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The 2011 Big Bend Open Road Race is in the books. No wildlife incidents to report, however we did take home a 2nd place finish in the 125MPH class. We were 1.155 seconds early after 118 miles for an average speed of 125.0425MPH. I've got to give Dawn the credit for this. Thanks, Honey!

There was some excitement in the unlimited division, though. Charlie Friend, driving a highly modified 1965 Corvair, was clocked through the radar trap at over 209MPH, but failed to finish because of a broken distributor. Joel Hannig, in an alcohol fueled '62 Polara, caught fire 7 miles into the race and had to withdraw. Joel is fine, but caught a lot of hell about his red BBQ pit. Tom Whalen, driving a '02 Vette, won the unlimited division with an overall average speed of 165.888MPH. That's 2 years in a row for Tom.
 

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Congrats to the both of you for the 2nd place. A 200+ mph Corvair? :eek2:
 

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Congrats Tom and Lugnut, way to represent...

Mark
 

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Congrats Tom! That sounds like a cool event.

Ralph Nader would be sick about that Corvair :lol: :lol:
 

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That's great news Tom. If only the Vette had wings! :lol:
Funny you should mention that. Race control has two planes in the air at all times during the race. They fly the route to keep an eye out for cars that might go off roading. We were PASSING 'em! !
 

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Way to go Tom and Dawn! You guys nailed that MPH,,,very impressive.

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Holy crap! That'll get your attention.
 

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Just went to BBORR web site and they have the 2011 Preliminary results posted in Excel spreadhseet form and Corvettes were well represented in all classes. :thumb: :gjob:
 

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Hey itsaz,
Congratulations on your victory.
Do share more pictures of your 2011 big bend open road race and corvair.
 
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