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DonWilshe
March 12, 2011 at 10:02:44 PM
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This message was edited on March 13, 2011 at 08:12:07 AM by DonWilshe


Variety of Racers to Chase Speed Records at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Ford NASCAR drivers in a street-legal Mustang, a Tony Stewart-owned sprint car, two supermodifieds and a world superbike champion will attempt to establish half-mile closed-course records in the "World's Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials" immediately following the Scotts EZ Seed 300 Nationwide Series race on March 19.

"The World's Fastest Half-Mile issued a challenge to the fastest of the fast," Bristol executive vice president and general manager Jerry Caldwell. "For the first time in years, fans will witness an all-out attack for speed. This challenge ignites new creativity in the racing world to stretch speed boundaries in the most intense, close-quarters setting in motorsports."

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Bristol Track Page As part of Bristol Motor Speedway's 50th anniversary celebration, the Speedway extended invitations to several motorsports champions from wide-ranging motorsports disciplines to set class half-mile closed-course records, as well as break the 11-year-old track record.

Former Cup driver Brad Noffsinger, Mike Lichty and Bryan Clauson will chase Sammy Swindell's all-time Bristol track record of 138.442 mph (13.860 seconds), set during qualifying for a World Of Outlaws winged sprint car event at Bristol in June 2000.


Noffsinger and Lichty will be first to try out supermodifieds, the most exotic cars to hit Bristol's high banks, while Clauson will run one of Stewart's pavement sprint cars.

Former AMA and World Superbike champion Scott Russell will attempt to set a half-mile closed-course motorcycle speed record riding a Yamaha superbike. The five-time Daytona 200 winner brings substantial experience on high banked ovals, though never one as tight as Bristol's half-mile.

Ford Racing enters its supercharged 2011 Mustang GT to Bristol to establish a half-mile closed-course record for street legal cars. Ford NASCAR drivers David Ragan and Marcos Ambrose are expected to drive the ultimate pony car into the record books. The Mustang's 5.0 liter engine is topped off by Ford Racing's twin-screw supercharger and cranks out 624 horsepower. To balance all that power with more driver control, the factory suspension comes equipped with a FR3 handling pack and Ford Racing/Brembo big brake kit.

Competitors will have one hour, from approximately 5 until 6 p.m., to make record runs following the Scotts EZ Seed 300. The World's Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials is a bonus event for the Nationwide Series race ticket holders.The Speed Trials will begin after the conclusion of the Scotts EZ Seed 300. The driver and car lineups are subject to change

SPEED will air a 30-minute highlight show from the World's Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials at 4:30 p.m. ET on April 2, following its live broadcast of the Camping World Truck Series race.




DonWilshe
March 13, 2011 at 08:14:37 AM
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So who is gonna win....

Pair of 625 HP Mustangs with Nascar Drivers. Dont think So.

The SuperBike with former world champion

Noffsinger and Lichty and supermodifieds

Or Brian Clauson 2010 USAC Champion in the Wingless 410.



Speedbump
March 13, 2011 at 02:30:41 PM
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The supermod should win based on HP to weight to tire contact ratios. The sprinter's small front tires and higher CoG should hinder it in comparison to the Super.

The most exciting laps should be turned by the superbike. How far will the rider be willing to lean on the highbanks?




SteveV
March 13, 2011 at 07:03:28 PM
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It must be burning Humpy up to have a dirt car hold the track record.



OutlawDan
March 13, 2011 at 07:33:03 PM
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Does anyone know the lap time Jason Blonde turned at Bristol when the AVSS practiced there? I know it was under Sammy's track record.



dirtracer74
March 13, 2011 at 08:53:23 PM
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Posted By: OutlawDan on March 13 2011 at 07:33:03 PM

Does anyone know the lap time Jason Blonde turned at Bristol when the AVSS practiced there? I know it was under Sammy's track record.



Low 13.80's with a handheld stop watch. They were running 14.00's two cars wide.




OutlawDan
March 14, 2011 at 11:26:38 AM
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I thought it was in the 12 second bracket. I can't find the article about the practice session.



petey
March 14, 2011 at 03:20:18 PM
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Posted By: SteveV on March 13 2011 at 07:03:28 PM

It must be burning Humpy up to have a dirt car hold the track record.



Haha I like the sound of that.

Speaking of Mustangs, the latest issue of Hot Rod has an article on the new Shelby GT500 Super Snake. Same 5.4L engine that's in the reg. Shelby Mustang but this one has a bigger blower. 750 hp, they call it the baddest Shelby ever made.



ColtanW
March 14, 2011 at 03:53:05 PM
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This sounds fantastic! This taking place right after a Nationwide race will give great exposure for sprint cars to race fans who only watch NASCAR. I'm thinking the sprint car or the supermodifieds should win pretty easily. Obviously the Mustang will have nothing for them and I don't know how well a superbike would take on Bristol's corners. Sounds like a fun thing to watch!
Ask Frank


digs
March 14, 2011 at 05:26:31 PM
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The side by side testing was breath taking as Feeney, Blonde and Fedewa did swapping of positions and ran several laps at a 13.9 second pace racing along side of each other. The fastest laps recorded were low 13.8’s with Feeney, Bloom, Blonde and Fedewa all running between 13.83 and 13.87. The cars driven by Cox and Ryan Katz also broke the 14 second barrier. The all-time track record at Bristol is 14.908 by Ryan Newman in a Winston Cup car and 13.986 by Sammy Swindell in a World of Outlaws car when the track ran with a dirt surface. The testing proved that the AVSS are not only the fastest short track cars in the world on a paved surface, but can also claim to be among the most competitive as the teams ran many laps at blazing speeds and raced close together.

Per

http://www.mstrc.com/index.php?showtopic=1642





daytona81
March 19, 2011 at 10:45:47 PM
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Jason Blonde was the fastest of the fast Saturday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway as he established a new world record during the World's Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials. Blonde, driving an Xtreme Sprint Series sprint car, clicked off a blistering lap of 144.871 mph in 13.245 seconds, shattering the previous track record of 138.442 mph in 13.860 seconds set by Sammy Swindell in June of 2000 at BMS during a World of Outlaws event.

jazbro
March 19, 2011 at 11:52:01 PM
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For Sammy's record, besides being on dirt, didn't they take off about half of the banking for fear of the speeds they would have been racing at. Just thought I read or heard that somewhere or during the telecast. Still just shows what some of the fastest cars on the planet are...... Sprintcars


egras
March 20, 2011 at 09:25:26 AM
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Posted By: jazbro on March 19 2011 at 11:52:01 PM
For Sammy's record, besides being on dirt, didn't they take off about half of the banking for fear of the speeds they would have been racing at. Just thought I read or heard that somewhere or during the telecast. Still just shows what some of the fastest cars on the planet are...... Sprintcars


i believe that is correct. 2 degrees of banking was taken off if i remember correctly.



PorschePeteTx
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March 20, 2011 at 09:43:26 AM
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The supermod boys are crying the blues over on their board about having a sprint car show them up.

I was quite surprised that a winged sprint could lay down a faster lap than those radical offset supers.




grader47
March 20, 2011 at 09:52:35 AM
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they advertise Belleville as the worlds fastest 1/2 mile of dirt I guess they aren't to far off I think the winged sprint car record is 14.3 anxious to see what the World of Outlaws can do when they are there June 3. according to google maps Bristol and Belleville measure about the same.




TimKairies
March 20, 2011 at 10:57:34 AM
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How about Craig Dollanski's 12.707 lap at Eldora? 141 MPH +



sprint2257
March 20, 2011 at 01:33:09 PM
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NON wing sprintcar.....what's up with that?....a winged car, will put a non-winged car to bed everytime, when it comes to times....do a REAL test....put the KING out there against them....life's short,play hard.



filtalr
March 20, 2011 at 01:45:42 PM
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Anybody know if the supers were winged or non?


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Speedbump
March 20, 2011 at 01:59:01 PM
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Posted By: TimKairies on March 20 2011 at 10:57:34 AM

How about Craig Dollanski's 12.707 lap at Eldora? 141 MPH +



Dollansky's lap at Eldora set the record for a 4/10th's mile track. wink

 

I am also surprised the super was not faster than the wing car. I would think that the grip and banking at Bristol would render the wing useless and actually provide too much drag to be fast.

 

I wonder how close to legal in their respective divisions these cars were? Anyone know what the bike ran? That is still the lap I want to see next week.



dirtracer74
March 20, 2011 at 05:15:57 PM
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This message was edited on March 20, 2011 at 05:37:23 PM by dirtracer74
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Posted By: PorschePeteTx on March 20 2011 at 09:43:26 AM

The supermod boys are crying the blues over on their board about having a sprint car show them up.

I was quite surprised that a winged sprint could lay down a faster lap than those radical offset supers.




The sprints have been faster than the supermods for the better part of 10 years now. They race every year, the same night in June, at Toledo Speedway. The sprints have timed in faster than the mods for the last 12 years or so now. Some years by 1/2 second or more. It it always the same. Sprints out time the supers, and then the excuses start flying.

Yesterday, Blonde only turned a handful of laps because he hit the wall early in the alloted hour. He then made it back out at the last second to record the fast time. The car was legal for the MSRXSS rule book. I guess they had on used American Racer tires. The supers were legal except for tires. They had on softer compunds that what their book allows.





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