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A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

Berry Lowman ·
They say when one door opens, another one closes. Well, in this case, said previous door may have been left slightly ajar. At least for the moment. Two good ol' Corvette racing boys from the hills of Kentucky made a deal several years ago. Go out to Nevada, enter the Silver State Classic, get straight up to 150 Class, and throw everything at it until they score a win. The deal was, then, and only then, would a driver/navigator seat swap take place. You know, Father and Son, racing toward a...
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Lanny Lowman ·
I hope you do good as a first time driver at the SSCC. It is a real blast to win including doing it twice in a row racing some of the best in the 150 mph class. Proud that you are my son whether you win or loose, don't give up ����
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Ray Alexander ·
I thought you sold the rights to Snickers and Mountain Dew to Malcolm Johnson at the last awards ceremony? I applaud tenacity. See you in September. I am taking my time to get to 150.
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Berry Lowman ·
Thanks Dad. You know I'll never give up. I'll be racing until the day I die, or can't see the finish line anymore, whichever comes first!
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Berry Lowman ·
Well, Malcolm bought the rights to the race winning mojo of THAT particular Snickers bar and bottle of Mountain Dew. I sure hope he held onto them to consume on the 3rd Sunday of September on pre-grid in Lund! Speaking of, it's not a bad time for Malcolm to step up and take a shot at 150 this time around, as the LeMans Blue Z06 that usually runs in that class will be lined up back in the 110 this time around!
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Ray Alexander ·
That was a wise marketing move. I am sure Malcolm and his stopwatch will do well and that will open the demand for mojo'ed sets of Snickers and Mountain Dew. Maybe even branch into Rockin Nut Road Snickers and throw-back Mountain Dew.
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John Flynn ·
Berry, Moving from the 'Shot Gun seat' to the left seat is going to be a different experience. I am absolutely sure that you will do well. In 2008 when all four of us camped in the sun in the 110 mph division from 8:00 am to 2:30 or so waiting as rookies for the course to open was an adventure by its' self. There were a lot more of the grumpier first timer's than the four of us. Turns out that it was my "Lucky" day as I blew / melted the hydraulic clutch line following 4 others @ 125+ back...
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Dave Bauer ·
Good for you Berry, remember to respect your Nav. I know you will do good, but most of all have a good time and be safe.
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Owen Green ·
Berry good luck to you in your attempt, will see all of you soon. in Vegas at rookie school, or tech at Sam's Town, the caravan up to Ely , or in Ely at tech, the shootout, or during the car show. We used to have medals for all finishers guess it got too expensive. Have fun all and please be careful !!! O
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Owen Green ·
Oh BTW try this figure out a sound track to play . pick the tunes carefully set them up so that the tuneage matches the section your in with the music of your choice and the time for your class. but this is just a suggestion. ha ha O
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Dave Bauer ·
Berry I thought about (for less than second) changing the car back to go that slow but it would be toooo much work! And I think you know faster is better anyway. I was a rookie in May 2011 and ran the 110 class there is a time for you to shoot for. But I should think that would not even be a challenge for you with all the time you have on 318. Good Luck Dave
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Lanny Lowman ·
Berry Bobby. That's a good one Gary. Will be working the starting line for the Corvette Club, but may need to bail into the Nav seat if Berry doesn't bring someone with him. :-)
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Ray Alexander ·
Several posts back you had some good advice from Dave Bauer, it was respect your navigator. Imagine how embarrassing it would be for the participants behind you to observe you being disciplined alongside the highway.
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Ray Alexander ·
I thought Mr.Lowman was a shoe-in for navigator. Still good advice
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Berry Lowman ·
Thanks John! Yeah, that May 2008 race was one heckuva intro to ORR, wasn't it?!? I'm so glad we came back for more after that debacle, or else look at all the fun we'd have missed out on all these years! Hope to see you & your new Z06 on 318 in 2017! BTW, if you're running 125 next May, you may find yourself lined up on the grid close to me ...
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Berry Lowman ·
HA HA! Well, I did recently purchase some bottles of the all new Mountain Dew "Dew-Shine" with the classic hillbilly logo on them, so maybe I'll swig some of that as well up in Ely this time for good measure!
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Berry Lowman ·
Other than the 90 (or so) updates I expect to hear from my Nav, all I plan to listen to on 318 is that sweet sound of LS7 roaring for 90 miles. There will be plenty of time for tunes cruising from Ash Springs back to Vegas.
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Berry Lowman ·
Good advice, Dave. I plan to take it as easy on my navigator as my Dad always has on me (or maybe a bit easier, as a non-relative may actually dive out of the car mid-race ... ) LOL
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Berry Lowman ·
As you know, there is always a new challenge, as each race presents new obstacles to overcome, and more opportunities to excel. That said, my personal goal since scoring that first 150 win has always been to go out and better my previous best time. I'm on a mission to do that, especially from the left seat. As I've said many times, "You have to believe it to achieve it!" Of course, I'm always happy to just be there, hanging out with all our friends, and doing what we all love to do! See you...
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Berry Lowman ·
If you'd ever heard some of the unedited audio clips from our in car comms, you'd know that I'm no stranger to being disciplined all the way down 318. But seriously, no matter who my Nav is, they will get nothing but respect, including some intense lessons in stopwatch discipline. I know all to well how tough it is to do a good job in the right seat. The pressure you put on yourself is more than anyone who hasn't done it could comprehend. It's the toughest job in racing IMHO. If any...
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Berry Lowman ·
Dad would be a great choice for Nav, but he's not quite done driving just yet, so I knew that I'd need to recruit/train someone to be my co-dawg moving forward. I've already been training a good friend for next season, and he's taken to the quick math like a duck to water, but he can't make this SSCC due to his work schedule. My backup had to cancel due to sudden money concerns, and my backup backup just had his appendix go BOOM last night. So, it's a bit up in the air at the moment as to...
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Berry Lowman ·
LOL Gary! THAT JUST HAPPENED! Shake and Bake, brother! You know, you're still the man with the time to beat! Not only are you still .0004 better on the record books, but without your driving prowess, we'd not have those awesome BBORR 145 trophies! I'll gladly share my Snickers & Mountain Dew stash with you anytime!
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Malcolm Johnson ·
I don't own the exclusive rights to selling Mountain Dew and Snickers at the race? Well darn!!! I was hoping to get my business started and see if I could outsell Kelly with his $100 gloves!! Yes, I'll be sure to fuel up on race morning with the breakfast of champions!!!! I'm not planning on moving up to 150 this time. My personal challenge is to win the class a couple of times before I move up and I believe I have 1 first and 2 second place finishes in 145. I do get chewed on regularly by...
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Ken Rees ·
I do want to run 150 with the big boys down the road. BUT, I don't like the fact that us old dinosaur stop watch guys have to compete with the computer jockeys with no distinction in class. I used to frequently beat the computer jockeys with my $39 investment grade stopwatch. But many of them have evolved to the practically unbeatable level. I know I could take the plunge too but I personally don't get as much satisfaction as using my own 62 year processor to do the math, make speed...
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Berry Lowman ·
We'll have to do a Snickers and Mountain Dew toast at Lund Sunday AM! As for computers in 150, or any class for that matter, remember this - we turned in a 0.0027 in May of 2015 using a stopwatch & a set of notes ONLY, so yep, it can be done. Just ask the team that zeroed the clock in 150 Class way back in ot spit before navigations systems or portable GPS were available in cars. See you in Ely!
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Berry Lowman ·
Interesting topic. I'll play devils advocate. We do that in #Motorama LIVE land. You know, according to SSCC records, the three most accurate times in the 29 year history of the NORC/SSCC 150 Class are recorded as follows: 0.00, 0.0023, 0.0027. I know for certain the third best time was done on a stopwatch alone, because I was holding said stopwatch. The infamous zero out time happened so long ago, I'd say it's a safe bet it was done on a stopwatch, as well. Sure, some so called "computer...
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Malcolm Johnson ·
I'm in for the S&MD toast!! ���� Oh yes, I know a lot about the dual gps, dual processor, IMUs, and systems tied into cruise control that guys like Mike Black and Mike Hill run in Texas. I've competed with them for years and we've probably split the head to head races. I'm getting close to deciding to move up this race to 150 solo as several other Old Farts are gonna run 145. Monk as navigator? Sounds good to me. I've been known to tape my navigators mouth shut for the race cause I...
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Owen Green ·
well I guess that keeps him from blowing out his eardrums inside his helmet at 150. but even then when moving that fast no one can hear you screaming in your helmet anyway.
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30th Anniversary SSCC Event to Feature a Father vs Son 155 Class Battle

Berry Lowman ·
For the last 10 years, I've been extremely fortunate to race alongside my Dad in dozens of Open Road Racing events around the country. As many of you know, along the way, we've had more than our share of close but no cigar losses, and some really incredible wins. In fact, some of our best moments together as a father and son team have happened racing down Nevada 318. After a decade of Open Road Racing as a team, and a lifetime of racing go fast toys in some form or another, come September...
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Lanny Lowman ·
Great story. I promise to give it my best, and if I can remember to do all of the things that you remind me to do as we were coming down the road, I hope to be "Close" with my time. Racing alone in my first time out in the 150 a few years ago, I was 9 seconds off from a perfect time. I remember Dale Foust telling me later that day at the awards banquet that if I am going to keep racing that I better "Tighten Up My Times a Little". What an inspiration Dale has been and a special "Thank You"...
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Tom King ·
Oh great, now there are two Lowman entries. I guess I can no longer just trust to luck against them. Can you tell why I'm in 115 mph this time instead of 155? Good luck to you both!
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Malcolm Johnson ·
Yes Tom... why in 115? Do you have a vendetta against your Team Invader friend Barbara Barron who usually runs 115? I just don't think that's very gentlemanly of you treating a wonderful woman that way!! That's akin to bringing a machine gun to a water gun fight! just sayin.... Malcolm Jones
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Tom King ·
Gee, Malcolm, you have a great point. Of course, Barbara and Jacques were only 0.0931 seconds slow in May, so they may not have much to worry about - they seem to have their own machine gun. To be fair, I did tell Barbara that I would be running 115 in case she wanted to school you guys in 150 instead ... Anyway, the answer to your question (why 115?) is complicated. I have this ridiculous conceit of wanting to win every speed class from 95 through 160, and I'm hoping to target the 115 class...
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Berry Lowman ·
It's going to be a trick trying to get my foot to match what yours can do, but I'll give it my best! No matter what the stopwatch says, this is going to be one heckuva fun & memorable race!
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Berry Lowman ·
Tom, you got the better of us in May, so our hats are still tipped toward you. We'll miss you in 155 this time around. It's always a bigger challenge when we get to line up against the best of the best! That said, I've got a feeling 155 is going to be stacked with skinny numbers guys this time around. I've already begun my strict training regimen of pounding Snickers and Mountain Dew!
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Berry Lowman ·
Wow! Barbara Barron vs Tom King. 115 is going to be a real showdown folks!
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