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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: NORC help please.

Kenneth Lindsey ·
How about reaching out to the Las Vegas Vettes, they do a lot to help run the SSCC event, and they are super nice! Someone might have a spare garage space they would let you use. I don't know a specific contact for them, maybe someone reading this will know. Good luck, Z-ya in Ely!
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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: Double Header

brooks walls ·
yes..assuming all the paperwork is complete for the "September event
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Former Member ·
We'll be there in May but enered only in the "social" class, which we understand that you can enter as long as you can open a beer can with one hand, which I've become very good at. So far I've been unable to find a replacement 500 HP twin turbo that has an automatic trans or electric shift on the right side of the steering wheel. I have found replacements for the Coors and the cooler so,...... See ya in May, Pappy
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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: 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: Mad Dawg's new ride

TRACY CASTRO ·
I'm breaking a promise I made to a good friend and team mate by making this post, sorry Tim. Tim and I discussed the last couple of posts regarding our "PARTY" and recent posts and decided to just let it go but thats not me. Laura, you have just judged me by a couple of posts that I made about an event that never took place, that's right, it was all a joke, master minded by Mad Dog, no speedos, no guys jumping in empty pools, nothing!!! You called me a "POTTY MOUTH" and also said that I have...
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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: 4L60E downshifting at very high speds ?

randy johnson ·
Thx Bill for the post..So this is a mod that you would consider for this car running this type of event ??
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Re: ESPN Coverage?..Other?

Former Member ·
As far as the Class...not real sure on that one just yet. I notice we are limited first time out in relation to Classes chosen. Most likely run in a slower Class to get my feet wet. And go from there. Rather be Safe and Learn....... This pickup is a Ground-up Project. She should be fun to drive in this event Alan
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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: 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: 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: Help a rookie out

tim jones ·
Welcome Keith! First things first. It is not a "Race" it is a "Rally". Second, Bill's "How fast do you want to go" question is important but incomplete. He should have written; Do you want to fast and wierd or fast and cutting edge. Each requires a different approach with a different result. Bill's choice was #1 but we still let him attend the rally. Before you choose, attend an event ask lots of questions and it will save you money in the long run. Then take your Mustang to Griggs Racing...
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Re: Help a rookie out

Keith Grant ·
See I'm just considering building a car for the "rally" and already I have made a rookie error. Thanks for the welcome guys. So whats wrong with being eccentric? I'm from Kentucky and yes I wear shoes while "racing" so the possibility of just attending an event to spectate is probably not going to happen. However, I do plan to go through some extensive planning before buying or building a ride for the SSCC. I am a former dirt racer who is currently drag racing. I have yet to find my high...
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Re: TEAM INVADERS

Dennis Antenucci ·
Jane, Mark is correct on the rules for the team...remember you can also add members to your team in Vegas and Ely too! Just get me and Bunny the final list BEFORE 10 am on the Saturday before the event....If you have alien or other foreign drivers/pilots with your alien and foreign vehicles so much the better! :-) MD
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Re: Help a rookie out

Eric Pettersen ·
I believe the correct formula is $$= [([(average speed -95) x (top speed -80)] x # of events per year), + (10x # of miles ra...uh...in the event) + # of miles driven to & from events]. Of course this is just for the ra... $#%T!!....event, and does not include money left in Las Vegas for tips, food, tips, gambling, & tips. Dave, Paul, Carl, does this sound about right?
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Re: Help a rookie out

Paul Kraght ·
Eric, Well, I guess I don't know how to read! There's a "+" instead of "*" before the mileage. Correctly figured, I should have spent $6100 last year. Slightly overestimated, but not too bad! -- Paul P.S. It's a good thing that people of all races can participate in the event. In any event, it's much harder to get people of all events to participate in the race.
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Re: TEAM MUSTANG TEAM CAPTAIN?????

Russel Truex ·
OK, Let me straighten out a few things here, and let everyone know what's up with the Team. Mad Dog -- I have not been in Nebraska...that was last summer (that 5-1/2 months of agony I spent in a horrible place)! Get your geography right. I've been in Dallas (and Dallas isn't any better than Omaha), Vegas, Seattle, Calgary, Indy, Miami, San Diego, etc. Needless to say, I haven't had much time to work on the car or to prepare for the event... Until today... I was laid off today so I have a...
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Re: Newbie Cobra Guy With Some Questions

Paul Kraght ·
Rick, Make sure the helmet is SA2000, not MA2000! I made that mistake in my first event, when I had an MA95 helmet. This was ok for Touring, but not legal for anything faster. The main difference is the SA helmets are fire resistant. My SA95 helmet cost me $300, compared to the MA95 running $100, but the SA helmet is MUCH more comfortable and superior in every way. -- Paul
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Re: stop watches

Charlie Friend ·
Terry, Here is my two cents worth. Keep it simple. By choice, all of my events are run solo using only a simple digital stopwatch and my "flight plan". I don't write anything down during the event. I don't punch the stopwatch to get a split time. I don't do any math during the event. The first rule is to make sure the watch gets started at the right time. I always leave the start line "late" because the first thing I do is to punch the start button at the proper time and then I look at the...
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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

Charlie Friend ·
I agree with everything Paul has said except not being able to start your watch before the green comes on. The starting lights are very similar to a drag racing christmas tree with (I think) 4 yellow lights and the green. If you observe the cadence of the yellow lights "counting down", you should be able to anticipate when the green light will illuminate. So what I do is push the button on the stopwatch as I anticipate the green. So you are actually pushing the button before you really see...
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

Gary Patterson ·
Some great questions. We can actually set it up to work 2 different ways so I'll explain it the way we have it set up now - which is how it worked last fall: The computers work off the same GPS clock, currently 2 at the start and 2 at the finish so we have a great back up system. Your time starts when the green light comes on regardless of the actual GPS time. The green light comes on when the T&S person initiates a start sequence on the tree approximately 4.5 seconds before the 1 minute...
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Re: Attending my first rally

Jane Barker ·
Go to the main website, sign up as a Course Worker and find the schedule for the weekend. There is a parade Friday evening before the banquet at the Convention Center. Check out the car show on Saturday, go to the Course Workers meeting like Gary suggested. Come by for the Drivers' meeting too if you want to. I did all of the above the first time I went out two years ago and had a total blast. Was not a motorsports person at the time, but got completely hooked. Went home and signed up for...
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Re: Television coverage

Former Member ·
As of Thursday, we are still working out the details with the Board. Splice Studios will be filming the event in May with a crew that will cover the start, finish, and a few spots in the middle. We will arrive (if all is approved) on Thursday and will be there through Sunday. Our Phase 1 Crew will conduct interviews and film cars Thursday and Friday. Phase 2 Crew will arrive on Saturday and stay through Sunday. When the film editing is complete, we will provide the material to The Speed...
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

todd carpenter ·
ro, as you know, i greatly respect my elders, but that comment earns you a rebuttal. while i have had my share of premature finishes [on the course, golder-get your mind out of the gutter] i believe that my highest average speed in this event is still substantially higher than yours. ouch! that one hit you right in the blown turbos! and yes, i'm all-in for wagering if you'd like to part with a few dead presidents pictures. try to pick one that you didn't go to school with. todd
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

Former Member ·
I will attempt to contact each of you either before the event or Thursday-Saturday. We will set up logistics regarding the In-Car video shots. Your cooperation is apprciated... you guys are great! Again, we will provide a CD for those who provide useful footage. Additionally, and off the record, if you want to paste stickers on the dash to support your sponsor... feel free to do so as long as it doesn't distract the driver or navigator. If it is not "family" worthy, then we will not likely...
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

Gary Patterson ·
Tom, We obviously have this information and I would be happy to share it but not the day of the event. We have alot of data to sort through and make copies of to get ready in time for the banquet the same day of the event. Sometimes I think its really good that we get it all done for nearly 200 cars and drive back to LV. Please contact me or our timing people after a few days and we should be able to help you out.
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

William Brandt ·
Greg, I'm sorry that I am going to miss this event. I could have really added some CLASS to your production (you know, something above the mondane Vet or Porche) by bringing the worlds fastest production car from the 60's,(170mph Studebaker Avanti) but maybe you can work-in the Ne Sandhills race in Aug to your schedule. I'll hold the navigators seat open for you or one of your crew. We are limited on this course to 140mph but you have never had a roller coaster ride to equal this event. Man,...
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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: What does a NAV. need to compete

Peter Marshall ·
Boyce, What a Navigator needs the most is Balls of Steel. Without these the poor sod will spend the entire event puking into the ashtray, eyeball bigger than saucers, watching the lunatic driver incredulously as he saws at the wheel and tells you how great a driver he is. Once you have acquired your Balls of Steel, you can take control, calm the maniac behind the wheel, and begin to bark orders so that you can win the event. Say reassuring things like "Look GOOFUS, pretend that you are a...
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Re: What does a NAV. need to compete

Former Member ·
Well I am pretty sure I have the balls of steel covered. I am normally piloting a 99 SS camaro down a 9 second pass. But This is my first run in this event but have been following it since 1990. I will be navigating for Craig Homchick. I have been hearing alot about this vomiting thing........I think I'll take me a couple dramamine before we make the run! See you guys Thursday night!
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

Former Member ·
We have gained support from the media field in that Open Highway Pictures will be joining Splice Studios in this venture. The two companies will collaborate with personnel and equipment lending to more media coverage. Open Highway Pictures will handle the distribution of materials and all the fine print from here forth. We will be in Ely Thursday night to rise bright and early for Friday's Practice Runs. Thursday day for the Press Media Event and at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. By the way,...
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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: First time jitters

Craig Homchick ·
Boyce: I've been the Nav once so I understand... but: 1) take about 10 mph off the Narrows speed ...the odometer is not as accurate when we are sliding sideways. 2) be happy this event does not test our typing skills LOL See you Thursday Craig
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

todd carpenter ·
hey dave, the only way you will cross the finish line at 230 is if you are drafting behind me.....or didn't tony stewart teach you that one when he handed over the keys? plus, aren't you the guy that scattered the crowd when you had a little trouble getting that beast stopped at a recent event? i, for one, will make sure i'm outa your way when you cross the line. hell, i'll probably allready be at OurPlace enjoying a cool beverage by the time you finish anyway todd
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

todd carpenter ·
to mr. gary patterson: how about this idea to add even more excitement; start dave and i side by side. i know, iknow.....it's never been done, but if we did do it that way we would know, right away at the finish line, what really panned out. in the event of a tie, we would proceed to a sudden death, WWF style, wrestling match right there at the finish line. plus, i know dave has a fantasy to swap paint with somebody [like his winston cup idols on t.v.]. let's consider letting dave live out...
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Re: RULES: Helmet Question

Robert Radcliffe ·
God forbid anyone has an accident but......In the event of a roll-over (or cracked windshield accident) the medic will assume spinal injury and immobilize. The industry standard today is known as a KED. The KED is like a sand filled parka with a bunch of buckles on it. It extends to the top of the head and covers the rear, right, and left hand sides of the head. Any information placed in those locations would be easily overlooked. EMT's are well trained and have a regiment to focus...
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Re: Unlimited Competition in PT cruisers

Dave Golder ·
Well no doubt it was the most fun I had during the event.
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Re: Almost perfect

Connie Grey ·
Know the feeling! We lost paint off side molding on vette first event. Steve told us to use soapy water to put on and soak in windex to take off. Have not had a problem since.
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Re: Response to Charlie Friend & our participants

tim jones ·
Well!!! I guess that about covers it! It is a shame that the hard work of SSCC gets slammed.Yes, I too get upset at times but the intent is a safe event and it needs to be safe for everyone. So I adjust to the changes to keep on playing. I got out of Street Rodding because of all the back biting and want-to-be-envy. I hope it can stop now and everyone enjoy what we have, while we have it, before some dick head in Government pulls the plug on these events. Where else can you have so much for...
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Re: Air ambulance service

Former Member ·
Charlie, To clarify ----- Last Sep the air ambulance service was provided by the Vegas based "flight for life" folks, as it had been for the previous 318 events. They were stationed mid-course, and transported to the University Medical Center trauma center in Las Vegas. As far as I know, there was no oportunity for payment coverage (insurance plan) provided by them. Also last year, Access Air was the provider for "other" events. For whatever reason, SSCC choose Air Access as the provider at...
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Re: Air ambulance service

Gary Patterson ·
Looks like a few clarifications are needed. 1st - This past event and in future events this insurance is available at SSCC events for the same fee and insurance rates as is available to anyone. I can easily fax these forms to anyone wanting them or they are available from registration. 2nd - While the Air Ambulance out of Elko will pick you up anywhere on course it will not station itself anywhere on course do to its coverage area. I had lengthy discussions with them about this and would...
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Re: Air ambulance service

Former Member ·
Gary, Your comments, "...they may not be at other venues unless they pay for them to be on site and in some cases, due to coverage area, having them on site isn't even an option - although they will respond from their home base if needed," and "So look for the helicopter - is it ON SITE or on call?" are incorrect, uninformed, and inflammatory, and I would appreciate it if you would refrain from speculation about how MKM plans to conduct its events. For the three MKM events, Access Air will...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Richard Hille ·
As a "limited" Unlimited driver with a prior average speed of 174+ mph, let me respond. I currently enjoy sleeping in on "rally day", getting a relaxing start. The winds this year were truly amazing. I would have happily given up my leisurely morning to have run in a more reasonable condition. It is my feeling that, overall, the best situation would have the Unlimiteds starting first. Regarding my decision to start this years NORC despite the winds. The Mustang SVT Cobra I was driving was a...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

roland roth ·
The May event had a 'fast car' at the head of the line! The first car out of the gate this year was a 150 class guy teched for 180!
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

William Brandt ·
Here's an off the wall suggestion which might be impractical beings we are dealing with DOT, but thought I would throw it out before I vote. How about trying to make this a two day actual rally event. Run the faster cars one day and the slower cars the next. Think of the possiblities. A) Everyone would be able to run early in the AM thus increasing the safety for all involved. Let's face it, even the slower class can reach 124mph and in the winds which were apparent during this rally the...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Paul Kraght ·
Tom, I admire your well-thought-out and unselfish post about starting order. The only point I might take issue with is #4. In Carl's case, for instance, he left no debris on the road. In other cases, such as Rick Doria's crash last year, or Todd's dumping oil the previoius year, significant cleanup was needed. This actually gets to the heart of things. The main reason why the UNL's might start last is becasue of risking delaying everybody else. Remember the long delays at Elko two years ago...
 
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