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Offline 80 Theory

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #150 on: August 12, 2012, 10:50:33 PM »
Jon, thanks for the update on Nancy.  We all hope for a full and speedy recovery.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #151 on: August 12, 2012, 11:02:44 PM »
Understand Danny Burrow in the Blowfish blew (pun intended) the transmission on the first run at about 150 and spun out.  They are going to make another attempt in the morning.  

Correct.  I was with him this morning out on the return road.  Says the video footage has the sounds of big expensive tranny noise bangs at the shift point, which happens around 146 mph I guess.

Ray, we must have been shooting together today looking at your pics.  Valerie changed traction control mode on her bike and it held back her run to 188 today.

I cannot tell you guys how bad-A$$ this car is.  Jeff Brock (owner/driver) set a record today, and then re-entered in another class to go for another.  Don't know how he did in that run yet.  Note his car lettering below.  He painted on his lettering and had to tape of the new class letter and used white shoe polish to make the G and F or and E to an F.  Forgot which way.





2x record holder, Valerie Thompson on a bone stock S1000RR with only altered gearing, going for 200mph+.  I am thinking of re-purposing my own S1000.  :)







Repeat a bit of what Ray posted before.



Engine change, about an hour behind schedule



I always feel like I am at the world's widest beach on the flats...



A real turbo...



I lucked into this shot too....



The guy that built this car, from Utah, if you know him, know how impressive this feat is due to an impairment.  He built it all himself.  The only off the shelf panel is the nose cone.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #152 on: August 12, 2012, 11:15:02 PM »
I am now able to post these after the embargo expired.




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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #153 on: August 12, 2012, 11:49:20 PM »
Hi Mike

Really neat stuff, do you have any more shots of the twin engine red & white roadster? or what ever it is.

The broad array of cars on the salt is just amazing, what a great place for the mind to go crazy !!

Like they say ' Run what ya Broung '

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #154 on: August 13, 2012, 12:19:55 AM »
Got a text from Scott Brown that Charlie Reno in his AA/BGMR is in impound with a 254+ run on an open record. Charlie has had the old Emmons front engine for quite afew years trying different engine combos. Looks like a good one this time. He has qualified before near or over 250 and won't put a number in the book that does not show good for the class. The record is an open one.

Good luck to all in impounds and hope to hear good news tomorrow AM......................JD
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #155 on: August 13, 2012, 05:18:00 AM »
Thanks for the pics and info guys,

Stacks of different pics here via the HAMB too.  http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=724839

Cheers,
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #156 on: August 13, 2012, 06:20:12 AM »
When is SCTA going to get some speeds posted ?

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #157 on: August 13, 2012, 08:24:19 AM »
When is SCTA going to get some speeds posted ?

It takes some time, especially at the start of a meet.

Think about it this way - it's all volunteers, they just inspected 500+ vehicles, and they're just catching their stride with respect to the meet.

It takes some time, especially at the start of a meet.

And after a few days out in the sun, trying to get it up and running, I certainly wouldn't begrudge anyone grabbing a bite, remaking some acquaintances and sharing a few beverages.

They'll be posted - they're really good about that.

And thanks to everyone making this meet happen.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #158 on: August 13, 2012, 08:35:16 AM »
Hey - and good morning.  I'm ready to rock and roll with return runs - which started about five vehicles ago.

There were 54 short course and about 25 long course qualifiers yesterday.  This might take a while.

When I hear numbers I'll post and then start to modify the posts, and now and then start a new one.  Use that refresh button, okay?

7326 H/FREMR     169 1/4   171.350 go to impound

636 running on a 221 record on #1

2626 on #2 course  

231 1/4  243.271 first mile  251.324   car 636   shut off in last mile

When you see a number starting with "#"  it's course number.

248  on #3   163 first mile   165.962 last mile  go to impound

9997 XXO/BFL on #1   202  1/4  209.187 1st mile   220.9 middle mile

RPM racing on course #2   
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #159 on: August 13, 2012, 08:43:59 AM »
895 191.208 1/4,  195.805 mile middle mile 203.688

146  Mariani Farms running next on #1 -- 300+ record.  209 1/4  256 in the 1st 286.571  middle mile  306.325 last mile  Good numbers!  
Didn't hear Glen say to go to impound, we'll see if that's enough. I think so. ..

By the way -- when I don't post further information it's because I didn't get it.

4451   1/4  144  mile 3 146  

3259 on #3 136 2 mile, 141.210 three mile, last mile 144.471

643  187 1/4  203.648 mile  (prod. blown car)  mile 4 220.152   last mile 227.425

845 on #1 next  3416 on #2,  Old Crow on #3

643 must have backed it up -- the crew truck just went by waving and blowing the horn.  Congratulations.

845 past the tower at 190 1/4 - shooting ducks as it went past.

544 on #3 2 mile 103  1/4 117  mile 3 121.173

845 last mile 223+

643 final speed was 227.425
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #160 on: August 13, 2012, 08:53:23 AM »
Big thanks to everyone for their efforts on sharing information and broadcasting!!!  Being at work and listening in on SpeedWeek has to be the next best thing to being there.

Is there a spreadsheet or table showing which car# is running in which class? 

Thanks again,

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #161 on: August 13, 2012, 08:54:33 AM »
#3 5158 bike next

#1 Black Opel  6666

7552 208 1/4   211.593  chute out first mile

6666  1/4 193  199.186 mile on a 202 record.  Mile 4 208.010  shut off in last mile

Bike 5157 on #3 next.

#2 V4GBS next up.  

No spreadsheet or anything like that 'til someone out there in internetlanmd makes one.  Sorry.

845 final speed was 208.010 and shut off.

#1 968B 210. 1/4 3 214.289    219.744 middle mile  220.595 last mile

7919B 124.367  mile

#2 7503  XO/FCC  Jeff Brock  154.397,   1/4 mile  157? mile, not good enough.

126 on #1   E/CGALT    206 1/4   210.973 mile   220 last mile (phone call interrupted me.  Sorry)
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #162 on: August 13, 2012, 09:06:08 AM »
Thanks Slim.
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« Reply #163 on: August 13, 2012, 09:08:09 AM »
#2  688 127 1/4, on a 130 record

mile 3 193.177 for roadster on #1 210.283  good enough -- hope to get a car number for you.

369 on course #2  1/4  205   mile 3 211.068  219.949 mile 4   223.363 last mile

126  223.490 last mile (update, that's all)

1690 on #1  Barnyard Bearcat on 251 record.  1/4 224.645    mile 3 233.401   middle mile  253.496   265.538  NICE RUN, Glen says
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #164 on: August 13, 2012, 09:12:08 AM »
Bike 859  Butler on #1  353B on #2  

#3 193 mile 3 SCS bike - no number yet   #4 206.389  #5 211.547  Costella Cuhna

174 1/4, 175.916 for 859B in mile 3   177.731 mile 4    mile 5 178.397  Record is 180

3523B on #3 on a 43.250 record  (get out your sundial for timing it)  turnout

(interrupted by a visitor -- now back to racing).

3413B on #2  

660B 190.547 1/4, first mile 191.089   middle mile  

7600 on #1  on a 230 record    1/4 205  mile 3 214.164   mile 4 233.135   last mile  244.117  

2111 next on #2  White Goose Bar truck   165.421 first mile  shut off in fourth mile go to inspection

#1 Jesel Land Speed Team  4944 pickuip Jason Line driver, we think  208 1/4  216.213 mile 3  230.455 mile 3   mile 5  235.868  Nice run.

948B on #3 next 

940B 89 first mile, 76 mph shut off.

Jim Hoogerhyde  bike  213 on course #2  (sorry -- confusing input from the radio)  I'll try to get things straight for you.

#1 232 1/4  mile 4 219.638 shut off.  Car -- no number.

#2 200  mile 3 204.117   209.767 mile 4

#422 next  Old Chauvin Emmons car  230  1/4  mile 3 237.334  4 mile 249.519  last mile  254.301  Great run
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