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Title: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 28, 2009, 09:46:44 PM
So we got on the road just after 9pm EST. Warning, lots of night construction around DC 9pm-5am. I think we've passed our last batch of constructing now and we're making our way north of DC. We're gonna drive till we get tired then find a hotel.

The truck is very bumpy so it's a challenge to read the internet. (Todd says it's the road not his truck! :roll: )Chat was fun but difficult to navigate.

A little bad news, Al "the Bomb" is feeling a bit sore and might not make the trip after all. Big bummer there. On top of that WhiteHendrix was gonna ride up with him. He's an eager newbie that needs a ride. I believe he's out in WV. Ali might try a hook up but we're not sure if that will work out. At any rate, he sounds like a good kid so if anyone's coming from that way consider giving him a lift. Todd & I have contact info if anyone can chip in. I believe he's willing to split costs.

We tried this blog thing last year for our Bonneville trip but the lack of internet threw a monkey wrench into the plan. So anyway, I'm broadband now so we'll give it another go.

Ok, I guess that's it for now.
Debbie
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Geo on July 28, 2009, 10:31:06 PM
Oh, Deb this is great!  Just what us stay at homes need.  A report 24/7 every 15 minutes or so would be fantastic!  :-D  Hundreds of photos too.

Really, thanks for reporting.  Everyone be safe and follow the orders of First Time Bob.  He has done a great job getting this together.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 29, 2009, 08:41:30 AM
Thanks Geo! I'll do my best to keep you bored!  :-D

So we spent the night in Chambersburg, PA at the Comfort Inn. Continental breakfast. We had make your own waffles. Not bad.
We're rolling up I-81 North. Light drizzle and very light in the way of traffic. So far so good. Checked the load before we pulled out & everything stayed put. Todd's getting caught up on phone calls and once I'm done surfing the net I have a ton of paperwork to get caught up on. It's been neglected while we were getting race ready. Gotta pay the shop's quarterly taxes so the feds don't hunt me down & fine me.

Yikes! Lots of tire carcasses on the highway this morning. fun fun fun.

Ok, that's it for now. If I see anything interesting to take a pic of I will & post. Right now it's pretty boring! lol

Debbie
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Stainless1 on July 29, 2009, 09:14:25 AM
If you really want to be bored, drive through western Kansas, eastern Colorado on I70, or Wyoming on I80
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: fredvance on July 29, 2009, 09:48:53 AM
Been there, done that, not purty. :-o

  Fred
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 29, 2009, 10:51:48 AM
Just make a quick stop at MikeyD's and we're back on the road.  We appear to be rolling through Wilkes-Barre. We're trying to get to or above Hartford Ct just before rush hour. We may get hosed around Boston but we'll see.
On to pics.
Here's our rig:
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/0729091123.jpg)

And here's the backup turbo we're bringing. We had to put it on it's own truck!  :-o
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/0729091028a.jpg)

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p224/DahMurf/Smileys/rotfl.gif)
Debbie
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Freud on July 29, 2009, 11:24:34 AM
The attitude of your truck looks like a Gasser from the 60's. Maybe u can make several passes with it at the races.

Who is bringing the intercooler for the new turbo?

FerD
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: LittleLiner on July 29, 2009, 11:56:34 AM
Stay safe.  Wish I could have gone.  I sold the the race car but still hoped to go and help as one of the volunteers.  Didn't work out.  :-( Maybe next time.

What's the Twin Jugs' race plan?  What bikes are in the trailer?  Your Busa?  Todd's Harley?

Any chance of getting into a 2-club?  What color 2 club Hat is Wanner giving out????

Oh by the way Deb,  no cone hunting for you!  I won't be there to pick you up this time.
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 29, 2009, 02:17:49 PM
Intercooler's on a separate truck:
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/0729091506b.jpg)


LL technically speaking "Twin Jugs Racing" will not be attending this meet. Twin Jugs Cycle Racing Division will be attending as crew for Scott Guthrie Racing. We'll be fielding a couple of turbo hayabusa's and a nitrous hayabusa. All have been over 200 MPH so the potential for their 200 MPH club and some records is certainly plausible and of course amongst the goals! We'll miss you at the meet and I for sure don't plan to have any close encounters with the cones!  8-)

Debbie
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: shiphteey on July 29, 2009, 02:49:27 PM
If you really want to be bored, drive through western Kansas, eastern Colorado on I70, or Wyoming on I80

+1....boring as hell on the way to Bonneville...
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: roadracer on July 29, 2009, 04:45:03 PM
Stopped at relatives this afternoon (Wed).  We will be back on the road early tomorrow for the last 8 hours of the trip.  Todd is right Deb.  It was the road around DC.  Boy it about shook us apart.  We'll see everyone that is staying at the Caribou tomorrow afternoon.
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 29, 2009, 04:46:33 PM
Try I-94 through North Dakota.  It's pretty much "tie the steering wheel in place and take a 391-mile nap".
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 29, 2009, 05:46:46 PM
Ok we made it past Hartford, CT without incident. It was more congested but moving. We took 84E to 691E to 91E to 15N to 84E and it was a breeze. That was about 4ish so at the start of normal rush hours.

We're now on 495N on the outskirts of Boston, MA. Seems a little fender bender through a congested area slowed us down quiet a bit. Reminded me of the beltway around Baltimore at about the same time of day! We're cruising free now. We're gonna grab some grub, drive a few more hours & hit some unkown hotel for the night.

Thats it for now. {yawn}
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 29, 2009, 05:54:26 PM
We describe that "unknown motel" as a "crack-whore motel" -- meaning that it's more for a few hours of not-driving -- than for a luxury lodging experience.  Travel safely, my friends.  By the way -- I used the power washer today on the trailer and got lots of crud off it, and from there I delivered it to Signs Unlimited to get stickered-up.  You'll see soon.  See you soon.
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: CHRIS75 on July 29, 2009, 06:14:14 PM
 The people that are coming up here hope you have a safe trip and see you this weekend, hope to meet some of you!
Oh by the way can street cars race too?
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Matt Beil on July 29, 2009, 06:52:52 PM
Try I-94 through North Dakota.  It's pretty much "tie the steering wheel in place and take a 391-mile nap".
LOL, wait until you hit Maine.  I95 is not much better.  300 miles of pine trees!  Looking forward to meeting every one on Friday.
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: MiltonP on July 29, 2009, 07:30:29 PM
Whitehendrix will be riding up with me and Ali.  We rented a trailer and switched to my cherokee to do it.   :-)

Of course, I will now be arriving at the Caribou with two homeless people.  I hope they figure out someplace to sleep because my room has one full size bed and I never sleep well when sharing small rooms. Any noise will wake me up and eventually I will snore and make someone wake me up and start the cycle all over again.  After driving thru the night tomorrow I will seriously be looking forward to sleep.  I apologize in advance for how nasty I will be saturday and beyond!   :|

I appreciate the sense of adventure and enthusiasm that leads to spending your last nickel to make it to a special event but I got tired of sleeping on floors and cold tents years ago.  Hopefully it will be worth it for these guys will still have a good time.  Maybe they will get lucky and I can swap my room for a double but the hotel has a waiting list so that is doubtful.  From what I remember none of the other housing options are near the Caribou.
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Freud on July 29, 2009, 10:28:02 PM
I hope they get a great nights sleep after a day in congestion.

Wanna know what kind of people they are? I'm going to tell you whatever was you answer.

I went to Hume's place to do several fotos and get my soul refreshed.

When I returned home there was a envelope from Deb and Todd. I was a congratulatory card for our 55th wedding anniversary.

I have only corresponded with them since Deb smashed the cone. I first met them on the Salt last year.

With that short acquaintance, they still remembered some time that I had mentioned our anniversary date.

People with this dedication are few and far between and they have just joined the group that includes Cris and Ed Shearer.

It's an elite group and I am blessed to know them.  It would be a privilege to be their parents.

FREUD

Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 30, 2009, 07:27:37 AM
Awww Freud. You are too sweet! And what an honor to be included on that list! You're such a nice and giving person that you make it easy for us to want to remember! 55 years is a LONG time! I'm not sure if I'll be able to stand Todd for that long!  :-D {kidding}

Ok, back to business. We spent the night in Seabrook, NH. The hotel is nice although a tad pricey cause it's so close to the beach. We tried another hotel which looked like a college dorm when we drove through so we opted to pay a few extra bucks for a little peace & quiet. Dinner at Applebee's was tasty when we finally were able to eat it after having it recooked twice and the potatoes 3 times!! auughh. It really ruined the delusion of home cooked when they kept serving the garlic mashed potatoes cold and kept reheating them in the microwave. Well the clam chowder was good & hot anyway.

Well let me shut this thing down so we can grab some breakfast & hit the road.

Debbie
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: relaxedfit on July 30, 2009, 11:37:36 AM
Thanks so much for taking the rest of us along. By hte way, I thought it was spelled Nawthun---didn't think they had "R's" up there.
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 30, 2009, 12:21:07 PM
Yeah Todd said the same thing but I'm still a Joisey gal going nawth!

Moose crossing signs:
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/0730091236.jpg)

3 hours to go. Just got a text that Larry, Moe & Curly from TFA made it to the track from Texas!

Debbie
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: fredvance on July 30, 2009, 01:36:25 PM
OK I give up who is the stooges? Gary, Karl,&?

  Fred
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: gofast on July 30, 2009, 02:51:20 PM
(http://C:\Users\Marcia\Pictures\2009-07-30\003.jpg)

Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: half-fast on July 30, 2009, 07:42:29 PM
Thanks so much for taking the rest of us along. By hte way, I thought it was spelled Nawthun---didn't think they had "R's" up there.

R is pronounced ahh, ahyup

See all tomorrow, spending the night in Waterville, ME
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 30, 2009, 10:31:33 PM
Three Stooges = Karl, Gary & BrendaSue. Fred you have a PM coming.

Well we made it in oh so many hours ago. Went out to the track for a look around. WOW is it WIDE! Long of course but wow, wide!
Interesting set up so far although all the cones haven't been laid down.

Got checked in to the Caribou Inn which again is another interesting set up! LOL

Ran into Bill from CA a couple times during the last hour and now I think we've adopted him. He drove 4,300 miles from CA to run his '08 stock motor busa. That's dedication!  :cheers: Super nice guy!

Went to dinner with Karl, Gary, BrendaSue (TFA gang), CA Bill, Bob & his wife whom I've already forgotten her name. I'll need to be told 3 more times and then perhaps I'll remember! LOL  We ate at the Governor's Restaurant in Presque Isle. Food was good, place was comfortable for a raggedy bunch of racers! hehehe

So far we've seen Joe & Donna Timney, Ransom, Kim & Bill Murphy, Bob Wanner of course & his lovely wife, Joe Daley, Walt Kudron, Pushrod Tom Schaeffer. Um, there's more but it's late & I'm not remembering! LOL

Ok, off to bed! We'll hit the track in the morning to lay claim to our pit home for the weekend. More updates as time allows. Oh I have a couple pics to post & of course completely forgot to snap pictures at dinner! DOH!
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 30, 2009, 11:18:56 PM
Pics:
Rest stop where we exited I-95 to Rt 1 for the last leg of our journey to LTA!

Ladies restroom on the way in:
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/0730091459a.jpg)

Ladies restroom on the way out lol:
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/0730091459.jpg)

John what?
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/0730091500a.jpg)

Bill from CA with his awesome, and very old as in 30 years old, alarm clock. It goes vroom vroom for the wake up & then says Good Morning! It's too cool!
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/0730091900_0001.jpg)

The very awesome towels Ms BrendaSue made for us! Todd says those alone make the whole trip worth while! (again it's about the people!)
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/0730092334.jpg)

Ok that's it. bed time!
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 31, 2009, 07:08:36 AM
Up & at em! First cup of coffee half down. Now I have to figure out breakfast options! We have our routine down at Maxton with a trip to McD's on the way to the track & Bill on site for breakfast backup. I didn't inquire on our options for breakfast. The Caribou Inn has a restaurant so I think that may be our first option. I'm not sure if they have continental here, I forgot to ask! They do have wireless internet but you have to remember to ask for the passkey thingamaboby. Of course I made 3 trips to the front desk before I remembered to ask! LOL

On another note, Don Smith, our East Coast Photographer extraordinare, posted that he'll be twitting from the track and since all good ideas deserve to be copied I've now popped my twitter cherry & have mastered, with two texts, the art of twitting! LOL I expect that Don and I will be amongst the same circle of friends but when the action is rolling we'll have different perspectives! I have broadband out here in Loring land but twitting is much quicker so likely will be the only quick update while we race.
Follow me if you like: DahMurf

Ok, first cup of coffee is done so that means I need to get off of here & get moving.
One more thing before I go, I'll be dumping pics into photobucket and may or may not get time to actually post them if things get hectic so you may want to reference them directly at: http://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/ (http://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/)

Ok, NOW I'm going!
Debbie
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 31, 2009, 07:18:35 AM
I lied I'm back! hahaha  Todd just suggested I should include;
Don Smith's twitter is edonsmith1   (see: http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,6461.0.html (http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,6461.0.html))

You can sign up for Twitter here: http://twitter.com/home (http://twitter.com/home)

The quick & dirty is that I can send a text message from my phone and it will be posted on my twitter web page. Don can send a text message from his phone and it will be posted on his twitter page.

Ok, cool... I just did a test & you can read the latest updates directly from my twitter page without logging in or signing up for an id. Now if you do sign up you can get notifications when an update is made but all of that is totally not necessary! Just click the following links for our updates:

Debbie:  http://twitter.com/DahMurf (http://twitter.com/DahMurf)
Don:      http://twitter.com/edonsmith1 (http://twitter.com/edonsmith1)

Debbie
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: fredvance on July 31, 2009, 08:57:06 AM
Well I never thought I would have a twitter acct. but you know what they say, never say never. I got one and I am following Feb & Don.

  Fred
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on July 31, 2009, 10:10:21 PM
Busy day today! I swear everything was ready when we left the shop so how is it that it seemed to take all day to get out to & then through tech! 3 complete sets of paperwork! Bleck! Donna was doing a fantastic job in Registration working her butt off!  Our wait in tech wasn't very long and everyone did a great job.

It drizzled on & off all day. Pretty dreary weather wise but being with a bunch of great friends & racers getting ready to run tomorrow made it not so dreary!

Things/rumors I've heard that we're waiting to confirm in tomorrows driver meeting;
200 MPH club WILL require a record not just a run at or over 200 MPH.
Rookie runs will be a one step down on your license category so if you're licensed for 200 you need to run 175 first.

Went down the track again & it looks great but with it being so wide I'm still a bit concerned with the "finish line" markings. They blend into the works a bit and they're not very distinct from the other markers so I'm concerned about seeing them well at speed. I guess we'll see. It seems that the lack of markers after the trap is more obvious then the end of trap markers which again is concerning to me because you may loose valuable stopping time while you’re assessing the lack of markers! Luckily there’s plenty of room to spare so I don’t anticipate any big issues even if you do sort of miss the queue.

Had a nice dinner with Todd, Scott, Shane, Nadia, Walt, Pushrod Tom & two other guys that I can’t pull up their names in my mind! I have such a hard time remembering names sometimes! Naturally I was just living in the moment and neglected to take pictures again! Perhaps with the better weather tomorrow I’ll be able to snap a few more pics! Back to the room now & off to bed. Early morning tomorrow and a long day for sure!

Oh yeah, one more thing, poor Don is stuck in Boston for the night. His flight got cancelled so we won’t see him until midday. Hopefully there won’t be many great photo ops missed while he’s traveling at the mercy of the airline!

Debbie

PS: FredVance, I sent you a PM on here. Please read & respond. Thanks!
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Freud on July 31, 2009, 10:16:02 PM
Nite, Nite, Deb and Todd

Todd I finally found yesterdays voice mail. Thanks.

FREUD
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: John Noonan on August 01, 2009, 01:34:02 AM
Deb,

Thanks for posting your adventure.

See you in a few hours.. :wink:



J
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on August 01, 2009, 05:30:02 AM
Well I'll be darned! That was unexpected Mr. Noonan! Have a safe flight out & we'll see you soon!

Ok we're up showered on our first cup of coffee & getting ready to get out of here!
Looking forward to a fun fill day of racing in the cool sunshiny Maine air! (please please please!)
Currently 54 degrees.

I'll mostly tweet updates today since we'll be running our butts off as usual! hehehe
I'll try to snap pics and get them up as quickly as I can.

Debbie
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: iamflagman on August 01, 2009, 05:34:04 AM
I've been up for an hour and the day started off overcast, but from my vantage point here in the pits at Loring, I could still see almost to the end of the track, but in the last fifteen minutes it has become increasingly more foggy as I type, or as befitting an old airfield the ceiling is getting lower. The pavement is still damp from yesterdays all day soaking, but the track/runway is designed to drain moisture from it fairly quick and there is a mild wind right now that should aid in drying things off.

I also just checked the local NWS Radar http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=CBW&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes (http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=CBW&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes) and it indicates no rain in site.

Here is the NWS forecast for Loring;

Today: Isolated showers after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 79. West wind between 3 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 57. Calm wind.

Sunday: Isolated showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming south between 6 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


The visibility right now is down to about 1/4 mile.
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: iamflagman on August 02, 2009, 04:48:46 AM
BRIGHT BRIGHT Sunrise greets us this morning here at the track, with slightly scattered light clouds, should make for a good day for racing.

I met my goal of cracking 120 mph in the Wabbit yesterday in the hot 80's temperature of the afternoon, but I'll try to get in line early this morning for the cooler air 8am start of runs and try to see if I can squeeze out anything more from my aerodynamic brick of a car.
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: DahMurf on August 03, 2009, 05:36:06 AM
Wow what an amazing weekend! Amazing place, speeds, people, spectators! This was THE event to be at!  :cheers:

A few quick highlights then I have a busy day but will get back on tonight to continue.

Todd & I came up here with and in support of team Scott Guthrie Racing. A few team highlights for the moment.

Shane Stubbs: top speed and personal best 260.990 turbo busa bike 1105.
Todd Dross:   top speed and personal best 240 turbo busa bike 1101.
Josh Owen:    top speed and personal best 228 nitrous busa bike 1302.
Debbie Dross: top speed and personal best 218 nitrous busa bike 1302.
Donna Timney: top speed and personal best 189 NA busa bike 1302.

Owner Scott Guthrie, Team photographer Don Smith, Support crew Nadia Stubbs

I just can't be prouder of this team! The way we worked together was awesome. We didn't know Shane and his wife Nadia very well before this meet and the entire team meshed so well it's like we'd been working together for years! Simply awesome! I'll highlight each member’s accomplishments in more detail later but for now let me simply say THANK YOU to Scott Guthrie for giving this team the opportunity of a lifetime! There will be other bests but the fun, speeds, love & camaraderie of this meet will live on and remain deep in our hearts for a long time! It was simply an amazing weekend of racing!

I dumped pics here: http://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: fredvance on August 03, 2009, 10:39:13 AM
Is there going to be the run logs posted anywhere?
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Freud on August 03, 2009, 11:10:40 AM
The sensational number of the weekend has to have been Shane's 260.990.

The emotional number is JOSH OWEN's 228.

Congratulations  JOSH. The family tradition is in good hands.

FREUD
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: John Noonan on August 03, 2009, 12:02:56 PM
Freud,

I think the largest shocking pass is Dean's run of 245 on his 997cc bike.

Next in line is Josh's run on Debs  bike and also as you put it "emotional"  :cheers:

The bike Shane rode had already run 259+ in a mile so only picking up 2 mph is not as big as Deans best run of 225 in a mile and he picked up a stellar 20 mph over his one mile speed.  :-o  However I heard the bike may be doing some "testing today" while still in Loring.

Last I heard Debs bike was pretty stock (and she said something about still making payments on it as well) however Josh running 228 on Debs bike with a Nitrous kit she installed and wired up is awesome. :-D

Anyone have any car numbers?  What was the fastest car?

Congrats to all of the racers and thanks to the Wanner team for making this happen, this looks to be the best paved Venue for LSR machines other than the really fast ones, 411, Nish etc.


J

J
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: t russell on August 03, 2009, 03:49:55 PM
Congrats to SGR :cheers:
I think Joe T. will be getting a bike.Way to go Donna :cheers:
Terry
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: John Noonan on August 03, 2009, 04:41:46 PM
265+ today...nice  :cheers:
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Dr Goggles on August 03, 2009, 05:47:52 PM
......amazing results from the first Loring meet!!!Congratulations to the organizers and the entrants.On a lighter note.....what is this ???


(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o244/narider/Loring%202009/0801091035.jpg)

it's got headlights and indicators, it's not registered is it?....a road going 1+1?
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: John Noonan on August 03, 2009, 06:16:33 PM
James,

Looks like the back end of a Fiero and the front end of a boat..?
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Stan Back on August 03, 2009, 06:25:49 PM
I think it's Johnny Hotnuts' car's sister.
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: half-fast on August 03, 2009, 06:27:23 PM
And it was driven to the track.

......amazing results from the first Loring meet!!!Congratulations to the organizers and the entrants.On a lighter note.....what is this ???


it's got headlights and indicators, it's not registered is it?....a road going 1+1?
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 03, 2009, 06:27:52 PM
I think it's Johnny Hotnuts' car's sister.

Wrong color!

Mike
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Cajun Kid on August 03, 2009, 07:44:36 PM
Now that is just to Funny... JH has a sister car  LOL   :cheers:
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Lauren O on August 03, 2009, 08:37:55 PM
In the words of Todd Dross "ya know who I feel bad for.....anyone who is not here"  What a beautiful track!  We had the best time this weekend.  Too many things to mention, but the one thing I have to say is a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Team Guthrie and especially Deb Dross for helping Josh get in the 2 club. What a great rush that was.  I know Dave had the biggest smile on his face!   Thank you everyone for such an awsome weekend and thanks to all the bike guys and gals who kept me sooo busy in impound with all those records!!!  Can't wait to do it again!!

P.S. Donna Timney YOU ROCK!!!!
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Dr Goggles on August 03, 2009, 09:10:13 PM
Hey, I wasn't trying to be smart ....despite my reputation , I was just curious.

We all know that feeling of being brought back down to earth....."hey , you wanna see what I've got in the shed?"...( me, last weekend I was having a "de-junk" and I'd sold a front bumper to some kid on freebay)
He walks into the shed, says " gee whiz, that looks like a good hobby" in a voice that says "get me out of here this is all strange AND uncool"

The great thing about this website is it melds together a whole bunch of "each to his own" types.....like, I wouldn't build that thing, but I respect the guy who did and while I'm wondering about a few things he's sitting at home wondering why on earth I'd build what I did when I can almost NEVER use it.BUT, you can bet we'd murder a few beers while talking over the top of each other if we ever met.

I love it in all it's weird wonder.......And he drove it to the track, trooper!

While I'm here can anyone give me the d's on the white Ford ( what we'd call here a Falcon ute) from about 64 or so pictured at 3 0'clock here?
(http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6472.0;attach=13740;)
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: gofast on August 03, 2009, 09:26:14 PM
Paul Calaguiro from Onterio, I hope I spelled it right. See his post on th Loring results thread.
He drives the Ranchero.
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Rchop on August 03, 2009, 10:44:14 PM
Congrats to SGR and Shane for that super fast run today  :cheers:  265.9...WOW
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Lt Aguy on August 05, 2009, 02:41:05 AM
Results are posted on the Loring website.... by time and by vehicle #

www.lta-lsr.com
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: MiltonP on August 05, 2009, 10:31:23 PM
I think Ali hitting 220 on Saturday came as a surprise to many of the folks considering we still had some wind on the nose at the time.  I believe he hit 229 before all was said and done which isn't shabby on a stock engine on nitro,  Then again, I am still a bit new around here so...   :|
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: John Noonan on August 05, 2009, 11:11:32 PM
I think Ali hitting 220 on Saturday came as a surprise to many of the folks considering we still had some wind on the nose at the time.  I believe he hit 229 before all was said and done which isn't shabby on a stock engine on nitro,  Then again, I am still a bit new around here so...   :|

Nitro huh..most of the time it is so hard to get the Nitro tuned correctly for a long distance..

John


PS  :wink: kidding Milton before the haters jump in..

J
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 06, 2009, 08:58:12 AM
John, be nice to Milton -- he's doing Nancy and me a favor today.  And Milton -- since you run a production bike you can be forgiven for not realizing there's a big difference between what Ali was running (Nitrous oxide, a/k/a nitrous) and nitromethane (often referred to as "nitro").  You said nitro -- should have said nitrous.  No big deal -- we know Ali's bike would have been pretty unhappy if he had tipped the can and used nitro.


Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: sabat on August 06, 2009, 10:32:39 AM
Hmmm.... 229 on a stock motor 12 with spray... maybe he WAS using nitro??!!   :evil:

Kidding Ali  :cheers:
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: bill199 on August 15, 2009, 04:51:26 PM
Deb & Todd ,

                  Bill Hosler I just wanted to say thanks alot for all your help . Hope to hang with you guys in the near future .

Bill (california kid )
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: MiltonP on August 16, 2009, 09:00:27 AM
Doh, I was just saving energy and skipped 2 keystrokes!   :roll:
Title: Re: Deb & Todd's Nawthern adventures (a blog)
Post by: Cajun Kid on August 16, 2009, 02:54:12 PM
Milt,,,  you can save a few keystroke's and substitute   N2O, Juice or Spray  etc.. in place of Nitrous or Nitrous Oxide..

See ya in Sept.

Charles