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    Hi all, a question to those that watched the Unlimited 2A Heat yesterday. (I'm not at Reno this year)

    All things considered and previously discussed here in the forum this year, I'm not surprised by the results of Fridays 2A Heat. I'm looking for opinions and comments on how much of a race it really was?

    How hard did Stevo in Voodoo try for Saturday's pole position? Was he saving the engine for the weekend? Did he at any time lead the field Friday? I gather team Strega only used enough power to stay out front and keep the pole for Saturday.

    Any personal observations, opinions, facts, please share for those that couldn't be there.

    Cheers, Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRJpilot View Post
    Hi all, a question to those that watched the Unlimited 2A Heat yesterday. (I'm not at Reno this year)

    All things considered and previously discussed here in the forum this year, I'm not surprised by the results of Fridays 2A Heat. I'm looking for opinions and comments on how much of a race it really was?

    How hard did Stevo in Voodoo try for Saturday's pole position? Was he saving the engine for the weekend? Did he at any time lead the field Friday? I gather team Strega only used enough power to stay out front and keep the pole for Saturday.

    Any personal observations, opinions, facts, please share for those that couldn't be there.

    Cheers, Don
    My take is it was Stevo's way of sizing up the opposition for Sunday. He has done this in previous years, with your opponent out front you can understand his line and skill sets. Plus there are advantages to saving your equipment for the "day that pays the most".

    I think we may see a little more of Voodoo today.


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    Having clocked most of Strega's laps on the current course layout, my take is that Jay had it to the firewall. Sub 59 laps and getting faster as the race progressed. 58:17 (unofficial obviously) would have been a 500mph lap with last years timing method. He was also flying the tightest and lowest line I have seen Strega fly. Stevo was right there with him for the first lap but kind of backed off and once he knew he wasn't going to pass.

    It's hard to say if Voodoo's wing mod is affecting speed under G's but the eyeball test seems that Strega has the advantage in the turns.

    The Pole Position is going be a clear advantage.
    "Lighten Up Francis....."

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    Steves smart

    Ever fly in the wake of another high speed aircraft in close proximity?

    I guarantee you won't try that at 50ft off the deck

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    Default Re: Question - Unlimited 2A Results

    Excellent, thank you gentlemen for your input, this is the kind of information I was hoping for.

    Any information on such a high profile match is welcome!

    Go Strega!!!

    Don

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    Hmm, difficult to say from outside.
    In the past we'd seen Voodoo laps of 490+ mph (with 140+ inches), I think Stevo - until yet - has not full throttled...

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    Yesterday's win by Strega would have been a 498 race average by last years timing.
    Supercritical wing that Voodoo had for the 3km is not meant for G loads/Turns

    Jay did what he needed to and I guarantee was running power settings approved and told to by LD.
    Not to mention he flew an amazing line.......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMX105 View Post
    Not to mention he flew an amazing line.......................
    Yes indeed.

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    Default Re: Question - Unlimited 2A Results

    In addition to aerodynamics, I wonder if Voodoo has the engine to beat Strega? Isn't it the same one they ran for the record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel View Post
    In addition to aerodynamics, I wonder if Voodoo has the engine to beat Strega? Isn't it the same one they ran for the record?
    No, They put the 2nd engine in for Reno.

    Built by the same guy as Strega.

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