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Ray Alexander ·
I assume the Ray indicated in the original post was Ray Alexander, the most disqualified competitor in recent history. I considered risking another DQ in the Narrows in September, but decided against it. A small feathered friend told me you will hear more about it in Ely. My Corvette will certainly get back to speed more quickly this year.
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Bob Allyn ·
Asa, I believe the practical limit for running through the narrows, and the speed Jim Peruto did in the narrows are two very different speeds. A properly setup Cup Car is capable of cornering forces in excess of 3 lateral G’s as compared to a C7 corvette Z06 at 1.2 G’s.
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Asa Jay Laughton ·
Agreed, though I'm still curious what Jim did manage. Asa
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Bob Allyn ·
Asa, Come talk to me in May.
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Asa Jay Laughton ·
Unfortunately, I usually only make the September event. Asa
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Mike Borders ·
Bob, While you are correct that a Cup Car's cornering ability is far greater than a stock car when fully set up, recall that for ORR the setup calls for almost no camber, almost no toe, and lots of caster for straight line stability, making the car "tight." My own Cup Car had .5 negative camber, 1/16" toe, and 7 degrees of caster and could not pull 3Gs with that setup. My average speed through there was about 125 mph until the last two left turns, (when I began accelerating hard, hitting 175...
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Re: Narrows Special Stage

Bob Allyn ·
Mike, Our setup is very close. We run with a little more camber in the front and a little less in the rear. Same caster and toe. Our runs thru the narrows are similar in speed to yours, most of the time. We have run a faster average (140 as the slowest thru the S turns, but in saying that, in May last year we were down to 100 at the S turns, and still averaged 202.8 MPH. I spoke with Jim after his 199 average run in the Monte Carlo, and he indicated he had run about 140. I talked to him...
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Asa Jay Laughton ·
Thank you both, that testimony would support the idea that folks aren't going to go very fast through the narrows, which in the case of a "Narrows Average" kind of trophy class, limits the range of available selections, say from 95 though 125 (seven classes), and perhaps one or two more for the high-speed and unlimited cars. It might be an interesting additional challenge to add to the mix. I for one would probably enter it, as (like Mike indicated) I try to bank time ahead of the Narrows so...
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Asa Jay Laughton ·
Tom, most years I've read the April Fool post and it's been pretty good. This year I think simply missed the mark. Too many things to compound emotions over the idea especially with what happened in 2014. We all know the Narrows are the bugger of the course and every year the Rookies are nervous about having to keep up their average through there. Yes, SSCC explains that the Narrows are essentially exempt from the min tech speed rule but it just goes to show how it can make folks nervous. On...
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Mike Laiserin ·
Next April 1st someone should suggest running a night time event. Hmmmm
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Deven Hickingbotham ·
I guess I fall into the "accident waiting to happen" category. I would be okay with it if there was an opportunity to have a practice session on Friday or Saturday, but I see little chance of that happening. Most of the rules seem designed to keep us near our target speed. This minimizes passing and keeps things safe. This proposal is a rule that encourages going faster (well, perhaps the speed strap does that too, but at least its straight). I'd suggest a competition where the prize goes to...
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Tom King ·
Well, Deven, your highly sensible reply to my April Fools' Day posting is as impressive as my joke was lame. Hope the SSCC Board doesn't think the Narrows Special Stage is a good idea after all...
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Bunny Hill ·
Tom, I'm not impressed as I have already had calls regarding this. Taking the time to respond to your "April Fools" joke takes valuable time away from my legitimate SSCC duties. Sorry that I didn't take your post as funny but this type of sport has some very serious consequences as we all know.
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Owen Green ·
Oops Tom nice try kinda like running course backward. now if the Doctor hadn't been lazy 54 years ago then I just might be the April fool. ha ha O
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Tom King ·
Bunny, very sorry to cause you the headache. I sent you a separate email. Won't happen again.
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Deven Hickingbotham ·
You got me Tom Serves me right for checking this forum too often ...
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Narrows Special Stage

Tom King ·
Just learned the SSCC Board has approved the addition of "Special Stage Timing" through the Narrows as an additional trophy-bearing competition within the Nevada Open Road Challenge. There will be an electric eye at mile 70 (at the crest of the hill as you enter the off-camber right) to record your entry time, and another electric eye at mile 72.6 as you exit the Narrows. Lowest time in each Division wins (i.e., Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Sport, and Super Sport). The Advisory Council was...
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YouTube videos of some cars in the Narrows

William ·
I have posted videos that we took in the Narrows (gate 125/126) of 23 cars (sorry, I could not get all of you). See: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpddemC22gyXsKuDiD6Qu2Q Videos of cars numbered: 111,182,205,249,261,265,267,270,276,315,346,376,391,404,412,444,454,459,469,483,484,513 Search on "SSCC 2017" plus drivers last name or car number. Enjoy, Bill, Linda, and Beth
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Owen Green ·
great shots keep up the good work Owen
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Tom King ·
Bill, thanks again to you, your wife, and your daughter for taking videos from your post in the Narrows. Interesting to see the different lines. Are you going to compete again, or are you resting on your laurels as an undefeated rookie team of you and your other daughter?
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William ·
Tom: I am working on Megan to encourage her to drive the rally, we'll see. By-the-way, we have an NSX in our Seductive supercars exhibit at AmericasCarMuseum where I volunteer. Also the young man standing next to you in one of the pictures in your for sale ad in the NSX forum rode with Megan and I in the parade in May, small world. ;-) Bill https://www.americascarmuseum.org/
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Tom King ·
That kid's name was Reed, and he was definitely enthusiastic and probably awed by the Batmobile ride you gave him in the parade. Tell Megan we'd love to see her in the driver's seat in the next event!
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William ·
Owen: Thank you. Bill, Linda, and Beth
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