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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2018, 08:58:22 PM »
This is Steve Crew chief for Jack Rogers.

We can provide assistance with all aspects of racing in Australia. My wife CJ has mastered shipping process. The Carnet is not difficult once you understand it. We can provide tools, supplies, push truck, air compressor, welders, Canopies, Fuel, Nitrous, secure pre and post race work facility, pit crew help. We have developed a fantastic network of people and businesses in Australia. For those people that are interested in going in 2019 I would be glad to answer any questions.  Contact me at Speeding4u@gmail.com.  Hoping take 2 or 3 containers of cars and bikes in 2019. 

Wow. Didn't get to say g'day this year Steve but you look like you went from strength to strength and you're loving it.
Sounds as if you guys have all the bases covered, well done.!
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2018, 12:15:32 AM »
Stainless there is the National Motor Museum just outside of Adelaide , Landspeed vehicles have been stored there on display , between speedweeks , in the past .

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2018, 03:16:11 AM »
The big issue I have with Bolivia is the altitude
12000 feet whan I'm standing up
This is out of my comfort zone
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2018, 12:00:13 AM »
I am looking at going to DLRA this season and would like some info from all y'all who have gotten the T-shirt.
Specifically I need to know who is Koolperformance and jfr757 as they seem to have "walked the walk" in recent years.
I went there in 2004, but, I imagine a few things have changed in the interim.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2019, 07:30:58 PM »
Eva is updating her DLRA progress on facebook most nights, here is her last post,(cut 'n' pasted)

Eva Håkansson Racing
15 hrs ·

--- Into the 200s! ---

We had a great day at the salt today. Quite windy, but much cooler. We had to forfeit backing up our goofy 166 mph record run from yesterday for some needed maintenance and upgrades. We went back to the regular rubber tyre on the front, and with some clever outback engineering (which included stealing bolts from the container mezzanine) the crew managed to install the new Ohlins shocks in the front.

The new shocks gave a much smoother ride and better handling. We also installed the KiWieel on the sidecar. We are going to run all three wheels, we just won't do them all at the same time.

Because I haven't raced with DLRA before, they wanted to see a successful parachute run before I was allowed to open full throttle. I was speed limited to 200 mph, and I ended up running an average of 212.552 mph (342 km/h), which was close enough to keep the race director happy. That is also qualifies for a record that is worth backing up, so we will be in line first thing tomorrow morning trying to set an Australian record above 200 mph.

If we can get a record in the book, we will install the last KiWieel - the rear wheel. We ran the sidecar wheel today, and it worked great. I did discover that three sections of rubber hadn't cured correctly (I had my suspicions because the resin had absorbed moisture), and one nubbie was lost and several were worn. All other sections were perfect, just like on the front wheel. Kel replaced the damaged sections (I luckily had exactly three spare ones), and we will run it again today. Correctly cured, this rubber is clearly good enough for 200+ mph, which is more than halfway to the target speed of 400 mph.

So, in conclusion, we had a great day. The team is starting get into sync and I fear that I will soon be redundant. ;-) Fingers crossed for an equally good day tomorrow.

#DLRA2019 #EvaHakansson #KillaJoule #FlatOutIntoTheFuture #KiWieel #ReInventingTheWheel

P.S. If you are a facebook contributor and can't find your name on the large "Supporters 2019" sticker on the tail, check out the sidecar photos. If your contribution came in too late, you ended up with the major contributors on the sidecar instead. ;-) If you can't see your name there either, please send me a message - there could have been a glitch in the name printing list. I will write you in with a sharpie, and I will apologize sincerely.

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AAA racing also do nightly updates via facebook, again, a cut 'n' paste of JP's post,

Afflick Land Speed Racing Team
23 hrs ·

Day 3: 12pm Wednesday Aussie Speed Week.

Down early on track again so Jacko could go to impound for his record backup, this morning it’s 14 degrees, a long way from the heat of 48 degrees 2 days ago.
Jacko backed up his record with a 109mph run. To set the record at 106mph for AF175cc.

Next Jo was lined and about 10am ran 65mph to once again qualify for a record and head to impound.

Two runs later dad lined up on the 100cc blown bike and the wind was increasing over the morning. He took off and all look good until the 1 mile marker where he got blown from the right side of the track to the far left, and aborted the run.

The track is now closed and there are many waiting to run.
Mother Nature is letting us know who is in charge, boiling temps, cold winds, lightning strikes, thunder storms and now strong winds all within four days.
We are in the pits with all four bikes doing our best to service them in 25mph winds.
More to come. 🏍🇦🇺🙏
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2019, 01:43:08 AM »
This was our trip back in 95. I plan to be there with the liner next year.
  Sid.
https://www.dlra.org.au/1995international-speed-challenge.htm

Salt was wet, we didn't go 400.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ3VOeILdM0

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2019, 11:13:45 AM »
Sure as hell sounded like it!
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2019, 06:08:34 PM »
Some familiar faces here.
https://youtu.be/pumzNDyeraQ
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2019, 06:55:38 PM »
Well!  That was fine, indeed.  I wanna go racing soon.  Thanks to Kim and Eva for wearing their hats, of course. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2019, 08:40:03 PM »
Mal Hewett's Vincent DLRA Speedweek 2019
https://youtu.be/UM-VFixrXLw
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2019, 08:17:46 AM »
Good stuff, thanks for posting. Best of luck to everyone  :cheers:

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2019, 09:25:01 AM »
Thanks for that Tiny, keep it coming Mate! How many US entrants down there & how are they doing?
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2019, 03:59:41 PM »
last morning , friday , jim knapp  went   309.....

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« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2019, 04:25:49 PM »
"..., friday , jim knapp  went   309....."

Good Show, Jim. :cheers: :cheers:
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« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2019, 12:21:39 PM »
 A bunch of great pics here;

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