2014 Race Day
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Racers and Fans Gathered in the late afternoon for the 2014 Power tool Races and we were able to complete all the races before the Rain came in. There were several rookie drivers and builders this year making for an exciting and entertaining evening of racing. It all began with rookie drivers Jess VS Dana. Dana was driving a mostly new ride built by her husband Matt who is determined to make two tools work and it did in the first race. Jess, also on his first ride built with help from Greg the Bike man, had a tough start to what will be a LONG and wonderful career, 20 years from now. Up next were Wally the Old Guy, and Matt Johnson. Wally built a new tool and it looked good but then Matt dusted off a winner from years past and showed Wally how its done. Vic Bollensen and Michelle Panning, two more rookies, came to town with some sweet tools, Vic's scooter was very quick and Michelle had a hard time keep ing up.
Eric Bollensen had a free ride because David Johnson didn't make it in time to complete.
Winner Wayne, Vic runner up, Chris 3rd.
Chris Linkert took on Dana in the next race and it was Spectacular, Dana nearly DIED!
She wheelied nearly the entire track until she crashed. She was able to walk away with an amazing story and some scabs that could turn into super scars. An as we all know, Scars are like Tattoos but they have better stories. Chris Ready to Race
Dana, as Wayne adjusts the cords.
Wayne then beat Matt, Again! Rookie Ben Allen was defeated by Vic, then Jon, with a re-geared and dusty old ride, past by Eric without effort.
Chris was able to battle back from a difficult loss to Wayne and she did a great job guiding her wobbly Goblin down the track, it's amazing she didn't crash, Well Done Chris.
This is the WHOLE Bracket.
2014 Power Tool Race Rules
Each racer will be provided 20 amps and 110 volts AC. No other energy may be added to the Racer, this includes but is not limited to internal or external combustion, nuclear fusion or fission, solar, wind, geothermal, Pork and Beans, compressed fluids, gravity, reactions, driver efforts, windup springs, Jedi powers or FM technology.
- Any power tool may be used, nearly all parts of the tool must be on the Racer. If you choose to use a 12 hp Air compressor motor, you must bring the compressor, hose, and tank and other parts with you.
- Any number of tools may be use.
- Any number of wheels may be used.
- Feet may not touch the ground before or during a race.
- Drivers MUST wear a helmet designed to protect your head from impact with a hard surface or object.
- Brakes must be sufficient to stop the racer with in 50 feet. Fred Flintstone brakes don't count, your feet should not be used to stop your racer.
- All Racers will wear a DOT approved helmet. Helmets for football, bicycling, hockey, logging, or job site safety are not acceptable. They leave to much blood on the street.
- Racers must be able to clear the finish line which is two (2") high. A minimum of 2" (TWO inches) of clearance is required under the entire racer as measured with the driver in RACE position.
- A Driver accessible OFF switch must be install so the driver can shut down the RACER if they wish.
- Karaoke will not be part of any Power Tool Race, Racer, Meeting, Construction, Discussion, Thoughts, Feelings, or other related events.
- Driver will be allowed one (1) false start within the FIRST TEN (10) feet of a race. A false start may be caused by, but is not limited to, forgetting to turn on your tool, forgetting to plug in your tool, forgetting to lean forward, forgetting to put the chain on, flipping over backwards, flipping over frontwards, stupidity, lustfulness, hair loss, shortness of breath, shortness of tools, shortness of height, and many other things that are beyond your understanding. A false start is NOT, failure to go fast, failure to win, lack of effort, lack of control, panic, fright, general disregard of public safety and other factors left up to the race judge.
- A racer may be disqualified if their ride is deemed UNSAFE by the race Judge.
- Racers must posses a valid Drivers License and must be 16 years or older. Driver under 18 may race with a parents signature.
- Other rules of fair play and sportsmanship apply.
- All decisions of the race Judge are FINAL.
Power Tool Race Rules: Adopted February 29th, 2012
These are the Rules for Power tool racing in Mora, we can't be sure about other locations. These are rules and will be enforced for all competitors with the final decisions be left to the Race Judge.