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Casey Putsch to appear at the KIC, Road America July 18-20

Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by ProCoach, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. ProCoach

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    Fellows, Casey is going to debut his fearsome Can-Am car (a McKee?) at the KIC at Road America weekend after next.

    Keep an eye out and I'll be watching mylaps.com to follow his progress ;) Heck, the SVRA site may carry Live Timing...
     
  2. BigTex

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    Poor kid will never live down the day he stumbled into our lounge, eh??
     
  3. cantsleepnk

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    You mean Ferrari hasn't called him yet to replace Massa after yesterday?
     
  4. b-mak

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    Oh noes! Where's the press release?
     
  5. Blue@Heart

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    It's the ultimate!

    WAAAAAAAAAAY beyond "what do you do?", "how much do you make", or Wooden/knit f40/Hello Kitty TR/or Ferrari P4/5!

    He kinda deserves it in my opinion, hopefully he learned.....we ALL did when we first started here.....
     
  6. ferraripete

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    priceless pk! thanks for the info. btw, who is the owner of the car?
     
  7. GuyIncognito

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    you guys won't be laughing so hard when Casey becomes the first 40 year old American rookie in F1 :)
     
  8. maxorido

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    That's what he gets for posting that stupid crap. Actually, I'm glad he did it, the ensuing humor was priceless.
     
  9. yzee

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    I miss Bright Size the most. He had The Mad Skills. How did he spell skills? You guys are just Roll Cage Cowboys.
     
  10. spang308

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    I forgot about Bright Light, PS II player turned pro corner carver. That idiot was classic!

    It was mad skilz, if I remember correctly. It was tough to read thru the tears pouring out of my eyes from laughter.

    Keep us posted on old Casey's results. Vintage driver turned F1 ace. Now that's some funny ****.

    Spang
     
  11. Senna1994

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    That was the best thread, anybody going to get pictures from Casey's debut.
     
  12. Far Out

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    I still can't believe I took his first post serious :-/
     
  13. Gilles27

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    #13 Gilles27, Jul 8, 2008
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    I couldn't resist. I checked his site again--I don't know how recently these were added, but they're funny to read anyway. The poor guy seems to keep getting let down by inferior machinery.

     
  14. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    The 'fashion model escort' gig, now THERE'S a fringe benefit of being a studly racer!

    Any pics to go with that one??? :D :D :D
     
  15. chaparralman

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    Hello F-chatters,

    Yes, I will be at the KIC in one week. I will be bringing my very freshly restored Can-Am car. It is the 1964 McKee Mk1 Chevette and is as it was in 1970 when fitted with a Lola T70 MkIIIb body. It will be running a small block chevy engine with a 4-spd McKee transaxle. This event will be the car's first outing. It is a very historically interesting car and will be parked in the McKee tent if any of you are looking for it or me.

    I invite you to come meet me and see for yourself if I am "for real" or not. It should be a fun weekend with a new car.

    Casey Putsch

    www.putschracing.com
     
  16. anguruso

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    Good luck Casey, kick some ass!
     
  17. Ambassiatore

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    ...Damn that was the BEST thing I ever read Online...I was crying and laughing , I couldnt catch my breath, and Couldnt let go!!!...I think Senna1994 said he never saw so many green lights on a post before and I beleive him...

    it was absolutely fantastic fun...I guess I´d even laught at re-runs...
     
  18. ProCoach

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    Casey, please give my regards to Paul Dudiak, who will be there with a pair of F5000 McKee's. We worked together at Mid-Ohio and he achieved a podium in the Group 9 race.

    Good luck.
     
  19. CRG125

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    How competitive is this vintage series?
     
  20. maxorido

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    Wait, but what happened to Euro F3!?
     
  21. ProCoach

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    #21 ProCoach, Jul 9, 2008
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    It's pretty competitive. There are former SCCA National Champions and people with a LOT of seat time and money in their cars. Here is a report on the event two years ago: http://www.geocities.com/chub350/CanAmRoadAmerica.html

    Some of these cars are going WAY quicker than they did when they were new, too. See this clip of John Burke's wicked MacLaren: http://videos.streetfire.net/video/McLaren-M8F-CanAm-at-Road_139039.htm and this one from 2006: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRwYDA-LxKU

    John Burke, Dave Handy and a few others in their McLarens (John is in an M8F, Dave in a tube frame M6B) are really, really quick. Bill Thumel is an SCCA Divisional National Champion in GT-1 with a Rocketsports Jaguar XK-8, he's running a Lola T-70 Spider.

    Ed Swart is a former European FIA Group 6 2-liter Champion in an Abarth, a noted and successful International competitor and is driving another McLaren in this event.

    Out of the 27 cars entered in the race group so far, about a quarter of them are driven by "racers," or people I think are seasoned, fierce and competitive drivers in any series or car they choose to compete in.

    It's stepping in at the deep end for Casey, for sure. These cars were quicker on many NA courses than F1 cars at the time...
     
  22. Gilles27

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    This must be the feeder series.
     
  23. birddog

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    Casey - if you're serious about this you might want to consider foregoing the "glamour" series and get into some hard-nosed racing to test (and prove) your mettle. Vintage racing is great, and can be pretty competitive at times. However, most people see it as a bunch of rich guys playing with their cars and not wanting to break them. In addition, you've got a lot of different types of machines with different capabilities and most aren't on the high end of the reliability scale. Both of those issues work against anyone trying to use the series as a proving ground.

    If you had a ride and lost it for F3 or F2 that's great, but I wouldn't play around in vintage to wait for another. Get yourself a ride in Formula Atlantics and show everyone what you can do. It should run you about $150-200k a year to run a top-notch team. If you can dominate in FA, you will raise some eyebrows. Sure, it isn't as glamorous, but sometimes you have to get your hands dirty and put the work in to earn your shot. In addition, it is common for pro open wheel drivers to sneak into Regional FA events for practice and test/tuning, and the regulars get to drive against them. Sure, you won't see their names on any of the results (because they don't qualify and they duck out of races early) but as an SCCA Corner Worker I can tell you that I've seen a number of them do it.

    Best of luck to you, and whether this becomes a career or a hobby - just remember that there's a ton of guys out there that would give their left nut to even be racing as a hobby - so have fun with it!
     
  24. maxorido

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    Actually a top seat in Formula Atlantics will run you at least $700k a year. A star Mazda seat will even run you at least $500k a year.
     
  25. BigTex

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    You pay to play...

    Foyt's team fielded a car for Anthony IV to move forward in the IRL feeder series, you have to get something like that together really to catch some eyeballs....cubic dollars for sure!

    Sponsors are Step 1, but it's hard to put together without the history...Catch 22...
     

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