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Originally Posted by Asa Jay Laughton:
Congratulations.

Now if I'm allowed to ask a dumb question...
Last year I tried to figure out where the speed trap was... but I failed.

Is the speed trap at the same place every event?
If so, where?
If not, how is it marked specifically?

Asa

Asa,


No, the Radar Trap is not in the same location every event.  This time they stated at the driver's meeting that it would be 44.6 miles from the starting line. If the wind doesn't blow down the signs (or they didn't get set up for some reason), there are usually 3 signs that mark the approach to the Radar Trap, a large 3, 2, and 1.  This time they added a large "Radar Trap" sign that was placed on the opposite side of the road from the radar guys on the hill.

George
http://928.jorj7.com

That's the kind of thing I remember from the driver's meeting; a big 3, 2, 1...

 

So at the first big 3 sign, I pushed her up to about 121 MPH and held it.  I never saw a number 2 or 1.  Sometime later, several minutes later, I saw another number 3 sign... WTH? ... and gave up.

 

Later, I think what I had seen was the sign for an ambulance station or something.  I've never really been sure.

 

Asa

Originally Posted by Asa Jay Laughton:

That's the kind of thing I remember from the driver's meeting; a big 3, 2, 1...

 

So at the first big 3 sign, I pushed her up to about 121 MPH and held it.  I never saw a number 2 or 1.  Sometime later, several minutes later, I saw another number 3 sign... WTH? ... and gave up.

 

Later, I think what I had seen was the sign for an ambulance station or something.  I've never really been sure.

 

Asa

Asa,

 

There is a "3" sign at check point #3 about 30 miles out.  It would be a long time at top speed if you held it there until the radar trap at 45 miles out...

 

George

http://928.jorj7.com

Originally Posted by George Suennen:
Asa,

 

There is a "3" sign at check point #3 about 30 miles out.  It would be a long time at top speed if you held it there until the radar trap at 45 miles out...

 

George

Ummm...  yea, 15 more miles at 120+, that's like what... 7 minutes?  Shoot, I held that speed for a -lot- longer than that. 

 

I didn't say I gave up on my speed... I gave up on wondering where the trap was and just kept going at 120+ until the narrows.

 

This year... maybe I'll put the checkpoints on my notes. 

Asa

Originally Posted by Asa Jay Laughton:
Originally Posted by George Suennen:
Asa,

 

There is a "3" sign at check point #3 about 30 miles out.  It would be a long time at top speed if you held it there until the radar trap at 45 miles out...

 

George

Ummm...  yea, 15 more miles at 120+, that's like what... 7 minutes?  Shoot, I held that speed for a -lot- longer than that. 

 

I didn't say I gave up on my speed... I gave up on wondering where the trap was and just kept going at 120+ until the narrows.

 

Asa

 

Asa,

 

That's probably one of the reasons you were off by 108+ seconds

 

George

http://928.jorj7.com

Originally Posted by George Suennen:
Asa,

 

That's probably one of the reasons you were off by 108+ seconds

 

George

http://928.jorj7.com

Oh yes, I can attest, entering the Narrows after keeping the fun meter at about 120 MPH, there is no way in, -ahem-, Nevada that you'll get back down to 105 average by doing 90 MPH for the rest of the course.

 

Wow, 108+ seconds off, and to think my average speed was 108+ MPH. That must be some kind of record.

 

Asa Jay

Originally Posted by Dennis Antenucci:

Speed Kills....but so does cancer and 10,000 other things. Hey, don't forget to thank the 928 and your new navigator.

 

Have you found the 928's 'sweet spot' yet? Or are you headed to the Unlimited Vahalla of Viking speeds?

 

MD 

Mad Dawg,

 

Thanked them both a few times already...  As for the "sweet spot", I'm going to install some new cams this summer, re-tune, and see how it goes.  Still plan to run 170 in September to make sure I didn't screw something up.  If all goes well, I might try to move up next year.  The last couple of races, I've had to keep slowing down to keep on average.  Too bad they don't have a 175 average, then it'd be an easier decision.  I was at 177 avg before the Narrows, and as I said, I had to keep easing up on the right foot to be a that speed.  Anything more, and I couldn't bleed it all off before the finish.

 

George

http://928.jorj7.com

Pretty impressive Bro...all steel street car that is also driven on the streets.

 

Your suggestion earlier is that you and the 928 are not on or at the edge of the upper end of a 175-180 Mph average? Am I reading that correctly?

 

You obviously have the engine/chassis dialed in...so share with the rest of us wot added modifications you made to the 928 chassis, suspension,  body, aero mods front and rear.....and  what is the curb/race weight  on the 928 now?

 

md

 

 

 

Originally Posted by Dennis Antenucci:
Pretty impressive Bro...all steel street car that is also driven on the streets.

Your suggestion earlier is that you and the 928 are not on or at the edge of the upper end of a 175-180 Mph average? Am I reading that correctly?

You obviously have the engine/chassis dialed in...so share with the rest of us wot added modifications you made to the 928 chassis, suspension,  body, aero mods front and rear.....and  what is the curb/race weight  on the 928 now?

md



Mad Dawg,

Ya, the car's pretty stable at those speeds, and seems to want to go faster.
The 928 is a steel unibody, but has aluminum front fenders, hood, and doors.  The suspension is stock, except for the Koni shocks and the 18" 997 wheels.  For aero, I had Marc Thomas make a front air dam/splitter, then just take off the mirrors, windshield wipers and add some tape. I have a few extra holes in the bumpers to let air into the intercooler heat exhangers and out the back for the fuel coolers. The weight is about 3500 lbs, and the power is almost double of what it was when stock.



George
http://928.jorj7.com

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