slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
4/16/13 1:39 p.m.

BBORR is the weekend after next. I'll be working a flag station somewhere on the course on the day of the race. For the last couple of years it's been Flag 7, 30-some miles from the Fort Stockton Start/Finish line.

Anyone else going?

They were going to have a "Texas Mile"-style solo drag side event called the Shootout, but there was a problem getting clearance, and then a conflict with ORR practice sessions. The Shootout got cancelled. Oh, well. The main event is on, and that's what counts!

Vigo
Vigo UltraDork
4/16/13 1:59 p.m.

It's a pretty good drive for me from San Antonio, but ill bring it up to some friends and see if anyone's interested.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce Dork
4/16/13 3:41 p.m.

One of these years. Being in the same state does not mean I'm even remotely close, though I wish I was.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku UltraDork
4/16/13 3:49 p.m.

an open road race should be on every GRMer's bucket list. Did the Silverstate classic years ago and still get excited just thinking about it.

Vigo
Vigo UltraDork
4/16/13 4:56 p.m.
mazdeuce wrote: One of these years. Being in the same state does not mean I'm even remotely close, though I wish I was.

Yeah, Fort Stockton is like 11-12 hours from you!! And after those 12hours driving you'd STILL BE IN TEXAS. HOORAY!

Jaynen
Jaynen Dork
4/16/13 6:12 p.m.

Bucket list, I want to run all the open road races

bmw88rider
bmw88rider Reader
4/16/13 7:41 p.m.

I'm working on the Aero package for the MR2 for next year's race. It's still a little floaty at 110 for me right now. I'm fabbing up some flat belly pans to hopefully do the trick.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
4/28/13 10:13 p.m.

Photos from Flag 2, 10.2 miles from the start/finish line. Cars going from left to right are on the Southbound leg, right to left are Northbound.

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Lots more photos

Vigo
Vigo UltraDork
4/28/13 11:15 p.m.

I rate your post content as above average; keep up the good work.

Teggsan
Teggsan Reader
4/29/13 12:15 a.m.

Are cars required to be street legal to run?

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
4/29/13 7:41 a.m.
Teggsan wrote: Are cars required to be street legal to run?

No, but most are. It makes it easier for getting around between practice sessions if you don't have to trailer.

FWIW, that Corvair was clocked at 209 at the speed trap, averaged 172.3 for the whole run, and came in second in Unlimited. It is street-legal.

Corvettes outnumber everything else, with 64 out of 153 cars on the grid. No Miatas ran this year.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve UltimaDork
4/29/13 8:19 a.m.

One of my goals is to do that race. In a wagon of some sort, that I drive there from PA.

HappyAndy
HappyAndy SuperDork
4/29/13 9:12 a.m.

What are entry fees and other costs specific to an open road event? Would a well built crap-can racer be able to pass tech inspection?

mightymike
mightymike Reader
4/29/13 9:14 a.m.

FWIW, that Corvair was clocked at 209 at the speed trap, averaged 172.3 for the whole run, and came in second in Unlimited. It is street-legal.

Any more info on the Corvair?

Vigo
Vigo UltraDork
4/29/13 9:23 a.m.

I want to know how fast that dually dodge went.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo UltimaDork
4/29/13 9:42 a.m.

I would have enjoyed that. They need more road races out he in The Lou.

The_Jed
The_Jed Dork
4/29/13 9:46 a.m.

I've been dreaming of participating in the Silver State Classic for over a decade...

Conquest351
Conquest351 SuperDork
4/29/13 10:27 a.m.

It's about 4 hours from me. I want to go out there one day...

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
4/29/13 10:52 a.m.
HappyAndy wrote: What are entry fees and other costs specific to an open road event?

Money stuff

HappyAndy wrote: Would a well built crap-can racer be able to pass tech inspection?

Rules, rules, and more rules.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
4/29/13 10:58 a.m.
The_Jed wrote: I've been dreaming of participating in the Silver State Classic for over a decade...

Big Bend is closer!

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
4/29/13 1:17 p.m.
Vigo wrote: I want to know how fast that dually dodge went.

The ladies in that truck ran in the 90MPH class and won the class with a really small time error.

mightymike wrote: Any more info on the Corvair?

That’s Charlie Friend’s car. Very healthy smallblock Chevy where the back seat was. The transaxle was new this year, replacing a Porsche 930 unit.

Vigo
Vigo UltraDork
4/29/13 1:56 p.m.
The ladies in that truck ran in the 90MPH class and won the class with a really small time error.

Cool! Glad they werent going any faster, really.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
5/1/13 9:26 p.m.

Posted some VIDEOS. Start with the Grid number 1, North or South.

Those are some nice engine sounds, IMHO. Hot V8's, V10's, flat 6's, even a V6 and a four or two.

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