
Did Bailey in the white 4runner ever bump you? We watched you lead him around some and him lead you around some. Last year he was just to green and bumped us in the really rough part that you didnt see this year, due to water shortage and course change.

Good Job. It did sound a bit "tired" on the large uphill after the Glen Helen berm. Once we watched as you stopped for about a min just about at the top and I think had to find 4L. It was during qualifying I think. SO 2 XJ's on the Podium.
I didnt drive this race. I do know that we were bumping Bailey and the Blue Yota during prelims because they wouldnt open up to let us make a pass. I do not recall the guys saying bailey bumping them. We did run into a few issues. During prelims it was acting funny. Brought it back to the pits, found the crankshaft position sensor melted. Replaced it and it ran great.

Then during finals about 15 minutes or so from the end, the car was sputtering and eventually died. We couldnt get it started to keep going. One of the guys looked at it last night, and we sheared one of the motor mounts off of the block and it was resting on the distributor. We will address that before the next race....probably with the brown dog motor mounts. We have the bushing/body mounts from them already, so just need the motor side.

We are also making a trip down King today to pick up our custom built shocks The FOAs just arent cutting it for us.
07-17-2014 10:39 AM
RWKHaus Did Bailey in the white 4runner ever bump you? We watched you lead him around some and him lead you around some. Last year he was just to green and bumped us in the really rough part that you didnt see this year, due to water shortage and course change.

Good Job. It did sound a bit "tired" on the large uphill after the Glen Helen berm. Once we watched as you stopped for about a min just about at the top and I think had to find 4L. It was during qualifying I think. SO 2 XJ's on the Podium.
07-17-2014 10:28 AM
Cons_Table
07-17-2014 10:28 AM
Cons_Table



07-17-2014 10:27 AM
Cons_Table Sorry the updates have been far and few between so here it is...

WE DID IT! Poor Boy Racing had it's first official podium finish last weekend. We placed 3rd at Glen Helen in the Stock Class. What is even more exciting is that we managed to pull it off without the new mods! Hopefully that means the future will just be better.


To top things off, we found out that the Nationals for the Ultra4 Series is going to be held in Ridgecrest, CA...HOME of the Poor Boys!

07-17-2014 10:25 AM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post
This is how I see the conversation going.

Dude...Our Tranny is on fire and we might have a flat front tire.

It's an XJ they all do that.
HAHA that is awesome nick!!
06-24-2014 11:37 AM
nick50471
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Originally Posted by Cons_Table View Post
This is how I see the conversation going.

Dude...Our Tranny is on fire and we might have a flat front tire.

It's an XJ they all do that.
06-10-2014 05:52 PM
Cons_Table A few pics taken by HLM Photography

06-09-2014 10:26 AM
Cons_Table Another one in the books for Poor Boy Racing. Saturday marked the day of the Metalcloak Stampede held in northern California near Sacramento. As mentioned earlier, we had a rough go during prelims with a flat tire and a fire caused from a rip in one of the transmission lines. We managed to easily get things fixed and ready for the main event later that day. Due to our short performance dueing prel...ims, we started in the last position. The race went on flawlessly for the first few laps. By around lap 4, we made our "first" pass putting us in 4th place. Unfortunately, this was soon followed up by two flat tires. We managed to limp into hot pits and get the tires changed. By this time, we were passed again dropping us back into 5th place which is where we ultimately finished. We had a great time and learned a lot about this unique style of racing. Stay tuned for our next race to happen at Glen Helen in mid July.

Here is a little teaser shot from prelims...you can see the fire and our flat tire

06-05-2014 12:01 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Goodluck guys!


Those shackles are beef!
Thanks Ryan!

You have no idea...they look huge on the jeep lol. Make sure to watch the FB page/build thread for pics and vid of this race. As of now, I will be driving this race.
06-05-2014 11:58 AM
GoldenSahara00 Goodluck guys!


Those shackles are beef!
06-05-2014 10:25 AM
Cons_Table The Stampede is this weekend! Poor Boys are planning on leaving this evening. Is anyone planning on also being there?

We have also made a few mods since hammers...lets see how they work out!

We have purchased and installed some new bumps to hopefully help in the faster, desert sections. We went with the Daystar stinger bumps. They are designed similar to your typical pressurized bump, but still comply with all of the rules. Rather than being "charged" they are assembled with different durometers of foam in the bump to create that "progressive" bump. I do not have any pics of them installed yet, but here are a few of what they are.


Another mod...for those of you that followed our race at King of the Hammers know that our motor mounts failed which ultimately pushed the fan into the radiator. We upgraded to a set of Brown Dog Motor Mounts. The quality of these guys is awesome...a huge step from your factory motor mounts.


Lastly, we fabbed up some custom rear shackles. We did a number on the Rough Country ones and really needed something stronger. Here is a side by side comparison...think we will bend these ones?
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