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« Reply #75 on: September 18, 2017, 11:00:29 AM »

Lots of racing today, two Turbinator runs, one with a 420+ and one with no time given, the only thing I heard was the car was at the nine mile and it didn't take it very long to get there.

On the USFRA web site, the long course results for Saturday show just the one Turbinator run, with a highest mile speed of 343.561 mph (exit speed 437.025 mph).  What am I missing?
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« Reply #76 on: September 18, 2017, 11:46:24 AM »

What are you missing?  Well, with a top end like the car must have (if those speeds are correct) one heck of a top end rush:

"with a highest mile speed of 343.561 mph (exit speed 437.025 mph)."
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« Reply #77 on: September 18, 2017, 11:47:41 AM »

I'm not familiar with the Adler car.  Was it VW V-10 diesel-powered?  If so, and it looked like Flat Fire - with tandem front wheels -  it'd be a petty good bet!  

Yes - 300 c.i. VW V10.  It is(was?) the record holder for DS-D class (set in 2012).


Yep!  That's it - same car.

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« Reply #78 on: September 18, 2017, 11:50:05 AM »

Lots of racing today, two Turbinator runs, one with a 420+ and one with no time given, the only thing I heard was the car was at the nine mile and it didn't take it very long to get there.

On the USFRA web site, the long course results for Saturday show just the one Turbinator run, with a highest mile speed of 343.561 mph (exit speed 437.025 mph).  What am I missing?


On Saturday, we heard that it had made a fast run.  However, that must have been erroneous, as they never were in impound on Saturday.  Their qualifying run was around 1100am on Sunday.

Also, I noticed some obvious problems elsewhere in the posted results.

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« Reply #79 on: September 18, 2017, 11:59:38 AM »

Also, I noticed that the results have the Potter Bros. car listed as D-PS, rather than D-DS.   I don't know where they came up with the old record listed, as it appears not to be correct for either of those classes.  I think Adler had the record at 201+.

I also remember then telling me that it was now the world's fastest VW.

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« Reply #80 on: September 18, 2017, 12:01:32 PM »

They missed the time in mile 5.
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« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2017, 12:36:26 PM »

Trickydicky posted "Turbinator run, with a highest mile speed of 343.561 mph (exit speed 437.025 mph)." When Don was still around and running the car my son and I watched it run a 439+ and I think the "out the back" time was over 460. That car is the hardest charging streamliner I have ever seen. If there is a car that can run over 500 wheel driven then give the Turbinator a good course and 6 miles and the trophy!!

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« Reply #82 on: September 18, 2017, 01:19:34 PM »

I got my "brothers" all mixed up.  The Potter bros. ran a VW, alright, but it was a Jetta, not a streamliner.  Doug Adler's brother, Davidson, ran the Double Eagle streamliner to a new record, while the Potter's came up a bit short.

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« Reply #83 on: September 18, 2017, 04:15:43 PM »

 There is a lot of Saturday long course runs that are not posted . My second run  was the first run after the computers went down and were repaired .
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« Reply #84 on: September 19, 2017, 03:18:11 PM »

Is it accurate that there were only 14 new records set at this years event?
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« Reply #85 on: September 19, 2017, 06:48:27 PM »

So it would seem.  The event was cut a day short - not by rain, but by wind on Friday. 

I wish they'd post all the runs so we could see what everybody did on Sunday and Monday.

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« Reply #86 on: September 19, 2017, 07:52:37 PM »

Give them a chance to post them.
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« Reply #87 on: September 19, 2017, 07:56:11 PM »

Look at how few records were set at Speedweek this year. The poor race surface conditions in August were not going to improve any in a months time. A better racing surface is needed but until the idea of Return The Salt is undertaken there's going to be less records set. Plus a whole lot more broken equipment is now taking place from trying to put the power down on the thin and rough surface we now have to run on.   sad
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« Reply #88 on: September 20, 2017, 10:47:07 AM »

. . . for the first time, multiple entries were damaged trying to get to the courses.
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« Reply #89 on: September 20, 2017, 10:54:51 AM »

. . . for the first time, multiple entries were damaged trying to get to the courses.
Amen to that, we will probably spend the rest of the season fixing damage from the tow to and from the short course.
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