View Full Version : Dago Red - New Course Record!

09-09-2002, 01:50 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.

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

09-09-2002, 02:47 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?

09-09-2002, 03:03 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....

09-09-2002, 07:18 PM
ya, but would you notice the quarter second difference..?