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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)

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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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 ·
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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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ray Alexander ·
I thought Mr.Lowman was a shoe-in for navigator. Still good advice
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

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

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

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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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)

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

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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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)

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

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

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

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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Re: SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

Dave Bauer ·
Let me be the 1st SS car to ask if the Board has done the math on this. First, I thought the road closed at 5am, not 6am. If all the GS and slower cars go before the SS cars. all of the SS car will be sitting until after 10:40 if there are 120 cars at 1 minute apart. We will be sitting on the side of the road for over 5 1/2 hours. then once we go should finish 1st leg around 11:30. I do not know how long it will take to start the 2nd leg, but 1 hour sounds reasonable. If that happens the 1st...
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Re: SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

Tom King ·
I tend to agree with Dave: start the SS cars first for this event. That would eliminate the sweep time (between last 95 and first SS) and reduce the time risk. In the past, the reason for starting the Super Sport last was their higher risk of red flag. However, in the last 10 events most of the SS DNFs were UNL cars. In this two-way event, there is no UNL class, so the risk is reduced. Again, in the last 10 events, the non-UNL SS cars (i.e., 160, 170, and 180) had less than a 9% DNF rate.
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Re: SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

Dave Bauer ·
Another thought, I know I have only been involved since 2010, but since then there has been 18 DNF with SS or unlimited cars and only 1 has caused a red flag. But 2 times GS cars in the same time frame caused a rad flag. So things that the SS class will cause a red flag is old school, we have come a long way in the safety way of thinking. We are all here to have a safe race!
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Re: SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

George Suennen ·
What about the crew members that support the SS cars/drivers at the start line. They usually drive/are in the tow vehicles. How will they get to the start line to assist the SS cars if they need to get the tow vehicles back to Lund by 6 AM? Will they need to drive a separate car back to the start line after leaving the tow vehicle in Lund? Will there be a shuttle for them and their equipment? There a lot more questions about the logistics, but I hope you get the gist of the problem. Some of...
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Re: SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

Berry Lowman ·
George - Tow rigs that want to unload at the Rest Area have to be South of the Lund Cattle Guard before 6 AM. They are not to return to back to Lund after unloading, but rather, must stay at the Rest Area for the duration of the race. All starting line crew support staff should be in the tow rigs, at the Rest Area, which is near the starting grid. They will remain there until the tace is over. Any tow rig or persons wishing to go to the Rest Area on Sunday AM, but who also intend to go back...
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Re: SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

Berry Lowman ·
For all those requesting that SS Class be allowed to start first, be it over speed math, timing concerns, etc., remember, the SSCC Board has weighed and debated both sides of this topic internally many times between last September and now. Both sides of the coin were considered by them. They only asked that I, as SSCC public spokesperson, relay their offical decision to all of you now as a point of clarity for this event. This statement today was prompted by your questions, and me taking it...
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Re: SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

George Suennen ·
Berry, Thanks for the clarification, but it looks like I'll miss this experience. Hope to get the car running again and race ready for September. George 1990 Porsche 928 S4 http://928.jorj7.com
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Re: YouTube videos of some cars in the Narrows

Owen Green ·
great shots keep up the good work Owen
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Re: YouTube videos of some cars in the Narrows

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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Re: YouTube videos of some cars in the Narrows

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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Re: YouTube videos of some cars in the Narrows

William ·
Owen: Thank you. Bill, Linda, and Beth
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Re: YouTube videos of some cars in the Narrows

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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Re: Thank You to All Racers & Volunteers Who Made this 1st Two-Way NORC a Success!

William ·
Great event, we had a blast. Suggestion: No rain next year. Bill, Megan, and Sean
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Re: Thank You to All Racers & Volunteers Who Made this 1st Two-Way NORC a Success!

Mike Laiserin ·
Berry, consider the possibility of finding another location for the Shootout; one long enough to bring back a 1.5 mile run like the Mojave Magnum. That's a tough bill to fill but would surely draw more participation.
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Re: Thank You to All Racers & Volunteers Who Made this 1st Two-Way NORC a Success!

Jean Lowry ·
As a volunteer May was my fifth event. I thoroughly enjoy the memories you all make for me. Pictures hang on my wall bringing a smile every time I look at them. Thank you. See you in September.
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Re: Thank You to All Racers & Volunteers Who Made this 1st Two-Way NORC a Success!

Lanny Lowman ·
Found one for the SSCC, now to see if they are interested and can get the road :-)
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Re: Thank You to All Racers & Volunteers Who Made this 1st Two-Way NORC a Success!

Owen Green ·
wasn't nothing but a lil thing.
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Re: New SSCC Site is LIVE & Online Registration is OPEN

Tom King ·
Hey Berry, I really like the new website! Please pass along congratulations to everyone who got this accomplished. The old website was pretty good, but this one is terrific. Nice work.
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Re: New SSCC Site is LIVE & Online Registration is OPEN

Asa Jay Laughton ·
Terrific is a great word to describe it. Good re-design, lots of flashy stuff, and tons of info. Well done. Asa Jay
 
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