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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #375 on: August 13, 2013, 04:43:12 PM »
996 Midget 2 1/4, 116, 3-117 :cheers: Needs a few more mph :cheers:  Go going Chris

Way to go  :mrgreen: :cheers: 8-) :cheers:

Gotto be amazed at the Demon :-o

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #376 on: August 13, 2013, 04:43:26 PM »
Good to read Stainless is ok , but real sorry the car is totalled
Jon you and Stainless i thought were still a way to go to find its limits

when you get beyond the dissapointment i hope you can look forward to a better  V2

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #377 on: August 13, 2013, 04:45:40 PM »
Just heard that a crew member from Speed Demon stopped by to talked to the announcers.
He told the guy's that Poteet's 424 pass was his 30th over 400!

30th over 400 MPH!!!!

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #378 on: August 13, 2013, 04:46:48 PM »
Ray the Rat.  I love your work and reporting!  hang in there!!!

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #379 on: August 13, 2013, 04:49:12 PM »
67 LSR junkies online right this minute.  :cheers:
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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #380 on: August 13, 2013, 04:51:39 PM »
Gossip from the pits.  Where to start?  Rob Freyvogel threw a tread on one of his rear tires and asked if I'd help find one.  In searching around, I found Robbie Cohn who told me that the salt is BAD.  That was backed up by Ed Van Scoy.  I found the tire next door in Keith Turk's pit...and they'd spun and blown the motor. 

A transmission heard on the radio:  "Tell the racers that the center of course 1 is torn up already, but the sides are good."  Another rumor states that there's been a meeting to discuss what to do with the courses. 

Pork Pie just stopped by to tell me that he saw a video of Stainless' crash and it was one of the worst he's ever seen. 

I don't intend to cast a pall over the whole meet, but there have been what seems like a record number of spins, several crashes but so far nothing worse.  I'm sure gonna be sayin some prayers for a safe remainder of the meet.


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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #381 on: August 13, 2013, 04:52:50 PM »
Ray the Rat.  I love your work and reporting!  hang in there!!!

I just sent a small donation to your Chevy Asylum web site

Thanks, man.  I appreciate the support from you and everyone else who's been very kind and generous in their donations.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #382 on: August 13, 2013, 04:55:44 PM »
Another spin at the 1/4 on course 1.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #383 on: August 13, 2013, 05:04:31 PM »
Ray the Rat.  I love your work and reporting!  hang in there!!!

I just sent a small donation to your Chevy Asylum web site

Thanks, man.  I appreciate the support from you and everyone else who's been very kind and generous in their donations.


Ray, nice to chat with you again at Salt Talks. I enjoyed your "editorial" on all the yellow vested "photographers"! :-D

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #384 on: August 13, 2013, 05:37:06 PM »
And another spin on course 1.....car 1553.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #385 on: August 13, 2013, 05:45:03 PM »
Ray the Rat.  I love your work and reporting!  hang in there!!!

I just sent a small donation to your Chevy Asylum web site



Ray, nice to chat with you again at Salt Talks. I enjoyed your "editorial" on all the yellow vested "photographers"! :-D

Thanks, man.  I appreciate the support from you and everyone else who's been very kind and generous in their donations.

Thanks, bro.  I enjoyed the chat, too.  Hotrod (Larry) started a thread on starting line etiquette and did a very good job of explaining what's acceptable and what's not.  In the military, we used to say, "there's always that 10 percent that doesn't get the word."  Seems to be the opposite here.  When Pork Pie stopped by here (I'm at the 2 on course 1) he told me about a couple of goofballs that had followed him out past the 5 with no CB, no Press sticker in the car window but had vests.  He told me that he got sorta adamant about turning 'em around, at one point suggesting that he'd get in touch with Joann Carlson who could find someone to escort them off the salt...permanently.  

In the last coupla hours we've had at least 3 drivers get lost and cross courses 2 and 1 from course 3.  I dunno why we haven't had something bad happen.  

Anyway, here are 2 cars that made it past me without a spin or turnout:



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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #386 on: August 13, 2013, 05:52:58 PM »
Streaming done for the day ??

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #387 on: August 13, 2013, 05:55:52 PM »
No. They are broadcasting right now.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #388 on: August 13, 2013, 05:58:23 PM »
must be my end then , thanks

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #389 on: August 13, 2013, 06:02:11 PM »
Sumner just made his second license pass in the 974.

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