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Author Topic: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!  (Read 339618 times)

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Offline HotRodVon

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #885 on: September 26, 2008, 06:56:14 PM »
I'm REALLY enjoying this!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #886 on: September 26, 2008, 07:03:35 PM »
Burkland is running on methanol, not nitromethane.  Remember however the two engines.  They had three 55 gallon drums of ERC fuel visible in the trailer.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #887 on: September 26, 2008, 07:12:48 PM »
Bleeve it or don't we're still here.  The Bullet is at the mountain end of the course.  It was just announced that this will be the last run in that direction.  If it's a good run, they'll try to turn it around and go back.

The course workers have already picked up all the orange cones marking the route back to Land's End.  If ya don't hear from me again, send out a search party.

RtR

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #888 on: September 26, 2008, 07:15:45 PM »
HELL!  They just announced that the hydrogen tanks have been shut down and the driver is away from the vehicle.  Possibility of fire.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #889 on: September 26, 2008, 07:17:10 PM »
Order tee shirts from Betty at Burkland Builders, Inc., RR 1104 574 Maciver Road, Great Falls, MT  59401.
I'm sure a $25 payment would likely cover the shirt and the shipping.  As I remember the sizes through XL were $17, XXL was $1 more and XXXL was $3 more than the $17.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #890 on: September 26, 2008, 07:20:31 PM »
On Behalf of Top 1 Oil Products Company I would like to thank the land racing community for their support and effort this past week for the Top 1 World Land Speed Shootout.  I would also like to take this opportunity to wish a full and speedy recovery to Leo Hess and Lynn Goodfellow, our thoughts and prayers with you both.

As for Mike, Rocky, the Crew and the entire Top 1 Ack Attack family, I am at a loss for words...you are some of the finest people I've had the pleasure to know.  Collectively you are a dedicated team focused to accomplish your goal.  No matter how big or small, over the past 4 years you rose above every challenge in your path and accomplished what only 24 hours ago seemed impossible.  You've made history (twice) and nobody can take away from you, enjoy it!  Thank you for including Top 1 along for the ride and we now look forward to telling our customers around the world your inspiring and historic story.

Thank you again and God bless you all.

Frank Ryan
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #891 on: September 26, 2008, 07:24:02 PM »
Frank,
   Thank you for supporting an event like this and the ACK team for the last few years.   :cheers:
200 MPH Club X 7
Bonneville  "Naked"
 El Mirage    "Naked"
  Maxton       "Naked"
   Mojave        "Naked"
    Loring          "Naked"
     Bub 201       "Naked"
      Texas           "Clothed" (by accident)

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #892 on: September 26, 2008, 07:26:35 PM »
This is the end.  The Bullet will not be able to make the run.  There was no fire...but that's all she wrote for this meet.

Word is that there was an "over pressure event in the fuel cells.  The pressure release damaged the rear body section and the fuel cell cover."  No fire.  Driver is fine.  Might need to change the firesuit, but according to the team spokesman it was a "non-threatening event."

I'm outta here.

RtR

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #893 on: September 26, 2008, 07:27:40 PM »
Thanks Ray!   :cheers:

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #894 on: September 26, 2008, 07:31:48 PM »
YouDa' Man Ray!   

Thanks again for all you have done! :-D
200 MPH Club X 7
Bonneville  "Naked"
 El Mirage    "Naked"
  Maxton       "Naked"
   Mojave        "Naked"
    Loring          "Naked"
     Bub 201       "Naked"
      Texas           "Clothed" (by accident)

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #895 on: September 26, 2008, 07:34:52 PM »
 8-) Before everyone signs off here I would like to thank everyone involved with this post for all their hard work and congratulate all the competitors.
Speedy recovery to Lynn and Leo.
This was a blast for me. I miss the salt and all my friends who show up there. I have not made it since 2003 when I sold my last streamliner to Earl Wooden.
Someday I hope to be able to make the trip again.
Howard Nafzger

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #896 on: September 26, 2008, 07:37:54 PM »
Thanks to Mike Cook for making it happen.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #897 on: September 26, 2008, 07:45:18 PM »
Thanks to Mike Cook for making it happen.
You ain't just a'woofin' buddy. I'm sure Cook worked his Acura off to make this happen. Wayno

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #898 on: September 26, 2008, 07:51:48 PM »
What a great week, thanks Cook Jon and Ray ,saftey crews and staff, now its off to the Gas Up. :cheers:

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #899 on: September 26, 2008, 08:30:12 PM »
Well at least now I can get busy on getting out Bike ready for the next meet....been "wasting" time  :cheers: anxiously awaiting the LSR reports for the Top 1 Top Speed Shootout and I want to thank all that made it happen especially Top 1 oil and lubricants and Mike Cook for getting it together.

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