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Old 12-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #61
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I have a new found appreciation for Johnny Campbell. That guy's got nerves of steel.



Yeah, that too. The sound...
That wasn't Jhonny, in 09 I think that was Kelon or maybe Andy. Much more aggressive in a Trophy Truck over a section he's raced over and and practiced on just the day before. It didn't help him a couple of years ago when he smacked a big rock in the wash ending his race in the 1st 3 miles. The bad ass sound comes from an 8 into 1 collector system.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:17 PM   #62
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Getting ready for the SST race at the Long Beach Grand Prix, it will be pretty much all metal ramps & asphalt.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:31 PM   #63
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That wasn't Johnny, in 09 I think that was Kelon or maybe Andy. Much more aggressive in a Trophy Truck over a section he's raced over and and practiced on just the day before. It didn't help him a couple of years ago when he smacked a big rock in the wash ending his race in the 1st 3 miles. The bad ass sound comes from an 8 into 1 collector system.
Yeah, you're right; knew the clip was from Baja,
but figured Campbell had a similar experience last year in Dakar as did
whoever was in the navigator's seat. Don't think I could do it. I'd give a try, but
not sure how long I could last.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #64
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Yeah, you're right; knew the clip was from Baja,
but figured Campbell had a similar experience last year in Dakar as did
whoever was in the navigator's seat. Don't think I could do it. I'd give a try, but
not sure how long I could last.
Being a Co-dawg In off-road is not for everyone, most people get car sick an after 50 miles are blowing bubbles after 100 miles. Most drivers can't handle co-driving and admit to never being willing to do it. I sat in the right seat in a Class 1 car for most of 09 & 10. As far as I'm concerned you are so busy, you don't have time to get sick. Your job is to watch the gauges, call turns on the GPS (much like a rally navigator) and watch your mirrors. At the same time you need to feel, smell and hear what the race car is doing. The other thing is you have to completely give your life away to the driver. I have two good friends that have been Robbby's co-dawgs (Bob Bower & Gregg Till) both report that he actually is very smooth and it doesn't feel as wild as he looks.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:05 PM   #65
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I love this thread!!!
I'lve been an RG fan for a long time
It's Nascar's loss that he's not a regular there.
He's a true Racer, gives no quarter, and takes no BS
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:15 PM   #66
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Oh

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I have a new found appreciation for Johnny Campbell. That guy's got nerves of steel.



Yeah, that too. The sound...
That video at 3:20

I'm not sure if I'd be incapacitated by giggling or screaming.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:57 PM   #67
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Ned told a story at his welcome home about JC and his reports from riding with Robby. Mainly one about missing a turn during a battle for first and flying off a corner, then somehow ending up right back on the road right behind peterhansel after slight...diversion...

Sounds like it took years off JC's life, but hearing the story was hilarious.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:48 AM   #68
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I would have Robbie's baby, no question
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(but don't tell c.vestal I said that)


Hell, just getting passed by his orange hummer was a thrill.

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Old 12-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #69
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I'm calling shotgun on the RG FanWagon!

With a California shop, and the one in Charlotte, Robby could build a moon rocket if he wanted to.
It'll be great to see him in the Dakar again, I wonder if anybody will pony up the cash to run his second Hummer, and not that I could afford it but what's the pricetag on that truck?

Future in NASCAR? Dunno and can't guess. One dream would be to see his operation take on sportscar (endurance) racing, imagine how many French he could piss off by winning LeMans.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:45 AM   #70
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I'm calling shotgun on the RG FanWagon!

With a California shop, and the one in Charlotte, Robby could build a moon rocket if he wanted to.
It'll be great to see him in the Dakar again, I wonder if anybody will pony up the cash to run his second Hummer, and not that I could afford it but what's the pricetag on that truck?

Future in NASCAR? Dunno and can't guess. One dream would be to see his operation take on sportscar (endurance) racing, imagine how many French he could piss off by winning LeMans.
Asking price on the #2 Hummer is $1,000,000.
Rental and entry to the Dakar is only $1.500,000.
So you could rent it and do Dakar for 1.5 M
Or just but it outright for 1 M and find your own way into the event or another race.
Good luck, keep us posted on what your gonna do
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:51 PM   #71
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Well, I'd think that some minor HP could be gained by squirting 35 psi into an engine for a couple of seconds. Without putting it on a dyno it's hard to say how much, could be 1 HP or 20?

Really he was DQ'd for telling them they could "KISS MY ASS!!".
While I agree attitude was probably more the culprit of the DQ, I doubt the line pressure at the scavenging orifice on the intake is 35psi and it's definitely insignificant flow. The way I understood it is that the vacuum of the intake was the bigger advantage to deflating the tires just a few seconds quicker. 10-20cfm from a tire deflation system when that engine is probably sucking hundreds of CFM would be insignificant for overall HP
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:57 PM   #72
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While I agree attitude was probably more the culprit of the DQ, I doubt the line pressure at the scavenging orifice on the intake is 35psi and it's definitely insignificant flow. The way I understood it is that the vacuum of the intake was the bigger advantage to deflating the tires just a few seconds quicker. 10-20cfm from a tire deflation system when that engine is probably sucking hundreds of CFM would be insignificant for overall HP
Did his system also air up the tires when needed? If so how was that accomplished?
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #73
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I love the roost he's throwing at that mini. Take that!

Yeah that was fricken awesome! Miles of room to pass but still took time to show the slower car who's boss. What a stud!
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:52 PM   #74
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same system the buggies use.. they air up.. and air down.. connected to the rim/tire with hoses.
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Is it a manual transmission?
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