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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #255 on: August 14, 2012, 09:44:35 AM »
Sorry for an interruption -- TV crew stopped by to ask about Nancy.

#1 Car  675 Qualified at 197.710 4th mile on a 182 record yesterday 

B533 137 2 mile  mile 3 139.097 
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #256 on: August 14, 2012, 09:48:48 AM »
906 on #1 on a 243 record    1/4 mile 226   mile 3 235.891  middle mile  252.588  last mile  262.366

633 BC Racing next  on #1   172 1/4   mile 182.545  middle mile 210.370   last mile  shut off

2903 F/CPro on #2  1/4 133.917  mile 3 127.172  

#1  328   245 record  qualified at 247 yesterday.  Last #1 return run today.  mile 3 223.308   middle mile  238.577  last mile  244.476  Close -- don't know for sure if that's good enough.

3245 on #3  H/BSTR  on a 144 record  140 1/4  143.879 mile 3

Record runs are now concluded for the day.  I'm going to switch off for a few minutes.  See you in a while.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #257 on: August 14, 2012, 10:06:25 AM »
Scene at Jon & Nancy's pits:  Slim sitting in the cab of his truck typing.  Me in a lawn chair at the Rolling Neverwuzzer mobile audio cage.  Quiet.  I interrupted him to ask if a plastic spoon might be in the trailer.  No, but what's that in your hand?  Greek yogurt, says me.  Eye roll, but no comments on it, like yesterday when I was chugging blueberry flavored Kefir (Russian sour milk). 

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #258 on: August 14, 2012, 10:29:04 AM »
Greek Yogurt and Kefir are probably much more common in Webster Groves than they are in Wendover. :-D


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #259 on: August 14, 2012, 10:36:18 AM »
Greek Yogurt and Kefir are probably much more common in Webster Groves than they are in Wendover. :-D

Thanks again for all the hard work, guys (and gals)
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They sure are not common here in eastern NC....LOL

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #260 on: August 14, 2012, 10:42:16 AM »
Photos from Record Returns:

Don Biglow gives a thumbs up as the safety gear in the AA/FL is checked...

...and he's off and running.  As SSS noted, probably not enough for a record.

The "big red Chock Full of Nuts pickup" driven by Jim Webb,

Mark Seeley on the "Pflugerville Special".

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #261 on: August 14, 2012, 10:43:08 AM »
Yesterday a couple of guys who shall remain nameless were here at the trailer, conversating until the wind kicked up and stuff started flying.  As we headed off in different directions, I said, "Bonneville is one long conversation continually interrupted by racing."

I knew a German woman who got pregnant from yogurt.  She should have said "No, Kurt."

Thank you, thank you very much.  I'm appearing here all week . . .
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #262 on: August 14, 2012, 10:56:58 AM »
Mox, save them for Friday :-)
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #263 on: August 14, 2012, 10:57:11 AM »
Slim, Ray and Moxnix, Thanks for the great coverage, you guys are doing a great job.   I heard them call the 1448 bike for a return run this morning but didn't hear if he got the record, did anybody catch the number? Thanks

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #264 on: August 14, 2012, 11:02:29 AM »
Any info on the 616 CMMP?  Heard they put it on the trailer. Any word on what happened?
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #265 on: August 14, 2012, 11:06:43 AM »
George Gallimore's "Buckwheat Racing" Firebird...in the staging lane.  On the right of the photo is...

...this lovely lady, Tracie Carroll.  She was kind enough to remove her sun protection for a photo.  :)

George leaves the line...

...and heads down course, probably not fast enough to bump his own record of 258.876.


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #266 on: August 14, 2012, 11:20:48 AM »
Bright yellow warbird flying around.  T-28 from the sound of it. 
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #267 on: August 14, 2012, 11:21:59 AM »
Speed Demon, Motor 2, Take 2.

After blowing the first of 2 C Class motors in his first run, George Poteet qualified at 427 mph yesterday on the smaller D motor.  Safety gear is being checked.

The canopy is fastened...

...and his launch looked real good.

He was going well at the 1 mile...and then shut down an turned out.  I don't know why.


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #268 on: August 14, 2012, 11:24:23 AM »
Blowfish B/BFCC record 307
1/4 ??
mile 1 262
mile 2 289
mile 3 299
exit 301

According to Ron, it was the first full pass.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #269 on: August 14, 2012, 11:49:58 AM »
77 Hammond A/GL record 300.311 (don't know if it has been bumped this week)
1/4 246
mile 1 269
mile 2 284
mile 3 296
exit 299.639

909 E BGS Dennis Varni record 330.874(don't know if it has been bumped this week)
1/4 246
mile 1 266
mile 2 294
mile 3 294
exit ??