Speedweek Roll-call who's going and when?

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Re: Speedweek Roll-call who's going and when?

Post by Graeme » Tue 05 Aug 2014, 07:56

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Re: Speedweek Roll-call who's going and when?

Post by shoedoos » Wed 06 Aug 2014, 01:59

don't worry Barry, I will make it, and the intention is to get a few of my old RSA drag racing buddies involved to pop the 200mph barrier.....not this year though.....got a car to finish over here plus, plus, plus, plus....

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Post by Garage » Wed 06 Aug 2014, 04:09

Nice!! - better get them to prep for closer to 250mph, you'll lose at LEAST 10% on the dirt....
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Re: Speedweek Roll-call who's going and when?

Post by shoedoos » Wed 06 Aug 2014, 07:55

I understand, my biggest hurdle at present is motivating the RSA locals, word I keep getting back is the surface isn't conducive to high speed? Anybody with first hand knowledge care to elaborate?

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Post by First V8 » Wed 06 Aug 2014, 09:49

I found the surface to be as good as any smooth sand ( covered with black goo)road you travel on in our country . There are no ruts or holes that pull the car off the prepared surface . You must concentrate as is the case with any high speed driving and know your car or bike . If a Lambo and a Hyabusa can run at 300kph plus ,then i think its a good indicator of the well prepared surface . I ran my stock Lumina at 230kph and had no handling issues except for wheel spin at start so start easy . They say that the surface will be harder and better prepared this year so lets hope for higher speeds .See you on the Pan .
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Post by Garage » Wed 06 Aug 2014, 09:55

What FirstV8 said.... (IIRC one Hyabusa ran mid 300's 8O )
As I understand the track prep this year will just be sweeping the virgin surface (no coating so hopefully less of a crust to break up) and they are going to have 3 tracks (20m wide) so they can move as the surface degrades.
Hopefully they'll run bikes and cars on seperate sections, as it is guys spinning out that really f&*k it up...

If the guys want to pussy-out I guess there's always the All-Tar event at Upington........ LOL
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Post by First V8 » Wed 06 Aug 2014, 11:22

If the guys want to pussy-out I guess there's always the All-Tar event at Upington........ LOL QUOTE

That event is for sissy's to SHOW and SHINE and stay in hotels , eat prepared food and drink out of glasses :lol:
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Re: Speedweek Roll-call who's going and when?

Post by Burnthosetyres » Fri 08 Aug 2014, 06:29

Eish....... Oops..... now what?
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Post by Garage » Fri 08 Aug 2014, 07:10

If that happens while we're on the pan, it will all turn to slippery snot with little prospect of getting vehicles moved......... :lol: :lol:

No idea how long it would take to dry out at Hakskeen - Bonneville guys have moved things up one day and it seems a little wind and sun would take care of it. Any more rain though and the event would need to be postponed.
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Re: Speedweek Roll-call who's going and when?

Post by First V8 » Fri 08 Aug 2014, 08:14

If that happens at Hakskeenpan i believe it takes a mear 5 minutes of good rain to turn it into soft snootty mud with not a vehicle being able to move . We will just have to party hard get the guys with big 4X4's to do the boot leg runs to Askam for beer . :lol:
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