El Mirage Dry Lakes Meet November 14-15, 2009

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 November 2010 08:44 Written by admin Sunday, 15 November 2009 08:57

There were 148 entries:   101 cars and 47 bikes.

There were 18 records:    7 bikes and 11 cars.

Saturday start meet:  07:50, end:  15:00, runs 174.  Moderate tail winds.

Sunday   start meet:  08:03, end:  13:54, runs 147.    Heavy head winds.

There were 5 spins, 14 turn outs and 2 turn ins, and 2 guests.

Everyone had the opportunity to run 4 times.  Altitude Density average 3200 feet.

The courses were not too good – too loose.

One candidate for the “Dirty” 2 Club.


We had an engine expire shortly after leaving the line

 

Overall Results

Vehicle Engine Body Entry Name Club Driver Name Speed Record Pts
788 B FS Costella & Yacoucci Super Fours Rick Yacoucci turn in 233.216 25
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El Mirage Dry Lakes Meet October 25, 2009

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 November 2010 08:45 Written by admin Sunday, 25 October 2009 08:43

There were 103 entries:   63 cars and 40 bikes.

There were 16 records:    3 bikes (1 pending) and 13 cars.

There were 130 starts:  78 cars and 52 bikes.

Start Meet:  07:53, End Meet:  15:27

There were 1 spin, 7 turn outs and 6 no calls, and 3 guests

Everyone had the opportunity to run 2 times.  Altitude Density average xx00 feet.

The temperature was in the 80s with heavy cross winds after 10am.

The course was not too good – too loose.

One candidate for the “Dirty” 2 Club.

Fastest Vehicles

Club Num Class Drvr/Rdr Entry Name Speed
Car Super Fours 788 B/GS Rick Yacoucci Costella & Yacoucci 234.194
Bike SDRC 539B 1650CC/A-BF John Noonan Noonan / Moreland 206.892

Records

Vehicle Engine Body Entry Name Club Driver/Rider Speed Record Pts
788 B GS Costella & Yacoucci Super Fours Rick Yacoucci 234.194 228.574 230
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El Mirage Dry Lakes Meet September 13, 2009

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2010 08:19 Written by admin Sunday, 13 September 2009 07:05

There were 93 entries:   52 cars and 41 bikes.

There were 20 records:  4 bikes and 16 cars.

There were 148 starts:  76 cars and 72 bikes.

Start Meet:  07:53, End Meet:  14:26

There were 3 spins, 4 turn outs and 3 no calls, and 3 guests

Everyone had the opportunity to run 3 times.  Altitude Density average 5200 feet.

The weather was in the high 80s with a variable to heavy winds after 1pm.

The course was not too bad.

No candidates for the “Dirty” 2 Club.

 

 

Veh
Engine
Body
Entry Name
Club
Driver Name
Speed Record Pts
788
F
GS
Costella – Yacoucci – Pappas – Stevens
Super Fours
Rick Yacoucci
201.895 191.670 235

We set another record 201mph on a 191 record. could of been better….
It all started when we were pushing the car in line and noticed that I had to turn the handle bar about 40 deg to the left to make the car go straight…ok no problem I thought… I get strapped in and I can see that the shifter is going to be a problem with the handle bar in that position, ok ….so Wes comes over and tugs the belts and tells me were next I warm up the motor everything sounds good, I get the signal from Wes that were clear to go, the push truck starts pushing I stand on the throttle and were off, getting ready for second gear and I can barely get the palm of my hand on the shifter, I get the shift into second and the tires break loose I start peddling and I’m in someone’s tire rut I start moving to the left were I see better dirt but the rear of the car is going to the left and now I’m going to the right ok the dirt is better here , then here come this cloud of dust inside the cockpit, oh great just what I needed, then the tire ruts that I had just got out of start moving to the right, ok time to go into high gear..that goes well but now there’s no more good dirt over here so I start heading over to the left side of the track, the dust is getting bad in the cockpit I can barely see the cones on the left side, I get right next to the cones and the dirt is good my foot is to the floor and were going good, it looks like I wasn’t the only one that saw the good dirt on the left side because here comes the tire ruts… oh well by this time I am having a hard time seeing anything and now I’m having another problem the dust is getting so thick I can’t breathe….ok we can breathe later first I got to get through the lights, the dirt is really soft and the car is moving around but I can’t do anything about it because at this point I am driving by brail so I can’t leave the safety of the cones that I am just about running over, then all the power goes away…. I’m saying things I can’t write down, then I see the row of cones indicating that I went through the lights I pull the parachute ( I love this part ) and pull off the course, yank the belt off rip the canopy off, see this cloud of dust blow out of the cockpit and get a breath of fresh air….. whew what a ride…. I look down at the dash and see my top speed was 205mph before we lost power, just then John Romero comes up and says we went 201mph cool!!!!!. Curious about what happened to the engine I bump the starter and it sounded fine so I hit the ignition then the starter stepped on the throttle and the pedal felt like it wasn’t connected to anything, get out of the car look at the throttle body and the lever that the throttle cable connects to is broken off. But hey we got a record…. had to work a little for it but it was worth it. All that happened in 40 seconds but it took me an hour to write it ;-) Thanks to Jimmy Stevens for a bad ass F motor with more left in it, Jack Costella for the baddest car, Bill Daniel, Steve Smashey Phill Wilson, and Pete Belich for being the best crew , The White Goose Bar Racing team Mike Mangelli, Keith Pederson, John Romero and Mike Waters for a place to pit,the use of all there stuff including there brains.

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El Mirage Dry Lakes Meet July 12, 2009

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 November 2010 08:46 Written by admin Sunday, 12 July 2009 06:01

There were 114 entries:   63 cars and 51 bikes.

There were 15 records:  5 bikes and 10 cars.

There were 175 starts:  94 cars and 83 bikes.

Start Meet:  07:42:22, End Meet:  14:28:42

There were 0 spins, 7 turn outs and 6 no calls, and 2 guests

Everyone had the opportunity to run 4 times on the weekend.  Altitude Density average 6000 feet.

The weather was hot with a nice tail wind from the South-West.

Temperatures in the high 90s to the low 100s.

The course was not good.

No candidates for the “Dirty” 2 Club.

 

Veh
Engine
Body
Entry Name
Club
Driver Name
Speed Record Pts
788
F
GS
Costella – Yacoucci
Super Fours
Rick Yacoucci
178.767 191.670 186


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El Mirage Dry Lakes Meet June 14, 2009

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 November 2010 08:47 Written by admin Sunday, 14 June 2009 05:28

There were 121 entries:   69 cars and 52 bikes.

There were 23 records:  13 bikes and 10 cars.

There were 188 starts, 109 cars and 79 bikes.  There were 2 spins, 9 turn outs and 4 no calls.  1 Guest

Everyone had the opportunity to run twice.   Altitude Density varied between 4200 and 6300 feet.

The weather was great, somewhere between the high 60s and low 70s on Sunday.

Had a powerful tail wind from the SSW all day.

The course was not good.  Fast vehicles could not get traction.

No candidates for the “Dirty” 2 Club.


Veh
Engine
Body
Entry Name
Club
Driver Name
Speed Record Pts
788
F
GS
Costella – Yacoucci
Super Fours
Rick Yacoucci
167.507 191.670 174
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Flathead at El Mirage May 16-17, 2009

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 November 2010 08:48 Written by admin Sunday, 17 May 2009 08:52

El Mirage Dry Lakes Meet 186mph

Normally aspirated flathead on gasoline

May 16-17, 2009

788 XO GS Costella Yacoucci Super Fours Rick Yacoucci 186.094 179.895 0

We entered the wrong class code in our entry form so we weren’t awarded the record and lost all our point for the meet

here is a video from the starting line

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