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Author Topic: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge  (Read 113896 times)

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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #105 on: September 13, 2014, 10:58:27 AM »
While we're waiting I'll report that right now it's about 62F (climbing a degree or so every ten minutes), wind is 0, Station Pressure is 25.78" and DA is 5289'.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #106 on: September 13, 2014, 11:13:07 AM »
No broadcast for the last 10 minutes.
Well, it used to be Los Angeles . . . 50 miles north of Fresno now.
Just remember . . . It isn't life or death.
It's bigger than life or death! It's RACING.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #107 on: September 13, 2014, 11:18:52 AM »


What he said; back on now...
sound is plenty clear.

Died as I was typing; I'll try a reload from scratch.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #108 on: September 13, 2014, 11:20:02 AM »
Yep, gruntin and typin coming through LOUD and clear.  :roll:
Well, it used to be Los Angeles . . . 50 miles north of Fresno now.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #109 on: September 13, 2014, 11:20:29 AM »
Thanks, Dean.  I've got a guess as to why it doesn't work sometimes.  For some reason the input signal to the wi-fi jetpack isn't too strong today.  When all I'm doing with the laptop is sending audio it's good enough, but if I try to look at other sites or stuff that uses the available bandwidth -- the system fails.  I listened just now and it is working.  I'm going to send you a PM in a minute.  Thanks for the report.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #110 on: September 13, 2014, 11:24:59 AM »
Ya but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Janis Joplin is good. And some typing. :-D

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #111 on: September 13, 2014, 11:26:26 AM »
Good morning Texican.  :-)

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #112 on: September 13, 2014, 11:31:30 AM »
Jon, the volume is very low.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #113 on: September 13, 2014, 11:35:04 AM »
Slim it's better now have a great and safe day.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #114 on: September 13, 2014, 11:44:12 AM »
Good morning Texican.  :-)

Right back at'cha, Mark.
Hope you are staying well.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #115 on: September 13, 2014, 11:59:33 AM »
It's just before 11AM and we're still not racing - as you may have noticed.  Soon, maybe -- but Alan Rice was just called down to the pits to deliver something to Cook -- so that means it'll be at least 20 minutes before we could run.  It'll be well longer than that. . . :roll:

Speaking of Alan, he'll be using the CB more today to make announcements of times and speeds, and that's a good thing -- the audio on that radio is way clearer than on the business FM.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #116 on: September 13, 2014, 12:13:21 PM »
Guiness is behind in its historical datum line. . .

Craig Breedlove, who has managed to crash more times than any other world record holder and come out of EVERY tumble unscathed, is still the champion crash king.

His 675MPH run that resulted in the world's longest skid mark and world's fastest u-turn (on his side) on the Nevada's Black Rock Desert will never be forgotten by the guy in the pick-up truck that he narrowly missed. . . .

This is very same car the Steve Fossett later bought, refurbished, but died before testing the config. His widow, Peggy, is still trying to sell the car and still wants way toooo much for it.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #117 on: September 13, 2014, 12:29:25 PM »
Question:  Did the ThompsonLSR crew stay in town for this meet?
Tell the truth, it's easier to remember.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #118 on: September 13, 2014, 12:32:45 PM »
Guiness is behind in its historical datum line. . .

Craig Breedlove, who has managed to crash more times than any other world record holder and come out of EVERY tumble unscathed, is still the champion crash king.

His 675MPH run that resulted in the world's longest skid mark and world's fastest u-turn (on his side) on the Nevada's Black Rock Desert will never be forgotten by the guy in the pick-up truck that he narrowly missed. . . .

This is very same car the Steve Fossett later bought, refurbished, but died before testing the config. His widow, Peggy, is still trying to sell the car and still wants way toooo much for it.


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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #119 on: September 13, 2014, 12:50:17 PM »
No, the Danny Thompson crew and car are not in town for the event.

The spectator vehicles are getting to the viewing area now and the driver is being belted in the Studebaker as I type.  We expect to have a run soon - safety and course stewards are in place.
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