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aswracing 7th September 2006 06:54

Thanks again everyone!

We had something of an uneventful day today. We tore down the bike in impound to put the 213 record into the books. Then we put it back together, got onto the course late in the day, only to have an issue.

That's more or less the nature of racing though. You have days you can do no wrong, but most days are hard work and little return. I have no complaints, I've been blessed with many successful days, and this is part of the game.

Tomorrow is the last day and we'll probably make one more pass is all. We're extremely happy with the way things went and we exceeded our expectations coming in.

We were so busy working for most of the day that I took very few pictures, but here they are ...

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictures/ackwaiting.jpg
Ack attack wants the world's fastest title back, after they lost it yesterday to Bub's. But infortunately for them, they never got a pass in today. The winds were above the safe-for-streamliners threshold. They waited patiently at the zsero mile though, and I snapped this pic late in the day when we went down there for our pass.

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictures/samtornup.jpg
This is the Easy Hook streamliner of Sam Wheeler. He's the other "big gun" going for the overall motorcycle record. Sam is doing it with a fraction of the power of the Ack Attack or Bub's though. Anyway, Sam showed up today, made a pass at 355mph which is the world's fastest ever recorded time for a motorcycle, but he blew a tire on that pass and put the liner on it's side as you can see. Those speeds are really tough on tires. Sam's streamliner was a Cal Tech research project, it's so slippery that he goes those speeds on a single 1350cc turbocharged motor. Ack has a pair of turbo'ed Hatabusa motors making in excess of 900hp and Bub of course has his own custom V4 which is turbocharged and I'm sure also making a mountain of power.

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictu...buellright.jpg
This is one of Brian Klock's (Klockwerks) creations, called the "Root Buell". I took a little more usual interest in this one than most because I built the motor. It's an 88 incher. I was talking with him about it, and he said he put it on the dyno, ran it to only 5000rpm, and it made 108hp, so he was happy with that and rolled it off. Sheesh. That motor ought to be power peaking at about 7000rpm according to my calculator.

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictu...tbuellleft.jpg
A close up of the motor

SportsterBart 7th September 2006 08:00

Fantastic job guys! Bravo! :banana


Bart

cadiero 7th September 2006 16:09

I love the pictures Aaron. They are so cool! Makes me want to take a trip down there someday. Maybe I can find a class to compete in even. That really sounds like a lot of fun.

SportsterSpive 7th September 2006 23:13

Congrats Aaron and Timbo!

I've been pulling for you guys and posted on BadWeb and on our Cafe and local lists on your progress.

I traded voicemails with Timbo yesterday and he basically filled me in on what Aaron has already posted. Hopefully he passed on my congrats to you as well Aaron.

Timbo wanted me to sa hi to everyone and he appreciates all of the support and even if they don't break any more records, it has been a sucessful event!

Good luck guys!

--Sean

TiBaal89 8th September 2006 00:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by cadiero
I love the pictures Aaron. They are so cool! Makes me want to take a trip down there someday. Maybe I can find a class to compete in even. That really sounds like a lot of fun.

You and me both!

Let's do it... it'd be like a super fun reunion! :laugh :smoke :D ;)

cadiero 8th September 2006 01:06

Hey Mike count me in on the reunion thing! I didn't even think of that. That would be really cool if we could get forum members down there to cheer NHRS on. :clap

aswracing 9th September 2006 22:23

Okay, last report ...

We made a last pass but the same thing that bit us the day before happened again. I think we've got a handle on it though, and nothing's hurt, so it's not a big deal. Another nitro learning curve thing, that's all I want to say. I'm doing some dyno time over the weekend, testing a fix, and plan to be out there next week for World of Speed.

Some final pictures:

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictures/teamnrhs.jpg
Team NRHS. L to R: Jon, Timbo, myself, and Dan

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictures/s2rralone.jpg
A pretty bike, IMO. It's getting a bit battle weary, due for a complete teardown and restoration, hopefully after this season.

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictures/goldhammer.jpg
One of the many customs on display, this one was a bit different.

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictu...ammermotor.jpg Close up of the motor

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictures/ratpan.jpg
A Panhead loaded for bear. There were a group of HA's here, this guy was with them. I'm thinking he's a real rider.

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictu...reamliners.jpg
Ack and EZ-Hook. Ack took a couple shots at getting the record back on the last day but had issues and turned out

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictu...llbrothers.jpg
Lots of interviewing going on for various TV specials. The Buell Brothers team got some attention.

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictures/ezhook.jpg
Another shot of Sam's bike. This thing is so meticulously prepared you just can't believe it. Totally detailed and show quality (at least until it gets put on it's side). I understand Sam completely disassembles and rebuilds it every year.

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictures/electtric.jpg
One of several electric bikes. On the left is a big bank of batteries. Eliminates the need for a stand I guess.

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictures/norton.jpg
A nice Norton

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictures/wombat.jpg
Memories of my youth, when Hodakas were commonplace. They're almost forgotten anymore.

http://www.nrhsperformance.com/pictures/wombatmotor.jpg
It's kinda messy but it starts and runs. This is Fritz Klott's pit bike.

Pulchritude 9th September 2006 23:30

That is CRAZY fast! Congrats on the record!

XLTimbo 10th September 2006 02:05

Hey Guys!
Thanks for all the accolades. It was one heckuva week, and we are very happy with the results.

Aaron's ability to build and tune never ceases to AMAZE me. He is the BEST! To do what he has done over the years...consistently getting world record results again and again...with different bikes, motors and fuels is nothing short of astonishing.

Nitromethane is not trivial, and once again Aaron nailed it!

Aaron, Jon and Dan worked their butts off, prior to, and at this event to make it all happen. They are great guys be around and race with. I count myself lucky, and thanks again for having the confidence in me to deliver the goods on all your hard work!

Timbo

Narley 10th September 2006 02:33

Aaron ,Jon and Dan(plus sue for probably have a lot to do with it behind the scenes) WAY TO GO!
I will make that trip once...its looks so inspiring.
Can you explain just how hard it is to ride...from start and the hook and on to keeping it straight and so on.


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