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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Another No Contest

    I thought they discovered the sensor issue after Friday's race... but it was still a problem for Saturday??

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuryFan View Post
    This is the either the ultimate sandbag by the Bear, or they ain't got nothin' for Strega! So sad.

    Kevin
    No sandbagging they had temperature problems!

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichH View Post
    I thought they discovered the sensor issue after Friday's race... but it was still a problem for Saturday??
    They replaced the sensors and still had heating problems on Saturday!

  4. #14

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    Bear simply isn't as fast as Strega...why is that so hard to accept?

  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by grampi View Post
    Bear simply isn't as fast as Strega...why is that so hard to accept?
    Not at the moment it isn't. Plus Strega has the kid in the cockpit and he seems fearless. They need a young and fearless pilot for RB. When "the kid" climbed into Strega a few years ago you could feel the energy and the team jelled around him. Win, win, win. Rare Bear has fallen into a funk partly because Lyle, and then Penney climbed out of the airplane for good. Get the right jock in there and the motivation to win will follow.

    When Strega breaks the Bear's world speed record, only then will Strega be faster than Rare Bear. And I say that as a fan of both airplanes.
    Last edited by Nobody; 09-18-2012 at 09:20 AM. Reason: Spelling.

  6. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobody View Post
    Not at the moment it isn't. Plus Strega has the kid in the cockpit and he seems fearless. They need a young and fearless pilot for RB. When "the kid" climbed into Strega a few years ago you could feel the energy and the team jelled around him. Win, win, win. Rare Bear has fallen into a funk partly because Lyle, and then Penney climbed out of the airplane for good. Get the right jock in there and the motivation to win will follow.

    When Strega breaks the Bear's world speed record, only then will Strega be faster than Rare Bear. And I say that as a fan of both airplanes.
    When has RB EVER run the kind of speeds around the race course that Strega is running?

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Another No Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by grampi View Post
    When has RB EVER run the kind of speeds around the race course that Strega is running?
    This year, Strega won with a race average speed calculated at 477.523mph.

    In 2007, Rare Bear won with a race average speed calculated at 478.394mph.

    There you go...

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Another No Contest

    And 1991: victory over Strega and Tsunami at 481.619 MPH.
    "America is all about speed...hot, nasty, bada** speed."
    -Eleanor Roosevelt-

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Another No Contest

    In 2007 we watched John Penny go around Mike and September Fury and were amazed. Bear ate some of it's own Bondo but still came home with a win in the Gold.

    Didn't see 1991 in person, but from the videos it looks like Lyle was using the "squeeze" big time! ...and 3 blade prop(I know,...controversy).

  10. #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichH View Post
    This year, Strega won with a race average speed calculated at 477.523mph.

    In 2007, Rare Bear won with a race average speed calculated at 478.394mph.

    There you go...
    I'm talking about the 500+ MPH laps...RB has never done that...race averages mean nothing except how fast the winner had to go to beat the 2nd fastest plane...

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