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Big D
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posted 05-17-2003 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Silver State Challenge "Open Road Race" is being held this weekend by Ely, NV.

Came through there yesterday and cars are starting to gather.. Pantersas,, Mustangs,, Vipers,, Vets..

Do we have any members that participate in the race.. 90 miles of "Let's Get It On"..

It would be fun to participate in the Original Equipment Class.. See how close you can come to averaging 105 mph..

I think the open clas is averaging 190 +..

Here's a link I found..
http://www.silverstateclassic.com/318-hwy-event-description.htm


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Fastymz
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posted 05-18-2003 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don there were alot of cool cars running around here all week too.

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SundanceKid
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posted 05-18-2003 02:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I plan on running it in next couple years. I am actauly friends with a group that race RX7's in the SSC. They are there right now. They say it's a good time but was scary last year. I guess they laid down new pavment, and the pavement chewed up the tires very quick. Some pretty bad high speed blow-outs caused a few serious wrecks.

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Big D
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posted 05-18-2003 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I drove over the Road they race on,, on the way home from Vegas and it is in excellent shape..

Race took place today.. Should have been a blast..

I have always wondered how the the CHIPPED GRAVEL affected race tires..


Don

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
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posted 05-19-2003 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Big D:
Silver State Challenge "Open Road Race" is being held this weekend by Ely, NV.

Do we have any members that participate in the race.. 90 miles of "Let's Get It On"..



If I recall correctly, our "Jkilroy" had talked about running the SSC at one time....

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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 05-19-2003 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Don, our member 'jaazzy' has ran the silver state challenge in his 65 mustang coupe. If I recall correctly, he averaged a gear limited 168mph. Last I heard he was looking for higher gears just for that event. I haven't seen him post here in a long time, but i'm sure he's around somewhere.

Erik

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SundanceKid
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posted 05-19-2003 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I offered him gears for free on a post with his name on it. He never answered back?

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Big D
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posted 05-20-2003 01:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hell,, If anyone ever wants to come out and partake in either the SSC or Bonneville.. Let me know and we will team up..

I'm not bad company once you get to know me.. But if you're looking for a mechanic......NOT..

Bonneville is the one that's a kick to check out all the rigs.. AMAZING..

Don

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jkilroy
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posted 05-20-2003 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Fella's,

Yep, I have been working towards the SSC for quite some time. Funny how life gets it he way, loosing my job (twice), moving, buying a house, and all that. Sundance, I must have missed that post about the gears, sorry about that and thanks so much for your offer. I did end up with a set of 2.50's and 2.75's.

In the lower speed classes you can basically drive a factory car with a helmet and speed rated tires. Once you crack 115 average things get more expensive. I want to run in the 120 or 125 average class and I will need a roll bar, helmet, minimal fire suite, and harness. NHRA rules give you a pretty good start.

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Big D
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posted 05-21-2003 04:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jay,,

I have a Helmet you can borrow..

Don

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