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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #165 on: September 13, 2014, 04:36:04 PM »
Stream's back.
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 #166 on: September 13, 2014, 04:37:07 PM »
It's back now - or at least I'm back online.  The iPhone was not hidden well enough from the sun and got to the over-temp point where it goes into quiet mode.  I put the phone into the cooler for a few minutes and now it's okay again.  I'll check the stream next.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #167 on: September 13, 2014, 04:39:05 PM »
all good again... for time being
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #168 on: September 13, 2014, 05:02:33 PM »
Rocky is about to make his first run of the year.  It'll be in a couple of minutes.  In the meantime:

76F   16%  DA 6331'  25.67"    Negligible wind -- less than 1 mph, not enough to turn the direction indicator.

Canopy going down on the Ack Attack.  A couple of minutes.

Thinking back, it's been almost two years since Rocky piloted the bike.  Let's see what he can do.

He's under way.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #169 on: September 13, 2014, 05:07:03 PM »
Here's some data on the run Rocky is making right now.  I can hear the engines from here.

Through the 2 and running well.

At the four, chute is out, vehicle is slowing. At the five, slowing well, downshifting.

Chute out before the timed mile.  Exit speed was 51 dragging the chute.  Mile speed was 87.

Shut off engines about the 6 1/2.  Fire and ambulance are following him.  Nothing wrong from our viewpoint.

Nice run for first time in a couple of years.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #170 on: September 13, 2014, 05:11:05 PM »
Cutting off the music is helpful during a run.
Cutting off the typing, that is 4 time louder, would be helpful.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #171 on: September 13, 2014, 05:26:01 PM »
Lost the stream Jon.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #172 on: September 13, 2014, 05:28:18 PM »
It's back here.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #173 on: September 13, 2014, 05:30:15 PM »
Slim crushed the system killing flies,,, LOL.... It is back on now
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #174 on: September 13, 2014, 05:35:59 PM »
Perhaps Slim is out looking for George to do an interview.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #175 on: September 13, 2014, 05:44:47 PM »
Lets all show Slim we appreciate what he is doing by hitting the DONATE button at the top of the page....
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #176 on: September 13, 2014, 05:52:11 PM »
Hey -- thanks.  George is down there signing posters, and I went down and said a quick howdy.  I also just posted some information on a different topic -- forgetting that I wasn't on this one.

The Mariani car is about to run.  The first run went under power to about the 1.  It would have gone farther, I found out, but there was a throttle linkage issue that cause the car to lose power.  This time the crew wants the car to run to about the 2 - 2 1/2 under power.  The car is on the line, safety and patrol in place, and we're just waiting for the run.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #177 on: September 13, 2014, 05:55:12 PM »
When I was in the line at the wos I was ask if I wanted to attend the MODIFIED Cook event , I was told no FIM or FIA records would be had the cost would be 2,500 $ to enter and they were looking for 2 more entries to pay the BILL'S. You would receive a timing slip for your runs, a T shirt and a trophy. That was out of my league, we did manage a SCTA record at the WOS , 187,776 SCS/PBF  11 m/c records were set at the WOS we were the third fastest with  twin engine's that are 65 years old.

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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #178 on: September 13, 2014, 05:56:43 PM »
The Mariani #22 streamliner is under way.  I believe that when I saw it I saw that  it's a C/GS -- will confirm that later when I'm back down in the pits.

He's by the two and the chute is out.

That was a planned short run, remember.  Both chutes are out as he passes the three.

The timed stretch is from the 5 1/2 to the 6 1/2 so we won't have any speeds for you.

He's come to a stop at the 3 1/2.
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Re: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge
« Reply #179 on: September 13, 2014, 05:59:31 PM »

we did manage a SCTA record at the WOS , 187,776 SCS/PBF  11 m/c records were set at the WOS we were the third fastest with  twin engine's that are 65 years old.

MAX :cheers:


Congratulations Max on your record. :cheers:

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