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Author Topic: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!  (Read 320415 times)

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Offline Glen

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #855 on: September 26, 2008, 04:44:04 PM »
Isn't the FIA always behind in most everything.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #856 on: September 26, 2008, 04:46:09 PM »
As long as it isn't the other Rat creature, this rat is a cool guy.the other has a prop.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #857 on: September 26, 2008, 04:47:15 PM »
the FIA is a "behind" mostly . . .  or should that be Mosely?

Of course I understand little of our rules . . . . but am happy to live with evenly enforced rules.

Mosely, get it?


Isn't the FIA always behind in most everything.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #858 on: September 26, 2008, 04:48:22 PM »
Buckeye Bullet update:  They have stated that the 115 run was a "shakedown run" and are headed back to the mountain end for another "qualifying run."

I have some photos of their thrash, but got interrupted by a phone call, so I'll get 'em up later.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #859 on: September 26, 2008, 04:49:59 PM »
Hey Ray,

Can you ask around and get an update on Leo Hess's condition and see if anyone has any ideas as to what caused the crash?

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« Reply #860 on: September 26, 2008, 04:52:32 PM »
 :-o
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #861 on: September 26, 2008, 04:55:02 PM »
Hey Ray,

Can you ask around and get an update on Leo Hess's condition and see if anyone has any ideas as to what caused the crash?

I've asked and haven't gotten an answer.  Only the Ack crew are still here as far as the bike liner crews.  Them, Burklands, OSU and me...and the USAC dude and track crew are left.

Gettin kinda quiet and peaceful out here, although I think it would be nice to sleep in my own bed tonight, tho.  I guess I'm lucky.  I only have a 2 hour trip.  Lotsa folks with much longer to travel than me.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #862 on: September 26, 2008, 04:55:43 PM »

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #863 on: September 26, 2008, 04:58:00 PM »
Bwahahaha, a few years ago I was sending Ray an email which started: "Dear Rat:"
(because I can't type).  Later I was apologizing all over the place and Ray thought it was great . . . .

Now you know the "rat" story . . .


And that's the truth.  PHHHHFFFFT!

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #864 on: September 26, 2008, 04:59:52 PM »
That just to GOOD!!!!!!!!!! :-D
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #865 on: September 26, 2008, 05:03:53 PM »
So bottom line...how fast did Burkland run on both passes? What was his average speed from both runs? What record did he break? And who held the record prior?

P.S. Congratulations to Tom and the entire Burkland clan on a job well done. :cheers:

P.S.S. How can I get my hands on video and on a Burkland T-Shirt? :-D


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« Reply #866 on: September 26, 2008, 05:16:33 PM »
I would buy a Burkland T-shirt!

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #867 on: September 26, 2008, 05:21:41 PM »
Buckeye Bullet just made another run.  Entry speed: 147.  Mile 141, kilo 140...or thereabouts.  Their intent is to rush back to the pits and refuel.  One of the students told me that they are getting a software patch from their system vendor as they are running and will load it into the liner's main computer during refueling.  This could open up a whole new can of worms.  Does a software patch in between runs constitute an illegal modification?  Maybe not now...but in the future???

Intensely concentrating driver:

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #868 on: September 26, 2008, 05:22:55 PM »
 Ray

   Were the Burklands having traction or engine problems? Car is capable of way faster speeds.
  Good job ''Burklands'' two runs over 400mph in less than an hour ain't easy.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #869 on: September 26, 2008, 05:39:33 PM »
While I was on the staff at the BUB meet, I was lucky enough to be standing next to an engineer while he asked Tom Burkland [who did a great job running the short "mountain" course] some very good questions, Tom said that traction was a major issue, there was no way he could use all the power he had, I believe he said [don't quote me] he could only use around 73% of available power, the one factoid that stuck in my mind was the fuel consumption, 78 gallons per run, YOW!!!
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