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The Ultimate Pinewood Derby Mentoring

Discussion in 'Classified Section for Pinewood Derby Products' started by Kinser Racing, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    I am sorry that this has come across the way it has. I used it for lack of a better term. What I really want is to be able to talk to you and work out a plan for you as apposed to you just deciding what would work based on a price.
     
  2. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    I appologize for not thanking you sooner Brodog! Thanks pal, you're awesome!
     
  3. zeebzob

    zeebzob ZeeDiddy 4X Pro Race Winner Pro Racer National Champion

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    Episode 34 of the Zeebzob Podcast features Chris Kinser talking about his mentor program.
    Check it out and drop him a PM to get started.

    http://www.zeebzob.com/
     
  4. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Thanks Zeeb.

    I sounded like an idiot. I swear I sounded like Jeff Spicolli.
     
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    Crash Enburn PWD Royalty

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    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    True North Racing District Champion Pro Racer

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    I am a few sessions in to the mentoring program and it is by far the best money I have ever spent on this addiction. I am very excited to see how my first car runs at MA next month. He is not only guiding me in the build process but also gives assignments so that I will start finding my own speed secrets. What an honor to be mentored by one of the best. Thanks a million Chris!
     
  8. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Thank you David! I appreciate the kind words. I'm glad you're enjoying the mentoring.
     
  9. speed bump

    speed bump League Racer Pro Racer

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    Kinser glad to see you helping others out. HATS off to you for that. I first started with the team races and enjoyed it but was not much mentoring in that and that what I was hoping for. I am currently building a new car to send in ( want b the nationals) going to try some street stock racing this time. Just taking my time trying to do things better and neat. Thanks helping others brother.
     
  10. Maglev

    Maglev Council Champion Pro Racer

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    I would like to acknowledge Chris Kinser's mentoring along with a lot of hard work over the last 3 months that has enabled me to improve my techniques and finally make a podium appearance (Street stock 3rd place June 2016) after 3 years of league racing at NPWDRL! Chris is a great guy and I have learned a lot from him. Thank you Chris.

    I shall tackle the most difficult part (gaining the last 4-5 thousands, needed to win!) on my own, now that you have put me on the right path Kinser!

    No pain no gain! In this demanding hobby you'll only get back what you put in. If you are willing to work hard Kinser can guide you in the right direction. He will not spoon feed you or tell you which products to use but he'll teach you how to fish!

    Good luck fellow racers and remember as you get faster so will I and the rest of the competition! Enjoy the climb!

    MAGLEV
     
  11. B_Regal Racing

    B_Regal Racing PWD Royalty Pro Racer

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    MAGLEV, you're holding out on me. What wax are you using? You might as well say it here, in the open forum, instead of responding to the 30 PMs you are now getting from other racers. (j/k)

    Nice kudos. New racers should take advantage of this opportunity and seek mentoring.
     
  12. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Thank you Vikas! Kudos to you on your podium finish! Congratulations!
     
  13. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Thank you Ed!
     
  14. Ballistic Racing

    Ballistic Racing Workshop Leader #1 Ranked in the USA Pro Race Winner Pro Racer

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    Graduation Day!!!
    That's right folks, graduated with honors! Although I am still waiting for my diploma...
    What a pleasant experiance these last three months have been & thank you Chris for your time & enthusiastic sessions. A lot to soak in & now, Just like a good tool, time to put it to good use!

    Ballistic Racing
     
  15. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Thanks Ballistic! I appreciate the kind words! Nice job!
     
  16. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    I currently have several spots available! Several of those that I have worked with have done very well, congratulations! PM me to get in on the speed secrets!
     
  17. Skywalker Racing

    Skywalker Racing Council Champion Pro Racer

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    It's certainly no secret that Kinser has been my "Jedi Master" since I jumped into league racing a couple months ago, but rather than ruin his good name and reputation, I'd chosen to remain publicly silent about it until I could demonstrate a little bit of success.

    I had a lot of success at my debut in July, and I had hoped to repeat it right away so I could make a stronger case for my mentor. Unfortunately for me, competition was fierce in August, so my cars felt a little less impactful. But in reality, I still saw some improvement on July's times, so I'm still proud of this second outing. (Actually, had I checked with him first, I may have avoided a rookie mistake in reprep and perhaps finished even better.)

    Luckily, I'm not his only case study anyway. I would never ask who else is or has been mentored (and Chris is very respectful of our privacy), but note those who have publicly acknowledged his mentoring (in this thread and elsewhere). Then take a look at where those guys are finishing each month. Pretty compelling case.

    Of course, there are no guarantees; I think results will vary from builder to builder based upon ability to learn and willingness to put in the work. I would be willing to guarantee that at a very minimum, Kinser mentoring will save those willing to listen and heed advice a LOT of time, money, and wasted effort (more than what you've paid him, I'll bet).

    To be clear, mentoring does NOT equal spoon-fed dictation from a national champion. No true mentor worth his salt would ever feed you a few tips and tricks for a quick payoff. That kind of advice may only carry you for a race or two anyway. A true mentor teaches you to think, and I feel that I've been trained to think like a PWD builder/racer.

    It's been awesome to be mentored by a legend in the game. I consider myself very fortunate that the first Pro I ever talked with was a guy with the integrity, humility, patience, and genuine concern of Chris Kinser - and it's my great honor to call him a real friend.

    Thanks brother!
     
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  18. jatofau1

    jatofau1 Council Champion

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    Amen Brother. I consider myself fortunate as well. Kinser's mentoring is worth every penny and is a lot of fun.

    I am getting ready for prime time brothers, so I look forward to the upcoming race season.
     
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