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Re: Happy Holidays to our ORR familia!

Dave Bauer ·
Mountain Dew and what?? Eggnog?? I will be in Yellowstone for Christmas -? what-ever temperature it is. Have I lost my mind? Maybe but from Tucson temp to that who knows. I wish all of you out there a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! See you in May
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Re: 30th Anniversary SSCC Event to Feature a Father vs Son 155 Class Battle

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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Re: Hello Everyone

Berry Lowman ·
Welcome George! Good to have you coming out to run with us on NV 318! I look forward to drinking some ice cold Mountain Dew with you on the tailgate in the finish pits!
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Re: Hello Everyone

George Dias ·
Hi Berry, thanks for the welcome and Mountain Dew is my favorite. George
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Re: SSCC on Speedvision

Scott Hicks ·
Kent, I agree, probably why they changed to Speedchannel. Anyway, I think the event is fine the way it is. For those who seek it shall find it. We don't need to see the Mountain Dew crew at the starting line filming a commercial. I was just surprised they mentioned it.
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Re: Rookie Qualifying at SPEEDVEGAS !

Felton Offutt ·
Steve, Berry, Thanks for the input gentlemen! An arrangement like the SpeedVegas one was floated long ago by Eric Petterson, Tom King and others, so I cannot take credit for the idea. I was just in the right place at the right time to help it come together. The ideal situation would be a long, twisty stretch of actual highway to do qualifying on, any time we wanted, with any car we could dream of, with perfect weather and 5 Star food trucks waiting at the end with free Mountain Dew and...
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Re: SSCC 2017 - Need a tow rig driver please

Berry Lowman ·
If anyone can help my buddy Doug out, I'll make sure you have plenty of cool, refreshing Mountain Dew to drink on the drive from Lund to the Y!
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Re: 155 is the new 150!

Owen Green ·
do'in the Dew. Looks like the fun this year is just getting started. See ya all soon. O
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Re: Stopwatch Errors

Berry Lowman ·
Tom - Having you in the 155 will be awesome! I always say, the greater the talent in the class, the sweeter the thrill of victory will be to whomever stands atop the podium! Plus, who doesn't want a shot at a FREE case of Mountain Dew?!? #DoTheDew Funny enough, marketing & promotion is what I do. That said, these days, I only agree to pitch things I know I like, so if the Compumaster 3000R needs a spokesperson, I'd love to give it a whirl sometime to see how it fares! Dave - Join us in...
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Re: Stopwatch Errors

Lanny Lowman ·
Before my navigator ( yes I know I let him drive last September, he won his class and I have created a monster) gets too carried away with the challenges, as Dave said, I am the Driver and the only challenge from the 466 car will be for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable trip down 318 no matter which class you decide to run in or which "Egg Timer" or "Mountain Dew and Snickers" you decide to use. BTW, count me in for some of those Raffle Tickets for the CompuBomb, Compumaster 3000R...
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155 is the new 150!

Berry Lowman ·
Looks like Santa dropped off one last, wonderful gift! Better than a Red Ryder BB gun! Have you read the new, hot off the presses, 2017 SSCC Rules yet? When you do, check out the latest class addition to the Grand Sport section. 155 is now listed as the top speed class without having to go the full build of Super Sport or Unlimited route. GAME ON, Y'ALL! Thank you to Bunny, and everyone on the SSCC board who supported adding this awesome challenge! Thank you to all fellow competitors who...
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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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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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Re: Finally finished my engine

Charlie Friend ·
Hey George, looks great. How much boost will you plan on running? Any idea of the HP result? Or is that info classified???
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Re: Finally finished my engine

George Suennen ·
Charlie, Since your a friend I can tell you, I'm sure you won't pass it on to the others. I'm running a little over 15 psi of boost at sea level, which seems to be a little over 12 psi at altitude. I've de-tuned the engine some to reduce heat and knocks. My peak rwhp was 531 rwph, but with the timing pulled back for "street" use, I'm getting 460-480 rwph with over 400 ft-lbs of torque from 3500-6000 rpm. Would like to get it to 500 rwph with "safe" race tuning.
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Re: Finally finished my engine

Steve Donegan ·
Nice job George. If you could run it today on 318 it would be a blamy 21F outside - nice cold dense air :-)
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Re: Finally finished my engine

George Suennen ·
It was up to 37 by 10 AM (I usually don't get to start until after that). Wouldn't have to worry about any frozen sections of road by then.
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Re: Finally finished my engine

Stan Martin ·
George have you given any thought to E85? it would have a cooling effect on the intake charge as well as give you over 105 octane.And the big plus for you is that it is considered an alternative fuel by gov standards and for CA that means NO emission test[I think}.Stan
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Re: Finally finished my engine

George Suennen ·
Stan, I'm running methanol/water injection (50/50 mix), a dual nozzle system, which helps a lot. I did have to use race gas when I ran an event, now I can just use premium unleaded pump gas. Don't know about not needing smog testing if I converted to E85, I guess I'll have to check it out. Thanks, George http://928.jorj7.com/
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Re: Finally finished my engine

Tom King ·
Hi George - Just a heads-up: the draft 2014 Rules may revise the section on allowable fuels, which may restrict the use of methanol (due to its invisible flame in an incident) and any highly pressurized fuels or fuel additives (like nitrous or propane). Still being reviewed, but you may want to consider it.
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Re: Finally finished my engine

George Suennen ·
Originally Posted by Tom King: Hi George - Just a heads-up: the draft 2014 Rules may revise the section on allowable fuels, which may restrict the use of methanol (due to its invisible flame in an incident) and any highly pressurized fuels or fuel additives (like nitrous or propane). Still being reviewed, but you may want to consider it. I sure hope they don't change the restrictions for methanol/water injection. I had checked with Steve M. before installing the system (5 gallon fuel cell,...
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Re: Finally finished my engine

Tom King ·
Hi George, I'm only the editor, not the authority, on the Rules, so I can't answer your questions. However, the intent of the revisions in progress appears to be: 1. Allow more flexibility on fuels (e.g., diesel, hybrids, etc.) based on what the car manufacturers are offering in their vehicles 2. Restrict highly-pressurized fuel tanks like for nitrous and propane 3. Restrict fuels that burn with an invisible flame like alcohol I hope your inputs will help in the Rules discussions currently...
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Re: Finally finished my engine

George Suennen ·
Tom, Thanks for the info. Just a few of thoughts: It seems that number 1 is at odds with 2 and 3, as manufacturers are experimenting with E85 (alcohol), hydrogen (compress gas), natural gas (compress gas), etc. It seems that battery powered vehicles can be susceptible to fires (ie. Fisker and Tesla). I've also read the methanol is soluble in water, and that ratios of 50/50 or less are non-flammable. Will the ratios be tested/measured at tech? In fact I can run just plain old water injection,...
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Re: Finally finished my engine

Tom King ·
Hi George, Thanks for the inputs - I'm sure the Board will find them helpful as they consider the 2014 Rules and review with the Board of Advisors. Well, maybe the windshield washer fluid comments won't be quite as valuable... but you guys who build your engines and run very high speeds are a great source of wisdom and important perspectives. Plus you make me jealous.
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Re: Finally finished my engine

Dave Hoppie ·
New 2014 rules !? ... Expected date of publication ? And any crazy changes for 125 GT classing ? ~Dave
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Re: Finally finished my engine

Tom King ·
Dave, nice to hear from you! I'm just the editor (i.e., glorified spell checker), but so far there don't appear to be many changes at all - the biggest one being considered at this point seems to be on the fuel. The Board is taking input from the Board of Advisors and is discussing things, and I expect the Board will soon turn me loose to create a draft of the 2014 Rules from their decisions. I don't know the exact timing, but the wheels are definitely turning.
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Re: Finally finished my engine

George Suennen ·
Tom, Just to clarify, I run plain old pump gas as my fuel. The water/methanol injection is used to cool the fuel and slow the burn in the combustion chamber. As I stated earlier, this is suppose to be a non-flammable mixture. Thanks for the info, George http://928.jorj7.com
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Re: Finally finished my engine

Steve Mott ·
George, No, we do not have the facilities to test any fuel or injection fluids during tech inspection. For that reason, as well as others, we will NOT permit any methanol injection, or any type of alcohol injection. It doesn't matter what the mixture is - NO ALCOHOL or any other type of potentially flammable liquids will be permitted for supplementary injection systems. If you have the apparatus for this injection system installed, you will need to disconnect it, and also prove that the...
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Re: Finally finished my engine

George Suennen ·
Thanks for the clarification Steve. I guess I'll have to "re-nozzle" my system for water injection and bring my sippy cup George http://928.jorj7.com
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Re: Finally finished my engine

Stan Martin ·
I can see issues with this rule.i remember when a big red brick ran ethonal. and with the e85 vehicles that came out very strong a few years ago,what is going to prevent them from running that fuel? esp since some of them are now tuning for e85 exclusively.I planned on converting the stang to e85 for the same reasons many of the High HP guys do, cheaper fuel 2.56 here and 105 octane.E85 is here and I don't see it going away like 100% gasoline is [which is what I am tuned for now] I think the...
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Re: Finally finished my engine

George Suennen ·
Just talked to the vendor and ordered two new nozzles. Will have to spend some dyno time retuning the engine for the new set up. George http://928.jorj7.com
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Re: Finally finished my engine

Ray Alexander ·
I drink water and alcohol every day.
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Re: Finally finished my engine

George Suennen ·
Originally Posted by Ray Alexander: I drink water and alcohol every day. Ray, They already have rules about no drinking alcohol before the race... Now we know why, it's a fire hazard. George http://928.jorj7.com
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Re: C4 Vette tire pressure

Gail Waldman ·
Dan The person that you need to consult regarding your tires would be our Chief of Tire Tech, Eric Pettersen. You can get his contact information by clicking http://www.silverstateclassic....ur_organization.aspx
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Re: C4 Vette tire pressure

Dan Harmon ·
Thanks Gail
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Re: C4 Vette tire pressure

Tom King ·
Eric often refers us to this Tire Rack article that recommends increased pressures for sustained high speed driving: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/...chpage.jsp?techid=72 On my NSX, the factory pressure recommendations are 40 psi rear, 33 psi front, but the best track pressures seem to be 36 psi rear and 32 psi front. For Silver State events, I run 40 psi rear and 36 psi front. Tire Rack seems to recommend 10% over your normal track or road type pressures. But Gail definitely has it right -...
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Re: 2013 SSCC Preparations, What are -you- doing to get ready?

George Suennen ·
Asa, Glad you're going to the 2013 Silver State. I plan to be there also. You know Steve D. started a " What are you doing to get ready for September?". thread. But since I'm an in-betweener, 1970s vs 2010s, I'll participate in both threads. I got the tow vehicle fixed and can focus on the race car. I had an oil analysis done after the last race, and it came back better then the one before the NORC, so I don't have to pull the engine... The supercharger is back with the kit builder getting...
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Re: 2013 SSCC Preparations, What are -you- doing to get ready?

Asa Jay Laughton ·
Originally Posted by George Suennen: Asa, You know Steve D. started a " What are you doing to get ready for September?". thread. But since I'm an in-betweener, 1970s vs 2010s, I'll participate in both threads. DOH! And I specifically -looked- for a thread about September from Steve and totally blew by it. I just re-checked and sure enough... there it was. What's even worse is... I've already POSTED in it. GAH! Don't I feel dumb... wait... don't answer that. Asa Jay
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Re: 2013 SSCC Preparations, What are -you- doing to get ready?

George Suennen ·
Too many beers will do that... George 1990 Porsche 928 S4 http://928.jorj7.com
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Re: First year team

Johnny Walker ·
One question that I haven't found the answer to; what does a two person team do to get back to the start after the race? Is there a caravan back to the start or do we have to find a way to get the truck and trailer to the finish prior to the event?
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Re: First year team

Steve Donegan ·
There are usually volunteers who will drive it down for you.
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Re: First year team

Johnny Walker ·
Great, how do I get in touch with these volunteers? Do people just ask around at the race or is there people specifically there to help with this?
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Re: First year team

Mike Borders ·
Johnny, there are two ways to do this, assuming you are going to Las Vegas or points south after the race: 1) Either have someone heading south drive your rig down early in the morning before the road closes, or 2) have someone drive it down after the road opens up. (There is no hassle driving a non-street legal car from Ely to the starting line, especially if you are in the convoy.) There are pros and cons for both. For #1, the pro is that it is there when you finish, and you can load up...
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