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Offline sirstude

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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #105 on: August 14, 2017, 12:57:27 PM »
I heard him make a 410 and change run this morning.  Slim's paperwork still showed him with an A motor, but we all know about paperwork.  Slim, thanks for the great broadcast, I even managed to hear my Salt Cat Racing buddies set the record this morning.  Hi Flipper

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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #106 on: August 14, 2017, 03:21:25 PM »
I heard him make a 410 and change run this morning.  Slim's paperwork still showed him with an A motor, but we all know about paperwork.  Slim, thanks for the great broadcast, I even managed to hear my Salt Cat Racing buddies set the record this morning.  Hi Flipper

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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #107 on: August 14, 2017, 04:55:03 PM »
Jon:

Great job today...listened most of the day.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #108 on: August 14, 2017, 05:13:59 PM »
All course hold for strong winds, with the tower asking everyone to batten down the pits and everything.  Strong windstorm is forecast for the next three hours - so this might be the end of racing today.  I'll letcha know.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2017, 05:29:01 PM »
 Many thanks from me in south france to you Slim,
Enjoying the broadcasting.
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Seems to be windy and shaking your radio shack.
 
Any chance of puting a microphone outside to hear the cars and bikes a bit louder ?

Hope the winds dont do much damage and that they blow away somewhere else.




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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #110 on: August 14, 2017, 06:50:43 PM »
Jon does have a microphone in front of the broadcast trailer, but if he pushes it too hard, it picks up conversations outside.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #111 on: August 14, 2017, 07:05:49 PM »
Great news about Ronnie.  He has been working for that red hat for a lot of years.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #112 on: August 15, 2017, 07:52:51 AM »
Good morning and thanks for the broadcast Slim and Ron.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #113 on: August 15, 2017, 09:48:28 AM »
Anyone heard if the purple #1459 Gerber Tracy F/GL has made any runs this year?
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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #114 on: August 15, 2017, 09:58:17 AM »
Slim, thanks for the live cast. It gets me a salt fix. I'm in the process of moving into the new house this week so was unable to attend this year. Again. One of these years life will cooperate and I'll be able to get the bike out there. So for this year, Go Bo Burkdoll!

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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #115 on: August 15, 2017, 02:00:14 PM »
We're on an all-course hold here. Two simultaneous incidents - the Sundowner went "bang" and turned in - might have dropped parts. On the short course a car got out of shape and the emergency crews are responding. Nothing more at this point but stay tuned.

A few minutes later:  And since we're going to be down for a while the course workers are doing a slow and careful sweep for parts and such. How carefully do they search? A few years ago Ed Shearer handed me a Dzus button he'd found on the course - with paint that perfectly matched my bike. Hmmm -- the button could have cut a tire, and now we know why they're taking time to do a slow and extra careful search.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #116 on: August 15, 2017, 02:19:52 PM »
So I heard on the radio the the Sundowner may well have had a "bang" moment.  The crew reports the trans blanket is ow loose, and course workers have found bearings on the course.  Hmmm.

As for the other course, all I've heard is that the course itself doesn't need repair - the car was off the course when whatever happened.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #117 on: August 15, 2017, 03:14:29 PM »
Burton Brown from the Forum was just in here asking us to try to find him a fuel pump.  He managed to earn his Red Hat this morning and wants to go do some more runs.  The pump showed a bit of a leak and fixing it managed to strip the threads, and they want to take some power OUT.  Nice problem.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #118 on: August 15, 2017, 04:07:20 PM »
What kind of pump?

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Re: SpeedWeek 2017 - the event!
« Reply #119 on: August 15, 2017, 06:20:14 PM »
Bosch 044.  But in the meantime, it's a quarter after five and they're going to let a few more long course vehicles run and then quit running long course.  The course is in poor shape and officials are advising that they'll close the course at 5.30, but if anyone is down there they're offered the chance to run if they want data or something - but no qualifying.

The short course continues to run.  Things'll close down at 7 tonight and reopen with record return runs at 7 tomorrow.
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