I know last year they were checking at the staging lanes to see if cars were
200 MPH rides?? Think the lines of communication broke down some where. In
the 1999 rule book I-6 Qualifying it says streamliners are exempt from the
175 MPH long course qualifying speeds.
John Beckett, "Tobacco is a Vegetable", LSR #79
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Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2000 2:07 AM
Subject: Re: Tachs one more time
> In a message dated 01/21/2000 6:20:50 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> I think the use of a tach to hit the shift points is overrated. We ran
> Goldenrod streamliner one year in high gear only (after a gearbox
> malfunction) and it made no difference in 5 miles- 181.5 mph on gas with
> unblown flathead. It chugged for a mile and a half and hit the quarter
> very close to the speed we had with a 4-speed.
> In my old age I have gone to a shift light so I don't have to use my
> bifocals to see and mount the light way out on the hood scoop. This is
> a good way for the rookie driver to set his speed.
> Dave in Lincoln
> Ask me what my state motto is.
> #322 XXFBFMR
> That 181 run must have been in the "good-old-days" when streamliners
> automatically long-course qualified. I don't recall seeing that perk in
> rule book lately. Anybody know if it's still the case?
> Ardun Doug, XXF/STR, near the Left Coast in CA