You're right, definitely no sand bagging on this. We are running what I
would consider a little better than late 80's sprint car motor technology.
Last year was our first attempt at running anything with a Hilborn fuel
injection on methanol, and it wasn't pretty. But even if we get it running
right, from what I can calculate, 260 isn't going to happen. As far as B,
A, or AA motors go, I'm not sure I want to spend/go that fast in this car.
I do have a decent F blown motor, but the current record isn't nearly as
soft as I would like to see. I guess in the long run, whatever we take out
there is probably going to scare me enough to want to come back.
From: Keith Turk [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 11:48 PM
To: White, J D III; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Bonneville plans
Jack... I'm kind of doubting much sand bagging on this one... we've already
set the record at 251mph or so only to loose it to a paper work snafu...
I'm fairly sure if all goes well we'll be running in the 260's again on that
Have you thought about an A or a AA motor?
----- Original Message -----
From: "White, J D III" <J.White@cptbelts.com>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 10:11 AM
Subject: RE: Bonneville plans
> Keith Turk wrote:
> Well we're about there with our plans for Bonneville this year... Ted Wenz
> has the driving chores for speedweek running on the C/FMS record and Tonya
> might get an opportunity to work on her C/GMS record afterwards... We have
> even ended up with a back up motor.
> Do you think you could wait to run the C/F motor until World Finals, or at
> least cut three or four spark plug wires to level up the playing field? I
> think we might get our car running on at least 5 of the 8 cylinders before
> WOS comes around. That would be a big improvement over last year. By the
> way, since you are also a Berkeley owner, would you have any advice on
> to mount the mast for a wind sail if we don't get our motor running any
> Jack White
> C/FMS #671