Tagged With "1 Mile Shootout"

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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: Tires

Former Member ·
The Tire Rack is decent, has all the load rating, speed, section width, diameter, revolutions per mile etc. info for the tires they sell, which is most of the ones you'll normally see, including some racing tires. Usually the same info list listed on each tire company's web site. www.tirerack.com Andy
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Re: Shape of 318

Dave Golder ·
Thanks Pappy! You had me excited for a minute. If it was up to me I would close the road for all the cars going over 150 and make it a 60 mile race for the SS and UNL cars. I sure as hell don't want an issue like I had last May. See ya in Texas you old fart!
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Re: Shape of 318

Jane Barker ·
What are the mile markers for that section? Not that I will be going THAT fast!
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Re: Shape of 318

Dennis Antenucci ·
Jane, I agree with Tim for the most part. . .only those with the fastest speeds like Dave and/OR the oldest cars <grin> like mine will have much of a challenge out there.....from what I do remember from last May and I don't have course notes in front of me there were some serious dips starting around mile 58 as I recall and they did not seem to get any better by last Sept... Definately worth looking at your course notes again. I am sure Gary Patterson will have some comments on this...
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Re: Oil / Trans Lube / Diff Lube ???

rory conaway ·
Sorry, I should have been more detailed. I didn't ask what kind of engine, what tolerances you were running, etc... Most factory engines don't need the type of break-in that we are used to in the past due to much tighter tolerances and improved materials (Fords cheapo hyper-pathetic pistons not withstanding). It is perfectly acceptable to use synthetics from day 1 in most engines. In fact, the Corvette and BMW M5 come from the factory with Mobil 1. Most cars don't even require a break-in...
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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: Mustang Wing; Do I need it???

Richard Hille ·
Peter, I drove my 1998 Cobra to a top GPS speed of 192.9 mph which occurred about 10 miles beyond my "official" radar speed of 187 mph. At the 65 mile point we were averaging about 185 and slowed the car for the rest of the run to conserve fuel. We finished with an average of 174.67 mph. That said, I was using the stock rear wing and had the nose of the car lowered about 1.5 - 2.0 inches by cutting one coil off the stock front springs. The only other suspension mod. was a set of aftermarket...
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

Tom King ·
Gary, Thanks! I certainly did not mean I expected the times at the banquet! A month or two later would be just fine when you send out all the detailed results. We really appreciate all the outstanding work you and your team do for us, and this is another example of your going the extra mile (or extra 0.02 secs) for us. The only problem is that now I can't make any jokes about organizers who won't even give you the time of day...;-) See you next week! Tom King Life Member 111
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

Former Member ·
A Studebaker?!?! I've never seen one in triple digits. With an in car cam, we would love to grab some time. We will be arriving LATE Wednesday and will set up a booth (somewhere quiet... if the press conference is to loud) with some type of screen (black or green)for Thursday. Worst case scenario, we will have to go to a room if the conference room has too much background noise. I'm not familiar with the layout of the hotel, but I'm sure Sam's Town has some quiet "sound stage" facilities. We...
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

Former Member ·
One more point for the guys with the cameras, we need a fresh tape when filming on race day. If the tape has been reused several times, the amount of dropped pictures makes the video unusable. To insure that your car and footage get blended into the production, we will need to use really good tape. Any news about the 7 mile practice on Friday? Is anyone on this string going to practice with their vehicle at that time?
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

Former Member ·
230 MPH! I really hope you have a fresh cam tape in your car... that will go down in history!!! I'll buy you a drink if you can click that! Good luck, Greg Ling -Executive Producer P.S. - We will be shooting a lot on Friday, but we will not interfere with any practice times. Most of the shots will occur while most of you are waiting for your next run (during the down time). If there is a quarter mile in the area, we may do some running footage at 35-50 MPH. In the studio, we can "speed up"...
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

Dave Golder ·
The tape in my camera will be fine. It will be short because it will not take me long to get to the finish! Todd's will also be short (story of his life for a lot of reasons) but because he does not make it past the 30 mile mark very often. I am not sure but I think I was faster to the finish line than he has been to his rest stops on more than a few occasions. Rumor has it that this year the state is letting SSCC use the road for free because they will use Todd's oil as a fresh coating on...
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Re: Special Thanks To:

Bill Welter ·
It started getting hot around mile 30, then finally puked at mile 37. I filled it up and it cooled down. After the course was cleared, I cruised down to the finish line, but it kept getting hot. I guessed it was a bad head gasket, but it's a new motor and couldn't figure out what it could be. It WAS a bad head gasket, the fire ring on one cylinder split and the compression leaked through to the closest outlet, which was the water passage. It was blowing the water out of the radiator, then it...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Tony Talavera ·
Yes indeed Dave, if you were to put it on a graph it would go something like this, 0 to 185 a gradualy going up horizontal line, from 185 and over, almost straight up line. Yeap after 185 every mile cost and small fortune and you really need a good road to do it! Tony
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Re: Yellow Ribbons

Dave Golder ·
Fred, Those road markers are of great assistance for everyone. They put them up in Big Bend this year every 1/8 of a mile or so. I mentioned it to Gary and brought it to his attention that if he had tape left to give it to the Course workers to tie on road posts. I cannot thank Gary enough for following through with this and I hope it becomes a staple at all the events. Even though I did not run I did at Big Bend and it was a great help. I also hope MKM will do this and I will bring it to...
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Re: RADAR MAGIC !!!!!!

dondavis ·
It was my understanding that Rick turned 216 mph at the 8 mile radar trap & was clocked @ 209 mph at the end of the first leg ..
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Re: Which car? (or another newbie question?)

Steve McCollom ·
Erle- IMHO, if you don't plan any side trips, I-70 definitely has better scenery (western CO and UT) than I-40. The upcoming NORC will be my ninth open road event in NV since May 2000. We have used I-40, I-70, I-80, and parts of US 50 and Route 66 on various trips back and forth, just to break up the monotony! This time we'll probably take I-40 for the westbound trip. We can't use our Corvette to transport our luggage and stay at Sam's Town after the rally, so we'll head home from Ely and...
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Re: Magellen Sport Trak Pro ??

Steve Short ·
I don't really understand the need for all the high tech gear...GPS...Wheel transducers...computers...etc. We've gotten times under 0.400 seconds in the last three races with only a stop watch and a piece of paper...NO pencil required.In The last race, we beat a Mustang that had a fancy rally computer with a transducer in the front left wheel to pick up rotations for speed and distance measurements! Hint...GPS is useless in the last mile...not accurate enough!
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Re: Magellen Sport Trak Pro ??

Scott Schulte ·
To GPS or Not to GPS? Good question. Having never used one in almost 10 years of running the NORC, I don't know for sure. When I NAV'd for my father the first 7 years, we finished in the top 3 in our class 5 times and averaged 95.0003 one year, using nothing but a stop watch. The last three years operator error (running solo, no NAV, Time marker sheet mounted wrong place so could not see it with helmet on, having too much fun just going fast)has gotten me no closer that 1.89 second. But back...
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Re: Magellen Sport Trak Pro ??

earl campbell ·
Running at 200 plus with Carpenter...wouldn't be without one. I might be getting old but I couldn't see the mile markers at that speed. I have the feeling that the same thing is going to happen with Timo! Going to the F1 race in Montreal this weekend...all the best to those racing in Wendover. earl
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Re: todays omaha world herald

Former Member ·
Joe, You came back with just the message that I would have expected. Anyone that knows you well would think that. I think that having "Mr. Doria" enter our race (SORC) is great and I think it will do a lot to add to the excitement of the Sand Hills Open Race & Shootout. It sounds like we have some real hotrods coming this year and I'm sure it will continue to grow each year. Having Doria's hotrod in the competition will certainly be a great addition to our event. The 'Glass Pack Racing...
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Re: SSCC on Speedvision

Kent Hart Smith ·
I use to run the Sunday Morning ride on Sunday mornings, lived in Eureka and would ride a GT750 Suzuki to the ride, race, then ride back to Eureka. It was pretty mind boggling. It is a thirty six mile run, along the narrow curving cliffs of Hwy 1. It was done in about 30 minutes by some guys. At the time, I made my way through Humboldt State University by building GT750s and reselling them. That and my GI bill. It was informal and a lot of fun. Guys came from everywhere. Well, and the CHP,...
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Re: "Big Red" found

Former Member ·
For the record - there is more than one "record" speed run on highwat 318. The "record" attributed to Big Red was "retired" when it was discovered, some years later, that the mileage of the course was not correct at the time Gottlieb made his 197 MPH run. The "official" mileage was changed after the mistake was realized and a "new/different" record was established. Still later, the road was remeasured and the start line was moved north (by about 1/4 mile) to it's present day location. So,...
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Re: Empty seat to Ely

JAMES WEEKS ·
Bill, I am the EMS Supervisor at the Nugget. We can damn near yell from property to property. We live not a mile from Sam's Town. You are crowdin' us pal! Ha, Smile! Ok, on your cell #. We are a go on the AM. We will wait at the 93-I-15 until 6:30A or until you get there if you call that you have been delayed. Use Vicki's cell #, it is the best way to get us. We always go up Nellis so we might see each other. You will HEAR US before you see us as we will be in Gary's old yellow Corvette...
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Re: MAD DAWG WITHDRAWAL AFTER ORR SEASON - ENGINE REBUILD TIME

Kent Hart Smith ·
Hey Dennis, I think I would look at some of the specifications of Steve Greens 350 Chevy engine. The accelaration from 107 mph to 165 mph was pretty brutal. And he drove it to Ely, from Lincoln Nebraska, ran it twice, then drove it home and got 19 mpg. Pretty good huh ? Hot Rod did a build up a while back on the Ford engine and came up with some nice numbers and under $2,500.00. So that might be worth looking at. What about a crate engine, they are coming out with some fairly decent numbers...
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Re: Intercooler "cooling" systems

todd carpenter ·
keith, why would a little water on the course from a broken hose cause a 30 minute delay, when a mile-long gauntlet of chunks of steel belted rubber, jagged metal, and shards of sharp plastic didn't even cause a 5 second delay? hmmmmmmmmm. i guess it's just the smartass in me........but inquiring minds still want to know. todd :burnout:
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Re: Any Pics of The Unlimited Nissan 350z ?

Steve Green ·
I've been reviewing an in car tape from someone who was behind the OPTION car. No dips or curves. Mr. Inada's car left the roadway next to the WP-3 mile marker (?), just at the crest of a slight rise on the straight between the right hand sweeper at WP-4 and the Left Uphill Turn at NY-38. Skidmarks on the road indicate he was already seriously (sp?) sideways before he got to the shoulder on the right hand side of the road. The distance from where he left the road to where the vehicle came to...
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Re: 2004 entry forms

brian wiedmeyer ·
Tim- BTW, do we have a captain for NORC 04? My dad wants to run w/ me so I want to give him a good 90 mile ride in a class higher (Grand Sport). Any ideas on a place to get a good roll bar?
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Re: "High Noon Shootout"

Fred Wagner ·
Gentlemen:Please explain the pre and post "1 mile shootout" tech procedure. Please also explain what happens when someone exceeds their tech speed in the 1 mile run - - - this will be a real problem for most Porsches and maybe a Vette or two !!
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Re: "High Noon Shootout"

Roger Greene ·
SSCC Board, I was trying to find SR 490 on my Nevada maps and had no luck. Can you give me a clue as to where in relation to Ely the course is, please? I also share Fred's question. I am pretty sure my little 3.6 liter German toy will exceed tech speed in a mile. Will I be disqualified if I do? Roger
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Re: "High Noon Shootout"

Gary Patterson ·
Roger and Fred, good question. In this case anyone who is entered in the Touring or Grand Touring class and with that safety equipment will only be allowed to run the 1/2 mile and the GS, SS, and UNL class will be allowed to run the 1 mile. What ever speed your car is capable of is fine as the likely hood of exceeding tech is small and if you do it will be for an extremely short distance. Also keep in mind that you will be running at 6500 ft of elevation. In the Sandhills event where...
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Re: "High Noon Shootout"

Richard Hille ·
Hey Guys, count me in too. I'll either have my new Sean Hyland 4.6 in MAC198 teched for Unlimited or my "wimpy" 480 hp street Mustang Cobra teched for 165. In either case, I don't think I'll out run the tech speed in a mile. See you all soon!!!
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Re: Second driver for High Noon Shoot Out

Gary Patterson ·
Good question. We will need you to ensure that you have entered the High Noon Shootout event through registration. We will need to list him as the driver and ensure that we have his medical information. Sign him up!!!!
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Re: My thanks to many...

tim jones ·
Wow! mile marker 10. what does it feel like to make it that far? :bowdown:
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Re: My thanks to many...

JAMES WEEKS ·
As Charlie says, assuming 5K rpm, you will have to have an oil cooler or put up with near 400 degree oil. The engine can make it at that, (mobile 1) I did that one time a few years ago but it ain't pretty. And, you need to use a good baffle in the sump. I have tried both kinds and the best for my attempts was the louvered type. You should use AN12 but 10 might be OK. You need a decent cooler, not one of those snap on the radiator types, they will not get the job done. Last year a chap tried...
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Re: aerodynamics

ALPHONSO LIVINGSTON ·
Steve, you're right, there is info. missing; however, both cars make max. hp at 5200rpm and max. torq. at 4200rpm, and the redlines are both 5700rpm. The body tpyes are different along with tire size and gear ratios. Carl your solution to the problem is usable, so do you think I could get someone with a Vett to honestly hold in their clutch after the half mile shootout in Sept.?
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Re: aerodynamics

larry hall ·
Guys, While it might not be completely on point to your discussion, but at the time of my stunt flying/ part time 4 wheeling - sight seeing tour of the Nevada desert last May, I was collecting some very tight/accurate info on tire swell at speed. I have always used a speed calculation generated from and correlated to my digital tack to set my speed to the finish line. This calibration was done at about 75 mph. In many, many repeat calibrations I have never, never generated even a 1%...
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Re: HELMETS

brian wiedmeyer ·
Mike- You've been having fun, havn't you? I learn something every time I run that course and by no means am I a skilled professional. Take all you learn with that car, the schools you attend and run the hell out of it until you shake from excitement. Just use your head for every mile of it. My first SSCC I was at the start line and I wasn't going to do a burnout because I feared some sort of catastrophic failure later on due to a silly burnout. My legs were shaking so badly that I could NOT...
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Re: First Time Need Help

MIKE MCDONALD ·
Thanks for the info, Ill be running the 110 class but any notes on exact mileage of mile markers or landmarks would help, are the course notes accurate? does building up the 30 sec. lead before the narrows the correct thing to do, is that enough. Do you pass much or do you get passed much, I assume since since everyone starting around you is running the same class, that you kind of stay spaced out??? thanks Mike
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Re: Hold this date �

tim jones ·
Hi gang, Jane, Tracy and I went to the Burlingame track yesterday. VERY NICE!!!!!!!! We got to run the big track configuration (3/8 mile, 20 turns, Mondays only). Nice cars, nice track, cool bridge in the back to drive over, long straight. For our event we will be running a shorter track with the bridge and a long straight.They have on site food service, video games, pool tables. Look for more info from Jane. _________________
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Re: Communications

Charlie Friend ·
Jeff, At least part of the problem was me. After getting out of the car, I was pretty sure that I was not seriously hurt although my neck was painful. When the airplane flew over, the video photoghapher (he was the only one at the scene with me) gave the plane a thumbs up to indicate that I was not seriously hurt. I didn't want to stop the last few cars or have the event red flagged. However after the last of the event cars passed my position, I expected (maybe unrealistically) that due to...
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Re: Communications

Paul Romano ·
Keith- I shouldn't think the severity would be an issue. I would hope that any and every accident on the course would be visited personally and as soon as safely possible by some member of officialdom. Doesn't NDOT require something like that? Do we not have to report all accidents on public roads even if they are closed for our rallys? (when on the previous day I accidentally backed into Richard Jervis's car near the start line on the Shootout, I had 3 troopers and NDOT workers on my head...
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Re: Communications

Richard Hille ·
To All Concerned, I have stayed out of this feeling that enough had been said. But I now feel I must put my two cents worth in regarding the communications issues. My ignition box failed 20 miles into the event, running in the unlimited category. Tom Petesen, my good friend and crew chief, was regularly asking the starting line communications person where I was on the course. He had a scanner with him, but just could not get anything from it. The communications person at the starting line...
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Re: Communications

Lee Schram ·
Untill SSCC gets ride of the Cheep Cheep FRS Radios, the relay from gate to gate WILL NOT WORK. At best FRS radio,s are only good For only a half mile, and this is if there are NO HILLS in the way. They only put out .5mw.. The ham radios put out 5 wats up to 5o wats depending if its a hand held (5 wats) or a moble unit ( 5wats up to 50 wats) I mandated that the Hams working checking check use moble radios. As most of you know most of the FRS radios that SSCC uses cant trans from gate to gate...
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Re: One mile or half mile shoot out

Keith Lockliear ·
Due to wind, they only ran 1/2 mile in September. In May they ran both.
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Re: Big Red Challenge

Bill Welter ·
I would think it would be hard for most cars to get 200 mph in a mile, maybe change the race to be 0-200-0, shortest distance wins. Maybe make it interesting - put a curve at the 1/2 mile mark.
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Re: Big Red Challenge

Roland Moy ·
The Big Red "Press Release" says the acceleration is to be done in the first mile of the two mile course. The way most cars entered in the ORR pick up speed you would need a five mile course, or more, and a tail wind to let them get cranked up to 200 MPH. My previous comments still stand. By the way, it was in 2003, not 2004, that I ran the event in Nebraska. Great fun. Roland Roland
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Re: Big Red Challenge

Keith Lockliear ·
Roland, I'd imagine if you can't get to 200 in the mile, you're not in contention for the trophy.
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Re: Big Red Challenge

Roland Moy ·
Jim, good to hear from you. Yes, one "hard luck" trophy was enough in 1996. Are you going to enter the "Challenge"? I have not made the trip out there lately. After eight Nevada runs the 5000 mile round trip was getting to be a little too much. Roland
 
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