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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #240 on: August 13, 2012, 10:55:30 PM »
I created that spreadsheet.  I will see if I can remember how to do a vlookup and post a new list.  My post of the doc is in the 2012 pre-entry thread started by Leadfoot.

Doug, that was huge - thank you. 

It was like going to a ball game with the lineup sheet already filled out.  I was able to sort by entry, state, class - a killer tool.  I for one appreciate the effort.

Again, Doug, Thank You!

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #241 on: August 14, 2012, 07:59:25 AM »
rtr- everyone ( mostly ) is reading your posts and looking at those fantastic pictures you're putting up. you must have a lot better camera than last year. or you're a better photographer.
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Same camera.  One lens got replaced between last year and this; the old one wasn't doing the job I'd hoped it would.  But that's one reason I'm "on sabbatical"...to improve my craft as a photographer.  I'm workin hard at it.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #242 on: August 14, 2012, 08:16:44 AM »
I have to reference last year's entry list because this year's entry list did not

 have vehicle numbers. I know we're all starving for info and trying to be patient.

With all due respect, doug, RTFM.  http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,11651.195.html

If you read that post I made, you'll see that I gave you the information that it was the "Costella, Yacoucci & Waters E/GS running a 260" Chevy smallblock".  I take the time to look these things up in the program in an effort to provide you and everyone else as much info as I can.  There's a limited amount of time I can spend doing the footwork, trying to keep my cameras (and myself) from succumbing to the heat, editing the photos on a laptop in the front seat of my Burb and then uploading them to the LR forum via my cell phone.  And even though you didn't ask, I'll tell you that the cost of all this comes out of my own pocket.  Yes, I get some of the donations that are made to landracing.com, but mainly I do it because I want to. 
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So if you think you're trying to be patient, put yerself in my seat.  Yeah, I love being here, but it's also a lotta work that requires a lotta patience.
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Okay, first of all, I had to look up what RTFM means.  I think you are completely lost on my comment.  It was in response to Joe's comment,

"thanks Doug it helps alot,
havent had chance to listen to radio, and dont have time yet to try to correlate
the speeds and vehicle numbers posted from this am returns to  what kind of vehicle
ran them, bike,car truck etc from the pre-entry list...
in time they will appear on scta site at least .."

I am 1500 miles away listening to the broadcast and have had time to post some of the speeds today.  If I don't hear the description and all I get is a number, I have to chase after the info, because unless someone knows all of the vehicle numbers, the speeds are meaningless.  Hence, not being able to use the pre-entry list to do a lookup of said info.  I thought it would be cool to add the link of a pic as well so others can make more sense of the info.  Also, the links might take others to sites where they can continue to feed their salt addiction.
I think everyone is a little impatient (not p*ssed) that we have not gotten run info.  The impatience is not directed at you or anyone else.  We are creatures of habit, and for the last few years the SCTA has posted the runs the next day.  I know myself, I have been "jonesin" for the run logs.
So sorry if you got wadded up and sorry you wasted time typing your response( btw Tapatalk is a great thing).  Myself and everyone else EXTREMELY appreciate any bit of info that we receive from you (the pic you took of the 411 bouncing through the pits at the Shootout was my desktop background for 2 years) or anyone else.  Oh and I would trade places with you in a second.
Now back to the GREATEST week of the year wishing I was there!

I appreciate the clarification.  But 1500 miles is the same as 5 miles when we're connected via the web.  I'd love to be able to open a tab with the cars/bikes info/photos and speeds/REAL TIME info all in one, but for right now that doesn't exist.  Contrast it with what we had when I first "discovered" Land Speed Racing in the late 50s.  I had to wait for the December issue of Hot Rod Mag to find out what had gone on 120 miles west of me 4 months before. 

Having live audio and semi/sorta live photos is like the difference between the Flintstones and the Jetsons.  We haven't reached the Star Trek stage yet, but we're working on it.

As far as taking the time to type my response, I type pretty fast, so that's not an issue.  I'd slow down a ton if I had to do it on my Android phone.

One last thing.  I talked to one of the 788 liner crew this morning.  The reason for the problem on the starting line yesterday was a battery that had failed completely.  Not discharged, totally junk.  They weren't happy about that, but they'll be back today.

I'm on my way to cover record returns.


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #243 on: August 14, 2012, 08:20:47 AM »
And speaking of record runs, I'm here at the 3+ so I can do what I can to give you information about the runs this morning.  I passed the parade heading from impound to the line, and they're about down to the line now.  So go fill your coffee cups (or whatever is appropriate for the time of day where you are) and settle in for some fine times at Bonneville.

Speaking of letting you know what's going on, the computers in the announcing trailer haven't yet been set up, so even if runs start -- we won't have any knowledge of what's what.  I'll start when I have data.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #244 on: August 14, 2012, 08:31:51 AM »
I know I read it somewhere but I cant remember what engine Jason Line is running in Wayne Jesels pickup. Anyone know? Thanks in advance!
From Summit's release:  Built by Wayne Jesel of Jesel Valvetrain Innovation and his Jesel Land Speed Team, it started life as a simple shop truck before being converted for high-speed duty.   Although it has reached speeds exceeding 270 mph in previous iterations, for this purpose it will be equipped with a motor Line is quite familiar with – a General Motors Drag Racing Competition Engine (DRCE2).

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #245 on: August 14, 2012, 08:33:30 AM »
Still waiting for runs to start - because the computer systems aren't all set up and running smoothly.

Well, I hear an engine winding up and out -- so someone's moving down a course.

Ah -- Ron says the 'puters are working now.  Let's see. ..

Bike 732  Rosie Lackey on course #2  133 mile   119 2 1/4   103.583 mile

827 on 181 record running next

#3  car 604  on open record.  2 mile 147 mph   160.627  3rd mile   

Hudson Boys next on #1
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #246 on: August 14, 2012, 08:41:03 AM »
#3  574B  64.834 qualified yesterday   Still running 2 mile 58.710

174mph @ 1/4 Hudson Boys  mile 179.432 running on 202 record.  mile 4 194.133   209.915 last mile

Dauernheim and Bigelow #608 next on #1  227 2 1/4   3 mile 245.366   midfdle mile  287.943   last mile  299.323  probably not enough.

#3 B3419 next on a 73 mph record

B875 next on #3
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #247 on: August 14, 2012, 08:49:40 AM »
B3419  94.926   98.023 first mile  98.558 last mile

B875  mile 3 82.676  250 CC Aermacchi bike

1503  Jeff Brock running on a 156 record next on #2    XO/GCC  159.415 qualifying speed yesterday.  Today:  2 146  mile 3 157.762  New record should be about 158

#3 B3523 next  2 mile speed

#1 next - Chock Full o' Nuts Prod. Pickup  #527  1994 Chevy  500 inch engine  Jim Webb

193 1/4  197.215 mile 3  mile 4 202.056   last mile  202.042   (206 yesterday)

689 next on #2   241.077 3 mile 247.625  4 mile 259.    last mile 263.930

B817 next on #3
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #248 on: August 14, 2012, 08:56:45 AM »
#2 993  The Hudson Boys    155 against yesterday's 154  on old 85 record.

221 on #1  Liberty Garage  184 1/4, 188.850 mile 3  195.455  no speed for last mile, but Ron Christensen says they did it - new record will be about 196

B7472 on #3 131.630 1/4  3 rd mile 132.150

#2 1531 on 154 record    150.641 1/4,  2 mile 157.469   middle mile  ??

#3 8259  3 mile 145.007  go to impound

#1 Buckwheat Racing next  9717  222 1/4,  mile 3 217.633  mile 4 238.360   last mile  251.822 last mile

B767 on #3  Salt Biscuit  on a 64 mph record 72.515 2 mile speed

B3418 on #2  

#1 4261  3 mile 206.889  middle mile 229.883   last mile  238.534

B1743  2 mile 51.45
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #249 on: August 14, 2012, 09:07:07 AM »
Is Meridix broadcast site not working yet this morning?? trying to tune in and all i can get is the broadcast from yesterday.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #250 on: August 14, 2012, 09:08:26 AM »
Ford, make sure you're listening to the "8/14" channel.  Maybe you're reviewing yesterday.

#715 next on #1  running on their 390 record.

Here comes George!

9785 Flatcad shut off in 3rd mile at 99

715 coasting, chute out at the three mile.

#3 B35  69.889

#1  8111  running on 247 record.  1/4 204  mile 3 214  mile 4 237.253  last mile  240.481

9573 on #2 on a 174 record.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #251 on: August 14, 2012, 09:11:32 AM »
DOH - #715 coasting - not good.
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« Reply #252 on: August 14, 2012, 09:18:11 AM »
WEll the heart ache continues for the 608 team and the big red truck Chock full of Nuts and estimated 204 on a 205 minimum!!
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #253 on: August 14, 2012, 09:18:40 AM »
http://meridix.com/everywhere.php?liveid=landracing&x=0&y=0

Hit the green "Listen Live" button with a micriphone icon next to it just below the top banner.  Archived earlier broadcasts are on the right side of the page when it is scrolled down.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #254 on: August 14, 2012, 09:19:30 AM »
Car 912 turbine streamliner on#1  216   1/4   215.526 mile 3   mile 4 215.793  last mile 234.356

9573   135.097 3 mile speed

2212  B/GL on #2  1/4 mile 232.242  middle mile 175.086

B1621 on #3   on a 73 record  75.707 1/4 mile  75.6 mile

1948 next on 114 record  Ran 122 yesterday

Things have slowed down - but we're not all done with return runs.  Stay tuned.

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