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Akron Ultimate Speed Race is July 25th....

Dandy
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Re: Akron Ultimate Speed Race is July 25th....

Postby Dandy » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:23 pm

[i]Troyer had a few good runs and should be in good form on raceday.

Mark,

Thanks for the kind words....we simply raced/followed the smooth driving of the "American Girl" car and narrowed/gauged our wheel choice to blue. Due to lack of resources, 1 wheel only of each color, made it rather difficult to judge.

Was headed over to DF under the ZE canopy to offer a trade of my watch for these:http://www.flickr.com/photos/20599388@N04/4740546125/in/set-72157624248532959/ (the blue car carrier ones)
or possibly these: http://zeroerror.2.forumer.com/index.ph ... 293&st=840 (some very nice seen before green ones on the car carrier) but then our test day was cut short.

Orange is out

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Re: Akron Ultimate Speed Race is July 25th....

Postby TXDERBY » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:35 am

Must be a cheap watch

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Re: Akron Ultimate Speed Race is July 25th....

Postby TXDERBY » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:49 am


Dandy
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Re: Akron Ultimate Speed Race is July 25th....

Postby Dandy » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:28 pm

TXDERBY wrote:
Must be a cheap watch


Cheap Watch...........But darn good with small wheels...v/Ultimate+Speed/USBD/nice+watch.JPG.html

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lemuroid
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Re: Akron Ultimate Speed Race is July 25th....

Postby lemuroid » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:35 pm

The 2010 race is the weekend after this. Saturday, July 24th to be exact (the title of this thread is incorrect or was for the 2009 race.)

There will be some practice / testing on tuesday and wed a week from now. It is not clear if the timing system will be in place or not for these days. They have used the same system CMU used this year for a while now and it works well but the folks who run it are busy. Given the closeness of the race (0.050 sec or less), and the tiny improvements from any given tweak hand timing will not suffice for fine tuning your car.

Anyway, the cook and I are directly supporting Mark Overmyer's teams and will have wheels on at least one other team.

The pontoon car (905) has been modified in the area of the pontoons. They are smaller in cross section and a bit shorter. Xoort sized wheels no longer fit. The steering has been redone to provide the needed stability that was lacking last year. We haver a new driver this year who has shown good form. Improved wheels round out our package for 2010
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Re: Akron Ultimate Speed Race is July 25th....

Postby lemuroid » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:47 pm

We (the cook and I) have a 2nd car in the race. It looked like this 2 weeks ago but will grow a nose that extends it about 9 inches or so from the current beak.

This car started life as our test mule (quick wheel changes really help) but has proven to be quicker than we expected. It is bigger than the blue car and the finish was a bit rough during the past test (quickly slapped together in about a week). The camera will be removed for the race. The driver is a rather large lad who fits into this like a sausage casing.
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