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I am at Beeville TX now. OH BOY, WIND and more WIND! Trip from San Jose CA. to Houston TX total time including rest stops and gas stops was exactly 48 hours. Averaged just a shade under 10 MPG because of all the crazy winds!

Had a tire issue a day before I started the trip, long story! More on that later. Jury is still out on this.

will be setting up for the Texas Mile tomorrow that starts on Friday. We expect the Ford GT that ran 278 MPH last October to go at least that and maybe near 290 MPH. It certainly is a rocket!

Rolled up 208K miles as I just came into Beeville. If my race schedule holds this year, I will see almost 235K by year's end


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
30-BS-6B side entry
230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
Spartan chassis
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Glad you made it OK - I've enjoyed blustery conditions across NE, and homeward bound from Chattanooga last year.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

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In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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Looking forward to your speed reports. Don't forget the bikes!


Dan & Suzy Z
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Will do Dan. I will post daily top 5 results for bikes and cars starting Friday


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
30-BS-6B side entry
230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
Spartan chassis
K9DVC
 
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How did the Breakaway handle in the wind? A handful?
Jim


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I've had mine in some serious crosswinds; the way I describe it is "You have to drive it, but you don't have to fight it."

Headwinds are just a matter of gritting your teeth and enduring them.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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Back now, quite an experience! See some of my comment in the tech area that I will write after I finish this update.

Texas Mile went OK, had some fog delays on Friday and a slight delay on Saturday. Unfortunately we were rained out on Sunday. First time in 11 years we had to cancel the full day. We have had rain delays but this time the rain squalls just kept coming. It was a BAD time taking down all the equipment in heavy rain. Most of my equipment can be rained upon with out damage, just made for miserable activity.

In spite of the lost day on Sunday we were able to run 900 runs total for the event. No real excitement which was good. The record setting Ford GT did not run as winds and weather was not favorable for a run that could approach 300 MPH!

Here is a copy of the results:

The March 2014 Texas Mile Event was a great success. Even with the rain out on Sunday we were able to get in 891 total runs on Friday and Saturday 53 of which were over 200MPH! Check out the cool records and highlights below.



FASTEST DRIVER OF THE WEEKEND: The fastest speed of the weekend was 227.1MPH achieved by Tim Siachitano in his 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo. Congrats to Tim and his crew!!!

FASTEST MOTORCYCLE RIDER OF THE WEEKEND: Nelson Pupo was the fastest motorcycle rider of the weekend achieving a top speed of 225.6MPH on his 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa. Nelson went over 204MPH a total of 4 times over the event weekend.



FASTEST FEMALE MOTORCYCLE RIDERS: We had some very fast female motorcycle riders this event.
Top honor goes to Jennifer Robertson who achieved a top speed of 214.0MPH on her 2005 Suzuki GSX 1300R .
Congrats also to Valerie Thompson who achieved a top speed of 199.8MPH (So CLOSE to 200mph!!) on her 2012 BMW S 1000.
Congrats, also to Rebecca Ebert who went 195.6MPH on her 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX 1300R.

FASTEST CORVETTE OF THE WEEKEND: David Ghiselin and team LaQuay Motorsports left the Texas Mile maintaining their title as the fastest corvette. David achieved a top speed of 213.2MPH in a 2002 Corvette Z06 toping his previous speed from October 2013 of 206.3MPH, not quite besting his previous March 2013 record of 216.3MPH.
We had a total of 33 corvettes attend the Texas Mile March 2014 event. The corvette crowd loves this event and we appreciate their support!

CADILLAC CTS-V LUXURY AND SPEED: We had a total of 18 registered Cadillac's at the March 2014 event. The fastest CTS-V of the weekend was Mark Marquardt who went 200.9MPH, the first CTS-V to go 200MPH at The Texas Mile! That sure is a fast luxury car Mark! Wow.

Special thanks to Sewell Performance a Texas Mile Sponsor for March 2014.

OUR FIRST FIAT AT THE TEXAS MILE: We were excited to see how fast the Fiat would go, congrats to George Harbeson for obtaining the new Fiat record at 119.2MPH. This Fiat is a 2012 Hatchback 4 cylinder engine with a single turbo. We look forward to seeing George and his Fiat at the next event.

CROWD FAVORITE: The sound of that Orange Lamborghini Aventador was a head turner. Dan Nixon's car sure was the crowd favorite of the weekend. The Lamborghini's top speed was 186.1MPH.



AWARD WINNERS:

HOTTEST TRUCK: Oren Albright wins Hottest Truck with his Red 1969 Chevrolet C10. Oren achieved a top speed of 131.1MPH.

HOTTEST CAR & BEST VEHICLE PAINT JOB: George Harbeson in his Gray 2012 Fiat Abarth. Currently the Fastest Fiat at the Texas Mile!

HOTTEST BIKE & BEST MOTORCYCLE PAINT JOB: Dave Wagner wins Hottest Bike with his 2008 Suzuki GSX 1300R

MOST EXOTIC: Terry Dreibelbis and her team B.E.S.T in Texas win the award for Most Exotic in their yellow 1953 Studebaker Cammander Starline.This car is defineitly one you can't miss.

LONGEST HAUL: Darren & Lloyd Harder who came all the way from Saskatoon Canada a total of 1,970+ miles one way!

MOST RUNS FOR A VEHICLE: Jess Olson wins the award for Most Runs done by a Vehicle. Jess made 9 total runs with a top speed of 193.3MPH in his 2013 Camaro.

MOST RUNS ON A MOTORCYCLE: Rebecca Ebert wins the award for most runs done by a motorcycle. Rebecca made 9 total runs with a top speed of 195.6MPH on her 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX 1300R.

MOST RUNS OVER 200MPH: Mark Tredway wins the award for the most runs over 200MPH. Mark made a total of 5 runs over 200MPH with his top speed being 224.3MPH. Mark rode his 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa. Congrats Mark!

I will be doing the Mojave Mile next week April 12-13 and then back down to Houston for the Aeros and Autos event at Ellington field.


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
30-BS-6B side entry
230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
Spartan chassis
K9DVC
 
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This guy wasn't there but it's still kind of cool. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sci...ng-speed-116mph.html


Dan & Suzy Z
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