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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: testing testing testing

John Killeen ·
Testing...testing...one, two, hello, can anyone hear me? Hey! What's the problem? About the only thing in life that you can guarantee is that things will change. Survivers are those that learn to deal with change. Have you become to old of a dog (read: geezer) to learn a new trick or two? The board obviously hasn't, because they've changed this to a more modern and basically standard internet forum. Maybe I'm missing something here, but a simple change of format here sure seems to have been...
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Re: Thanks Keith!

Larry Duis (Guest) ·
Keith, Wow!I know the feeling of getting beat up on e-mail. Last yearI made a politically incorrect comment on our e-mail at work and incurred the wrath of several big bosses for three days. Don't take any of this stuff too serious. You're doing a great job. Some of us don't have a life and we can spend countless hours in meaningless pursuits..heh I wonder who our next whipping boy will be? Batter up!
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Re: big red

travisracing (Guest) ·
I have a video of Big red that was raced in the early Silver State Races, Must have been around 1990 . And was driven by a young kid named R J Gottlieb, now the 1969 Camaro was kicking out 800 H.P. and covered the 92 miles in 28 minutes flat.
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Re: big red

travisracing (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

travisracing (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: Mad Dawg's new ride

Mike Anderson ·
Guys, Speaking of who is faster on the track Next weekend there is an open track event at Willow Springs in Southern California. In case anyone is interested in attending including a granny-shifting Eric in his Mustang please call judy at (949) 489-0500 for registration details. Cost is $395. If my memory serves me right I think the then younger now older Mad Dawg had the old lap record at Willow Springs of 1 minute and 28 seconds (right Dawg?) in his black '72 Street Modified Pantera. Not...
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Re: big red

Former Member ·
Cal... You have mail.. Regarding The Big Red One '69 Camaro ' Enjoy, Alan
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

tim jones ·
OUCH!!!! My head hurts! When I woke up and did not see a toe tag I knew I would be OK. DO NOT PARTY WITH THIRSTY DOG!(or "Big Dog" as the rather shaply girl from Brazil refers to Dennis as,can you say "WoW"! Go Dog!)Thirsty Dog just about killed the blender! I think it needs a rebuild after last night! We had BIG FUN! Tim "I think I'm in a coma" Jones #306 Mustang Cobra FiveHead Racing
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Former Member ·
As a SSCC veteran I can't speak for all but I can say thank God we have American's like these guys. Mad Dawgy, how is it a crude obnoxious loud guy like you always has a beautiful woman on your arm? I must be doing something wrong.Hehehe Pete, '72 Red Pantera
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Dennis Antenucci ·
Hey, can't we all get along here. No Mustang Sally I am with Laura here. Foul language and crude remarks have no place on the message board and neither does Fidel. You Go Girl! Mad Dawg in your corner! P.S. To be serious here which is probably a big mistake I need to get car in again for 4-wheel alignment and I lost my alignment specs in last move....anyone seen know-it-all Eric lately besides on the side of a milk carton...I need the SPECS for camber and caster for my Pantera...come in...
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Re: big red

Bill Welter ·
Big Red was not allowed to run any more because it was unfair - Tube frame, NASCAR style motor, etc. There are cars like that running now - bring back Big Red !!
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Re: big red

evarner (Guest) ·
If I remember right, Big Red had a Donovan aluminum big block in it. I have the tape at home and was actually going to watch it this evening before reading this post. -- Eric F. Varner 2001 Cobra www.tekracing.com
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Re: big red

Former Member ·
From reading this article....it doesn`t state that Big Red had to retire from this event because of any modifications. It does state that it was having certain problems that needed to be addressed with the Drive Train. Mostly the Motor.. Anyway... Here are some Links from Tony Huntimers Site. I hope Tony doesn`t mind. Nice Site too. www.racehome.com These Big Red pictures are very large and load slowly Gottlieb's Big Red from June 94 Car Craft page 1-added 7/27/01 Gottlieb's Big Red from...
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Re: big red

Former Member ·
Crap...Links are not active.. If interested..go here www.racehome.com Select the 'Pictures' Link Scroll down until you see this listing I have below... These Big Red pictures are very large and load slowly Gottlieb's Big Red from June 94 Car Craft page 1-added 7/27/01 Gottlieb's Big Red from June 94 Car Craft page 2-added 7/27/01 Gottlieb's Big Red from June 94 Car Craft page 3-added 7/27/01 Gottlieb's Big Red from June 94 Car Craft page 4-added 7/27/01
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Peter Marshall ·
Hi Laura, I'm not sure if I can stretch any speedos but I have a big WATCH! And of course, driving a Mustang, I have a lot of class. These other guys, they just have a lot of money, except for Carl, who has a lot of beer as well. Looking forward to meeting you in May if you can ditch your Mikey-Guy hubby, Cheers, Pete
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

LAURA SATTE ·
I'm baaaack! Mike and I just broke up...something about my lurking on the internet. Bring it on BIG boys. I love you all. Laura looking for REAL men with REAL cars who want to start a team....yea, thats it a Team
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Re: Rollbar re-inforcement plate question

tim jones ·
Welcome Bill! Glad you are finally going to make it! Don't worry the sleep thing will just get worse! With all the fun you will have sleep is secondary! Last Sept. the "Old Guys" from FiveHead Racing went 38 hours straight without sleep while the youngsters on the team went night-night way early. Thank God for Red Bull!!!! I hope you have a GREAT time! Stop by the blender and say hi! Tim Jones #306 Mustang Cobra FiveHead Racing
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Re: Transmission help...

Former Member ·
Jane, I can vouch for Jackson Racing as well...I bought one of Oscar Jackson's '85 CRX Si screamers--turbocharged, intercooled motor making 190 HP on 1850 pounds of car, full Koni suspension, the works. An unbelievable street rocket! I bought it from David (?) Weerasuria, whom SSCC old-timers might remember as an Unlimited racer back in the Big Red days; in fact, his Corvette can be seen in the Big Red video. Well, he took me on a test drive in this Honda and we got picked on by a Porsche...
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Re: Transmission help...

Dave Golder ·
Mike, <<<<I bought it from David (?) Weerasuria, whom SSCC old-timers might remember as an Unlimited racer back in the Big Red days; in fact, his Corvette can be seen in the Big Red video>>> Are reffering to SW? Syrantha (sp) Weerasuria? From Austin Texas. He ran an unlimited vette in 1991. He is a great guy and owns many many fast cars. He currently has a 99 C5 Vette and a Supra that both are 100% street cars that run consistant 9.70's at 150 plus in the 1/4. I have...
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Re: Magazine Article

BIG JOHN (Guest) ·
LAST MONTH GRASSROOTS DID A PIECE ON THE SILVERSTATE. YOU MIGHT LOOK THERE. THE 2 JOHNS FROM THE BAR WERE OUTLINED. SEE YOU ALL IN MAY #282 FORD F150
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Re: What ???

Kent Hart Smith ·
Well.....Eric, I knew you would know. But I just couldn't believe my eyes when I went into the Tognottis speed shop. So how big are they going to go ? Guess I am just an old guy, thought I was doing pretty cool when I put 64 Chev 14 inch rims on my 53 Chev Bel Air Convertible. Oh well...life does change. Kent
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Re: Dutch motoring magazine looking for a ride

jon peters ·
hoi ton ik woonde vroeger in amsterdam(in de roose buurt,boven hanky panky en cafe the other place)ik spreek a klein bettje nederlandse.ik heb een navigator niet nodig(that could change)marr ik wil een glassje bier met jou.marr ook een grote foto of mijn auto(red 68 cararo convertible,approipriatly modified)in de magizine,the ride is yours.mijn navigator is aleen hoe segt u dat -geezleschaap?bring your rijbewis,donderdag avond in vegas,wil jou misscheven een beetje tijd op de linkerhandzijd?
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

kricket bard ·
Dawg.. in response to the "rice" commets.... you want to see an import (honda) at a track then come on up to willow springs with us and watch a honda keep right on up with those "big cars" (vetts, impala's, vipers, porche) john can hang with the best of them and they do not get away from him....not to mention the elite membership he has... kricket
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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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Re: ESPN Coverage?..Other?

lyle larson ·
Yes that is true about the K&N Viper/suburban storie, However we (Jerry Mall & Myself) did not take in the fact that the speedometer had not been recalibrated for the very big tires. Our plan was to leave it on cruise controll for the entire race, well we did, as we keep passing cars Jerry said " I think we are going faster than we think we sure are passing a lot of cars" I said na thats ok thats just the Rookies, Well we went through the narrows on cruise, we used up the entire...
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Re: Shape of 318

tim jones ·
Hi Jane! With the new "Big" motor your car should ROCK!!!!! The worst of the dips is after the Narrows. Stay to the right lane, slow down a bit. A hint someone told me; watch the white lines down the side of the road (way out in front of you), when you see a gap, it is a BIG dip. Dumb A.. that I am, I stayed to the left once and found out why it is wise to stay to the right. Enjoy!!!!!! Tim Jones #306 Mustang Cobra FiveHead Racing
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Re: Help a rookie out

tim jones ·
Hi Carl, The cost per MPH gets bigger as the threshold gets higher, no big news there. My last round of speed cost about $500 per MPH but netted a good 20MPH in top end. Except I can't use the new speed because of the new door-bar rule. Ah, the price of fun! Tim Jones #306 Mustang Cobra FiveHead Racing
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Re: Help a rookie out

Keith Grant ·
Yeah no doubt speed cost money. Been learning that since I took up the "racing" hobby. However, if you do your homework, and play by the rules it makes for a fat Uncle Sam write-off at the end of the year. I think I'm set on what I'll be bringing to SSCC, I've been wanting to restore my 87 Monte Carlo SS. Give me your guys opinion, slightly lowered big rims, big tires late model LS1 or LT1 small block with some "upgrades" and a T-56 six speed tranny. I actually found a guy on a website that...
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Re: stop watches

Former Member ·
Seriously, the only 3 things that make a stopwatch good in this situation is big enough buttons to hit accurately with racing gloves on, big enough display to read when driving at 140+mph, and a lap timer.
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Re: stop watches

Former Member ·
While I didn't specify a brand/model, I told him things to look for. I just have "no-name" china made stop watches. They work great. Big buttons and big display. I think they cost $25 apiece. Check Radio Shack. They usually have a variety to choose from. We love new people, but having fun is also part of forum participation.
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Re: stop watches

Mark Ford ·
3 things..... big buttons so you can use it with gloves on. 100 lap memory to capture all mile markers and any other landmarks you want. Does not revert to whole seconds after 30 minutes as some Kmart type ones do.
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Re: stop watches

Paul Kraght ·
I like the cheap yellow Radio Shak stopwatches because 1) there are only two buttons, so there's less ways to mess up; 2) the digits are big and easy to read; 3) it reads to 9:99:99.99; 4) I have calibrated three of them and found that the worst one of them loses 0.01 seconds in 40 minutes. Like Charlie, I start slow because both of my hands have stopwatches in them. Just so they know my car isn't broken, I engage the clutch, but gently, like I'm in a 25 zone. A few seconds later, when the...
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Re: stop watches

David Carpenter ·
I use two 'count down' kitchen timers from Target ($9.00 ea) Mounted on dash. Big buttons. Big digital readout. One Preset to go to zero at finish. (Lots of fun to countdown to zero at finish line----or at some point before or after crossing finish line---oops!) One to go to zero at some land markpoint along the route to help get you on track. ( Are we there yet? )
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Re: Oil Pressure Question - Not NORC

David Carpenter ·
Sounds normal for ALL our engines. (Big diesels, race engines, stock,etc.) You are probably bumping up against your high pressure relief valve at 85 psi. I don't know of a single engine that could suffer ANY damage when it still has even 40 psi. As long as it comes back up under same conditions....and there is no noises.....at which time it's usually too late anyway.
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Re: stop watches

Paul Kraght ·
Carl, You have to be careful with the tinting, whether it is a neutral color or is biased toward or away from red. This is because the filament, as it starts to glow, has a much lower color temperature, so there is proportionally much more red light than usual. So the color of the tinting may affect when you see it. -- Paul -- Paul
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

roland roth ·
Keith, Thanks for the information.One question may not be answered; Does the time start when the green light 'comes on' or does the time start when power is applied to the light? i think there is a .2 second delay between power applied and light observed.True? I don't see this as a big deal if everyone understands how the system really works. Can you help us with this? Thanks Roland
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

roland roth ·
Sorry Keith, Simply not so!Energy in the form of current flow is the system timing trigger!Illumination perception by the driver is his trigger.The finite delay is inherent in the form of bulb heating. Simple example:no math model needed! One can easily see the illumination delay when you turn on an incandescent light. You can also see the delay in the bulb turning off by closing your eyes, then opening your eyes at the exact instant you turn the light off. To be more specific, you can see...
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

Bill Welter ·
FYI, Digital Stopwatches are on sale at Radio Shack - $14.97. I just got one, nice big letters and large buttons.
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

larry hall ·
Greg, I can boast the youngest navigator ever to run the race, my daughter Autumn-Nicole. We have taken 1st place in the 105, 110 classes. The win in the 105 was also the "Most accurate" timing of that whole event. We also took a 2nd most accurate once, but that is not an officially recognized award. My son John and I have several Trophys as well, from this event and a 1st place from the Big Bend event in Texas; that was in the 120mph division. Best of all though was Sept. 2001 when my 83...
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

todd carpenter ·
dave, just a rumor........started by a silly old rumor monger, who obviously makes things up. must be the same guy who radared a certain unnamed porsche at 210 ? . BTW, i think it's about 6 miles, or so, to the airport from sam's town, and my flight gets in @ 8:10. based on your new record speed claim, you should leave the hotel no later than 8:08.44 so i'll see you then big shooter. todd
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Re: Almost perfect

pete soper ·
Man I feel your pain on that one, I had to get a fender re-shot after the fall '99 race when a K&N sticker took a big section of both the clear and topcoat off on removal. But mine was a recent respray in the first place, so my paint guy scolded me for putting the sticker on there in the first place. I trust yours wasn't "factory finish" either.... From SCCA road rally experience I can tell you first hand that magnetic numbers tend to fly off at about 70 unless seriously taped down, so...
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Re: Mustang Wing; Do I need it???

tim jones ·
Hi Peter, What are your alignment specs.? I had ZERO skitter on the bumps. Our only big wind push was going into the Narrows. Could it be the back was driving the front? Bruce Griggs recomended 1/16" toe in, half a degree of Camber and as much Caster as possible. I run seven degrees Caster in the Left Front, 7.5 degrees in the Right. The extra .5 on the right side helps to compensate for the crown in the road. Thanks again for taking care of the shirts!!!! See you in Sept! Tim Jones #306...
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Re: Interviews in Southern California

William Brandt ·
Hey MD, hope you don't mind, I sent the original of your flameing finish to ORP, Greg Ling, for their consideration and inclusion in the upcoming saga. Missed you guys last week. BTW, who drives #62 red Pantera from NE. I followed him for a distance during the Hot Rod Power Tour which is presently underway. Tried to trac him down in KC but it was so large couldn't find hime. How's everything going? Bill
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Re: Interviews in Southern California

Dennis Antenucci ·
Yo Big Bill, Cool...no problemo! That was probably Mike Anderson you saw in the red Pantera....I think he's coming back in Sept. He's from Elkhart Indiana. Everything is good here.... GOOD TIMES! Mad Dawg
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Re: LOOKING FOR A NAVIGATOR

todd carpenter ·
tracy, you should think seriously about coming to wendover! maybe dave can ride with you! i understand he's a little nervous about getting the LITTLE trophy this time. it would save him a lot of embarassment, plus he could eat the regular meal at the banquet, instead of the big ol' helping of crow that i'll be cooking up for him. thanks for your consideration. todd
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Re: Interviews in Southern California

todd carpenter ·
mad dawg, i was relieved to read that the red pantera from nebraska [mentioned in william brandts's post] was really a guy from indiana. i'd have hated to miss out on a neighbor's barbeque. pass the marshmallows please! todd
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Re: Interviews in Southern California

Dennis Antenucci ·
You are very welcome Greg....burning the shelby tapes? HAHAHA Everyone is anxiously awaiting your next sacrafice! Speaking of sacraficial lambs (Baaaah) some have suggested Todd "The Devil" Carpenter is evil, even a devil in disquise......granted he may be big and he may also even be a big devil......but he is "OUR" devil and we will continue to support him and defend his right to free speech because this is America....and until that time we can fit him in a 'tutu' and balarina slippers...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Eric Pettersen ·
Tom, Carl's tire failure had nothing to do with the temperature of the road and everything to do with running through debris left in the road from the car ahead of him. A few things to consider about the Unlimiteds starting first: 1. It's not about the possibility of delaying the event if there is an incident, it's about the possibility of the event being cancelled as it was 10 years ago. In this scenario no one gets a refund as NDOT, LifeFlight, the insurance co, et al, are not going to...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Dave Golder ·
Eric, You do have some valid points about a prior event being canceled. That was one event out of almost 100 Open Road Races run since the inception. That being said....look at the one event that was canceled and that event started many hours late, was run durung the days where the events were very unorganized and we did not have lifeflight on hand. Sure when lifeflight has to leave more decsions need to be made. If you remember at the Gold Rush last year lifeflight, nor sweep planes were...
 
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