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Offline ponchobilly

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Newbie and the 130mph class
« on: February 24, 2011, 10:15:11 PM »
Hello all.
I'm Bil from Merrick, NY. I caught the LSR bug from a trip out to Bonneville in 2002. I drove my beloved 57 Pontiac out onto the salt and have envisioned running it ever since. I heard of the event in Loring, ME from the HAMB. I believe trying to run the 130mph class is a good way to start.

That said... any (and all) advise for a novice to run Loring this summer?
I have the Utah Salt Flats Racing Assoc inspection checklist for the 130mph club. Would the checklist used in Loring be similar?
Thanx, Bil.

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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 11:12:21 PM »
Is that '57 Pontiac a "Chieftan?"

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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 11:21:59 PM »
Starchief 2dr hardtop w/continental kit. The drivetrain has been improved for reliability. It is stock appearing except for the Cragars ...(and interior).
Bil
« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 01:18:48 AM by ponchobilly »

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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 06:08:40 AM »
Hello Bill,

Tim from the LTA here.
The 135 class requires a registered car, safe tires, a Snell 2005 or 2010 SA or M helmet, 3-point seat belt as a min., full lenght non-synthetic clothing.  

WE would love to see you this summer at the Maine Event!  Luckily, you won't have to spend all winter prepping the car :-D.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 06:24:28 AM by blackslax »
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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 09:47:27 PM »
I have lap belts installed already. A 3-point belt is posing a problem for me in the hardtop. Is a driveshaft loop required?
Bil

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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 09:14:38 AM »
I have lap belts installed already. A 3-point belt is posing a problem for me in the hardtop. Is a driveshaft loop required?
Bil

Not in the 135 mph class.  Just what is listed above.

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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2011, 10:16:33 PM »
Things are starting to come together, here. I scheduled the vacation time. The hotel I have reserved is "pet friendly". I have not found anywhere saying if the pit area would be too. Anybody know for sure?
Bil

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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2011, 07:10:13 AM »
 There is plenty of room in the pits for pets. I believe I saw some last year.

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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2011, 08:57:07 AM »
as long as they are on a leash and not allowed to roam freely
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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011, 09:23:55 AM »
That should probably go for some crew people too! :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2011, 09:39:36 AM »
This reminds me of the sign I've seen in various businesses (where kids accompany parents, but must be strictly supervised):

"Unattended children will be given a puppy."
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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2011, 08:58:08 AM »
as long as he's on a leash and not allowed to roam freely

that's what my wife says about me and topless bars.

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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2011, 02:50:45 PM »
Karl ... you got a puppy at the topless bar? :-D

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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2011, 03:48:25 PM »
  No she keeps him on a leash so he doesn't roam free.  :-D

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Re: Newbie and the 130mph class
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2011, 10:36:44 AM »
Karl ... you got a puppy at the topless bar? :-D

hey Joe,
I saw a buncha puppies at a topless bar, had the cutest little noses.