Open Road Racing pics - more pics added

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For those that don't know about it........ you should.

Sweet 81 vette
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87 Saleen
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2000 Cobra R Turbo
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76 Cobra with a 351C
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Twin Turbo Z06
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Our Race car
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It takes these
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1967 428 CJ Coupe
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GT40 before he went off the road at 140MPH
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Sweet Superbird
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My FAVE!!
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Nice 63 Falcon Vert
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95 Cobra R
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Cobra R engine tag
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121 MPH in West Texas
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AND THE WINNER GETS A DATE WITH MS. BBORR 2006!!
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sweet rides , especially like that 2000 cobra r TURBO :eek:!!!!
 

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lmao at the last pic :rollinglaugh:
 

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Yeees tell us more! :eek:

Sweet rides!
 

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:rockyou:

Man, I wish we had stuff like that around here...

Targa Newfoundland brings in some nice cars, but I want more!!!
 

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Thanks folks! I have more pics that I will post up later this evening.

Open Road Racing is an event that takes place on open highways that are temporarily shut down to the public. In Texas, the Big Bend Open Road Race (Hwy 285)is held in April of each year and the RoadRunner Open Road Race (Hwy 385) is held in October. There are other races in Nevada (Silver State & Gamblers Run) and Nebraska (Sandhills Open Road Race).

The object is to pick a “Target Speed†that you wish to run and average that exact speed over the full course. At BBORR & RRORR you can choose speeds from 85MPH up to unlimited (200+). Each Group has a “tech†speed that you can not exceed. For example we run the 110MPH class and we have a tech speed of 124MPH. Which means that we can not exceed 124MPH if we are behind and need to make up time.

The race consists of two “legsâ€Â. BBORR we run 59 miles each way for a total of 118 miles. RRORR is 40 each way for a total of 80 miles.

You have a driver and a navigator. The navigator is more important than the driver. We use a motorcycle intercom system so we don’t have to yell. The navigator keeps the course notes and relays info to the driver. He tells him to speed up, slow down as well as what turns are coming up as well as the difficulty.

It is an absolute blast. You get to haul ass on an open West Texas highway for one day and the cops just sit on the side of the road, smile and wave as you go by at 120+.

The event is mainly dominated by Corvettes. 40-60% of the field is Vettes. I’m trying to get more Fords out there.

Check out these websites for more info

www.openroadracing.com
www.bborr.com **edit** the BBORR website is down right now **edit**
www.rrorr.net
 

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ohhhh that looks like fun.. i want to check it out!
 

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dude, you just don't know how much fun it is until you do it!! kinda like sex... :rollinglaugh:

here are the radar trap speeds from RRORR 05 event.

RADAR RESULTS

For example in the first line, the blue print is the car # and the red is the Target Speed for each.... the same applies on down. THE 4TH NUMBER IS THE TECH SPEED. (that is why the forth number is the same for several cars in a row)the one in black bold is the 2000 Turbo R. The solid red line is us. we only ran 100MPH that year because the engine only had 100 miles on it.

# Target Driver Year Model South #1 South #3 South #5 Tech North #5 North #3 North #1
83 160 Mike Powers 01 CamaroSS 165 167 168 180 169 174 173
18 UNL Paul Romano 72 Landry Saab 178 178 177 UNL 176 190 187
150 150 Larry Robinson 00 Viper 167 166 164 168 162 160 163
30 150 Wayne Meinert 02 Corvette 166 167 167 168 165 167 148
52 150 Lester Pittenger 01 Corvette 163 163 168 168 164 158 162
68 150 Paul Duckett 03 Mustang 165 158 165 168 168 168 167
171 145 John Grimes 98 Trans Am 152 158 164 168 160 154 163
9 145 Gary Ellsworth 00 Corvette 167 155 144 168 164 161 146
64 145 Stan Martin 99 Lightning 148 148 149 168 152 157 154
111 145 Cynthia Caracciolo 04 Corvette 159 163 149 168 166 165 142
80 140 Frank Anderson 87 Camaro 145 133 143 168 141 145 151
109 140 Donald Preston 90 Corvette 166 158 166 168 164 168 123
25 140 Matthew Doffer 03 Mustang 152 151 157 168 146 157 160
31 140 Tom Whalen 02 Corvette 160 157 149 168 156 157 137
830 140 Bob Seylhouwer 00 Mustang 143 145 141 168 140 149 156
108 135 Dan Stoltenberg 87 IROC Z28 143 144 150 168 146 153 157
110 135 Karl Samuel 04 Corvette 160 161 137 168 163 146 145
123 135 Frank Suttles 01 Corvette 157 158 158 168 142 143 133
117 130 Fred Wagner 96 Porsche 143 146 132 168 143 142 128
184 130 Craig Loeck 96 Corvette 150 152 133 168 145 148 140
96 130 Lenny Loftin 85 Porsche 144 129 128 168 144 130 131
53 130 Bruce Wood 99 Mustang 145 147 152 168 157 143 111
60 125 Blue Offutt 93 RX-7 135 135 125 140 133 138 124
97 125 Rodney Armstrong 98 Mustang 131 138 123 140 137 137 115
105 125 Ron Landaker 05 Mini 136 133 138 140 135 139 119
122 125 Malcolm Davis 94 Corvette 134 133 135 140 138 137 123
33 125 George Langdon 04 Corvette 138 133 124 140 130 129 132
57 125 John Kerr 00 Corvette 136 127 128 140 135 126 128
92 125 Matt Lemons 96 Firebird 126 136 137 140 133 134 132
13 120 Don Davis 00 Corvette 137 138 116 140 131 134 94
26 120 Joe Syslo 99 Corvette 132 110 126 140 129 133 117
76 120 Roy Priebe 00 Camaro 127 129 138 140 132 131 135
82 120 Steve Mott 03 350 Z 123 136 118 140 135 137 113
101 120 Dale Kuehn 70 Superbird 128 132 137 140 129 121 138
125 120 Sonya Heckler 04 Corvette 120 133 93 140 135 140 138
23 115 Elmer Schuster 04 Corvette 122 126 118 140 126 117 115
81 115 David Robbins 81 Corvette 120 139 119 140 124 123 114
94 115 Rich Tillstrom 97 Prelude 117 123 112 140 136 131 105
95 115 Chuck Tiongson 03 Mustang 132 114 120 140 112 133 116
815 115 Paul Bodenweiser 89 T-Bird 126 117 107 140 117 120 131
28 110 Billy Hunt 01 Camaro 120 120 108 124 114 115 112
36 110 Dave Carpenter 04 Corvette 118 107 108 124 120 107 115
4 110 Bob Gonzales 02 T-Bbird 118 113 106 124 118 108 112
32 110 Charlie McLane 98 Corvette 116 106 116 124 130 124 104
34 110 Mark Pollack 00 Corvette 117 111 104 124 110 112 114
62 110 Brian Williams 04 Mustang 118 118 118 124 108 118 119
78 110 Michael Zinna 04 Lightning 121 116 101 124 118 118 102
87 110 Dick Serkland 87 Mustang 117 118 107 124 107 110 109
89 110 Bob Young 04 Corvette 123 113 112 124 120 111 117
104 110 Michael Hall 96 Camaro 117 112 109 124 119 110 108
17 105 Wade Morris 03 Corvette 114 119 122 124 114 111 122
3 105 Tim Magrath 98 Corvette 112 115 97 124 113 103 93
8 105 Bob Hauck 00 Corvette 112 106 103 124 111 105 105
161 105 Mitch Clark 02 Beetle 120 109 104 124 120 104 106
121 105 Kenda Furman 05 Corvette 114 100 102 124 114 110 98
24 105 Matt Master 05 Mini 118 122 124 124 119 120 102
35 100 David Byrd 68 Mustang 110 105 106 124 115 113 101
7 100 Charlie Friend 66 Chevelle 103 100 99 124 108 100 102
65 100 Doug DeMots 65 Cobra 112 104 91 124 105 100 101
72 100 Michael Frazier 72 Pantera 113 104 101 124 100 102 97
90 100 Glen Roberts 67 Mustang 104 99 101 124 107 108 85
19 100 Danny Allen 05 Corvette 101 101 110 124 100 101 119
6 100 David Lamb 95 Caprice 121 106 95 124 106 101 100
55 95 Bob Vance 04 Corvette 117 95 96 124 106 97 92
74 95 Brian Donnelly 02 Corvette 95 93 88 124 94 94 100
12 95 Allan Walker 05 Superform 100 108 99 124 94 95 100
107 90 Michael Lenahan 04 Passat 91 95 97 124 95 99 88
112 90 Dan Peppard 00 Crown Vic 96 99 81 124 113 116 96

DNS - Jack Wendel
DNF - John Tiemann, Bob Halford, Bob White, Bill Hayes
DSQ - Ted Zaleski, Clement Caracciolo, Chris Powe, Sonya Heckler, Bud Powers, Stan Briney and Bill Baker
 

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Damn when I get situated and have a nice steady job and house in a couple years I am gonna look into this it looks like its a blast. You said they do it in Nevada right? I live in California so shouldnt be a problem. THanks for sharing the pics and info. :thumb:
 

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5.0wned said:
Damn when I get situated and have a nice steady job and house in a couple years I am gonna look into this it looks like its a blast. You said they do it in Nevada right? I live in California so shouldnt be a problem. THanks for sharing the pics and info. :thumb:

yeah, there are a bunch of folks from california that run the nevada races. probably about 10-15 come to texas too.

if you start doing this, you will want to come to texas and run here too. the road is second to none. the surface is perfect. the roads wind up and through the hills and cut-throughs of west texas. most can take the corners here at speed because you can go shoulder to shoulder and apex every corner.
 

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Here are a few more pics...

56 Plymouth taking the green light
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94 Indy Pace car
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5.0 L powered SAAB (before you laugh... look at the radar trap speeds)ok, now you can laugh.
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Our car during the cool down in Marathon Texas
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402ci SBF Daytona Coupe
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Our car and the 2000 R
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"Ford Row" during the car show (a partial shot)
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Cool down in Marathon
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another engine bay shot of the 2000 R
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95 Cobra R in the starting grid
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The morning of... 2 part photo. 1 looking forward and 1 back
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Engine bay - 1967 428 CJ Coupe
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81 Vette from above after the blower. ( i love this car)
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Not a big fan of this body style, but this car was done right.
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Engine bay from the TT Z06
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that is all.......
 

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95KBGT said:
damn :boink:

see... i told you last week. this is what you should be doing with that GT of yours.

you can run 110MPH with no problems.... even with those 245's :hammer:
 

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