Bonneville Speedweek 2010

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 November 2010 08:41 Written by admin Sunday, 15 August 2010 09:21

Speedweek we qualified for the record on our first pass, we went 306.893 mph on the 302 mph world’s fastest flathead record. We went to impound and started servicing the streamliner we knew something in the motor had gone away as the motor was accelerating as good as it should of in the last mile. Upon inspection we found we had melted a piston so we began thrashing on the motor to get it ready in our 4 hour window of allotted time to service the car. In the morning when we went to fire the motor for our run it would not fire so back to the pit we went. To make a long story short cracks in the block were allowing compression to leak into the intake ports, exhaust ports and water jacket.  Apparently Henry Ford didn’t design the flathead block to withstand 600hp. We will try again at World Finals

Long Course Down Runs

Number Engine Body Entry Name Quarter Mile1 Mile2 Mile3 Exit Comment
788 XF BFS Costella – Yacoucci – Papas – Stevens 250.013 262.784 292.295 306.893 309.199
788 XF BFS Costella – Yacoucci – Papas – Stevens 261.004 272.070 290.152 271.231 237.957
788 XF BFS Costella – Yacoucci – Papas – Stevens 231.466 241.497 258.880 215.680 149.872

 

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El Mirage July 11, 2010

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 November 2010 08:40 Written by admin Sunday, 11 July 2010 07:33

We turned up the boost on the flathead again and increased our record of 238.321 mph to 238.937 mph

we didn’t put enough heat in the engine which caused it to misfire and not want to pull the revs.

788 XF BFS Costella – Yacoucci – Pappas – Stevens Super Fours Rick Yacoucci 238.937 238.321

There were 103 entries:   64 cars and 39 bikes.

There were 20 records:  10 bikes and 10 cars.

There were 165 starts.

We started running at 7:45 and concluded at 13:47.

The time between starts averaged 2 minutes and 12 seconds.

There was 1 spin, 10 turn outs and 3 no calls.  3 Guests

Everyone had the opportunity to run 4 times.

Altitude Density average varied from 5,000 to 6,000 feet.

The weather was great, about 80 to 100 degrees all day and partly cloudy most of the day

There was moderate tail winds most of the day.

The course degraded through the day.

One candidate for the “Dirty” 2 Club.

Fastest Vehicles

Club Num Class Drvr/Rdr Entry Name Speed
Bike SDRC 68B 1650CC/APS-BF John Noonan Noonan-Derwin-Moreland 252.035
Car Super Fours 788 XF/BFS Rick Yacoucci Costella-Yacoucci-Pappas-Stevens 238.937

Top 10 Line Up for July

Pos Vehicle Entry Name Club May June July Total
1 788 Costella – Yacoucci-Pappas- Stevens Super Fours 255 234 225 714
2 6060 Costella – Dennee Eliminators 246 229 238 713
3 4240 Hondata CRX Rod Riders 231 232 241 704
4 2132 Hondata RSX Rod Riders 232 230 241 703
5 760B Team McLeish Bros. Gear Grinders 227 225 238 690
6 832 Eyres Moreland Lintner SDRC 227 227 234 688
7 862B Isley Racing LSR 228 226 230 684
8 635 Salty Dogs Racing GoldCstRdsts 232 226 225 683
9 68B Noonan / Derwin / Moreland SDRC 234 199 241 674
10 511 Vintage Hot Rod LSR 239 226 198 663

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It’s Alive……. The turbo flathead V8 lives

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 November 2010 08:43 Written by admin Sunday, 7 March 2010 03:59

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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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