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AAFO_WSagar
09-09-2002, 12:50 PM
Skip Holm just turned in (officially) a 497.787 lap breaking the six year hold that Rare Bear had on the course record.

Other times officially turned in as of now.

Race#
232 Mike Brown September Fury 468.266
117 Gary Hubler 398.550
22 Eberhardt 434.755
105 Dawson 412.650
81 Patterson 351.200

Lowell
09-09-2002, 01:47 PM
Thank you Wayne! It's very tough being in Oregon on the first day of qualifying. I just logged on at lunchtime and saw the news on Dago's record lap. I've been hoping for a 501.238 but I'll take this!
V-12s still rule, but it looks like #232 will be a real contender. I sure hope #86 is okay engine-wise too to keep the Mustangs honest. I expect #86, #77, #7, #15, #38, #5, #11, and #22 to fill out qualifying spots 3 thru 10 in that order.

Thanks to Griffon Girl on the updates to the other classes also! Any chance of a quick report on the no-shows in each class versus the RARA-posted entry lists? At least for the Sport Class and Formula Ones?

Lowell
09-09-2002, 02:03 PM
The thought just occurs to me. If the Unlimited course is still 8.2688 miles then Skip's time would have been 59.80 seconds to score the 497.787 record. A 500 mph lap would be eclipsed at the 59.53 second mark (=500.045 mph).
Just 0.27 seconds makes one think Team Dago might wait for warmer air if there is no wind and give it one more try....

GWB
09-09-2002, 06:18 PM
ya, but would you notice the quarter second difference..?