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Author Topic: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge  (Read 114025 times)

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Offline Kartman

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #120 on: September 13, 2014, 12:56:34 PM »
Slim, feed just died.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #121 on: September 13, 2014, 12:58:17 PM »
I just rebooted Meridix and it is back up, Thanks

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #122 on: September 13, 2014, 12:59:13 PM »
The Stude is on the course at about the four mile and approaching the timed stretch.

Pulled the chute at about the four and a half.  No idea why he pulled the chute - engine still running and sounding like the motor's okay.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #123 on: September 13, 2014, 01:03:07 PM »
The crew is at the car with the driver and fire.  No incident -- driver okay, no fire, no loose parts.  Don't know why he pulled the chute.  Cook said that the driver had been told that because he's a pretty new driver that it's okay to quit if he wasn't happy with the run.

Eva is about five minutes from ready to run - in the bike and waiting for a clear course.  Studebaker will go back to the spectator viewing area out here and then Eva can make her run.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #124 on: September 13, 2014, 01:09:34 PM »
Course is clear, Eva is in the bike, fire and ambulance in position here by the tower.  

I was mentioning on the stream how wet the salt appears to be as it flies off the tires and into the fenderwells of the fire truck.  Drippy -- damp.  That's as he drove across the salt next to the course -- on the course is hard and dry.

Electric bike is under way.

Through the three mile, in sight here at timing.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #125 on: September 13, 2014, 01:13:36 PM »
That's haulin' the mail!
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #126 on: September 13, 2014, 01:19:47 PM »
Nice to hear it live, good job, wish I was there.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #127 on: September 13, 2014, 01:22:38 PM »
Jon-I'm new to the streaming audio-Is there archived audio from yesterday? How does one access it, the most recent I can find is Sept 8 :?
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #128 on: September 13, 2014, 01:32:50 PM »
270!!!  Wow!!!!!  That's a lotta double As.  A huge congratulations to her!!
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #129 on: September 13, 2014, 01:36:20 PM »
Cook just radioed and said he'll bring Eva here to let me have her talk on the stream about the run.  I did some quick and dirty math and come up with about 250 hp input to the motor (375 v times 500 amps divided by 736 w/hp = that 250-ish number.

We're on a break - nobody ready to run, so we'll eat lunch and let Eva talk. 
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #130 on: September 13, 2014, 01:39:30 PM »
I heard the interview with BLM, loud and clear.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #131 on: September 13, 2014, 01:41:52 PM »
Not as clear outside the vehicle , and depends if i am listening on my cell which is good  or my laptop, not so much

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #132 on: September 13, 2014, 01:49:13 PM »
Lost the interview mid sentence. and back again.
And out again . . . and restarted . . .
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #133 on: September 13, 2014, 01:50:16 PM »
Yeah, it just cut out.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #134 on: September 13, 2014, 01:50:45 PM »
Just lost the stream while she was talking. Good for her. That is one fast Lady. :cheers: