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Author Topic: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!  (Read 323545 times)

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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #195 on: September 23, 2008, 02:46:58 PM »
Fun stuff to watch:

A spectator car just moseyed past us and then started right down the race course.  Then Mike Cook Jr. lit out like a bat out of hell and chased down the specatator, catching the car before the half-mile.  STOP!  Specatator and Cook are returning to the pits.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #196 on: September 23, 2008, 02:51:30 PM »
Sam Wheeler is about done getting dressed -- putting on the jacket now.  The crew is adjusting the belts and he's going to run as soon as he gets into the bike.  He's coming this way.  Then Leo Hess will run.  And the Ack crew wants to tow down to the far (mountain) end to set up for another run.

No word on any runs by cars.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #197 on: September 23, 2008, 02:52:07 PM »
Great shirt on that shot of Dan.

He may be delinquent at Gas Up this year unless Mike flies him to Buellton.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #198 on: September 23, 2008, 02:56:46 PM »
GO SAM!!!!!!!!!!!   

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #199 on: September 23, 2008, 02:58:40 PM »
Sam about to run.  Winds:  about one mph, right down the course from there to here.  Sam's getting the wind information as I type.  Temps are about 65F -- hazy bright skies.  I just took some photos, by the way, of the Poteet/Main engine getting put together.  Nice stuffover there.

Sam's comment when told about the wind:  "Okay, let's go do it!"
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #200 on: September 23, 2008, 02:59:28 PM »
Engine running, canopy closed.  Course is clear, bike moving.
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« Reply #201 on: September 23, 2008, 03:00:41 PM »
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #202 on: September 23, 2008, 03:01:49 PM »
Sam Wheeler's speeds:   Entry:  331.114   kilo    336.331    mile    shutoff early   chiute out, on course.
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« Reply #203 on: September 23, 2008, 03:05:58 PM »
Woohoo!!!  :cheers:

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #204 on: September 23, 2008, 03:07:44 PM »
Nice tune up run, Now go get it done Sam :-D
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #205 on: September 23, 2008, 03:14:48 PM »
I had to actually do some work and it's killing me. I had to miss an hour to go out and calibrate a robot.

I've been back in the office "working". Or at least 9 minutes out of 10.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #206 on: September 23, 2008, 03:15:50 PM »
 :cheers:Get her Done! Sam
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #207 on: September 23, 2008, 03:21:56 PM »
:cheers: Get her Sam

Your Brother makes it look easy... :-D

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« Reply #208 on: September 23, 2008, 03:25:53 PM »
News:  Sam Wheeler is running on an open FIM record, so he qualified.  He's running on the two-hour turnaround clock right now.  He's got an hour and a half or so, maybe more. Akatiff has a little more than an hour left -- don't know if they're going to "accept" the first set of times or start from scratch-- but (Caveat here:  I don't know the FIM rules, so this is a guess) maybe they'll make a run and then decide what to do.

Leo Hess and his group are trailering to the north end of the course to make a run.

Mike Cook is happier than the dickens -- the meet is running well.  He just brought a BLM guy here to say howdy.  Nice strokes for this site -- I got told the BLM has a link to landracing.com on their site.  I wonder if that's the BLM site or the SLC office or what.  Still -- nice to hear that those folks like to spread the land racing word for us all.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #209 on: September 23, 2008, 03:26:53 PM »
Mike can make a return run, FIM rules state two consecutive runs, doesnt matter the speed above or below. Then can return like 357 or 358 and average over the record...... Going over the record for a return run was a BUB thing to eliminate problem people abusing the rule..



Go, go go go go go go little green machine of sam wheelers...

Hell the car guys are dropping faster then the bike guys.....

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