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Re: [Land-speed] Speed Week

To: "Jon Wennerberg" <>
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Speed Week
From: "Rick Byrnes" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 11:16:17 -0400
Thanks Jon
And I sure miss being there.
I sure hope the weather stays good all week.
And, yes, I think George and Ron will go MUCH faster.
Again, thanks for this and updates.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jon Wennerberg" <>
To: "Rick Byrnes" <>
Cc: "land Speed List" <>
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 10:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Speed Week

> On Aug 8, 2009, at 5:36 PM, Rick Byrnes wrote:
>> I need somebody to say something.
>> Oh woe is me.
> Let's see -- I ran the bike twice -- once on the special course, once  
> on the short course (they're identical, but need different names to  
> avoid confusion).  194 1/2 in the quarter mile on the special course,  
> and 194 1/2 in the mile on the short course.   Hmm, not much  
> difference, hey?  I'll tell you later about the greasy course.
> George Poteet in the Poteet-Main Speed Demon (nee Flatfire) did a  
> shakedown run first thing this morning -- first run ever with the new  
> 300 or so cubic inch Duttweiler motor.  He ran it with a conservative  
> tune-up, his engine crew said -- and ran a measly 369 or so in the  
> last mile, with a 379 exit speed.  That was with the waste gate  
> screwed all the way down to minimum -- about 15#.  I think the car has  
> something left, don't you?  It's in impound -- it was running on a 315  
> record.  Impound has about 40 vehicles (I'll guess) in it right now --  
> should be some good records set by mid-day tomorrow.  Mike Meirle (did  
> I spell that right) is in impound with his Mitsubishi mini pickup, and  
> Connie Beavers put her nitrous bike in at about a tenth of a MPH over  
> the record she already has (about 210 and change).
> And so on.  I'd post more but right now Nancy and I have to go buy 300  
> hamburgers and all the rest of the stuff for Salt Talks tomorrow night.
> Later.  You feeling okay, Rick?  We miss you out here.
> Jon
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