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« Reply #75 on: June 22, 2017, 08:36:56 PM »

If it is a 11.000 foot runway, why is there only 1/2 mile shutdown? 11,000 feet is over two miles. That would be lots of shutdown for fast cars.......just saying.

That is the suggested turn in, so that the runs go quicker.  If you really need the room, you can go straight between the cones.  At about 230 mph on my bike, the suggested turn in was just fine.
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« Reply #76 on: June 22, 2017, 08:59:28 PM »

     Haven't seen Blytheville but I've been to Maxton, Loring, and Wilmington.  The number and location of taxi ways used to access and exit the main runway course is a big factor in overall course layout for safe and smooth traffic patterns.  The taxi ways aren't always at the very beginning or end of a runway and the runways aren't always level  on the ends.  The total runway footage isn't always available for practical LSR use.

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« Reply #77 on: August 20, 2017, 12:14:56 AM »

Wurtsmith Airport in Oscoda Michigan. 11,800 foot runway. From what I've heard, the chamber of commerce would love to have LSR events held in their town. It might take some work, but it would be worth it. Trying really hard might make it a success.
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« Reply #78 on: August 20, 2017, 10:03:11 AM »

Nice to see so many ECTA cars at speedweek, good to hear Slim on the radio too. Great job by all, so intended to be there!
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« Reply #79 on: August 22, 2017, 10:41:16 AM »

Not really East Coast wonder what rules are being used for inspections. Lots to ask but seems interesting.

I was in the planning stages to race at Arkansas.  They really want "Y" rated DOT tires and will not accept any DOT drag radials.  For me to get tires tall enough for my chassis required new rims and tires.  I am heading to Loring. 
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« Reply #80 on: August 22, 2017, 03:02:08 PM »

Not really East Coast wonder what rules are being used for inspections. Lots to ask but seems interesting.

I was in the planning stages to race at Arkansas.  They really want "Y" rated DOT tires and will not accept any DOT drag radials.  For me to get tires tall enough for my chassis required new rims and tires.  I am heading to Loring. 


   Those tire requirements will eliminate a lot of runway racers I would never waste the time and money for a tire chage just to race there!   sad
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« Reply #81 on: August 23, 2017, 09:39:46 AM »

The AR mile was populated by more "Exotic" street cars than true LSR (salt type) cars, for sure.  There were some very serious true LSR cars over 200 mph - not sure what they were using for tires.

I still have a way to go with either 1.5L or 2.0L diesel power to worry about Y rated tires, but I see that they are not common in many sizes.

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« Reply #82 on: September 09, 2017, 07:51:37 AM »

Can Powers that Be  give us a little update? Working on something promising ,nothing promising out there.
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« Reply #83 on: September 10, 2017, 08:52:03 AM »

No news is bad news RIP ECTA.....
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« Reply #84 on: September 10, 2017, 04:21:39 PM »

No news is bad news RIP ECTA.....






   We talked with Brian at Speedweek he said they are still looking for a site nothig solid but a few decent leads which they are investigating.     Not RIP yet.
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Working in the shop I use the 'F' word a lot. No not that word these words Focus and Finish go Fast and Flathead Ford!
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« Reply #85 on: September 10, 2017, 05:39:04 PM »

The venues running just a half mile seem to be able to find tracks, maybe ECTA could find something like that so we could have a place to run until a suitable mile is located. NO, I am not saying they should switch to 1/2 mile, I am only suggesting it as a substitute. Anything is better than my local 1/8th dragstrip or letting everything sit collecting dust.
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« Reply #86 on: September 15, 2017, 03:14:44 PM »

The venues running just a half mile seem to be able to find tracks, maybe ECTA could find something like that so we could have a place to run until a suitable mile is located. NO, I am not saying they should switch to 1/2 mile, I am only suggesting it as a substitute. Anything is better than my local 1/8th dragstrip or letting everything sit collecting dust.

I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to run an 1/2 mile event at Marion, IN. Great runway, wide enough to run 2 vehicles at one time (which we did).  Long enough that could actually run 1K and have a lot of shutdown.  Active runway, but very few flights over the weekend.  While it is nothing like running the mile, it wasn't bad.
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« Reply #87 on: September 19, 2017, 07:30:48 AM »

Ransom, was tech about the same?

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« Reply #88 on: September 19, 2017, 07:42:43 AM »

Well, to be honest....more of "self tech" than anything else.  Yes, there was a bit of visual inspection of the helmets and such, but it was basically going through a checklist and signing yourself off.

Did I feel it was a safe event?  yes.  They had several EMTs, fire and safety positioned all over not just at the return road, but near the start and near the pits.
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« Reply #89 on: September 19, 2017, 09:11:06 AM »

Thanks, might be worth looking into until something happens here.
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