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« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2012, 03:29:43 PM »

Bird hit on front of new Buick Regal RS during Open road Rally.



The GM/Buick Engineers came back to the SSCC.us again this spring with their new Buick.  They won last year with an amazing time of .01 sec off.  This year was different.  They hit a wild Turkey back in Detroit while they were parctising in the car.  When they were approaching the bird sitting on the guard rail was when it decided to fly into their air space and bend their car.  The Turkey cause a double dent in the roof behind the windshield (unbroken) and between the door opening and sunroof.  Guess they got some extra safety training/testing?  They were going over 100mph and although the car bent, the windshield was OK.  The bird along the Rally seems to have popped out one little circle and dirtied their front bumper without causing any other visible damage.  It is all about testing ... right?  They had a movie crew with them and a lot of electronics for support.

When it was their turn at the starting line a radio problem  developed along the course so eveyone was supposed to be on hold.  But, they didn't mention it to Bill Rietow so when his clock counted down ... he started.  One of the course workers did manage to get them stopped while they finished the fixing the radio system.  The Buick team restarted with no effort and finished second in the 130mph class!  They had fun again this year.  



Same car as last year.  This car uses an Opel chassis and is built in China.  It was originally designated to be a Saturn, but once that company was eliminated they liked the car enough to manufacture it so it became a Buick.  These guys are really proud of their car  :2thumbsup: 
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« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2012, 11:12:41 PM »

The Viper Garage crew while waiting for the Parade to move through Ely.



Trevor and I with the trophy girls at the Awards ceremony


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« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2012, 11:57:37 PM »

Joe ... did you know the girls were fingering you?  Maybe they were fanging the Viper wave?   :lol:



It's OK because Joe got the rest of us in most of the pics  :lol:
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« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2012, 12:07:10 AM »

The NORR/SSCC event organizer was flashing his Targa Rally decals.  He told me that he won the Targa Rally at home in Kelowna the weekend before this Rally.  He said it was a blast and at 60 car Duane Bentley needs a larger host for next year!



The Targa is the Time/Speed/Distance Rally that Trevor and I got 1st (Rookies) and 2nd place (overall) last year - before I attended the SSCC.
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« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2012, 05:36:42 PM »

At the North end of Ely, near the hwy used for the Shootouts we stayed at the Prospector Hotel and Casino.  Reasonable priced (but not as good as Sam's Town) and food was fine as well.  The Buick/GM team stayed there as well as most of the Mustang contigent.



Trev and Terri (TNT)


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« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2012, 10:48:30 PM »

Joe's commercial print from the NORC Rally.  All competitors in the Rally are given the opportunity to purchase a poster at the awards banquet.  Here's the one that Joe chose.



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« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2012, 02:45:32 PM »

NEXT years NORC/SSCC is coming May 16th.  I'm looking for people interested in attending this event in the upcomng spring.  One of my friends will be campaigning one of his Gen 4 ACRs (or perhaps a Gen 5?) and needs a navigator.  Who's interested?  send me a PM or post it here.

Hoping that we could have 7 cars required for a Team effort (free Tshirts) for competeing against the host Team Corvette. 

Entries for the first 2 years only require standard safety equipment for themselves and cars with speed rated tires, good brakes etc.  90 - 125mph classes

If you have a SCCA racing license and required safety equipment (6 pt cage, 5 pt harness etc.) you can run the 130-155mph classes

the 165mph to unlimited classes do require full safety equipment for race cars.  Last Spring 2 new World Records were put into the Guiness Book of Wrold REcords. 

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« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2012, 04:19:23 PM »

Last year I had to settle for 2nd in the hlf mile shootout.  I lost to a 1500whp Superleggera by Underground racing.  He broke his tranny and then I broke my tranny.  He was on race gas and I was on my pump gas tune (about 1100whp).  Me 176mph and he went 200mph.

Here's his 230mph video at the SSCC which is at 6,500'  altitude.  Owner's name is Mark Capener and I did beat his Twin Turbo Viper (which was a 166mph) third place run.  After his Lambo broke and my TT GTS broke, his TT went on to take first in the Mile shootout last spring at 207mph?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg6uQeO7Tv0&feature=related
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« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2012, 04:04:55 PM »

We did a little shopping in Vegas while we were there.  Here's Joe with some glasses and a Tshirt he picked out



I need good vision for driving so ...



and Deana needed to cheer up a little



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« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2013, 05:22:28 PM »

Halfmile Shootuout Video     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coVKz9QSVag
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« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2013, 10:35:31 PM »

Viper Jeff made us a Photoshop from NORC last May    Wow.  awesome!   :goodjob:

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« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2013, 02:14:30 PM »

"Spirit of the Race" award went to these Rookies.  Older and younger guys.   :lol:

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« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2013, 04:17:47 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqcSNJB_rBM 

another of my Sapphire/silver video I found posted on Utube.  2011.
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« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2013, 04:49:00 PM »

Joe ... did you know the girls were fingering you?  Maybe they were fanging the Viper wave?   :lol:



It's OK because Joe got the rest of us in most of the pics  :lol:

So is this the douchbag that kept your plaque?
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« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2013, 05:00:33 PM »

yes.
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