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QurtysLyn

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I'm curious as to what others are getting out of their cars. What is the fastest you've been in a Class Nine under it's own power in Race Conditions?

We hit 79.4 Mph according to our GPS on saturday at the BOR Wendover race. I've been told we were only 7 minutes slower than the Class 8 Trucks.
 

Mohr

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Ok, I'll bite.....with my old car, a 2 seat Suspensions Unl., single port, on Soggy dry lake with a 22 mph tailwind, on GPS, 89.97 mph. Into the wind, 66. 4.37 R&P, 1.31 4th, Caldwell retreads....Just under 6,000 rpm
 

3 Amigos Racing

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You guys are faster than me..258 lbs big boy driver sitting straight up in the seat I ran 71 ish on gps.
 

Mohr

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You might want to do some testing, we found 4mph on a freinds car with 25 cents worth of cardboard and duct tape....
 

3 Amigos Racing

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You might want to do some testing, we found 4mph on a freinds car with 25 cents worth of cardboard and duct tape....

Thats a good idea.. I never would have thought about creative bodywork..thanks! The Lucerne race last week had some long high speed sections..
 

BUDMAN975

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2 seater 78, I cannot say with the single seater.
 

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Going fast is fun, but how many of you have had your co-driver fall asleep in the car in the middle of a race?
But it wasn't wile we were doing the 79.4 mph. I think I will round that up to 80 though!!! LOL
 

doug969

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I remember that. Sean did turn the carboard into aluminum. Looked a little funny but was proven. Feels like it was last year.....

You might want to do some testing, we found 4mph on a freinds car with 25 cents worth of cardboard and duct tape....
 

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On the cardboard and duct tape deal we actually lost speed by doing that. Even after trimming most of it down. You'll never know if you dont try.
 

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After reading the posts yesterday I decided to release a recent test photo of the development of my new helmet design to reduce drag. The test pilots head and body shape reseemble my own. I am thinking my top speed should be down to about 55 mph after production begins.
 

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Shred918

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Well I had access to a wind tunnel when me and Jeff where doing the body. I think we got it as close to perfect as we could without making it look like a salt flats car. :D


6 coats of wax also help!
 

BUDMAN975

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Hey Jeff lets not give away too many. Titanium is expensive but worth its weight in gold.
 

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Sorry Bud, don't bring your version of the "windmill" down on me! PS those billit axle tubes looked natty!
 
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