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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.
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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 having the lowest time difference from target receiving a free dessert from the other at the banquet. Razzer

By the way, George, don't bother with the windshield wipers. The forecast is clear skies and beautiful weather! Here it is from NOAA:

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 31.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
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Originally posted by Tom King:
[qb]...stay home, I'll be running solo. Therefore, I hereby publicly challenge Blue to compare our results for this event, with the one having the lowest time difference from target receiving a free dessert from the other at the banquet. Razzer ... [/qb]
Tom, given your history of consistently producing times better than me with your mega-buck computer system, hibachi air-flow contraption, military grade GPS, cruise control, etc., the Mazda team with paper notes, no cruise control and a couple of stopwatches should have a slight handicap. But, being the competitors that we are, we just say, "Bring it on!" :headbang:

German chocolate cake baby!!!
I knew Blue couldn't resist a competitive challenge!
:bowdown: After all, he is a dodgeball champ.

I do have to make a few minor corrections to Blue's misunderstandings about the equipment I use. While it's true that I have a distinct advantage running my hibachi intercooler, I no longer use my GPS, and I've never used cruise control. And, as both Val and Jerry can testify, the "mega-buck computer system" is home-built and far from fool-proof; I'm the one who operates it, so you know the "fool-proof" idea has been tested and found sorely deficient. In fact, Blue beat me the only time we both ran 145 on Highway 318. Red Face

Now that we've both gotten the "poor boy" excuses out, let the contest begin!

:speedy:
Hey Blue,
You should make the bet for a drink at the
banquet not dessert. You know how "cheap" Tom
is(other then his car) and if you remember, the
desserts are included in the price of the banquet. I'm still thinking about wearing the
purple leather pants at the banquet. What do you
think Tom & Blue? If there is any rude comments,
I'll have my very large and mean grandson with
me . See you all Thursday!!!!
Jim Marz#81(aka JimmyMack)
JimmyMack, shhh! Don't let Blue know the desserts are free! I've been charging him for years, $2.50 for each piece of chocolate cake (plus tip).

I don't drink (I know, that means Moonshine will disown me now), but aren't a couple of drink tickets included as well? If you promise to keep this whole "free" thing a secret, and if you wear those purple leather pants at the banquet, I'll give you my drink ticket. Or is that attempted bribery of a police officer?

Finally, Mr. Marz, your grandson is the nicest kid anyone could meet - plus he must be smart as a whip to guide you to those shiney plates you keep getting!

P.S. to Mr. Lindsey: Best wishes for safe travels from the great Northwest!
Hi Tim,

If you see a old white vette parked on the
shoulder of Hwy. 50, please stop and help me
change a tire again. Are you going to eat at
the hotel in Austin and about what time? See
you on the road or in Ely!!!!
Jim Marz#81(aka JimmyMack)
P.S. Tom, What do you mean, a couple of drink tickets!! Nobody can just drink acouple of
drinks at the Silver State!!! See you Thursday!!
Jim,
Of course I will stop. I have a Corvette now so I won't feel so superior! Wink
I don't know the name of the place but it is not the Hotel. It is the last little coffee shop on right at the east end of town before the big hill. We are shooting for 11 am.
You won't have the "pants" on will you? It is a classy place! They always have free beer tomorrow. I called and verified that the offer is still valid.
Good news: The 30-mile stretch of 318 that they were resurfacing in May is now beautifully smooth - from the plateau to before the Narrows.

Better news: They even did a little bit of smoothing of the dip at ~ 58 miles in to the course - so it shouldn't put such a big wave into your navigator's latte at 150 mph.

Not such good news: All the mile markers are missing in that stretch (from about 38 miles in to the course - the next mile marker you will see is LN-28 at around 69 miles in). Also, be aware that the shoulders look very soft in that section.
I'll need new tires by then but really need larger rims so I can stay in the Z-rated rubber. That's a double-whammy to the pocketbook. Everything else should be okay. I just replaced both sets of points (yea... old school dual point distributor) and timed the engine using a vacuum gauge. Runs much better now.

I'd hope to get electronic ignition but I think I need to concentrate on wheels/tires first (again). It's just too bad tires wear out. Smiler

Asa Jay
had a chance to do a couple runs (freeway onramps) - WOW Stillen did a nice job. While it will never rival you folks with turbo's/superchargers that is one nice intake :-) I turned off the traction control system for one run and darn if it didn't fry the tires in 3 gears - not bad for a little non-corvette sports car :-)

Massive :burnout: Today :-)

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