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Offline sabat

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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #135 on: April 15, 2010, 10:55:51 AM »
Great job Dark Horse, Madcap Racing, you guys are doing amazing speeds with small NA motors.

The volunteers were fantastic, thanks. I was sitting in prestage, overheated, and realized I hadn't had anything to drink in 2 hours. I knew I had another 45-60 min to go, and asked a volunteer for help. He walked me over to his truck and handed me an ice cold bottle of spring water, and I felt a hundred times better. One small example of the many many kindnesses of the volunteers.

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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #136 on: April 15, 2010, 11:44:22 AM »
Our thanks to the prestage idea and folks, too.  No big difference in the amount of time spent waiting to run -- but wow, how cool to go to staging and immediately have Al and the others asking why we're not already suited up and ready to run.  And the lines in staging were nice and short -- no big process to try to guess which would be the shortest wait to run.

Yep, I'm very pleased with the pre-stage system.  Knowing that about 10 vehicles at a time are released to go to staging was cool -- we racers in line had a very good idea of how long we'd be waiting, and the volunteers at the pre-stage line were kind enough to mosey back about 15-20 vehicles to tell us about how much longer we'd have to wait.

Do it again, Dan -- and everyone.  Thanks.
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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #137 on: April 15, 2010, 02:25:28 PM »
Tom,

We took 2 records, my nephew Sam Randolph upped his own record in F/BMMP   to 137.570MPH
and I took the low hanging fruit E/BMMP at 137.161MPH. The clutch is toast, have to roll it on slow in third gear and nurse it, but we got 4 runs out of it. anybody got a used Tilton for a DSM?


Hey Mike,

Way to go, I am happy for you.  :cheers: :cheers:

Tom G.

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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #138 on: April 15, 2010, 02:47:00 PM »
My first LSR Ride was in #300 at Muroc in 2000 when Ed owned the Roadster, Sold Keith Turk our extra entry, starting position #36, he scored a Red Hat in the Girly Camaro.
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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #139 on: April 15, 2010, 07:52:35 PM »
Muroc 200 MPH club is a blue hat Mike. Turk did in fact earn one. He wanted to impound and cert the car with a 197(?) I told him to take another shot at it, ended up at 205 if I remember correctly.

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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #140 on: April 15, 2010, 08:01:37 PM »
It's really great that racers are getting used to pre-stage. At firdt there was a lot of griping "I'm just 15th, why can't I go?" OK sure, but the line is just as long and makes the starters jobs harder, clutters up a small space and you'll get to wait longer buttoned up--go ahead. The best racers make for the best race.

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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #141 on: April 16, 2010, 06:43:30 AM »
Muroc 200 MPH club is a blue hat Mike. Turk did in fact earn one. He wanted to impound and cert the car with a 197(?) I told him to take another shot at it, ended up at 205 if I remember correctly.

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« Reply #142 on: April 17, 2010, 12:30:16 PM »
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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #143 on: April 17, 2010, 12:48:55 PM »
Heres an article on the Maxton Hot Rod shootout camaro       http://www.streetlegaltv.com/forum/seven-second-drag-week-car-sets-5275.html    If this is out of order to link this please delete this with my appolgies

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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #144 on: April 17, 2010, 02:09:29 PM »
Just a question: no VOT (Vintage Oval Track) in ECTA?  I see that the 907 V4F/VOT ran 103.70206mph, but I don't see any record for that class ion the ECTA website.

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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #145 on: April 17, 2010, 03:05:22 PM »
Just a question: no VOT (Vintage Oval Track) in ECTA?  I see that the 907 V4F/VOT ran 103.70206mph, but I don't see any record for that class ion the ECTA website.

Thanks.

Mike
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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #146 on: April 17, 2010, 03:18:05 PM »
Thanks Deb!  How silly of me to look for a "Vintage" record in the "Vintage" category.   :mrgreen:

Good job on the results.

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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #147 on: April 21, 2010, 02:26:16 PM »
Thanks Jon and Nancy for the great reporting, and for others contributing the photos of the weekend.
Way to go Wild Bill Warner !  Congratulations on an unbelievable run,  :cheers:  moving cones and all.   :-o
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Re: Maxton April 2010
« Reply #148 on: April 21, 2010, 03:59:50 PM »
Thanks Jon and Nancy for the great reporting, and for others contributing the photos of the weekend.
Way to go Wild Bill Warner !  Congratulations on an unbelievable run,  :cheers:  moving cones and all.   :-o
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