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Re: Question

William Bales ·
No, it also went to a new home. I have a 2000 M-coupe (known by non-BMW people as a Z3M) so I decided I didn’t need both. Sad to sell the M5, a real super car. I may not be back to the SSCC either. Wife was the navigator last time, she said it was fun (once) but declined my invitation to go again. The M-coupe is better on a short road race course than down the long highway. Enjoy your silent cruising.
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Re: Question

Tom King ·
Hi Julie and Wally, Neither the start nor the finish are exactly on mile markers anymore. Here are a couple of my measurements that might help: Start 0.000 County Line sign 9.402 LN-14 83.571 LN-10 87.590 LN-8 89.572 Finish 90.000 Blue has published some Rookie Notes that show slightly different mileages (see attached). Good luck!
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Re: Question

Bill Kelly ·
Tom, We can always bring another race proven Lincoln. Bill Kelly
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Re: New Record??

Tom King ·
Hi Robert, Jim Peruto is a great and fearless driver. His average speed in September was up until the race was red-flagged, so I'm guessing it doesn't count as a whole-course record. In the May event, Jim averaged almost 200 in occasionally-blinding sandstorm conditions, and in September he was averaging 216 when red-flagged before the Narrows. With some better luck and conditions, I bet Jim gets into the Guiness Book of World Records pretty soon. It will be well-deserved.
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Re: The real details

Former Member ·
I have driven my car at 140mph for a few minutes on a straight stretch; it felt like it was on rails. I would like to try it for a little bit longer period of time, which is why I entered this race. In my younger days I used to drive between Dodge City, KS and Springfield, CO at about 130 mph a couple times a month, but now the idea of spending the night in jail slows me down; my wife would not like it very much and it would be a bad example for my kids. If I can handle driving at 140, I...
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Re: The real details

Gary Patterson ·
Brad, Welcome to SSCC. The rest have given you a pretty good idea of what to expect and the start time frame is pretty good. Most of our events get off on time and as such your class would likely leave the line around 8:45am - 9:15am but as stated sh...happens. To help with first timers we always offer a rookie orientation of the road and key points along with a Navagator class (which the driver can also attend) to help you get more competitive. The rookie class is given on the way to Ely on...
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Re: ONE LAST WORD

Paul Kraght ·
1. Thank you, SSCC, for fixing the board!!! 2. I don't mind the messages of the last couple weeks being deleted -- in fact, I'll just close my eyes and hope that when they open, the last couple weeks never happened! On to the race! -- Paul
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Re: Tech

David Carpenter ·
Axle rap is normally only a significant problem at low speeds and drag racing light to light. You didn't mention what you are driving and HP, etc. Typically, unless your springs are worn out and weak, or if you have modified the HP, stock setup should be fine. Most ORR people don;t try to break the car at the start line w/tire smoke. But a couple have given a great show---only to win the Optima Battery trophy---and had to 'walk' back to the start line. (Leaving their ride on the side of the...
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Re: New format

David Carpenter ·
Everything ever invented, and ever idea tried---had a flaw. But, we usually persevered. " A CURVE in the road is not the END of the road, unless you FAIL to make the turn."
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Re: Tires

roland roth ·
Thanks Paul! Hey mail me your address so I can send you a copy of my race clips! The TCH.50 sans 18K bow is awesome as background music!Diferent but awesome! R
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Re: Tech

Jeff Dugan ·
Dave, I won that Optima Battery Trophy you mention and finshed the race no problem for 5th place. I guess this means you can have your cake and eat it too or you can smoke your tires and finish the race also. Jeff Dugan
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Re: Tech

David Carpenter ·
Jeff, I agree. Wish I could see some of the burn outs. But, in the 150 class I was in grid #8. Don't get to see any one else. Besides, if you're worried about 'axle rap up'....you better err on the side of getting to the finish line---rather then the side of the road. :> ))
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Re: insurance

Former Member ·
SSCC will have to address your question #2. I could write a book about the "damage" to your car question. Some hints; 1. make sure in advance of the event of your carriers' definitions, and policy relative to "rally", "race", "speed contest" and so on, 2. some insurance companies use this very web site as an "investigative" tool to determine whether they will or will not provide coverage, 3. virtually no insurance company will cover a car in a race, 4. every time anyone refers to this event...
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Re: big red

Guest ·
Check out the video section of this site and i think its the #1 video the front cover is the same call them and ask them to read the back of the box . it should have a picture of big red and tell of the race and all about big red .. hope this helps JIM TRAVIS
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Re: big red

Guest ·
Check out the video section of this site and i think its the #1 video the front cover is the same call them and ask them to read the back of the box . it should have a picture of big red and tell of the race and all about big red .. hope this helps JIM TRAVIS
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Re: insurance

Former Member ·
Yep, the "quicker, faster" etc., wins in a race, a speed contest. The most accurate wins in a rally, a contest in precision, accuracy. As regards the incident Richard had, he was in fact in the UNL class, where the winner IS the fastest. Carl
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Re: insurance

Former Member ·
I am attempting to go through my insurance agent to find coverage, but if insurance isn't otherwise available, it would seem that the participants in SSCC events could get together to pool their risk. I have about $22,000.00 at risk as far as my car goes. I can handle about $5,000.00 without crying too much and $22,000.00 won't kill me but it would bite. I would be happy to toss $100.00 to $200.00 or so per race into a kitty that would cover losses with respect to my car with say a $2,000.00...
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Mike Anderson ·
Old Dawg & his Little Brother Fidel, Its a sad day in open road racing when the infamous Mad (now OLD) Dawg and his sidekick Fidel ain't going fast anymore. You guys join AARP yet? Mike
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

TRACY CASTRO ·
Hey Mike, I don't know what you drive but I think guys like us,OLD DAWG and FIDEL JR., are well within the limits of keeping up with the guys who go to the dealerships to buy there "RACE CARS", sorry Tim. Let us not forget that we are pushing 30+ year old American steel down the highway way faster than they were intended to go. I just got off the phone with my uncle Fidel, so if you see a couple of ICBM's coming your way,DUCK. You must have read my mind, I just renewed my contract with...
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

tim jones ·
Eric,Eric,Eric... I think we all(including Fidel,Jr.)know the answer to that one! A 27 year difference in technology is hard to match. On the track I can kick his butt, off the track he is hard to beat! My late model Mustang is no match for the classic look of Fidel,Jr's car! Yes we will be on the track at the same time,me in front, Fidel Jr. bringing up the rear and protecting my flank (ha-ha-ha, could not resist the urge!), yes there will be Video. Hopefully there will be no footage of 3.5...
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Mike Anderson ·
Fidel Jr., If that isn't your sister Mad Dawg is with then who is it? Okay never mind. ;-) And don't even pretend anyone is going to kick anyone's ass as I already heard you, Tim and the Dawg (the 3 Muscateers) are going out partying tonight. Can we expect any breaking race-news stories tomorrow? Maybe Rodney King was right! Maybe we can get along! ;-) Where is Eric hiding? Mike
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Re: Tech

David Carpenter ·
Chris---What town/city/state do you live in?? As I said before--you never know who lives nearby--people come from many places around the world to race here. Sweden/Finland/Aus/England....and the list goes on.
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Mike Anderson ·
Subject: Silver State Race Veterans Party. The next day. I was in San Francisco this last week on business. I met several people that I enjoy visiting every year. Saturday the weather was incredible. The weather was warm, the sky was blue and the sun was out. It looked and felt like an early Spring. I went by El Mongo (Mad Dawg's) new place near Oakland around 11AM. I wasn't sure if he'd be up after Friday night. His pretty Brazilian lady friend met me in the driveway. She led me to the pool...
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Eric Pettersen ·
Mad Dawg, A quick seach on the internet turned this up. Not sure if this guy really knows waht he's talking about though ;-) --------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 21:22:40 +0000 From: Dennis Antenucci {itbewild@gte.net} Subject: Suspension/Alignment Settings To: Multiple recipients of list {detomaso@realbig.com} Mike Anderson who is planning to go faster at the Silver Open Road asked me about what alignment settings I used road racing and was it any different...
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Re: Car Intercom

Mark Ford ·
FWIW we use a Terraphone Professional. It wires into the car's electrical system and is similar to teh OMP mentioned above. It has a nice additional feature that lets you plug it into your incar video so yuo get a clean audio track on your race tape. Cost was under $150 US
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Re: Vette Roll Cage needed

Eric Pettersen ·
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A few years ago I did some business with a shop called "Three R" automotive near you. I think they are in Englewood. They do a lot of race car preperation and I remember them telling me about some Corvettes they were working on. If you feel like making a drive out this way, our neighbors at McGee Motorsports have done some roll cages for C5 Vettes. Their # is 707-996-1112. Talk to Scott Rubin.
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Re: A/C for race/street car

jerry koons ·
Paul, Thought you were going to want the AC going to and from race sites, not during the race. Do you drive to and from at 6500RPM? Jerry #162
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Re: Entry Packets

Former Member ·
Bunny stated somewhere else in this forum that the packets would be mailed out 45 days prior to the race your were signed up for. - Robert Beaubien - 87 Pontiac Fiero GT 5-speed #293 -
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Re: A/C for race/street car

Paul Kraght ·
Ray, I agree! On my previous Taurus, the A/C failed pretty frequently, even though I never used it during the race. If it has a separate belt like you mention, it is much easier to disconnect. I'll look into if I can get a crankshaft pulley with a slot for an extra belt. -- Paul
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Re: Entry Packets

Jane Barker ·
But I thought applications had to be in 60 days before the race for yearly members and 30 days before the race for lifers...?! Can we please have some clarification from someone on the board? Thank you!
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Re: A/C for race/street car

David Carpenter ·
I run my A/C right up to the start line to cool interior and driving suits. Then shut it off at start line. Just air after that with fan, windows up, and it isn't all that hot by the end of the race. Do you have a serpentine belt system? If you can't get a separate drive belt system, then maybe a short and a long belt and change them out for race day. But, don't worry about it too much. An A/C compressor clutch that's NOT engaged doesn't really sap any power, and the clutch bearing should...
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Re: A/C for race/street car

Paul Kraght ·
Mark, the only problem is that to activate the full-throttle cutout, I have to use full throttle, which will get my Taurus going WAY too fast for me (over 500 wheel hp)! By the way, the OEM equipment has a full-throttle A/C cutout for 10 seconds, then it comes back on. Two years ago at the practice road at Elko, I wanted to get it up to 160, but it seems that it would accelerate ok, then go soft, and I could only get it up to 150. I was afraid there was some detonation or something. (I blew...
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Re: Rollbar re-inforcement plate question

Bill Springer ·
alright you guys ,you sound like you're suffering from cabin fever . Sean if you say that the plates need be 4" x 4" then that's what I'll put inside and outside my car as the feet that come welded to the hoop that rests on the floor are probably no more than 3" X 3" . Better to be safe than sorry and I'm not coming 1500 mi. to hear .... gee those plates are an inch too small. Thanks very much for the responses and look forward to meeting you all in September . I've been trying to make it to...
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

earl campbell ·
Dennis...Dennis...Dennis. A million import cars? There were only a grand total of 2,000 94 rx7's made and about 6,000 in total of the 3rd generation. Of the 3 rotor version, there are about 12 in North America. I seem to recall that you didn't race last fall which sort of makes you a bench racer dosen't it? By the way, I thought you were coming down here for a visit...what happened? Look forward to seeing ya in a couple of months! earl
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Re: Dutch motoring magazine looking for a ride

Russel Truex ·
Dave, Since my car may not be done in time for the May event (due to a heavy travel schedule for work)... I *MAY* be willing to provide my body as "human ballast". I know the road fairly well as I have completed 8 events and pre-run the course the same number of times (of course all my treks down 318 have been at a max of 160 MPH). I'll keep mulling over the idea in my head and we'll see how my car progresses. Let me know if you'd be interested. Regards, Russ Russel Truex '89 Mustang, SSCC...
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Re: Dutch motoring magazine looking for a ride

William Brandt ·
Hey Russel, you are bringing that car to the NE race, arn't you? I heard the State of NE misses you.
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Re: Dutch motoring magazine looking for a ride

Dave Golder ·
Bill I was going to. I tried the one race and it just sucked. So...... being not very smart I have decieded to keep going, at least for a while. I just hope I when I do quit...it is by choice ...ya know.
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

Dennis Antenucci ·
Jane - I've tried recruiting/insulting the Rice Rocket crowd interested in running on a real road with little success...for the most part they love the straight liner stuff but are afraid of any open track time or running on a real road...but I'd love to see a MAZDA RX7, Miata pronounced ME-OUTTA, Honda or Prelude team! I love some of the tricked out cars I've seen at open track events. They do have a good web site www.streeetracing.com Brother Earl - Duuude, I was there in the "Stealth...
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Re: Rules/Disqualifications

Mark Ford ·
I think the key word Dawg is "next". If you DQ 5/2002 then you won't race 9/2002 without giving Rick Joyce the money and doing the LVMS tour. Whatever happened to the good old days of being arrested on the finish line?!
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Re: 5 PT. Harness system required ?

Richard Hille ·
Just for general knowledge. I know of NO race sanctioning group that will accept a "Y" harness shoulder belt for competition. They allow much too much side to side motion and all the upper torso forces are being fed into a single belt. This is not a good idea with the possibility of a high speed accident. I'd definitely stick with dual three inch wide shoulder and lap belts with a proper anti submarine strap.
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Re: Rules/Disqualifications

Former Member ·
Dawg; As I'm yet to finish a race wo/ DQ'n (as a driver anyway) perhaps the "refresher" would do me some good...What's Tech Speed mean again??? Gary; I know Race Director carries a lot of clout, but I didn't know you could absolve my past indescretions. That's a lot of ground to cover...;-) I glad my past, ummmm, errors don't count. If they did, at least I would be in good company on Thursday. As far as Rules and Punishment go, we call it "Officer Discretion". And If I DQ again I'm gonna use...
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

Jane Barker ·
Dawg, The kids I'm meeting in my mechanics class seem to have little or no "seat time" and I can't get them interested in a really fun event only four hours drive away, so they are definitely not going to sit in the car for .... many hours to race on 318. They just don't know what they are missing. I'm starting to get inquiries from prospective Invader team members and was wondering when the real deadline is for the team challenge sign-up? Last time I raced we had half a Honda team! Given...
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Re: 5 PT. Harness system required ?

Sean OLeary ·
Carl, My understanding is that the Y type mount is a 5-point system at the buckle. It is stated in Simpson's catalog this way (At the buckle). As we have in the past allowed Y harnesses I can see no reason not to allow a properly attached harness to pass tech if it follows the manufacturers installation guidelines. As stated above, I would use a dual shoulder mount personally and would also recommend this to Randy. As for waiving a rule, I would not be able to do this. The Chief of Tech or...
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Re: 4L60E downshifting at very high speds ?

gary foster ·
I agree with Randy. Steve at Bowtie is the man. He installed my Compushift and rebuilt my transmission. Heat is the major issue which is created because the TC does not remain locked. I personally believe that the race did not kill the transmissions but rather the trip across the desert to the race. Running between 70mph to 80mph with the TC locking and unlocking built up the heat and burnt the 3rd and 4th clutch packs. The race just finished them off. Be Well Gary Foster
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

earl campbell ·
Hi Jane, PM me at campbell20b@hotmail.com. You should be captain as I will be running the race shotgun with Todd. As I said in my last email, it will nice to see perhaps one of the most potent Rx7's made (the R1). Felton, if you have any other friends with Rx's, you should try and get them out. earl
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Re: FYI: 2002 Rules are up

David Carpenter ·
Many might look at this as an expensive, hard to do project...and modify the car. No need. Go to a race shop and buy a full race seat for $125.00 and bolt it to existing seat brackets.
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Re: ESPN Coverage?..Other?

David Carpenter ·
If I remember correctly: Pres. of K & N was registered to run in May 2000 race. His car had a problem he couldn't get fixed in time. so, they changed his class down to 95 mph...he ran his suburban tow vehicle...had some fun...and avg'ed 97mph!!!
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

kricket bard ·
Hi Jane!! John and I usually do not run the May race and after marrying off his oldest daughter this past Nov we may have to skip this Sept.. We will have to wait and see how things go.. If we can be, we will be... if not carry on without us!!!! Kricket
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

Jane Barker ·
Bunny, I've registered "Team Invaders" twice now through the website. I'm wondering when we will show up on the Team Challenge page? Felton, you are signed up with Team Invaders, along with Jerry Koons, Larry Hall and myself. Pete is still trying to decide whether to go sideways in the dirt that weekend or straight ahead on the paved road! BTW, Team Invaders is open to ALL NON-American vehicles, so if you're interested in joining us please write to me at "dancer@musician.org" Dawg, what are...
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

Dennis Antenucci ·
Jane, Your answer is, I've been passed by everything on I-880 basically because I just like to cruise and not race....which reminds me of the first time I ran my old '72 Pantera at the Nevada Open back in '97. There is a great guy who owns a black Ferrari (forget his name!) who started behind me and after we passed The Narrows he passed me and then I passed him and we were having a hecka of a good time passing one another and we still nailed our average goal speed of 140. But 'safety' as you...
 
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