DLRA at Bonneville 2012

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DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by gennyshovel » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:30 pm

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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by RGV » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:22 pm

Yep best of aussie luck.

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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by Rob » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:54 am

This is from Norm Hardinge yesterday.

AUSSIE"S AT BONNEVILLE UPDATE - Today, Mark Dunn on his maiden Bonneville trip down the salt in the new belly tank qualified for his first Bonneville licence doing 136 mph. He said it ran straight and the engine was strong. Considering this is the first time he has tested or driven the car anywhere, he and his family and crew have done a magnificent job building the new racer. Kurt, his son, as long as dad checks over the car and ok’s it, takes the car out tomorrow for his first qualifying run. Norm Bradshaw with his Falcon Taxi had a few things to do for the tech inspections but now has the all clear and he hopes to run tomorrow. Wayne Pickles with is HK Monaro is not far behind. He hopes to clear inspection either late today or early tomorrow and then will also be running. Norm and Wayne had only minor issues with tech inspection, but out on the Salt miles away from any substantial town, even the smallest of mods can be a nightmare.
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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by holden1 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:34 pm

Norm sent me a message today asking me to tell you guys that you can follow his posts on Facebook, were ever that is? I guess Bigknob racing or something? Hope the Aussies do well, Go fast-Stay safe! cheers oggie

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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by Rob » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:00 pm

More from Norm & yes via F'book.

This morning - Wayne Pickles made his first run. 145 mph licence run. Everything sweet. Norm Bradshaw was all suited up and third in line when a clutch cable came loose. They tried to fit the cable on the start line but the clip broke and needed welding. They left the car up at the start lline. Kurt Dunn ran his first run in the morning. In the 140's he did. He was stoked that he went faster than his old man. Mark Dunn joined the line for his second licence pass.

Afternoon - Norm Bradshaw fixed his clutch and made a successful first pass. I think he was more relieved that things started moving than excited. His co-driver was being suited up for their first pass. Wayne Pickles team started putting the other two Bonneville rookie drivers through. Don't know results. Mark Dunn lined up for his second pass. Don't know results.
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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by Greg Watters » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:50 am

Anything from today ?
Thanks for the updates :D

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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by Rob » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:26 pm

Not yet Greg,

I think Norm updates in his hotel after his day on the salt (which should be in a couple of hours). I'll repost when he does.

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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by BIG GAZ » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:17 pm

Thanks for the updates Rob, I wish I was there. same as you I suppose.
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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by Rob » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:32 pm

I'm keen Gaz! Don't go teasing now.... :wink: I'm sure I can rustle up a push truck too.

No update from Norm yet but I'm watching.


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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by DON NOBLE » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:08 pm

I got a message today from Evy Scholz . She was still in Salt Lake City and still getting her bike ready . Said she hoped to be on the salt tomorrow ( Tuesday USA time )
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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by Rob » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:49 am

From Norm this am, 3:49am AEST

Norm Bradshaws clutch problem turned out bigger than expected. Now fixed and he will be out again in the next hour.

Norm still has to do a 175 mph pass before goin flat out.

Mark Dunn found his motor running lean. He is having tuning issues. He has installed bigger jets and will have another go soon.
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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by Greg Watters » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:25 am

Heard Marks name and number this early morning , i thought in the reruns ? has he qualified for a record

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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by Rob » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:20 pm

No idea sorry Greg, this from Norm a few minutes ago.

Adam while driving the Monaro spun at a speed of approx 170 mph in third gear on soft salt.
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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by Rob » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:57 pm

From Norm.

Adam is fine, no damage on Monaro this time. Some damage from Wayne's spin the other day on the guard. Minimal really considering that he took out a marker.
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Re: DLRA at Bonneville 2012

Post by Rob » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:04 pm

More from Norm H.

Norm Bradshaw blew a 20 cent fuse while doing 180 plus and the engine stopped dead. Norm was very very frustrated. The fuse blow had something to do with the computer set up. Fixing tonight and back out early tomorrow.

Wayne's mob are checking through car and then have to get ok from tech inspectors before running tomorrow.

Mark had no failures or spins but track was poor at 7 pm - he was or close to last run of the day.He could not get traction and had to back off. He still managed 189 mph-his fastest ever on salt.

Consensus herebis that the track is poor for the first few miles. Makes it hard to make up lost speed. Although George Poteet who drives Speed Demon says there can't be anything wrong with it cause he ran 419 mph the other day. (I believe his exit speed was 427..Rob)

Kurt ran 193 this morning. Marks hopes to run 200 plus tomorrow morning on a newly graded and dry morning track either with himself or Kurt at the wheel.

Other than that Norm and Wayne had some chute problems but all fixed now.

Racing is over for the day and all three Aussie cars expect to run again early tomorrow.
I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.

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