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    • #58525

      Ran the Arkansas Mile this past weekend . A very hot and humid couple of days with the temps in the upper 80s and a density altitude above 2500 ft. Video of my fastest run : final speed was 171.2

    • #66852

      Tried to play your video…. Got an error….said to try later.

    • #66853

      171 😯 😯 8)
      Sounds pretty fast!
      How did the day go vs your expectations?
      I’ll look forward to seeing the video once it works. Thanks for posting.
      Mark

    • #66854

      Video works fine on my computer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJrD4at3huI
      . Search sunbeam tiger , sunbeam tiger racing or type Arkansas Mile 6-3-17. Going to the event I was confident of running 170 + and with perfect conditions thought there was a chance to of 175. Saturday when I ran the fastest , it was hot and humid with a 8-10 mph headwind.

    • #66855

      Video works via the youtube link – looks great, car appears very stable… was that with your extra front air dam?

    • #66857

      First out of the chute it seemed to falter, quickly regained ran great thru 5th all the way!

      I saw 184 on the screen…. Bet it will be better next time.

      Thanks to showing,

      DanR

    • #66860

      Mark , I had to use both the front air dam and the rear deck spoiler at the speed I was running . To keep air from getting under the car , the air dam was modified for 1 inch ground clearance at the bottom . The car was very stable at speed and was still accelerating at the mile marker . Dan the official speed was 171.2 mph. my GPS showed 172.4 mph. The car did not falter at the start , that was me trying to keep the tires from spinning . For this event I was running on Pirelli Trofeo R tires . It is a very good track tire and Y speed rated but only 225 mm wide. With 417 lb. feet of torque at the tire , the gas pedal gets to the floor at the end of first gear.

    • #66861
      quote Hugh Guynes:

      Mark , I had to use both the front air dam and the rear deck spoiler at the speed I was running . To keep air from getting under the car , the air dam was modified for 1 inch ground clearance at the bottom . The car was very stable at speed and was still accelerating at the mile marker … at the start , that was me trying to keep the tires from spinning . For this event I was running on Pirelli Trofeo R tires . It is a very good track tire and Y speed rated but only 225 mm wide. With 417 lb. feet of torque at the tire , the gas pedal gets to the floor at the end of first gear.

      You guys have built an absolute beast! 😀

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