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Author Topic: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge  (Read 105861 times)

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Offline Dean Los Angeles

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #135 on: September 13, 2014, 01:53:57 PM »
Nice interview with Eva. Thanks.

Not nearly as good as you arguing with the voice command.  :mrgreen:
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #136 on: September 13, 2014, 01:58:38 PM »
Jon, thanks for interviewing her. That made this all worth listening to.  :cheers:

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #137 on: September 13, 2014, 02:10:37 PM »
Stream gone for me.  Won't reload. :?
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 #138 on: September 13, 2014, 02:13:52 PM »
Stream is back
I love it when a plan comes together!
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #139 on: September 13, 2014, 02:19:14 PM »
Here's the latest:


The new Mariani streamliner is going to make a very short shakedown run.  The car is being wheeled out of the pits and will start from right there -- won't bother to move up to the start line.  The crew says the car will be under power for about two miles and then click it -- so I doubt he'll get to the timing lights, much less go through them.  Safety and course workers are moving into place - safety at about the 2 1/2, workers on their assigned locations every mile or so. 
I'll let you know when there's something else to let you know.  Got that?

PS  Randy:  So how do I pronounce your last name? :?  I'll give you some on-air credit for all the help you've given me today.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #140 on: September 13, 2014, 02:26:52 PM »
Lost YA
219.648 mph F/BFMR 2010 Record
4 cylinder Esslinger
Could of had a V8

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #141 on: September 13, 2014, 02:28:40 PM »
Yup.  Gone again.
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 #142 on: September 13, 2014, 02:32:03 PM »
Yup. Its searching but wont hook up.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #143 on: September 13, 2014, 02:33:35 PM »
Man-o-man, I don't know why it's cutting out and coming back.  I'm not changing ANYTHING.  I just moved the jetpack wi-fi thingie to a bit of a different location - we;lkl see if that does anything to help.

The Mariani streamliner has now left the zero on the very short pass -- to the 2 about.

Chute out at the 1.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #144 on: September 13, 2014, 02:36:49 PM »
I can't get it to go from here, either, so I think I'll shut it down from this end and see if I can reboot and make things work.  Back in a minnit.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #145 on: September 13, 2014, 02:42:11 PM »
zrd... Arfons flipped at an indicated airspeed of 610 mph exiting the mile after averaging 586 mph through the mile and 589 mph through the kilo....


Maybe Guinness has the wheel-driven record.  :lol:

Arfons and Breedlove in a different class.  :evil:


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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #146 on: September 13, 2014, 02:48:31 PM »
It's back.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #147 on: September 13, 2014, 02:50:10 PM »
You are on
219.648 mph F/BFMR 2010 Record
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #148 on: September 13, 2014, 02:50:49 PM »
Jon, I've been dipping in and out. Has Rocky run at all?

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #149 on: September 13, 2014, 02:52:39 PM »
Love the smell of napalm in the morning and the sound of typing keys. Thanks Jon, whatever you did.