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Re: ESPN Coverage?..Other?

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

roland roth ·
Todd, If you decide to hang with your "Im out" statement maybe we can grab Golder and rent PT's and run Pahrump.Or terrorize the black jack tables? Whatever you decide Dude.Deal me in!
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Re: More Very Sad News

roland roth ·
Many racers queued up at the line waiting to run the second leg urged management to not run the northbound leg!We all have a great sense of loss! MKM management made the decision to not run the northbound leg.Could we consider not posting speculation and press stuff until the authorities issue a statement? Lets all get back on the horse and have fun!That's how Bud would want it! At least that is what we talked about at dinner on Friday preceding the event!
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Re: Speeding Tutorial

Former Member ·
I won't comment on any of the advice except the last little bit of legal advice that recommends: "Answer the question "Do you know how fast you were going ?" with "Truly, I don't - my mind must've been wandering". "But I must have been going over the speed limit, or you wouldn't have stopped me." Note that you were not speeding deliberately - no "late for work" excuses ! I do not think the above is very good advice. I don't believe either making a false statement or a confession is ever a...
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Re: History lesson for MD

Jane Barker ·
Kent, I don't think we have met. You obviously have strong opinions on this topic. Were you there or are you just quoting from American history books? Please don't take offense because none is intended. This thread has piqued my curiosity and my history lessons were a while ago, so I phoned home and asked a few questions from someone who grew up in southern England during the Second World War. Part of what Mother told me was from memory, part was backed up by referring to the six volume set...
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Re: TEAM MUSTANG?

Steve McCollom ·
Gee, there were about 22 Mustangs at last year's NORC --whut happened? I would drive the '66 convertible out from Virginia this time (maybe use it to tow the Corvette :-)) but I don't think the 6.95 X 14 bias ply tires would pass tech...
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Re: Team Detroit Muscle Now Forming

Former Member ·
Steve: Normally I navigate for my bro in his Porsche, but will begin working toward running in at least one SSCC event. First thing I need to do is go on a dyno and try to get some fuel comsumption figures, because I know that at highway speed I get less then 8 MPG. Need to find out if the factory seat belt, shoulder harness package is legal, tighten up the steering, tires, etc. Will need a trailer and tow vehicle since I can not run of pump gas, need 100 octane or more (11.25/1 compression...
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Re: norc

Ron Hysom ·
A BLAST is right! The trike races were the best. Nothing like seeing grown men reliving thier childhood dreams. I bet if we all had the ablility to (as kids) have a tow truck, and the hills that are in Ely; we would have all probably never made it to adulthood. Cheers to the ''kid'', and good luck on healing your wounds Gary. Thanks also to the Sheriff department, for letting us have a good time. The trike races were as competitive at times as the race itself. Funny as hell
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Re: Top speed calculator

roland roth ·
Weeksie, Chain? Ya think ya might need a tow or something? Oh yea-remind me please. I have some really good pix of the Ruf IRC as well as pix of an incredibly great rollbar Craig Jull did for my new business sedan! See you next week Amigo! R
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Re: Magellen Sport Trak Pro ??

Former Member ·
Paul: I will stick by my statement that navigating is easier, at least for me. As the navigator all I do is tell the driver if he is fast or slow at each checkpoint. It is up to the driver to modulate the throttle to change the speed by a miniscule amount. Of course the driving is a lot more fun. And we do not have the use of cruise control at 135MPH. Bill
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Re: Seeking opinions of others more exp'd

Former Member ·
Charlie, The statement "They owe you big time." COULD be grossly wrong -- depending on Scotty's answer to the question of who sold him the parts. Having been a "shop owner" for over 30 years I learned long ago to not install customer supplied parts because situations such as this can come up and cause hard feelings. For the shop owner to be totally responsible, he has to have total control over the parts and the work. Carl
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Re: who won?

todd carpenter ·
tom, 'bout the only thing my load's got on charlie's corvair is a coat of paint. i'm just lucky he hasn't targeted my class yet. btw, have you checked out the viper-size rubber he's got wedged under that thing? very cool! :headbang: SUPER STUDE, greg tells me they're pulling out at 5 am "sharp" thursday morning. but, one of my other guys, doug, is going along this time, so figure about a quarter to 7. if you get up a little earlier, i'm sure they'd enjoy the caravan company. my flight to...
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Re: who won?

William Brandt ·
Todd, Thanks for the tele #'s. Will keep an eye out for your rig as we cruise out I80. I have to pickup my navigator at Steve Greens house at 10:00AM, no, its not his wife. Saw where a Chev Dealer in KC had 20% off sticker price on new Subs. over the labor day weekend. Darn near got my interest, but I still need a few more points on my GM card to help defray the costs. Must have been some hidden something with that ad, I've never heard of that much off a Suburban????? What do you think?
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Re: Contact Steve Green - 67 Chevelle

Kent Hart Smith ·
If anyone reads this and has contact with Steve Green - 67 Chevelle, would you tell him I am going to try and come down this evening. I believe I will be leaving Sacramento sometime around dark heading for Las Vegas, think I will arrive in the morning. If not, the rig will be broken down along the way.....murphys law or something . Hope to see all soon....... Kent
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Re: UNLIMITED CAR FOR SALE

Tom Dern ·
Call Jim McCombs,he has the best rig avaialble,and all the hard work has already been done. It is completely computerized with EGT to each cylinder,and gets 591 rwhp. The downside its in a fox body mustang,but it is without a doubt the best setup I have ever seen.
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Re: Any Pics of The Unlimited Nissan 350z ?

rory conaway ·
I think what is more disrespectful was his statement "he plans to break the Guinness Book record". That would be different than saying he would like to break the record or his goal is to break the record. That statement kind of shows a level of arrogance that becomes very dangerous, regardless of how the accident happened. I think you need to walk before you run which is the route I have taken. My personal statement would be that my goal is to get a Mustang over 200mph average which is what...
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Re: Any Pics of The Unlimited Nissan 350z ?

Dave Golder ·
Rory, I was talking in reference to Mike Powers winning speed of 186 mph average.
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Re: Any Pics of The Unlimited Nissan 350z ?

rory conaway ·
I understand what you are saying and wasn't really judging the statement. I figured you had already done that. I was more worried that arrogance breeds mistakes. I see it with my employees and until there is some better knowledge of what really happened, I would take what he said about the pop with a grain of salt. Pride is a hard thing to swallow and if he did make a mistake, over-shot a corner, went airborne on a dip and lost control, etc..., do you think there is any chance he would admit...
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Re: I NEED A TRAILER SUPPLIER

Kent Hart Smith ·
For what it is worth. In 1991 purchased a TOPS open car trailer, it is not aluminum, it is steel and very durable. Four wheel electric brakes, but no tilt bed - uses ramps. I prefer a trailer with leaf springs, it seems to be easier on everything. The only thing I am going to add is an electric whinch - so I can load and watch it at the same time. Have used it extensively and has been a good trailer. Tows very well, the price was $1,250.00. What I have learned is that regardless of the...
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Re: I NEED A TRAILER SUPPLIER

Dennis Antenucci ·
Hey Winston (AKA: Mensen) "Whinch?" What is that, the British spelling? A heavy tow vehicle? You mean like a '77 Ford LTD Low Rider or something bigger? Anyone who knows me knows that I don't care about practical. If I did I'd own a Porsche! But there is a beauty and even some Dawg praticality in this 8.5'x18' H&H tilt trailer for $1995. If yous wants a hyd option on the tilt its an added $600 option. Lots of options like polished lookin'good diamond plate for $300 and the fully polished...
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Re: I NEED A TRAILER SUPPLIER

Kent Hart Smith ·
Dear Dawgy, Just couldnt pass up responding to your post, ...... I tried, I really did "Hey Winston (AKA: Mensen) Glad you brought up spelling, Mensen is actually spelled Mensan. "Whinch?" What is that, the British spelling? Think Jane cleared up that issue A heavy tow vehicle? You mean like a '77 Ford LTD Low Rider or something bigger? I don�t believe they made a Pantera in 1977 Anyone who knows me knows that I don't care about practical. If I did I'd own a Porsche! But there is a beauty...
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Re: FROM MY MAIL!!!

Keith Lockliear ·
Oh Jane, it's not a threat. It's information. You're smart enough to figure it out...it's right there in front of you. Perhaps my original statement should have been: "Jane, thanks for the quotes...some people need to think about them."
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Re: SELLING THE PANTERA

JAMES WEEKS ·
Ah, the present day ZO6 is a stretch at best. If you had said, "for a new 06 ZO6" then there would of been a tiny, almost non existent micro sized partial of truth to your statement. I will go 100% with TJ's "Uh, right. Least we forget what day it is....." As you say, "Jimmy Weeks"
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Re: HELMETS

brian wiedmeyer ·
GPS? What for? You Vette guys are too funny! You guys should have a GPS at all times for when your car breaks down, you can give the tow truck coordinates!! oint2:
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Re: Communications

Bill Bryant ·
Keith, Of course it would depend on how the severity was relayed. That is if it was relayed at all. The point here is first does the communications system work at all. Once the comm system is working then some critical training of course workers on reporting incidents is going to be necessary. I am reminded of the old game of starting a statement around a circle of people and seeing how that message has changed by the time it makes it around the circle. That same situation exists with the...
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Re: Important questions for the BOD

Former Member ·
Kelly Gibbs never entered UNL in his life. Retired so to speak, is a true statement. Kelly was always happy as **** if, and when, his old Aston Martin covered 90 miles in a hour or so. Jeff is a used car salesman specializing in BMW's. He races them as well. He was, on rare occassion, on a teleconference BOD meeting to vote on issues important to the chairman. Steve could always count on Jeff. Both of these folks are "good guys" who don't really get involved, even on the fringes, of running...
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Re: Help!!!

Jim Marz ·
Jimmy, As always, thanks again. I read your post about Chuck and I agree with your statement on life. We just have to do the best we can while we're here. See you in Ely. Jim Marz#81
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Re: Thanks and request for help

Paul F. Wire III ·
Thanks guys. No, it is not true that I want to go right into the Unlimited Class next time. The problem is the rules. If I have to abide by all the rules, then some require a full roll cage. If I have to have a full roll cage built into the car, then maybe I should have it built for acceptance into the Unlimited class as far as safety and equipment. Safety always has and will be my number one priority. I don't deny that I want to move to the higher classes. I will make that decision after I...
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Re: Shuttle Service

Paul Palomaki ·
I also have a 2003 2500HD with a 24' enclosed trailer. I need to get my rig to the finish line as well. Maybe we can draw straws... if we use our navigators. I have to warn you ahead of time though..my truck is very attractive to the local deer population..especially at 4:00AM on race day (last year). 6 thousand bucks later......
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Re: MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE

Charlie Friend ·
Mad Dog, Have to call you on one here. While perusing the SORC book listing all of the participants, I noticed under your entry the statement, "It is the ONLY Pantera to start and finish 6 ORRs in one ORR season.....Also the only vintage car to do the same." I would like to point out that my 1966 (that's vintage isn't it?) Chevelle started and finished 7 ORRs in 2005 and will likely do the same this year. I know it is a Cheby and not a Pantera, but it is vintage! So does this mean that I win...
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Re: Well ??? How Did It Go? Everyone Safe?

JAMES WEEKS ·
Hi Bill, Great event, all went well. A few DNFs and a few DNSs. Cold but not a cloud in the sky. Richard Hille had a good run going, up in the 190's he said, but he broke in sight of the finish line, just a few feet from being able to coast in. I spoke to him on the side of the road while he was waiting for his rig and he was not a happy camper! I can understand that. Big Red finished but had to manually turn the second fuel pump on and off every 1/4 mile or so for the whole event. The...
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Re: Support Vehicle Driver Help - Attempt #2

Charlie Friend ·
Blue, Whew, I'm sure glad you got a response. Vicki will be driving our Tahoe and trailer to the finish pits from Ely. But you were offering such a good deal that I was starting to worry that she just might decide to drive your rig and leave our rig in Ely. See you there! Charlie
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Re: Recommend seats

Former Member ·
Its only an 8 hour tow :cheers:
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Re: $ 2 MILLION DOLLAR TEAM CHALLENGE

Dennis Antenucci ·
Okay wot in the h-e-l-l-o happened to my young bro' Reek Carini? He's probably in jail or still trying to get a team of 4-banger WRX's together at the lake. There has to be a million WRX's in L.A. alone....come on Reek'...head down to Terminal Island any time between 2 & 4 AM and you can draft some of our home boyz racing near the waterfront. Bring a tin badge, put some cop lights on your car roof and use a PA to scream; "THIS IS A BUST MOFO'S - DON'T MOVE A MUSCLE...YOU HAVE TWO...
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Re: $ 2 MILLION DOLLAR TEAM CHALLENGE

Dennis Antenucci ·
Exactly right on guys. I was happy to go, happy to hang with my homies and see everyone else having a great time. And what about those VIKINGS?! They are my new hero's. I stumbled out to my tow rig Monday morning and there half ofthem were trying to start their RV for the return to the motherland....great racers and great attitude. I may have to watch "The 13th Warrior" again :cheers:
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Re: Chihuahua Express April 11-13, 2008

Former Member ·
The Chihuahua Express! A Duel in the Desert -- Part of the Silver State International Challenge What: Top-speed event -- stage rally -- closed paved roads for three days -- northern Mexico, open-road racing at its finest! When: April 11-13, 2008. Three days of racing. Where: City of Chihuahua, State of Chihuahua, Mexico Location: Chihuahua City is 220 miles due south of El Paso, Texas and 142 miles due west of Presidio, Texas. Headquarters: Westin Soberano Hotel, Chihuahua,...
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Re: NORC May, 2008

Jeff Dugan ·
So I have heard from 2 different sources that it was said at the banquet that the people that did not get to run will be given a 50% discount on a future race. I have not seen any offical notice of that, any word? Board members? The $400-500 savings is nothing near what it costs to just show up but it would be a nice gesture. I am zero for two the last two years at the NORC. Last year my tow rig was puking ani-freeze in Ely on race morning so did not get to race then either. Jeff
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Re: NORC - Preliminary Results

Jim Marz ·
Hi Gail, I don't have your private E-mail so I will thank you on this board. I recieved my credit card statement and saw there was a problem regarding the billing from SSCC in May. I then saw you had already corrected the problem and I want to thank you and your team for being so heads-up. See you in Sept. with a big hug!!! Jim Marz#81(aka Jimmy Mack)
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Re: WHO IS READY TO DO THE SILVER STATE?

Dennis Antenucci ·
Everything about the event and the community is great. If it wasn't it wouldn't be sold out by October-November every year. What Tommy-boy didn't tell you was the course speed record average for 2-3 years is like 133 to 145 mph....Lots of smack by the Viper and Vette boyz this year but when it was time to run it was a Ford Taurus 4-door family sedan that averaged 145 mph....Ford Power! Beat that bow tie boyz! :champagne: It's an equally a long drive from the left coast but the road trip...
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Re: I Feel the Need for Speed - Where is everyone?

Jim Marz ·
John, Myself and Dennis(Mad Dawg) resent the statement that we are open road bums. We want you to know, we are bums in many other ways. We are not limited to being only open road bums. Just so you know, the world of BUMS is our oyster, and don't forget it!!!!! Jim Marz#81 aka JImmyMack
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Re: Who's Willing to Help?

Stan Martin ·
No kidding.I have actually been working on the truck while I had someone drive the rig and I was working on it in the trailer!!!But never for an open road event Moonshine
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Re: 2010 NORC going into the History Book

Tom King ·
Steve Donegan, good going to recover so quickly. You were in higher spirits at the banquet than I would have been if I had only run 3/4 mile. And John Neff (140 class champ the previous two times in a row), we were lucky, and you have been most gracious in your congratulations - not only a class champ but a classy one at that. Getting ready for September: the tow vehicle's front brakes are already re-done, and the leaking air suspension is fixed. I haven't even washed the NSX yet. Where are...
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Re: SSCC Preparations?

Tom King ·
Thanks, Steve! I had a bet with Blue that if he had to run solo (due to some complex logistics involving getting his rig to Ash Springs) and beat my best solo time at 150, I would buy him a dessert at the banquet. Then my cousin, Jerry Kerwin, cleverly solved Blue's logistics problem, so now Blue won't even have a shot at the big payoff. However, with Val having to stay home, I'll be running solo. Therefore, I hereby publicly challenge Blue to compare our results for this event, with the one...
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Re: Update

Stan Martin ·
Thanks for all the well wishers.I am on the road back to AR picked up a VW size car and a friend in to drive the rig and myself back.I will go into more detail later but I will say this that in a email to Eric last year about a similiar situation may of just been proven!thanks for all the well wishes Stan
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Re: Who's ready for the 25th anniversary SSCC?

Tom King ·
Good luck with your project, Steve! I can say from experience that it's not so easy, so I appreciate what you're doing. I agree that your approach is much more sophisticated than my little homemade rig. By the way, I've hooked in a GPS signal now, so I'll be using it to try to compensate for the reaction time at the start. Big risk, small reward. Sigh.
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Re: FREE ANNIVERSARY BOOKS HEH??

Robert Leier ·
Yes I imagine you have lots of inquires about the free book, but Dennis's statement about bieng free sure got them looking and paying attention to the requirments for this. Hopefully you will get a better response because of it.
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Re: New Team Pit Stop Competition

Former Member ·
I really hate to do this, but you did ask, sooo, here are my suggestions for assigments for the Board of Directors Pit Stop Team - - Rick - sells tickets for the event, takes orders for monogrammed t-shirts, and provides certificates for the speed of each team. Bunny - keeps track of who is there and assigns front row seats to life menbers. Bear - passes out the numbers, conducts the BOD rookie school, holds the car off the ground. Kelley - keeps track of the money Rick tells him he takes...
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Re: IT'S TIME!

Dave Golder ·
For that I am game. You name the car big guy. Sorry but the teacher will hand you your ass once again. The good thing is that you are used to it. When you bitches rent your PT's...you best get yourself a tow truck to be on standby. Everytime I lap your sorry asses I will remove one body panel from each of your cars on the way by. You think May was an ass-kicking....wait a few weeks....and bring a diaper. You will need it.
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Re: Charlie Friend places first in SORC

Charlie Friend ·
Asa Jay, Thanks for the good words. The Corvair just wasn't quite ready and the weather forecast was for thunderstorms on both race days. So rather than going to the hassle of towing to the event and then getting rained out, just decided to only take the "tow car" and run that in the slowest class in both events. I ended up placing 1st in both of the events. A little luck involved there!!! At any rate...a win is a win. Right? I will have the Corvair at the Silver State.
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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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