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  • #31
    Not trying to be a butt-in-ski.... Someone who participated should post a report about this event on landracing.com ...... At least, make a showing.
    Act your age, not your shoe size. - Prince

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    • #32
      Originally posted by pdub View Post
      Hey Dan,

      Question....It just dawned on me that I can pack Red like I was going to Daytona, a dress rehearsal of sorts. Floor jack, impact wrench, tools, air tank, spare wheel, jack stands, a pit collection. I might as well can put Red's track pads on at land speed for exercise and fun and giggles and loud squeals. Can I pile that stuff up on your rig while we're at the track? I think I'd like that better than just throwing it down on the ground somewhere and then going back at the end of the day to see if it's still there.

      EDIT: After more thought, I'll bring all the stuff and let's see what it looks like when we get there. I saw a video from Steve where he said there will be be a staging area at the gate and we'll be escorted to the pits due to the congestion from all the airplanes that are now there. I'll bring a tarp to throw over all of my stuff wherever I end up having to put it and it'll be fine.
      Whatever fits under Truck's tonneau is welcome. Also, if you want to stack it on the trailer and tarp it that's fine, too - that gets it up off the ground and nobody would be likely to step on it. We'll work it out.

      Dan

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      • #33
        Originally posted by DanStokes View Post

        Whatever fits under Truck's tonneau is welcome. Also, if you want to stack it on the trailer and tarp it that's fine, too - that gets it up off the ground and nobody would be likely to step on it. We'll work it out.

        Dan
        Thank you Dan! I never took stuff to land speed before. I never worried about my stuff at road course track days because everybody there splayed out more and better stuff than I had and everybody there was either doing it or "with" somebody doing it, there were no spectators per se. I guess there's no guessing where we'll end up if they are escorting us to the pits as Steve said, I guess the whole complex must be crammed with covid casualty airplanes.

        I'm traveling Wednesday so I don't have to drive in the worst of the lousy weather Thursday. That was Unit's idea, she's a genius. I'm going Wednesday because I "can." See y'all there unless I get all excited and type up some more stuff beforehand. I'll be holding the fort when y'all get there, travel well my friends.
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        • #34
          I leave Wednesday, stay over somewhere west of Atlanta (haven't booked a motel yet) and will get in Thursday. I didn't know bad weather was on the way - bummer! If it's dry when I arrive I'll take Mutt off the trailer and if not I'll do that Friday AM - I'm too old to work in the rain. Anyway, see y'all at the track.

          Dan

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          • #35
            Dan and Andy, a question I had for Steve and his reply:

            Yes we have If it’s really bad weather will move to one of the hangers

            Steve StruppPresident
            ECTA & Strupp Services
            On Apr 27, 2021, at 9:10 AM, Rusty Forrest <[email protected]> wrote:
            Hey Steve,


            Question for Thursday - will you guys be doing tech in the rain?


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            • #36
              Thanks guys - see you Thursday.

              I'm leaving Wednesday evening and stopping 1/2 way overnight.

              Andy
              Last edited by Red_Kitty; April 27, 2021, 06:44 PM.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Red_Kitty View Post
                Thanks guys - see you Thursday.

                I'm leaving Wednesday evening and stopping 1/2 way overnight.

                Andy
                Me too!

                Dan

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                  • #39
                    Godspeed boys and girls (or ghouls, y'all figure it out. )
                    Last edited by Beagle; April 28, 2021, 05:17 PM.
                    Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Beagle View Post
                      Godspeed boys and girls (or ghouls, y'all figure it out. )
                      Thanks! And what kind of speed? It should have been a 5 1/5 hour drive for me but it was 8. All it takes is they have one itty bitty bridge on I-40 down to one lane to hammer on it and the conga line backs up...for 2 1/2 hours. I saw on the live map it was there, but I had no idea to what extent. I hope Dan and Andy do better on their routes, they've got over twice as far to get here.

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                      • #41
                        Andy and Dan are on the scene.

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                        • #42
                          Big Red Camaro has a great big wing.

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                          • #43
                            Looks like the wing has a wing.
                            Act your age, not your shoe size. - Prince

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                            • #44
                              A huge meet. The Strupps have done something right to attract a participant base, they are here. My guess is a large percentage of the folks are rookies. Here's a shot from the drivers' meeting yesterday evening, all that would fit in the shot. This is a very very small fraction of the crowd. More cars on trailers were coming in as I was leaving yesterday afternoon.

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                              Dan got two runs in Mutt. He got 130, he's still monkeying with the boost on the turbo. Andy got 3 runs in the Vette, he did 192 in the 2K. Red got two runs. The shorter tires slowed him down in the mile, but he got 160 in the 2K. I saw Big Red Camaro run (leave) but didn't know what he did. I asked around and was told he went over 200 in the half mile and shut it down. EDIT: Chatted with a guy from the timing tower at breakfast this morning and he said Big Red hit it and quit several times and didn't make a run under power at all.

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                              The fastest pass of the meet will go to a jet. He made a really low pass over the runway with the landing lights on. I was just sitting there, didn't have the cameras rolling but I wish I did. Everybody started looking and saying he was going to land so I turned on the dash cam. Here he came, landing downwind over the top of all of us. Pretty cool.
                               
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                              • #45
                                Great report, P. Congrats on getting Red to go even faster! By the way - the jet is a Cessna Citation.
                                Last edited by studemax; May 1, 2021, 08:26 AM.
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