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shifter4
11-19-2017, 12:35 PM
Made the pull up to Gainesville yesterday with the Skeeter Hawk .
Got 4 runs in. Won 2 of them . Various cars in the other lane . Luck of the draw .

Best run was this one , at 13.993 at 94.92 MPH .
Good day overall , and good weather . About 80 deg by mid afternoon .
Be patient when you click on the vid , sometimes Flickr is a little balky .

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4560/38522147111_277588f5ef_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21G55fc)13.99 GVille copy (https://flic.kr/p/21G55fc) by Bill H (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyhillbill289/), on Flickr

jclary
11-19-2017, 12:52 PM
Mighty kind of you to lift early and let the Chevy win the race to the time shack.;)

shifter4
11-19-2017, 01:27 PM
Mighty kind of you to lift early and let the Chevy win the race to the time shack.;)
I was late as hell on the tree . He won by 0.0142 sec. , even though he ran 14.310 vs my 13.993 .
His mph was 99.30 mine 94.92 .

Does seem strange that he won , but doesn't seem to pass me until where he did . ??
Had to have been in the last few ft.

I was .601 RT , he .270= .331 advantage to him .

At the 1/8th I was 8.829 he 9.358 = .529 diff. but I was slower there at 76.30 vs his 78.88 .
At the 1000' I was 11.618 he was 12.039

I did not lift early .

I am not familiar with that track ( usually run Orlando ) , and never got a handle on where the finish line is .
It is easily seen at Orlando , but here , probably due to the Fuel Car finish line and photo cells , and the track prep making
the surface change color , i wasn't sure , so I kept going quite a ways down there , don't know what he did .

R3 challenger
11-19-2017, 03:27 PM
Congrats, Bill--nice going.

George

benaslopoke
11-19-2017, 09:49 PM
Made the pull up to Gainesville yesterday with the Skeeter Hawk .
Got 4 runs in. Won 2 of them . Various cars in the other lane . Luck of the draw .

Best run was this one , at 13.993 at 94.92 MPH .
Good day overall , and good weather . About 80 deg by mid afternoon .
Be patient when you click on the vid , sometimes Flickr is a little balky .

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4560/38522147111_277588f5ef_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21G55fc)13.99 GVille copy (https://flic.kr/p/21G55fc) by Bill H (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyhillbill289/), on Flickr

Bill really enjoyed the video.. Memories of Gainesville in the 80's:

Rolling backwards out of the start.
Drag racing, autocrosing down strip and parking lot.
Autocrosing against the great Phil Currin (street Vette).

Wow, the place has changed!

Noxnabaker
11-20-2017, 03:14 AM
Quite inspiring indeed!
With the info & explanation 'bout the late start + time & speed it's way to good not to share on facebook's Scandinavian Studebaker group if it's ok...?
:)

shifter4
11-20-2017, 06:04 AM
Share on....Nox..

I want to make the point that we don't all have to have the fastest , baddest Studebaker .

The engine in this car is an almost stock 289 , that could have been built in 1956 , spec-wise.
Cast dished pistons and all...( R2+ cam). The car is lightened , and is geared to accelerate , and I run slicks .

So...anyone can do it , and invade the Strips with Studebakers !

Mystify the young !


You'll get attention just because you're there . Kids get their pics taken, standing next to it .

Noxnabaker
11-20-2017, 06:16 AM
Cool, thanx Bill!
(& I can't get in to the racing site so I miss a lot these days...)

warrlaw1
11-20-2017, 12:46 PM
Absolutely fabulous fun. Love that 55 dash. My tach is a little one on the steering column (blocks the turn signal indicator lights). Super cool and nice times.

shifter4
11-27-2017, 07:08 PM
Here are 2 videos made by my friend in the Stands with an iPhone .
He only recorded 2 of my runs .
They are small size , and Flickr can be balky , so you may have to click on them twice , or whatever to make them run .
Good sound though ,

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4579/37962751074_d82b617ab3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZQD2hW)G-Ville run a IPhone (https://flic.kr/p/ZQD2hW) by Bill H (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyhillbill289/), on Flickr


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4568/26904967769_526b46f991_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GZuZyD)G-Ville run b 480p (https://flic.kr/p/GZuZyD) by Bill H (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyhillbill289/), on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/GZuZyD

DEEPNHOCK
11-27-2017, 08:20 PM
Love it!!!!

Noxnabaker
11-28-2017, 02:56 AM
:) :) :) ! ! !

warrlaw1
11-28-2017, 08:04 AM
Attaboy, Bill. Crowds love a black 55 (lol).