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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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    The change the link slightly every day on the online broadcast. today it is https://www.meridix.com/event/137580
    For those who haven't been to Bonneville there are some lulls in the action which is normal. Right now they are taking lunch breaks on course 1 &2
     
  2. GMC BUBBA
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    Good job guys. My first run on the salt the starter jerked my belts overly tight and i think i held my breath for three miles.........biggest thrill of my automotive life............................
     
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  3. Prepping for the next run ..
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  4. old flopper
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    Slight miss could be from being to rich at WOT, has John made changes with jetting, timing etc. for density altitude? Did John indicate what plugs look like?....Knowing John he's already done these, if he hasn't been to busy with all the problems.

    edit: Just heard announcer say density altitude just over 7000 ft!
     
  5. @phartman Shoot me a text when the head for the start!!
     
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  6. There is never too tight belts
    If you can’t breath they are just right
    Jill is the best for that
    He has to fulfill his rookie requirement before he can move to the short course a timer has to sign his time slip
    I miss what they did for the ‘tailgate’ problem
    It’s Speedweek not SpeedDay he has time to work out The Gremlins
    Good luck!
     
  7. old flopper
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    While I’m at it and thinking about bright sun at Bonneville, you might consider taping dark cloth on top of that nice white dash. Sun could hit that dash at correct angle to turn inside of windshield into a mirror. Trust me! One of old funny cars after engine start & body put down…. Saw nothing but mirror image of aluminum work covering engine/blower/injector on inside of lexan windshield as sun reflected off the aluminum. Made for hair raising run trying to look out each side.
     
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  10. Stogy
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    ...Go Team 640 Go...
    ;)
    ...6 Pistons Pumpin' for Gold
    on the Crystalline White

    Oh the Delight
    of the Red and White

    Revving out of sight
    into the distorted & heated haze of Victory...

    I can already here the Cheers...

    ...Go Team 640 Go...

     
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  11. About 20 minutes to staging lanes. Ready your radios!
     
  12. Rookie course or 3-mile?
     
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    I'd believe he has to make a complete pass on the rookie course at X speed before moving on. It's one of those you have to run over this____ but can't go faster than this_____ things.
     
  15. GMC BUBBA
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    Watching from Speedway Indiana , go get em boys!!!!!

    This is better than NFL, Nascar, Indy Car any day of the week........
     
  16. Joel Reeves
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    the overly shy new tailgate again manages to avoid a picture :p
     
  17. saltflats
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    from Missouri

    Tell the driver to relax, and let the truck drive him.
     
  18. greybeard360
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    Hmmmm.... tailgate is still on the yellow truck.

    The mystery continues !! :confused:
     
  19. Stogy
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    I have to change my poem now...:p...naw its all good...;)

    I did change it I saw belooooow...Go Team 640 Go!!!
     
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  23. Well????????? Man this is agonizing!!! Hope he’s fast!!!!
     
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  24. greybeard360
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    Yup.... so far they aren't announcing anything from course 4..... bummer
     
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  25. Looks like it must’ve passed ,seeing that long shot.
     
  26. Dave went 106 on his second pass!
     
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  27. greybeard360
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    Getting there... one step at a time. Next run will be a little better.
     
  28. old flopper
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    So it looks like seadog won the best guess of first full run, with 101.267mph prediction.
     
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  30. jimmy six
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    I'm not involved but viewing the yellow truck closely may give you the answer to the tailgate inquiry.
    I do not see a problem but as a spectator I have nothing to say in the controversy if there even is one. Some things in the inspection process are not even mentioned at the end of the week or are written in the log book to be remedied before the next SCTA sanctioned event. Nuff said...lets run 'um
     

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