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Offline Bobby c

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #285 on: August 14, 2012, 03:12:31 PM »
Any news on Rex and his Saab?

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #286 on: August 14, 2012, 03:47:17 PM »
453 C GR Rods & Race Cars
1/4
mile 1 176
mile 2 182
mile 3 Spin! (#2)

598 B GMS Jesel & Cook record
1/4 213
mile 1 222
mile 2 232
mile 3 ??

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #287 on: August 14, 2012, 04:00:13 PM »
Thanks to Ray and Slim for all the postings and keeping those of us at home in the loop ! !

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #288 on: August 14, 2012, 04:07:19 PM »
The 9900 lakester is about to run -- taking Neil Thompson (?), a passed Gear Grinder, for his final ride on the salt.  Rest in peace - and what a fine way to go.

Pulled the chute at the five - May he rest in peace.

7934 next on #1.    1/4 185  mile 3 192  mile 4  207  last mile 213.749
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #289 on: August 14, 2012, 04:23:21 PM »

Looking for any information on a A/BFS Streamliner. 

I think it may be car #7800.

Possibly driven by Bob Dalton?

Should say Don Jackson Engineering on the sides and should also have DMPE Supercharger stickers on the sides.

Didn't see them on the pre-entry list.  Might have the car number wrong.

Thanks for any information you might be able to pass on.

Thanks Again,
Roger

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #290 on: August 14, 2012, 04:26:17 PM »
Looks like Poteet and Main #1715 (class change) is up next on the long course.  Don't know the new class.  The support truck/trailer just went past me (I'm at the 5) to fetch George.

323 first mile   362.597 fourth mile  382.664 last mile  388.840  back door.

The Speed Demon sure is smooth-sounding.

The "on his belly" bike is next on #1 -- running on a 247 record.  I'll get a number when they announce it.  8111, isn't it?

280  McMeekin & Bros 163 1/4  167.016 mile three  

No report on 8111.

Apparently a piece of something came off the #1715 about the 1 1/4, so they're going to do a course sweep now to look for parts.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #291 on: August 14, 2012, 04:48:58 PM »
car 1000 Bockscar I/GL record 198.953
1/4 ??
mile 1 182
mile 2 192
mile 3 195
exit

According to Ron, Pork Pie is driving.


another run at it...
1/4 178
mile 1 182
mile 2 193
mile 3 199.624
exit ??

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #292 on: August 14, 2012, 04:53:21 PM »
Speed Demon Motor 3 Take 1?  Or is it Motor 2 Take 3?:  I dunno.  Here's what I've seen around noon today:

A dent in the oil pan from the inside pointing out can't be a good thing.

Thrashing to get the new "lump" installed.

Demon screaming by me at about 382.

And a little heat distortion as he goes out the back door at 388.


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #293 on: August 14, 2012, 04:59:16 PM »
Didn't I hear the 404 lakester at 137 at the two?

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #294 on: August 14, 2012, 06:15:17 PM »
Some photos from Impound.

A motorcycle engined Honda (750cc...I forgot what brand) ran fast enough to make it to Impound.

Three photos of the Mitchell Motorsports 37 Chevy with a Wayne/Ferguson 12-port head.  Nice, nice race car.


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #295 on: August 14, 2012, 06:16:50 PM »
Speed Demon used up a pair of C motors and then ran the D for the fast run this afternoon - per my visit to the pit.  I saw Amir Rosenbaum there, had a nice chat.  He's not running the Speed by Spectre this year, but couldn't go without at least a visit to the salt.  We'll see him and the car here next year, he promises.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #296 on: August 14, 2012, 06:21:05 PM »
Two shots of the "Manifest of Speed" Karmann-Ghia and a couple of the #1588 C/GT Corvette that I don't know anything about.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #297 on: August 14, 2012, 06:41:35 PM »
It's gettin real interesting here. 

First here's a shot of the T2 Turbine liner that ran 265 or so about 90 minutes ago.

Then we got 3 photos of the Blowfish which looped pretty much in front of me (I moved from almost at the 5 mile to just past the 3) and destroyed its deck lid.  I dunno if there was any fire or smoke involved or not.

Next post will have photos of the 788 liner that tossed the laundry out and stopped on track right in front of me,


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #298 on: August 14, 2012, 06:44:58 PM »
Bless you all.
Hope Nancy is resting well.

How did Pork Pie finish  today

Keep 'em coming,
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #299 on: August 14, 2012, 06:55:04 PM »
Hi Sam.  I don't know if it was PP in the lakester or not...I'm still sorta confused on that one.  Maybe someone else can fill us in.