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Author Topic: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!  (Read 323666 times)

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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #105 on: September 23, 2008, 09:38:51 AM »
Jon:

First of all, I don't know the precise reason that Burkland shut down early, save that indeed, the motors didn't sound happy so he shut off toprevent a wasted run and perhaps engine damage.  I'm on theother side of the course/pits from them now -- and the Ack bike is about to leave the line, so I can't go ask.

We haven't seen Sam's bike yet -- still waiting for an appearance.

Ack bike is being buttoned up right now -- will launch in a minute of two per the timing stand.

Winds are 0 to 4 mph right now (on the various parts of the course) -- Ack bike will run in a minnit.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #106 on: September 23, 2008, 09:43:33 AM »
Yeah! {refresh}

Amo why did you abort? {refresh}

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #107 on: September 23, 2008, 09:46:04 AM »
Timing stand announces:  After Ack bike runs -- any second now -- they'll get to the pits and the Kuryakyn bike will then run -- two down runs in a row, then a pair of two-hour turn arounds running simultaneously, then two return runs in a row.

Exciting racing!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #108 on: September 23, 2008, 09:48:24 AM »
Ack bike is moving.  The run beings at 8.50AM.  Temp is about 55 F.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #109 on: September 23, 2008, 09:50:07 AM »
Ack bike:  Entry speed is 336.872 entry,  kilo 325.492,   mile 325.105,  exit  312.954.

Slowing down, chute out
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #110 on: September 23, 2008, 09:59:16 AM »
Ack bike is back in the pits.  The record they were chasing was about 350, and there's some smoke coming from the top/tail section of the bike.  I can't run over there to see the story -- Leo Hess and bike are about to leave the line, so we have tostay out of the course -- even here, almost 12 miles away.

Let's see - twelve miles 0 - 330 - 0 in five or six minutes...  Yeah, I'll stay out of the way.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #111 on: September 23, 2008, 10:03:22 AM »
Hess bike will start about a mile or two down course from the 12 (zero, read from the other end) and will aim for about a 250 mph run.  Engines running right now -- hasn't left the line yet.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #112 on: September 23, 2008, 10:09:30 AM »
While we're waiting, here's the USFRA safety net.  It's set up about 20 degrees right of the one mile (down at the pit end of the course), and is there in case a car/bike has slowing issues.  Aim for it, hit it -- and the chites that are in the PVC tubes on either side of the net will be deployed when the vehicle snags the net, slowing things down in a hurry.  Or so goes the theory.





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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #113 on: September 23, 2008, 10:11:33 AM »
Holy cow !  This is exciting , like play by play !     you guys dont have to worry about getting upstaged by the major networks in SLC, those clowns dont know anything but "stick and ball"  
  Great work Slim !!  and Ray !!  you guys rule !    Stormy here in SLC , hope the weather holds up for you guys !!!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #114 on: September 23, 2008, 10:12:07 AM »
Ray the Rat says Nish has swallowed a valve.  Heavy thinking going on in the Nish pit.

Rocky got hit by a gust of wind, leaned the bike to miss the lights/sign and therefore shut down, but things are okay.  Smoke I mentioned (from the bike) was off the header-- nothing big deal.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #115 on: September 23, 2008, 10:14:35 AM »
9.17AM   Hess is under way.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #116 on: September 23, 2008, 10:16:08 AM »
Hess vehicle is running but not moving down the course.  Whoops, moving again after all!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #117 on: September 23, 2008, 10:17:26 AM »
For those that don't know Leo Hess held the record at El Mirage for many years at 218 mph. Took a long time to break it. :cheers:
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #118 on: September 23, 2008, 10:18:34 AM »
Moving again, let go of the tow rope, at the 8 1/2.  Through the eight.

On course through the seven, shut off, coasting.  175.260 entry, back under power.  kilo 180.594,  mile 179.408,  exit 179.786.

Engine off and coasting down to the pit.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #119 on: September 23, 2008, 10:20:44 AM »
Thanks Jon, who's next???
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