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WTBRT = 333 and the Real story about "MudFlaps"

By carmerjr - Posted on 20 March 2006

It was just another beautiful sunny day in the oldest US city. The bright blue sky was mixed with an occasional puffy white cloud and the combo was perfect for "FastEddie" Meadows 2nd variation to his outstanding autocross setup at yet another exciting SECC racing event.

FE had set up a course which was about 7/10 of a mile and had only 5 turns (curves) in the whole fast into that mind picture you have. The Georgia connection was well represented as we had added Ray Paul and Al Hilderbrand to the mix. Ray and Al have their Corvairs prepared for dragrace activities but had decided to support SECC
and in the process both had a great time and very decent times on both Saturday and Sunday. Ray had the fastest time of the weekend for the Georgia racers with an outstanding 49+ second run on his very last run. Now mind you this is with an automatic, lightened, LM convertible with skinny tires up front. Way to go Ray!

I, FrontMan, had a 51+second run in WTBRT but couldn't quite catch him. "MudFlap" was sooooooo shook up after his swamp buggy soiree that added at least 10 lbs of Florida Goo to #112, that he couldn't get below a 52+ for the heat. Al's times were in the mid fifties and this was quite good as he was running on street tires and he is also setup to dragrace not autocross. The FTD of the day was 45 or 46 seconds by a 2005 WRX Subaru AWD turbo. He beat Joe Dunlap by less than a second. Joe was driving his LM coupe with the sweet engine that Dave Clemens had built for Joe. Now, when you hear that, Ray Paul's run is even more meaningful. "MudFlaps" aka Scott Trunkhill aka "BeefJr" bested the FrontMan for the TWO day aggregate score by a total of 112.38 to 113.76. WTBRT #112 has now run 333 runs without any mechanical failures and we are really spoiled. Anyone who has watched FM and BeefJr drive knows that we do not baby the Beef car. We only do the normal things you should do before racing. I am pleased about what this little Corvair has accomplished, how Scott has evolved as a competent driver and how much fun racing a Corvair on a limited
budget is and will continue to be in the future exploits of the "Where's The Beef Racing Team".

Chuck Armer dba
#112 / 333 and counting