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#1 Jaz

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:21 PM

Only took 28 years to gain 0.7sec.  Brad Freisner ran a 1.286 in the Czeck Republic.

 

I remember Swiss breaking the 2 sec barrier in Orlando in 1990. I still believe Andy's time was bogus.

 

Anyway, who the heck can follow a car that fast these days?? Sheesh!


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:36 PM

What lap times do they run during the race heats? 1.6 or 1.7?


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:09 PM

The results at the Hill Billy Nat's looked like most were running within a tenth of what they qualified.  I was shocked when I saw Brad turn that 1.2.  Absolutely incredible.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:15 PM

I've watched the video about 10 times.

 

Crazy fast.

 

Of minor note, I went 1.970 in Chicago.

 

When we were "knocking on the door", we had to locate a separate timer because the Swedaxi was designed to only time, down to 2.000.

 

We located a BSRT stand alone timer, IIRC, acquired from either Alan Dodson(a current Slotblogger) or Rick Werth, who had one from when they had a raceway.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:41 PM

I've watched the video about 10 times.
 
Crazy fast.
 
Of minor note, I went 1.970 in Chicago.
 
When we were "knocking on the door", we had to locate a separate timer because the Swedaxi was designed to only time, down to 2.000.
 
We located a BSRT stand alone timer, IIRC, acquired from either Alan Dodson(a current Slotblogger) or Rick Werth, who had one from when they had a raceway.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:51 PM

I've watched the video about 10 times.

 

Crazy fast.

 

Of minor note, I went 1.970 in Chicago.

 

When we were "knocking on the door", we had to locate a separate timer because the Swedaxi was designed to only time, down to 2.000.

 

We located a BSRT stand alone timer, IIRC, acquired from either Alan Dodson(a current Slotblogger) or Rick Werth, who had one from when they had a raceway.

 

OWH had you breaking the 2 sec at Orlando. I didn't go that year, so I didn't see it. But from all the talk afterwards, it seemed Andy's 'record' was deliberately orchestrated. But you are officially credited with that record.

 

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1982 3 sec broken     11 years delta

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20?? 1 sec broken      >30 years I'm betting!!!


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:48 PM

I think 30 years is too long. Someone will bring out something that will make them faster, more planted. Perhaps another track sort of shaped like a King, perhaps a different type of car, maybe... who knows? 


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:55 PM

Like drag racing... at this point it becomes a matter of $ and technology to gain even a 10th of a second.

Is it worth it? 
Is it actually... racing?


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:46 PM

Those cars are so fast i cant see anything but a flicker...but being 62 i want to say be careful with that thing or you'll put somebodies eye out!


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

actually to those that enjoy group 7--yes it is racing and I am glad to see a few racers still doing opens

 

competitively. the post about only .7, that is a 35 percent reduction. quite a huge jump. to get these arms

 

to live at upwards of 200 hundred thousand rpm is nothing short of amazing. the amp draw alone when an open

 

tracks thru the brown or whatever is used now in the corners is unreal. keep up the good work guys.

 

congratulations Brad.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:12 PM

The fastest growing segment of Wing racing is the FK or $100 Wing. Using sealed motors originally slated for Retro use. 3 sec. laps. 

 

Food for thought.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:44 AM

There had been many, many low 1.5s in the race (as last year). I really thought there would be a 1.4 but the race was a bit rough.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:57 AM

Congrats to Brad and for those that think you cant watch them.It's hard to explain but you truly do get into the zone so to speak with wings.Also they are one of the fastest accelerating things on this planet believe it or not and while they might not be your thing.I feel that if marketed right they could really help bring some new racers in the raceway doors.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:53 AM

The Czech track is the world's fastest.
 
On the US's fastest track in Tenn, Chubby and Bill Skinner ran in the 1.3s  last weekend :victory:
 
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 02:41 PM

From what I hear about the track in TN, and depending on who attends the race this year, that new record could be short-lived. Still, it's there for now! Congrats!

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