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Offline racergeo

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #120 on: August 11, 2019, 12:15:36 AM »
   12W. Do the math. 863 miles 2-3 gas stops, bad back and siting is hell. A few walk abouts to keep from going to the E.R. Food. 300 runs over 240 in a TAD dragster and NHRA championship, red hat at 273.4 Maybe I do my racing on the track :angel:

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #121 on: August 11, 2019, 04:05:23 AM »
"Maybe I do my racing on the track" :angel:

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« Last Edit: August 11, 2019, 09:58:52 AM by STICK777 »

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #122 on: August 11, 2019, 08:28:32 AM »
3am Sunday morning the wind has come big time! This should help considerably with the wet course.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #123 on: August 11, 2019, 11:08:56 AM »
   I friend of mine takes two days to get there from Oly. He takes his dogs and stops frequently for them and to stretch etc. He seems amazed that I drive straight through. I'm just not that comfortable pulling a trailer and going fast enough to keep up with traffic. Back in the 60's I made it from L.A. to Oly. in 15 hrs, or at least that was my claim. :laugh:  Actually sorry I even posted, didn't think it was going to turn into a timed event :roll:

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #124 on: August 11, 2019, 11:10:58 AM »
I'm keeping my ears open for chatter on the radio about conditions on the course - but haven't heard much of anything.  No racing today (Sunday), that's for sure.  It's quite a bit drier on the access roads and stuff, but there ain't no news yet.

Stainless just moseyed in and out of the radio trailer and reminded me to tell youse guys that we'll have an unofficial Salt Talks at the Bend in the Road tonight.  Bring your own everything (food, drinks, chairs) including your wallets to buy a shirt or three.

D A M N!  Joe, the guy that owns the Ducati I WAS going to ride, just called to say he was headed home - figures the courses won't come around soon enough - he's gotta get to other stuff.  SHOOT!!

I think I'll go sulk. :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #125 on: August 11, 2019, 11:26:19 AM »
The U of Utah Salt Flats Camera is pointed right at the pits. It is fun to watch the time-lapse movie of all the vehicles and people running around.

http://home.chpc.utah.edu/~u0553130/Camera_Display/bflat.html

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #126 on: August 11, 2019, 01:46:24 PM »
Son of a GUN!  I got a nice new laptop for streaming - and Microsoft has the H-P so tied up in software hassles - requiring me to join this, sign up for that, etc - that I can't get the new software to load, much less run.  Apple is my next hope.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #127 on: August 11, 2019, 01:59:33 PM »
It would be neat to have a flag or wind sock in the webcam view here.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #128 on: August 11, 2019, 03:21:43 PM »
I just found this from SCTA/BNI:

SCTA Southern California Timing Association
37 mins ?

SW 2019 Update #10 (8/11/19):

Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. we will start racing. There will be no Pre-Stage it is first come first serve and the number of courses for Tuesday will be determined. As of now, the long course is the only one ready. Anyone can run on the long course, but it will only be timed to the 4 mile and you must exit before the 6 mile. If you go past the six it is in bad shape. Short course vehicles must shut down at the 3 mile and the Rookie Course vehicles must shut down at the 2 mile. Rookie orientation is Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. at the Registration Trailer.

JUST A REMINDER, THE NEW SPEED LIMIT FOR THE ACCESS ROAD IS 45 MPH.

We will continue to post updates.

See ya on the salt!

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Offline 07R1LSR

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #129 on: August 11, 2019, 07:18:34 PM »
Hoping for at least 2 courses
....one course will be brutal with the waiting in line!

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #130 on: August 11, 2019, 08:29:09 PM »
Thanks for the updates. I guess I'll come over on Tuesday morning.
What do the shirts look like?  Are they available on here or at least a picture of them?
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #131 on: August 11, 2019, 08:36:13 PM »
its 7:30 pm Sunday just checked the scta site, update # 10 , and says rookie orientation tomorrow ( Monday ) at 11:00 am -- tues. at 8:oo am -- wed-thurs. at 11:00 at the registration trailer , is this the latest for sure update for rookies ???   thanks

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #132 on: August 11, 2019, 10:59:09 PM »
Wanna, I don't have good copy of the art that's on the shirts, but I'll try to get someone to modelone tomorrow and take some pics, k?
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Offline Wannagofast

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #133 on: August 11, 2019, 11:20:05 PM »
Mostly I'm hoping they are not white shirts. I ruin white shirts too fast to make them worth buying.
(Sarcasm voice on) But bonus points if the  lady who models them is easy to look at. (Sarcasm voice off)

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #134 on: August 11, 2019, 11:53:04 PM »
   12W. Do the math. 863 miles 2-3 gas stops, bad back and siting is hell. A few walk abouts to keep from going to the E.R. Food. 300 runs over 240 in a TAD dragster and NHRA championship, red hat at 273.4 Maybe I do my racing on the track :angel:

Sorry I forgot to insert the sarcasm emoji.  :oops: