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    Default Unlimited Gold Results - Saturday

    Voodoo and Steven Hinton simply spanked the field - first lap at around 505 mph, looked in complete control the entire race. Hoot and 232 tried to keep pace, but slowly fell back from Voodoo and called a mayday towards the end, landed safe, hope the 3350 isn't too hurt. Czechmate ran down the Bear to finish second, the Bear looks like it's running like last year, it simply doesn't have the speed of the top dogs anymore. Thom and Precious Metal in fourth, followed by the Buick and Sawbones. Great race, thanks to liveairshow for the video feed!

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    Default Re: Unlimited Gold Results - Saturday

    Bottom Line - Matt Is "Snake Bit" PERIOD. "The Kid Wins" 507.00+ On Sunday..!

    Voodoo RETURNS In 2014..!

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    Anybody notice 232's tail-wheel hangin' out? Hoot did another great job. So did Smooter. But in the final anaylsis: Steveo and Kerch know their stuff. Voodoo's always been quick, but it's the pilot and crew chief who make it a winner.
    Congrats Steveo and Mr. Kerchenfaut.

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    Default Re: Unlimited Gold Results - Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by V1670 View Post
    Anybody notice 232's tail-wheel hangin' out? Hoot did another great job. So did Smooter. But in the final anaylsis: Steveo and Kerch know their stuff. Voodoo's always been quick, but it's the pilot and crew chief who make it a winner.
    Congrats Steveo and Mr. Kerchenfaut.
    Noticed that too, but only at the mayday call, was it out the whole race? Could be it was the tailwheel snapping out and not the big-ass motor.....

    'Gimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcroGimp View Post
    Noticed that too, but only at the mayday call, was it out the whole race? Could be it was the tailwheel snapping out and not the big-ass motor.....

    'Gimp
    A carbureted motor will backfire and blow the trunk off. Its likely the motor did that on 232. It's carbureted. Fuel injected will not do that.

    Michael

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    Default Re: Unlimited Gold Results - Saturday

    On live feed looks like induction trunk at front of cowl looks to be damaged.

    Tail wheel was out for several laps

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    Default Re: Unlimited Gold Results - Saturday

    Totally bummed about Hoot and 232, hope its not terminal. I was really looking forward to seeing that line he flies in person tomorrow. Nice to have the live coverage, and ya I noticed the tail wheel out as well, I believe it did that last year too.

    Cant wait....so stoked
    Fledgling Air Race and P-51 Junkie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mluvara View Post
    A carbureted motor will backfire and blow the trunk off. Its likely the motor did that on 232. It's carbureted. Fuel injected will not do that.

    Michael
    Ask Mikey Brown why the dual fuel injection pump setup is a bad idea to run in the choppy air following another airplane around the Reno pylons... BOOM!!

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    Default Re: Unlimited Gold Results - Saturday

    I noticed it on lap #2, not sure if it was out for the whole race. Matt's gonna have his work cut out for him tomorrow. Still hope Hoot gets in tomorrow. Sherman's gonna be interesting to watch. Still, looks like Steveo's year.

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