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« on: July 10, 2014, 11:04:15 PM »

Darryl found and fixed some issues on his 1997 Viper GTS and headed for the salt Flats of Bonneville last Sept.  Unfortunately, it rained and the Salt was again a lake.  Bummer!

While on the Land Speed Forums I read of a Test and Tune happening now and informed Darryl, who decided to take advantage of the opportunity to check out his many upgrades and improvements he's made to his ca
Although it's not likely that Darryl will bear 200mph on this short course of 3 miles, it is possible as Herb Helbig did set a record at 198mph at El Mirage's 1.3 mile dirt lake course.  Bonneville has 7 mile courses for runs over 175mph.

Darryl is at the Salt and has his "ground cover" (tarp) laid out with his tent roof staked out beside his trailer.  "Driver's meeting at 6am" he emailed me this evening.  He's ready.

We're wishing the best of luck to Darryl.  He's been working towards this for 2 years. 


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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 07:20:51 AM »

have fun, man I wish I could be there
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 07:19:17 PM »

Darryl said that he was required to add 2 more fire suppression nozzles pointed to the lower engine (Header area I think the safety rules say).  He got them installed and now has passed tech.

I guess that took quite awhile and today it's HOT and he was thrashed by dinner time and headed back to his Motel.  Viper is buttoned up and ready to go run tomorrow.  The tech inspectors have a very long list that they are required to fill out as they tech the car.  A verrry long list.





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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014, 07:27:40 PM »

Lunch was a simple thing served at the trailer!  Jiff and Jelly served on "Healthy" brown bread. 

Darryl, you could have stayed near home and had Scorpion and mealy worm pizza at the Calgary Stampede, like Kendra had today.



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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 09:43:24 AM »

Greg (Aspman) summarized this weekend;

"Gregory D. Weflen Fantastic USFRA event! We accomplished all of our goals, amazing in retrospect. Made some new friends. Saw some historic cars, lakesters and streamliners. Worth the effort, and we plan to return in Sept for World of Speed to boost our number above 218."

This event went well for Darryl and Greg.  Congratulations guys!  Definitely filling in a few areas that Vipers have been lacking in ... 
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 11:34:11 AM »

Outstanding
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 11:43:52 PM »

"World's Fastest normally aspirated Viper" says Darryl after running 218mph. 

I also researched and couldn't find any n/a Vipers claiming a higher speed than 218mph so unless someone can show a better speed ... Darryl's Viper is the fastest normally aspirated Viper on the planet. Congratulations.

Darryl is King of n/a Vipers!
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 06:49:45 AM »

Congrats
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014, 08:21:52 PM »

"World's Fastest normally aspirated Viper" says Darryl after running 218mph. 

I also researched and couldn't find any n/a Vipers claiming a higher speed than 218mph so unless someone can show a better speed ... Darryl's Viper is the fastest normally aspirated Viper on the planet. Congratulations.

Darryl is King of n/a Vipers!
Wow that is an amazing feat! Especially in such a short course. Hugh went 202, in a mile on pavement with twin superchargers... 218 NA is freaking amazing...

Great Job Darryl!  BTW, love that truck too!
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2014, 09:37:50 PM »

Thanks all , itvwas a great event and we accomplished all we wanted , tech being the big goal . The event was run flawlessly by the USFRA group , made some new freinds and saw some old ones again , the event Hosted only 50 cars and no spectators , 4 new cars capable of over 500 mph all in the same place at once is hard to describe !
 Just got home last night and catching up today , will try to post some pics tomorrow .
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2014, 07:59:50 AM »

What does it feel like going that fast? Can the brain comprehend it?
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2014, 09:03:10 AM »

Syb, I can tell you what 215mph feels like ...  180mph  haha.  THAT was on the Spaceport runway in Mojave.  I'm sure Darryl's 218mph on the salt was completely different than that tho. 
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2014, 06:53:00 PM »

Syb, I can tell you what 215mph feels like ...  180mph  haha.  THAT was on the Spaceport runway in Mojave.  I'm sure Darryl's 218mph on the salt was completely different than that tho.

Well, what's it like? Is it scary? Do you feel like you are going that fast?
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2014, 08:36:57 PM »

What does it feel like going that fast? Can the brain comprehend it?
The salt is sureal , its not scary once your moving but sitting strapped in at the line gets the blood flowing . Not much to give you any visual sensation of speed other than your tach climbing at car drifting around due to cross winds and slippery surface , its like driving fast on hard packed snow . The real indication of speed is when you start to slow down and you miss the first turn out a half mile after the 3 mile marker and the next one at the four mile marker is coming up quick .
Things seem to happen slower the faster you go , you have time to watch the tach and check the gauges , or try and figure out if you brother or your buddy ate the last Twizzler in the bag .
 But really its something you need to try to really experiance .
 
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2014, 10:11:58 PM »

Fastest I ever went was 500 knots at 100 feet agl down through a valley in an F-16.....  As fast as that was, I would rather do 200+ in a car... ground level
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