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rpzo
10-22-2003, 09:30 PM
Another photo from the west side.

Rick

W J Pearce
10-22-2003, 09:35 PM
Beautiful!!! I got to get out there (you mean there's more than just the bottom of the racers?).

Bill Pearce

rpzo
10-22-2003, 09:43 PM
It's well worth spending a day out there if for nothing else than to get a different angle. You don't see much of the rest of the show or other race classes unless you have some binoculars but the wait pays off for 10 or 15 minutes every few hours with high speed flybys.

I too was surprised to see that there actually was a topside of the wings and pilots in the cockpits while they fly. Something you don't see much of when you watch from the pits or the grandstands.

Rick

T. Adams
10-24-2003, 11:58 AM
Where exactly is this at. I was out by the fence just south of Red Rock road on Friday. I assume this is much farther down the fence, right?

rpzo
10-24-2003, 01:24 PM
It's about a quarter of the way between pylon 6 and 7. It's about at the point where the racers start to flatten out as they round the pylon and head down towards 7.

Rick

T. Adams
10-24-2003, 03:17 PM
Thanks, If I make it next year I'll have to try there. Can you see over the fence, or do you need to stand on something? I thought about standing on the rental car this year, but decided that it probably would not be the smartest thing to do.:p

rpzo
10-24-2003, 04:44 PM
I could see over the fence from where I was standing without resorting to damaging the roof of my car. On the downside there were power lines that partially interfered with view up the hill towards pylon 6. For most of the racers it wasn't a big deal but Dago and Voodoo seemed to prefer coming wide around the pylon. I've got quite a few shots with telephone poles and power lines going through picture.

Peashooter
10-24-2003, 06:18 PM
This is the "place."

Peashooter
10-24-2003, 06:21 PM
And some shots there are better than others -- WAY! It's like throwing the ball before it's caught! Ugh!!! That and the time lag on a basic point & shoot digital that you bought for your wife on her birthday, but that you use all the time instead.

rpzo
10-24-2003, 11:27 PM
Yep, that's the 'place' alright.

Peashooter, what day(s) where you out there?

Rick

Peashooter
10-25-2003, 12:21 AM
Saturday, but only for the bronze race. Peas

rpzo
10-25-2003, 12:47 AM
My son and I spent all of Saturday out there. We had our two seats parked right behind the white Honda Prelude and I was the one making sure nobody stood in front of me during the race.

It got successively crowded out there with each Unlimited race. During the Gold there must have been at least two dozen cars and 100+ people there.


Rick