Thread: IHBA Drags in San diego Bay Fair
09-12-2009, 05:03 PM #1
IHBA Drags in San diego Bay Fair
I just registered for the drags...gonna see what the spitfire is capable of in the 1/4 mile...Ill be joining the IHBA for their world finals in phoenix as well.
09-17-2009, 11:24 PM #2
Joe is down in the pits.
The SPITFIRE EXHAUST is UNCORKED.
He's already setting off car alarms.
09-17-2009, 11:31 PM #3
09-17-2009, 11:41 PM #4
Well get on down there and start filming. He is there with only his boy. Madhouse racing is running rather "thin" these days.
09-17-2009, 11:45 PM #5
09-17-2009, 11:56 PM #6
He was trying to explain it to me.
-It's bracket racing... So you are racing the other lane, while trying not to break-out of your prescribed times.
-They use a rope to stage, then you time the gate... not easy on skis that drift around and don't idle at zero.
-No idea what the Spitty will run in the 1/4mile.
-No idea what the open exhaust will do, since it's not been used in a while, and never with the Rude1.
-Not entirely sure which grate to run, or where to set the plate yet.
-They actually "safety inspect" the rider, gear, and ski, and there are specific gear requirements.
-They launch your boat, since there is no dedicated ramp.
-totally flat water.
-Friday is test and tune.
-Sat is eliminators.
-Sun is finals.
09-18-2009, 12:31 AM #7
today is I cant fucking sleep cause i have the craps cause im nervous
09-18-2009, 01:52 AM #8
Are you "new" or something???
__ The topic is "Ballistic Shorts". The following might be a little graphic for the average reader but I can assure you it will make you think twice about running this year without them. First of all they are not to protect your laundry! Ballistic Shorts are the newest required piece of equipment required now by the IHBA and other associations throughout the country. If you run faster than a 10.99 ET you must wear them! Why Ballistic Shorts? Imagine coming out of your boat at a very high speed. The chute Jacket works and throws you feet first in the water at over 100MPH! Water pressure hits you body and goes into openings, yes your openings! The internal injuries it causes are very dangerous and could be fatal. Get the picture! The DVBRC may make them mandatory (rules committee will decide) for next season but you shouldn't wait another race to protect yourself. These shorts have been around since 1976 and were created by Lifeline products. It took a very bad accident this year with a racer out in California to wake everybody up and make these shorts mandatory! The shorts are several layers thick with the outer layer being made out of 1000 Denier Cordvra Nylon, The same as the race jackets. The inside layers are of ballistic Nylon that will stop all water from coming through. The inside is a Polyester Cotton liner. They fit right over your driving suit. Lifeline has them in stock in black and can ship them out long before the Sunbury race! You can call them at 928-669-9241.
09-18-2009, 09:50 AM #9
09-18-2009, 02:06 PM #10
1/4 mile racing, Phone report: His test and tune is going good. Locked down (prob .6), with a 12r grate, and dropping boost, he just pulled a 11.954sec, at only 82.92mph, and lost over a 1.990 SECONDS on the tree.
The big 1000hp boats are all freaking out.
-just wait till he tunes in his reaction time and brings that plate up a notch. Whoooooosh!
...and the Spitty is running open exhaust! Heads are a turnin!!!
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