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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El Mirage Dry Lakes Meet November 15-16, 2008

Last Updated on Monday, 22 November 2010 08:00 Written by admin Sunday, 16 November 2008 05:57

There were 151 entries:   100 cars and 51 bikes.

There were 14 certified records:  5 bikes and 9 cars.

There were 225 starts.

Everyone had the opportunity to run twice except the last 5 in line.

Altitude Density about 4500 feet.  Wind in the mornings were still.  Head winds in the late mornings were about 16 MPH.

5 turn outs and 2 spins.

There were (3) 2 Club candidates.


Results

Veh
Engine
Body
Entry Name
Club
Driver Name
Speed Record Pts
788
XF
FS
Costella – Yacoucci
Super Fours
Rick Yacoucci
166.083 209.471 158


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El Mirage Dry Lakes Meet October 26, 2008

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 November 2010 08:48 Written by admin Sunday, 26 October 2008 11:10

There were 116 entries:   79 cars and 37 bikes.

There were 11 certified records:  1 bike and 10 cars.

There were 164 starts.

Not everyone had the opportunity to run twice.  Altitude Density not reported.

The weather was warm with absolutely no wind.  Hence the dust would not lie down.

7 turn outs and 2 spins.

There were (3) 2 Club candidates.


Top 10

 

Pos Vehicle Entry Name Club May June Sept Oct Total
1 493 Moreland Noonan Lux SDRC 235 259 249 226 969
2 2132 Hondata RSX Rod Riders 238 230 254 240 962
3 1B Noonan / Moreland / Derwin SDRC 261 234 245 195 935
4 760 Team McLeish Bros. Gear Grinders 232 239 233 229 933
5 539B Noonan / Derwin Racing SDRC 241 251 198 241 931
6 2 Eyres Moreland Noonan SDRC 233 233 228 226 920
7 7601B Team McLeish TZ Gear Grinders 251 245 236 184 916
8 2111 White Goose Bar / Sloan Sidewinders 232 225 230 188 875
9 2555 Flying Red Brick Sidewinders 225 225 225 196 871
10 788 Costella -Yacoucci Super Fours 199 228 252 174 853


Results


Vehicle Engine Body Entry Name Club Driver Name Speed Record Pts
788 XF FS Costella-Yacoucci Super Fours Rick Yacoucci 182.682 209.471 174
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