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Rivet
04-30-2012, 4:50 PM
We straight killed it this weekend, in complete juxtaposition to our usual race weekend with only two runs on both bikes we got the job done. Tech friday was a cold but sunny day but it was a bitter cold and rainy mess Saturday and Sunday morning.


Because of the weather and the huge turnout we couldn't get any more than one run a day, first run on Saturday on the black bike was a mess, the nitrous system failed from the get go and there was some gnarly 25 mph cross winds in the morning (enough that it almost spun a couple cars when their chutes opened) so I only got a 134 mph, it was a half of third gear run at a crazy lean angle to keep going straight. After that run I immediately jumped on the orange bike and ripped a 117mph run in a head wind/quarter wind with the bike running a bit fat.


While at the pits we started tearing into the nitrous system and it just straight monsooned on us so we did the lunch thing. After the rain we diagnosed the nitrous issue and got the bike buttoned up.



Sunday we waited 6 hours to make one run, by the time we got up to the starting line the wind turned around and we had a slight breeze of a tailwind the sun came out and things were looking up. Once the track cleared I let it rip and for the first time everything went 100% smooth, hit every 7300rpm shift point, nitrous ran smooth through three gears and I passed the traps at around 6900rpm. It was so smooth and uneventful that it felt like a 150mph run. Final number, 162.5 mph, we ran 4 mph faster than the 1.5 mile track at Loring and 11 mph faster than our Maxton 1 mile best. Best part is that it was still pulling hard, given enough room we could have possibly ran 400 more rpm, so things are looking up for Loring this year.



After that run I jumped back on the orange bike and ran another perfect text book run that got me up to 123mph on the production record, besting our previous production record from 114mph and even besting our fastest modified run by 1 mph for our fastest run ever on the bike.


Final tally for the weekend, two records set, two bikes running the best yet.
MPS/PBF-650/4 162.555 mph (modified, partially streamlined, pushrod, blown, fuel, 650cc, 4 stroke)

PP/P-650/4 123.083 mph (production, pushrod, 650cc, 4 stroke)


Our friend from the Zen of Neato, came out and had a great time with the bonniepan, ran a clean 130mph first run and high 120's for his second setting two records himself. Bike sounded so mean it is hard to discribe, congrats to Brad!



The new track is just plain awesome, I HIGHLY recommend anyone thinking of trying LSR to check this place out.

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Torch
04-30-2012, 6:53 PM
congrats on the records guys, and those are a couple of good looking Beezers,
throw up some u-tube links video if you got them, I want to hear that sweet sound of speed going by.

Rivet
05-01-2012, 6:42 AM
Thanks! We don't have any video of me passing the traps but here are a few for you.

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Pete
05-07-2012, 5:36 AM
So cool! Congrats guys on the records. Bikes sound awesome!