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Author Topic: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!  (Read 328007 times)

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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2008, 01:13:05 PM »
Entry:  381  Kilo:  386.289    Mile:   386.199   Exit:  390.560

The kilo and mile speeds are well in excess of the FIA records, so next there's a quick inspection and turnaround, then the return run in less than one hour.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2008, 01:40:02 PM »
Wow, now that's a great start to the meet!!!

Any info. on what they are running in the Poteet & Main car?

P.S. Thank you very much for the fantastic updates :-D

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2008, 01:46:28 PM »
Okay -- that run started about 40 minues ago.  The car is in the pits across the track from where I'm sitting, and here're a few photos of the turnaround work.



Look closely at the smoke coming off the top:


 
And Ed Shearer and others standing by with fire extinguishers, just in case:



View from the other side:



Aye, but here's a real problem:



See the front tire?



Look more closely:



Did you know that Dan Warner knows how to change a tire?



I'll post and let you know if they get turned around in time.  They've gotta get it going in about ten more minutes, maybe fifteen, to finish the run in time.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2008, 01:58:32 PM »
Speed Demon back together, engine running, being pushed into position for the return run.  10 minutes left on the clock.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2008, 02:04:09 PM »
Shut down at the six, smoke coming from the car, emergency crews chasing, chute is deployed.  Fire crew at the six and a half. 
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« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2008, 02:06:03 PM »
George still rolling, emergency crews trying to tell Poteet to stop so they can check out what's going on.  No loud shouting on the radio -- I'd guess that's good news.  Further when I hear it.
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« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2008, 02:09:24 PM »
While we're waiting with you, I see the Burkland car has been taken out of the trailer and is being moved around to in front of the trailer.  No word yet on if anyone else is planning to run today.

Back to Speed Demon -- course workers are sweeping the course looking for parts -- which implies that some might have got loose from the car.

Nothing futhre on the car.  I'll post this and start another with some other photos.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2008, 02:23:06 PM »
Nothing yet on the Speed Demon, so I've spent a few minues uploading some photos from Ray Buck's camera.  Follow this link to my photobucket site and se if you can view the photos.  If so -- great.  If not, let me know so we can try another way to post them.

http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/Top%20Speed%20Shootout%202008/
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2008, 02:30:48 PM »
great photos slim.
thanx mike.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2008, 02:32:47 PM »
Jon, they came thru just fine, thanks and keep us posted.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2008, 02:35:19 PM »
Been very silent......are you guys all having lunch at the Ack pits??

what is going on?
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2008, 02:40:52 PM »
oops my error.......refreshed, but did not go to page 3.  I will shut up.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2008, 02:51:10 PM »
I was talking with Mike Roland, the crew chief for the Kuryakyn bike that Leo Hess rides.  Mike was giving me the lowdown on it,  starting with a visit to the Salt last year for tech, a few tows to see if it handled, a low speed run here and licensing passes at World Finals last year -- then the weather went away.

And then this year, more of the same.  So they're hoping to make a fast checkout run at this event -- and maybe that run will be fast enough to necessitate a quick turnaround and return run.  The bike's all ready to run -- just pour in the fuel, strap in the rider, and go.  Someplace in here I've got a photo of the ihnside of their trailer -- barrels of nitro and methanol.

Just heard the notice -- it's about 10 'til 2 and the Buckeye Bullet will be readying for a run in less than an hour.  Safety workers are released to go get a bite of lunchor use the head.

Speed Demon is back in the pits for a photo opportunity.  I'll take photos, you folks hang tough while we're gone.  Back soon.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #43 on: September 22, 2008, 02:53:16 PM »
While we're waiting with you, I see the Burkland car has been taken out of the trailer and is being moved around to in front of the trailer.  No word yet on if anyone else is planning to run today.

Back to Speed Demon -- course workers are sweeping the course looking for parts -- which implies that some might have got loose from the car.

Nothing futher on the car.  I'll post this and start another with some other photos.

The last I heard was that Poteet was out of the car giving interviews.  I'd say that's a pretty good sign.  

I believe I heard an av erage speed of 345 and change...but don't put any money on it yet.

I'll get to work on my photos of the turnaround...which was pretty frantic as Jon's photos show.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #44 on: September 22, 2008, 02:54:40 PM »
Happy happy, joy, joy!  It worked and the image isn't on my server.  It's taking up some room on the landracing server, but not too much, I hope.

Here are another:

Ack Attack still on the trailer...and just as I was ready to send this, the OSU net went down....and apparently it's back up again.

More in other posts.

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