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    Default Unlimited qualifying

    See the reports are up. Did any of the superstangs go up for the first session today?

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    Strega hadn't gone up when I left @1740. Conflicting speeds for Voodoo as it seems under one timing chart they figured 434.4MPH & using another timing chart they had in the 450s. I over heard there was an engine valve problem which was fixable. Right after Voodoo landed I understand Stevo jumped in the back of Wee Willie II P 51 flown by Steve Sr. & they were headed back to Chino to pick up the T-33 Jet, Sr. flying back the jet & Jr. the P51. Nothing like father son in formation.
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    Strega didn't go up. I didn't hear Stevo call for the clock either. The "new" course is certainly F'ing things up. NAG doesn't have any timing sheets because RARA hasn't given them a new course length and chit runs down hill.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockheed Bob View Post
    Strega hadn't gone up when I left @1740. Conflicting speeds for Voodoo as it seems under one timing chart they figured 434.4MPH & using another timing chart they had in the 450s. I over heard there was an engine valve problem which was fixable. Right after Voodoo landed I understand Stevo jumped in the back of Wee Willie II P 51 flown by Steve Sr. & they were headed back to Chino to pick up the T-33 Jet, Sr. flying back the jet & Jr. the P51. Nothing like father son in formation.
    Voodoo sounded great as it entered the course but by it's third lap, it sounded wounded.

    Tiger was not concerned with getting Strega out yesterday. Everybody was going to be out for Monday's sessions and he really didn't need to do that. Strega is only qualifying against one plane and it's already hurt. He could send Jay and the witch up today and have a nice, easy session.

    Others not to qualif; Dread, Argo, SawBones...?
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fence Sence View Post
    Strega didn't go up. I didn't hear Stevo call for the clock either. The "new" course is certainly F'ing things up. NAG doesn't have any timing sheets because RARA hasn't given them a new course length and chit runs down hill.
    http://reports.airrace.org/cgi-bin/S...ace=Qualifying
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    I'll be damned. I'd still rather have a sheet of paper.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Yea it's literally right there I'm not sure why this is so difficult for timing. So far I'm with the if it ain't broke don't fix it. I thought pylon to pylon was going to be a good change but I feel everything's "off" with speeds and times this year
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    Strega Motor? - Is it a Nixon / Flores?

    I assume Voodoo's current motor is being looked after by Mr. Flores based on the record project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by o4asf260 View Post
    Strega Motor? - Is it a Nixon / Flores?

    I assume Voodoo's current motor is being looked after by Mr. Flores based on the record project?
    Yes and yes, the record engine is at the shop set to arrive today or tomorrow (more likely), better to have 2..
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    Jose is going to have a busy weekend...

    Spent many nights out late watching him (and Steve) doing the service. Much respect for him and his crew. They should get more credit... Now he (his motor) owns a record and a 554 mph pass!!! Can't be easy to operate at those levels.

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