slantvaliant
slantvaliant UltraDork
4/27/16 10:21 a.m.

I worked the course at Gate 43, about halfway down US-285.

Nice mix of vehicles:

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LOTS MORE PHOTOS

OldGray320i
OldGray320i GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
4/27/16 11:39 a.m.

My old boss used to run his Z06 there - I wonder if he ran this year.

Good excuse to go through those links.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant UltraDork
4/28/16 11:59 a.m.

More:

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Sad to say, this Hudson didn't run in the event. 455-something powered, according to the valve covers.  photo DSCN1022_zps3cmytw5t.jpg

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slantvaliant
slantvaliant UltraDork
4/28/16 12:13 p.m.

Then there's this:

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Here's the video of a 160-MPH tire failure (at about 00:35) on the Camaro. No one hurt.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/AgF8KhuPXAQ

I'm in the video, under a blue shade on the right at about 00-14. I didn't see the failure, too much terrain in the way-

airwerks
airwerks Reader
4/28/16 2:23 p.m.

I've gone 160mph.... that video is not 160mph. Methinks speedo is KPH.

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/28/16 3:05 p.m.

Sure looks like it says MPH on the top. The factory Corvette Speedo lights up in a different location if it's showing KPH. It's not right above the flags like that.

Big Bend is pretty desolate area. Even moving that fast, it doesn't seem appear that you are going that quick.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant UltraDork
4/29/16 7:45 a.m.
airwerks wrote: I've gone 160mph.... that video is not 160mph. Methinks speedo is KPH.

Well, I was there, and they were hauling. The Camaro passed me about 20 seconds before the tire went. Here's my video, shot with a fair amount of zoom:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/mA2K8FVL0Jc

Car #100 ('10 Camaro) and car #68 ('09 Vette) were indeed in the 150MPH class (Target Speed). #68 finished the leg with an average speed over 59 miles of 149.133MPH, according to the preliminary timing results. Car #100 had done the first leg at an average speed of 145.628MPH. On the straight they entered as they passed me, they would have been trying to make up time.

Fitzauto
Fitzauto HalfDork
4/29/16 9:23 a.m.

Someday Ill make it to this and hopefully run in it. Someday.

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