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#1 distributorguy

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:18 AM

Anyone who wants to stop by and say "hi!" or lend a helping hand, we'll be racing at Bonneville from August 12th-18th, unless we set a record, break, or get tired of trying and leave early.  

 

If you're not familiar with the venue at the salt flats, the pits are located about 6-7 miles from the start lines, off to the left of the long and short courses.  We'll be racing the short course, off to the far right as you're driving in, unless we break 150 mph.  Yeah, right!  

 

Hotel rooms are almost all booked at the Wendover casinos, but there are a couple rooms left.  Come Tuesday rooms are cheap and plentiful, but all the excitement is Saturday and Sunday on the long course.  



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:15 AM

Best of luck out there man. Mad respect for representing the big D. Don't forget the Ratsun sticker, it's good for an additional 6 mph at the top.


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#3 q-tip

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:48 AM

I thought the Ratsun sticker was only for +5 patina.


Good luck man, 150mph is flat moving in a Datsun!

I yeald to the wisdom of Q on this one.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:06 AM

distributorguy where do you pit in the pits? I will be down there again this year and would like to check out your truck. If your running the short course maybe I'll see you in the lanes?



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:15 AM

The record we're trying for is 129.6.  Anything close to that and we'll be thrilled!

 

I don't know where we'll pit.  No idea.  Maybe we can shore-up near each other.  I'll have a bunch of help (5 of us) and tons of supplies/tools/power/welder, etc...

Along with a mini-bike and 4-wheeler.  

 

I don't have a Ratsun sticker but I'd proudly apply one on each rear fender.  Who has them???



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:46 AM

I'll be there 12th-18th as well.  I'll be driving our IFL car for the first time.  We're planning for a bunch of shake down runs on the short course, and then hopefully qualify to run on the long course later in the week.  I haven't been to the salt in about 10 years and this will be my first time driving there so it should be a learning experience to say the least!  Really looking forward to it.  Hope to see you all there.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:55 AM

The record we're trying for is 129.6.  Anything close to that and we'll be thrilled!

 

I don't know where we'll pit.  No idea.  Maybe we can shore-up near each other.  I'll have a bunch of help (5 of us) and tons of supplies/tools/power/welder, etc...

Along with a mini-bike and 4-wheeler.  

 

I don't have a Ratsun sticker but I'd proudly apply one on each rear fender.  Who has them???

 

 

PM me your address :) 


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:14 AM

PM me your address :)


This guy has the stickers.

I think I still have one white rat n wrenches stickers left too.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:01 PM

Have fun, keep the rubber on the salt!

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:21 AM

Good luck and be safe


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:11 PM

We're forced to be safe - or they don't let us on the salt... :thumbup:

As Mike Rowe would say... Safety 3rd...  Or was it "Drive fast and take chances."?  



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:30 AM

You can not bullshit your way through tech at any event on the salt! They will send your ass home! Many of these people are volunteers but true professionals and very passionate about land speed racing. It is one hell of an experience being out there on the salt. Other worldly!!!



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:33 AM

T-minus 4 days and counting...



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:13 AM

My dad left with the car on the trailer this morning.  I'm leaving mid day tomorrow.  Hopefully tech goes well for him tomorrow and we can get our rookie run done on Saturday.  Getting very excited!


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:14 AM

Have fun guys! Take a few pictures.. a video wouldn't hurt either.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:26 AM

Good luck man, keep the rubber on the salt!

I yeald to the wisdom of Q on this one.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:12 AM

Had an awesome time.  We had a few issues and the the staging lines were super long, so we weren't able to make quite as many runs as we were hoping.  Already making plans for next year though!

 

Here is my fastest run of the week.

 


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:38 PM

How fast was that?  ^^  

 

Had an awesome time.  We had a few issues and the the staging lines were super long, so we weren't able to make quite as many runs as we were hoping.  Already making plans for next year though!

 

Here is my fastest run of the week.

 

 


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:12 AM

How fast was that?  ^^  

 

Right around 180mph when I pulled the chute.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:49 AM

damn..


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