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Offline rlague

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #660 on: September 25, 2008, 03:40:30 PM »
I just talked to Sam.  He and Terry Kizer are playing sheet metal/body work guys.  He wants to run today if the wind goes down. 
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« Reply #661 on: September 25, 2008, 03:41:16 PM »
We all really appreciate what you guys have done for us in this thread. Thanks.

Here's a link to Slim's Photobucket picture gallery for this event, which as of now contains 95 images and three videos:

http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/Top%20Speed%20Shootout%202008/?start=all

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #662 on: September 25, 2008, 03:43:10 PM »
Poteet is under way.


Entry   250.904


kilo    253.601

mile  253.544

Should be enough!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #663 on: September 25, 2008, 03:43:30 PM »
Speed Demon making a 3rd run...counts as a 2nd for the last one...weird FIA regs.  

Word from their pit: they missed the record by 2 mph, gotta run 253
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« Reply #664 on: September 25, 2008, 03:44:42 PM »
They just fired up the Burkland car.  Dang, I don't wanna miss that run. . .

Poteet is approaching the pits, chute out, looking okay.
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« Reply #665 on: September 25, 2008, 03:49:10 PM »
I am ASSuming Burklands car is Blown or Turbos is this true
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #666 on: September 25, 2008, 03:50:26 PM »
Blown :roll:

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« Reply #667 on: September 25, 2008, 03:52:21 PM »
Okay:  First of all, the Burkland car has blowers on each engine.  Belt driven blowers.

Speed Demon:  Official reocrd times, pending certification:

250.917  kilo,   250.053  mile.

Speeds are in excess of 1% over the existing record, so it will be the new record (again, pending cert).  I wonder if Dan measured the motor while they were building it -- oughta be lots cleaner that way, hey?

No word yet on whether they'll try another turnaround and return run, but the DA is going up quickly -- I assume they'll have serious thinking to do on that.
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« Reply #668 on: September 25, 2008, 03:56:53 PM »
Wind is picking up -- down course, five-8 mph.  DA is sharply up as of now -- rising, at 6800 feet.  SP is 25.709"

Temp is 80F at the Seldom Seen Slim Pickup truck station.

Now the really bad news:  Wes Hutchens is on his way over here.  Oh, no, what'd we do to deserve this?
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #669 on: September 25, 2008, 03:59:16 PM »
Rocky isn't ready to run, won't unless the winds die down.  Otherwise in the morning.

Sam Wheeler is working on the body.

Leo Hess is still scratching his head.

#715  (Speed Demon) is being questioned, as I type, as to his return the return the return run.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #670 on: September 25, 2008, 04:04:25 PM »
In the Demon pits it was announced that they got the record.  They took it away from the Honda F1 team of a few years ago, who had taken it from Terry Nish (or the Nish team, anyway.)  Terry was there in the pits to congratulate 'em. 

Photos shortly.  Course is in a 1 hour (or so) hold.

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« Reply #671 on: September 25, 2008, 04:29:38 PM »
Slim ... looking good ... Joe

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #672 on: September 25, 2008, 04:34:01 PM »
Lotta people were gathered around the Hess liner as the motor fired a couple of times.  It's been quiet since then.  Not much action in the Burkland pit, Ack Attack's body skin is off and work is being done in the liner.  OSU is still waiting for the motor which is being repaired in SLC.

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« Reply #673 on: September 25, 2008, 04:38:44 PM »
A big Boo-Hoo!  We're on I-80 headed east.  Dang, it sure is difficult to leave, especially during this meet.  But we've got to get home and make the mortgage payment and the cellphone payment and so on.  So - - Ray, you've got the duty, Sir. Don't get stuck in the muck at the end of the course.

I got a good-bye photo of George Poteet standing by the car and looking happier than a truckstop, and another shot -- this one of Kenny Duttweiler.  He looked pretty darned happy with the engines he builds for the car.

Just passed by the end of the course/the pits -- and whoa, we didn't realize how close to the highway we have been all week.  Yeah, we were hearing truckers blow their horns at us -- but the perspective is different from inside than it is from out here.

Ray -- I'll ask Debbie to put those links on the front page of the site.  I'm trying to make it as easy as possible for the folks that are not forum members to find your photos.  I tried to put the links in front -- manoman, did I ever prove once again that as a programmer -- I'll stick to my job as reporter.

Ta-ta for now.  If any of you have questions you can either ask me here -- or send me an email jonwennerberg@nancyandjon.org.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #674 on: September 25, 2008, 04:43:10 PM »
A big Boo-Hoo!  We're on I-80 headed east.  Dang, it sure is difficult to leave, especially during this meet.  But we've got to get home and make the mortgage payment and the cellphone payment and so on.  So - - Ray, you've got the duty, Sir. Don't get stuck in the muck at the end of the course.

I got a good-bye photo of George Poteet standing by the car and looking happier than a truckstop, and another shot -- this one of Kenny Duttweiler.  He looked pretty darned happy with the engines he builds for the car.

Just passed by the end of the course/the pits -- and whoa, we didn't realize how close to the highway we have been all week.  Yeah, we were hearing truckers blow their horns at us -- but the perspective is different from inside than it is from out here.

Ray -- I'll ask Debbie to put those links on the front page of the site.  I'm trying to make it as easy as possible for the folks that are not forum members to find your photos.  I tried to put the links in front -- manoman, did I ever prove once again that as a programmer -- I'll stick to my job as reporter.

Ta-ta for now.  If any of you have questions you can either ask me here -- or send me an email jonwennerberg@nancyandjon.org.

Later...

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