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Author Topic: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!  (Read 339218 times)

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Offline RayTheRat

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #735 on: September 26, 2008, 09:12:37 AM »
Ack Attack safe run, 359 speed into the lights, fastest one-way run for a motorcycle ever.  He's stopped at the -1/2 mile, preparing for the turnaround.


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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #736 on: September 26, 2008, 09:15:04 AM »
Great news, go get it Rocky :-D
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #737 on: September 26, 2008, 09:20:13 AM »
WOW!  Hope the turn around goes well.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #738 on: September 26, 2008, 09:22:26 AM »
FIM Charles Hennekam just told me that the speed was 360 entering the mile!  352 leaving mile.......that is fast!!!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #739 on: September 26, 2008, 09:25:46 AM »
Turnaround in progress as I type.  One side of the canopy lifted as Rocky was in the middle of tbhe timed section.  He rolled out of the throttle slightly, but still got a km and mile speed over 359.

There's a gyrocopter flying around out hear whose pilot insisted to Wes Potter that he had "his airspace" but promised to stay away from the course.

Crew's about finished with the turnaround.  More as it happens.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #740 on: September 26, 2008, 09:35:14 AM »

GO DO IT TO IT ROCKY!

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #741 on: September 26, 2008, 09:35:51 AM »
Well Ray, the pilots do have a right to fly. This right does not, however, prevent stupidity nor good common sense. As a pilot, I vote for good common sense but I don't always win the vote.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #742 on: September 26, 2008, 09:39:52 AM »
I assume BLM got some money for the right to use the area for this event..
I would further asume that it is closed for the event both vertically and horizontally???
Or no? Yes I know the danger in the word 'assume' LOL

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #743 on: September 26, 2008, 09:47:12 AM »
Return run underway.  Slowing, chute out.  Km sopeed 360.x, Mile 350.x.

More later.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #744 on: September 26, 2008, 09:48:50 AM »
An earlier bike run on Monday was scrubbed when the helicopter flew too close to the course and the prop wash hit the bike liner.  When the pilot is listening to the photographer on board they do what they *#%& please and have no regard for the safety of the driver on the course.  They have to get their shots when a vehicle is slow because they can't keep up after the vehicle is into second gear
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #745 on: September 26, 2008, 09:50:05 AM »
Course is now open, run complete.  They're at the big end.  No additional return run planned.  

Heading for their pits.  

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #746 on: September 26, 2008, 09:52:33 AM »
IMO, a small gyrocopter will not have near the "wash" of a large powered craft.  Hopefully,  this fellow will have some common courtesy and remain away from the fun.

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Well Ray, the pilots do have a right to fly. This right does not, however, prevent stupidity nor good common sense. As a pilot, I vote for good common sense but I don't always win the vote.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #747 on: September 26, 2008, 09:53:51 AM »
Any report on final averages for speeds??

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #748 on: September 26, 2008, 09:54:06 AM »
WOW way to go,, im so excited for Ack and crew.... Denis Manning I know you are itching to be there.... You had a chance to be there.... To bad for  you guys... Rocky, Mike, Top1 Oil and most important the crew NOW WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR THE FASTEST MOTORCYCLE EVER..... (pending certification) which wont be an issue.... Im so excited... WOW>....

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #749 on: September 26, 2008, 09:54:56 AM »
There was problems with the flying media at speed week as well.  Even some on the ground had to be talked to. They don't understand safety or rules, they just want the pictures.
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