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    Default Vicky Benzing runs faster than Seguin is Race 33?!

    She put down a 372 followed by a 377. Last year the 377 lap would be equivalent to 385 and change. That's 6mph faster than Elliott in Race 33 last year!!! Is this the fastest Legacy qual?!
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    All this timing thing has really been screwed up all day as some are still using last years timing charts. You can ask 2 different people using stop watches & get 2 different speeds. As SNL use to say "Very Interesting But Stupid".
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    Default Re: Vicky Benzing runs faster than Seguin is Race 33?!

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    She put down a 372 followed by a 377. Last year the 377 lap would be equivalent to 385 and change. That's 6mph faster than Elliott in Race 33 last year!!! Is this the fastest Legacy qual?!
    She has a contender for sure. Hope it holds together. After John's issues in Blue II today, she may be the only one that can push LaVelle a bit.

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    Default Re: Vicky Benzing runs faster than Seguin is Race 33?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    She has a contender for sure. Hope it holds together. After John's issues in Blue II today, she may be the only one that can push LaVelle a bit.
    That's what I'm thinking too, haven't heard much about John, just know that it happened
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    Default Re: Vicky Benzing runs faster than Seguin is Race 33?!

    I had to work all morning and didn't get out 'til late. What's the story on John?28cyl
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Default Re: Vicky Benzing runs faster than Seguin is Race 33?!

    Anyone know why Vicky didn't start yesterday?

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    Vicky's crew had to change cylinders #1 and #5.
    Last edited by georgiacub; 09-16-2017 at 04:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Vicky Benzing runs faster than Seguin is Race 33?!

    Going to be fun to see her race from the back! hopefully she can get back to the top three. Does anyone have pictures of the plane or know the history?

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    Default Re: Vicky Benzing runs faster than Seguin is Race 33?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel View Post
    Going to be fun to see her race from the back! hopefully she can get back to the top three. Does anyone have pictures of the plane or know the history?
    The aircraft Vicky is flying originally belonged to Dennis Stutes. It was granted an air worthiness certificate in 2006. The plane was raced at Reno, flown by Dave Morss, in 2007. It qualified at a speed of 357.753 MPH.

    It is the third Super Legacy form the shop of Andy Chiavetta.

    Dennis died of cancer in February 2016. The plane was sold to Dianne Stanger a couple of days before Dennis died.

    The below link will show a picture as it was when Dennis owned it.

    http://flightaware.com/photos/view/2...age/1/size/vga

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    Default Re: Vicky Benzing runs faster than Seguin is Race 33?!

    What's everyone's take on Vicky's oscillations at the finish of the Sport Gold yesterday? My immediate thought was flutter, but I don't know. Some people were speculating wake turbulence, which was certainly prevalent on the course, but it seemed too rhythmic to be turbulence. Maybe PIO after some bumps? I wouldn't expect that of a race pilot in what should be a pretty stable airplane though...

    Either way, it got my heart rate up, and I'm sure hers too!!

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