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Old 09-11-2017, 03:40 PM
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Any RV guys out there? I just got the qualifier info from today's heat.

Looks like you better be able to do well over 250 if you want to make a name for yourself!

http://reports.airrace.org/2017/2017...rs.Report.html
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:05 PM
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Thanks for posting.

Great to see Neil Wischer made it - he was wait-listed so apparently there were some no-shows?

I assume/hope there are more opportunities to qualify, because I don't see Bob Mills on the list in his Glasair III, and I thought another pilot was going to race his Rocket-6.
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:23 PM
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Thanks for posting.

Great to see Neil Wischer made it - he was wait-listed so apparently there were some no-shows?

I assume/hope there are more opportunities to qualify, because I don't see Bob Mills on the list in his Glasair III, and I thought another pilot was going to race his Rocket-6.
Plenty of time left to qualify - this was just day 1!
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:12 PM
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We qualified 28 pilots today in the Sport class.

There were 5 planes that had some sort of issue before the sat 1200 dead line. I was the last stand by to make it.

This years speeds will show lower because the way the speed is calculated changed.

Come by and say hi. We are outside by the T-6s.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:48 AM
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I just saw the qualifying speeds are well over 300, reaching 367 mph.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:58 AM
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Interesting to see a 7 in the 240 range! Wonder about the emp mods. Love the name . . .
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:36 AM
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Is it worth it to pay for the pit pass? My wife and i will be there Saturday.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:08 PM
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Pit pass is a must. you will be glad you did. I am missing this year but have seats and pit passes always.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:07 PM
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Is it worth it to pay for the pit pass? My wife and i will be there Saturday.
You mean there is someplace other than the pits?!

I spend most of the week at the races - almost never get into the grand stand area myself....
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:19 PM
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This just in...top speed today 401.004 in a Super Glasair.
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