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Author Topic: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!  (Read 339582 times)

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Offline Dr. Spin

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #435 on: September 24, 2008, 03:35:12 PM »
Who was it that got burned?
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #436 on: September 24, 2008, 03:36:07 PM »
Who was it that got burned?

The driver of the Mormon Missile..

Thanks for the clarification..
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #437 on: September 24, 2008, 03:37:36 PM »
I have a question regarding Ack's first run and Sam's run outside the lights. When Ack made his first run, the helicopter appeared to be directly over the course or right next to it. The liner was blown off course by a sudden gust of wind right about that time. I don't recall the wind blowing right then but it did blow off and on all day. It backed up from the course a little bit on subsequent runs and just hovered about 30 off the Salt. Did anyone notice where it was when Sam ran? I'd hate to see anybody get hurt from someone just trying to get a better look. Wayno

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #438 on: September 24, 2008, 03:38:59 PM »
Who was it that got burned?

The driver of the Mormon Meteor

It was the Mormon Missile to avoid any confusion .  Lynn Goodfellow
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #439 on: September 24, 2008, 03:39:47 PM »
Who was it that got burned?

The driver of the Mormon Meteor

Lynn Goodfellow with his Mormon Missile, he got air lifted to the burn center ... prayers for him !!!

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #440 on: September 24, 2008, 03:40:42 PM »
Who was it that got burned?

The driver of the Mormon Meteor

It was the Mormon Missile to avoid any confusion .  Lynn Goodfellow

Doh,

Thanks for the clarification.. :cheers:

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #441 on: September 24, 2008, 03:43:18 PM »
A little wheel hop, maybe?



Wow RTR, what a great shot of Burkland and the front wheels off the ground!!!

Pardon my ignorance, but what would cause the wheels to come off the ground like that? Heavy braking, causing wheel hop?

As Glen said, the course is pretty rough at that area.  Also, I could hear him downshifting like crazy, using compression braking to slow down.  I don't know if my shots convey just how close it came to being real unpleasant.  When he went by me and I got the shot of the salt spray (I wasn't all that far from the course...but far enough to be out of harm's way) I figger he was still doing 70-80 mph.  He got stopped in a little less than a quarter mile from that point...'course I'm estimating so I could be off by...well, whatever.

I think it was the combination of the downshifting and the rough surface and the heavy braking (as Dean mentioned) that caused it.  He was REALLY cookin when he came back into the pit area.  The first thing outta my mouth (I even surprised myself when I heard myself saying it) was "holy Subaru!  He got stopped."  I don't think I was any body more surprised than Tom Burkland.  I'm glad it didn't go any further.  I couldn't have jogged much more. :)  Seriously, I'm happy for the whole Burkland team that it got stopped in time.

I'll have some photos of the Mormon Missle turnaround thrash on photobucket shortly...which reminds me.  Is anyone having trouble seeing the images there?  I got an email from one guy (who can't see my web server, chevyasylum.com) and he said he couldn't see my photos on photobucket, either:
http://s445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/RayTheRat_2008/

Please let me know if there are problems with that link.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #442 on: September 24, 2008, 03:46:12 PM »
Who was it that got burned?

The driver of the Mormon Meteor

It was the Mormon Missile to avoid any confusion .  Lynn Goodfellow

Doh,

Thanks for the clarification.. :cheers:

Here ya go with a photo of him strapped in just before the return run.


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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #443 on: September 24, 2008, 03:47:48 PM »
No problems on my end with photobucket.  Some people may have a problem with their pop-up settings.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #444 on: September 24, 2008, 03:48:26 PM »
I do not post here often but been to the salt many times.  This week has been awesome.  Thanks for the site, we appreciate it TONS.  

Thoughts and prayers for Lynn.

Jim

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #445 on: September 24, 2008, 03:48:42 PM »
Ray,

The pics are great and can be viewed without any problems, is he trying to view through a protected network...like at work..?

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #446 on: September 24, 2008, 03:57:00 PM »
Thanks Jon for the site.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #447 on: September 24, 2008, 03:57:45 PM »
Ray, works here in St. Geo, thanks
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #448 on: September 24, 2008, 03:58:16 PM »
If a heliocrapter caused a problem it wouldn't have been the first time...When will they ever learn....
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #449 on: September 24, 2008, 04:00:22 PM »
They were a problem at speed week as well JD
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