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Old 02-15-2006, 11:34 AM   #11
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140 is it??? boo....
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:36 AM   #12
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Igottalookitup. Onthewayoutthedoortoworkinafew. Lookitupwhenigetthere.
I gotta look it up. On the way out the door to work in a few. Look it up when i get there.

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Old 02-15-2006, 11:58 AM   #13
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Just curious... okay? Is Greenzilla street legal? If so, why not drive it and get good mpg and have a lotta fun

Just curious, iwant to get married on the salt flats (sighs)
yes its legal....and its still driven....Trailer because if it breaks on the Flats, that might be tough to get the car back
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Just curious... okay? Is Greenzilla street legal? If so, why not drive it and get good mpg and have a lotta fun

Just curious, iwant to get married on the salt flats (sighs)
Yes, it'* street legal, but that'* alot of miles, and I'd rather not have something go wrong and not be able to get the car back home. I'll be making several runs in some pretty extreme conditions.

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140 is it??? boo....
But the speed itself is NOT the challenge. I've been 156. The challenge is being able to even enter the course at minimum speed in the given distance. Many cars won't ever make it. I have ONE MILE to hit at least 130mph with ZERO traction. And in intense heat.

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• All drivers must be members of USFRA, hold a valid state drivers license, and sign a loss damage waiver to participate.
• A maximum of five (5) runs will be allowed per entry fee paid.
• The 130-mph format is specifically designed for street cars and motorcycles. To gain Membership in the 130 MPH Club, the vehicle must run the course twice in the same day at a speed no less than 130 mph the two runs are then averaged. A two run average over 130 MPH and under 140 MPH makes the driver a member of the 130 MPH Club. Once a driver has achieved 130 MPH Club Member status no more runs will be allowed.
• An acceptable speed indicator is required so the driver has an indication of the car'* speed at any point on the course.
• An initial "licensing" pass at no more than 100 mph will be required to calibrate the on board speed gauge equipment. i.e.; tachometer, speedometer, etc.
• Maximum speed will be 140 mph - any vehicle exceeding 140 mph will be disqualified from making anymore passes and will not receive a timing slip.
• Drivers will be required to participate in a driver orientation meeting with an experienced salt flats driver prior to racing.
• The driver must wear a Snell 2000 or newer Snell approved, full-face helmet, long sleeve shirt or jacket, long pants and closed shoes.
• Motorcycle riders must wear full leathers, either one piece or zip together waist, including leather boots and leather gloves.
• Open Cars must have a 4-point or more roll bar. Vehicles with factory Glass T-Top inserts or any vehicles aftermarket roof modifications are consider to be “Open Cars”. Vehicles with removable “Hard Tops” (such as Miata, Boxter, ect.) are also considered to be “Open Cars”. .
• Cars must be equipped with OEM (or better) lap and shoulder belts. If vehicle was manufactured prior to belts, they must be added. Properly installed 4 point or more seat belt harnesses are allowed and encouraged.
• Only gasoline, diesel, ethanol, bio-diesel, electric, propane, or natural gas fuels may be used - NO Nitrous Oxide, Methanol or Nitro-fueled vehicles will be allowed.
• Cars must have an adequate battery tie down installed.
• Drive line retention loops are required in the front 25% of each section of drive shaft on rear-wheel cars where adequate retention and control of a broken driveline is not assured by body/frame design.
• Dual throttle return springs are recommended. Proper operation of the throttle return mechanism will be checked during inspection.
• Vehicles must have H, W, Y, V, or Z rated tires which are rated for speeds in excess of 130 mph. Because the sidewall marking systems vary greatly among tire manufacturers, it is the responsibility of the driver/owner to provide objective evidence of the speed rating of tires.
• Tires & wheels for all vehicles will have metal valve caps (metal valve stems are highly recommended) & crack-free valve stems. No tires wider than 10" will be allowed, unless the tires are OEM to the vehicle. (Narrow tires provide better stability on the Salt).
• Wheel covers (hubcaps) will be positively attached or removed.
• All cars will have a small fire extinguisher securely mounted inside the vehicle.
• A ground cover must be used under the vehicle in the pit area. Waste fluids will not be "dumped" they will be taken off the salt for disposal. Pit areas and general Salt will be kept neat and clean at all times
• Rental Cars will not be allowed.

• INSPECTION:
• -All vehicles must be currently licensed and street legal in their respective state.
• -Fees will NOT be charged for an inspection.
• -Inspection will verify the acceptable condition of the engine, drive train, wheels, tires, fuel system, steering, braking, and safety systems to an approved checklist.
• -Decisions of the inspector are final in the areas of safety assessment and requirements.

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The Course will be a 1 mile long course with a 132 foot precision speed trap at the end of the mile.
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are you gonna be running interior cameras?
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are you gonna be running interior cameras?
i freaking hope so...and like 3 of them.....one facing forward, one facing the cluster, and one facing Bill
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are you gonna be running interior cameras?
i freaking hope so...and like 3 of them.....one facing forward, one facing the cluster, and one facing Bill
4 - one on his ***
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It seems to me that it'* going to be one he** of a good time and an experience of a lifetime. I'll have to live it vicariously through your reports back here.
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Been talking to my wife about this (Actually she'* the one who sent me the website about it believe it or not). I hope maybe one day to do this myself. Maybe in 2008. Will, we're pulling for you here! Have you been able to find a couple of people to "pit" for you?
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driverjohn is pulling the chariot. I expect a few midwester'* to be out there, and a couple from MN have talked about it. Pdad may also make the trip down. Greyhare is also contemplating a possible run there at the same time.
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