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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Silver State Classic, Nevada
Posted by: roverman
Date: September 21, 2009 11:34PM

Hi All, It's the longest running open road race in US.-22 years. I was course worker on 9/20/09. Starts just s. of "Lund" and runs s. for 90 mi. Current record is 208 mph. average. Any takers?? I plan to run the "Huffaker GT 1", there in May.First timers can enter max of 110 mph. class. It's basically a timed/speed rally with classes starting at 85 mph. average through. 180 mph.class. One "unlimited" class.Participants from around the world. Lots of fun. Ya'll Come, roverman.


427ZA
Ian Metcalf
Milton Keynes, UK
(36 posts)

Registered:
08/15/2009 12:57PM

Main British Car:
1955 MG Magnette 427ci Chevy

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Re: Silver State Classic, Nevada
Posted by: 427ZA
Date: October 02, 2009 08:35PM

We're planning on running the Magnette there in 2011, it was originally 2010 but financial restrictions have made that all but impossible.

The aim is to be at the World of Speed with the beastie and then follow it on with the Silver State Classic with a friend of ours, Bob Powers, who is an experienced Silver Stater.

Our biggest issue is going to be carrying enough fuel. By then the engine will be either a twin turbo (preferable but more expensive) or a twin pro-charger on a 434ci LS2 block pushing over 1000bhp. The current fuel cell only holds 12 gallons which may be optomistic!

On our last trip to Bonneville in 2007 we were driving back down to Vegas on the day of the Silver State, not realising it was on until we saw all the cars and transporters on their way back up on the return road. After all the travelling from the UK to Bonneville we was a little upset to realise we'd missed the opportunity....revenge will be ours and we will participate. http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h235/MGMagnette/Smilies/yes1.gif

I presume something like this is pre-entry only?


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3049 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Silver State Classic, Nevada
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 03, 2010 09:38PM

Sorry for delayed response. Yes, 6 mo's or more should be good. Unless your Mario Andretti/etc., you may have, "trouble" entering above the 110 mph. class as a first timer. Sounds like you have a, "little" faster in mind? I would "peep" their webb site prior to contacting = lots of answers. Hope to see you there. Good Luck, roverman.


427ZA
Ian Metcalf
Milton Keynes, UK
(36 posts)

Registered:
08/15/2009 12:57PM

Main British Car:
1955 MG Magnette 427ci Chevy

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Re: Silver State Classic, Nevada
Posted by: 427ZA
Date: January 11, 2010 05:37PM

I was hoping to go for higher than the 110mph class as the Magnette tops 200mph on street gears but never mind, if that's what's needed it just means I'll have to come back to go faster.

To be in it will be a great experience. :)


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3049 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Silver State Classic, Nevada/ Nigel Mansel ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 31, 2010 02:42PM

I suppose it's possible, if you had a "famous" driver like..Nigel, they "might" let you enter a faster class, provided required safety equipment for given class ? If you just want to go fast in a straight line, There's the "Maxton Mile", El Mirage, and Bonneville. If you want "cheap thrills", in road racing that would likely be, Chump Car Series. Most of these venues have webb-sites. Good Luck, roverman.


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