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Event Coverage The XO/PP Virginia HAMB Special Is Ready for Bonneville!

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  1. Mr48chev
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  2. Daddy_O
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    Thank you for the link Scott_Rod and Mr48chev. Trying to connect through SCTA website wasn't working.
    Records will fall!!!!
     
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  3. greybeard360
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    Just saw where Danny Thompson blasted a 446 his first run !!!
     
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  4. old flopper
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    Don’t know the rules… but what’s the possibility you can run without a tailgate… but if you have one it has to be factory. :confused: ...... But as others have already said there is a yellow tailgate close by… ;)
     
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  5. Finished all our orientations but we have yet got to make a run ...
     
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  6. old flopper
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    Any idea when you might get to make a run? …. Listening to Audio (posted by Mr48chev) on Landracing.com Link: https://www.meridix.com/event/137565
     
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  7. Mr48chev
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    My internet took a dump for about 3 hours but is back up now.
    I've been waiting for the to announce 640,
     
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  8. Just heard from the team. They have not made a run yet. To the best of my knowledge they were not waiting in line either.
     
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  9. Rod Authority Facebook page streaming video.


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  10. oj
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    This is fantastic, in the age of communication by the millisecond these lapses just serve to heighten our appreciation of what is going on. This reminds me of listening to the radio before TV, it lets our imaginations picture whats going on. Thanks guys, good stuff, as authentic as it can get.
     
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  11. Joel Reeves
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    Make sure to install and turn on the GoPro Camera, so we get a drivers view of the salt.
     
  12. Stogy
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    Even if they could it may change aerodynamics...maybe even positively but I like you look forward the updates and visuals on the changes. No matter how they did it a pass was granted.
     
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  13. Damn, this suspense is killing me...
     
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  14. dirty old man
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^X2
     
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  15. old flopper
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    Yeah me too….. sitting in A/C with cool drink…. Thinking about Dave sitting in near 100 degree heat with the fire suit on …. Been there done that! :eek:
     
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  16. Patiently waiting. Tap.tap. tap.....;)
     
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  17. Joel Reeves
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    while we are waiting, lets guess the speed of the rookie run, I have no idea what the rules for it are.

    97.45 mph
     
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  18. 101.267
     
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  19. I believe rookie run has to be under 150?


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  20. old flopper
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    That’s correct.

    I got faith that things feel good and Dave stays on it… I’m going with 136 to qualify for second backup record run, all in first time down the track.
     
  21. forty1fordpickup
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    Tick tick tick ......


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  22. old flopper
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    100 degrees with density altitude of 7748 feet! :eek:.... I hope John made good tuning adjustments! ….. Maybe I should lower my speed guess! :confused:
     
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  23. jimmy six
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    Rookie course is shorter than the "short course"; records have been set on it by small displacement motorcycles. If he is thru that part the next run can be from the normal short course which is the 3 mile. When I left the salt there was a very few car waiting in line at it.
     
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  24. saltflats
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    from Missouri

    How long is the rookie course?
     
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  25. We made it through bailout ..
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    However, we got to the rookie course and the fire extinguisher bottle in the race truck malfunctioned and discharged. We went back to the pit, tested the release mech and it seems to be ok. Going to refill or replace the bottle now ....
     
  26. RichFox
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    2 miles. 123mph is my guess. Did you hear it run?
     
  27. MP&C
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  28. Lot of us dream of this type of automotive adventure, these guys are doing it. Best of luck.


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  29. dirty old man
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    I'm guessing 124.3. But I typed that just as Pete posted about the fire bottle, damn, I hope that doesn't screw things up.
     
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  30. jimmy six
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    Advertise brand and size. I'm sure some one has one. DJ SAFETY IS ON THE SALT in the sales area near the food. I'm sure he could help...
     
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