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Big Bend Open Road Race
This is very tempting!
How fast can you go on a challenging public road? The course record for this 118 mile round trip is 172 mph. Which class should the SS enter?
Most entries operate as a team to have a navigator that can help identity corner entry speeds, camber, etc.

COURSE

* Fort Stockton to Sanderson and back US Highway 285 closed from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* Distance – 118 miles (59 miles each way)

* Down to Sanderson the first 10 miles are basically straight and the last 50 miles have 59 turns and many great elevation changes.

* Top Speed – 220.8 mph by Dave Golder in 2002

* Course record AVG Speed 172.249 mph in 2013 set by Tom Whalen.

COMPETITION STRUCTURE:

Divisions/Classes:

Street Rod Division: 85 mph, 90 mph, 95 mph

Touring Division: 100 mph, 105 mph, 110 mph

Grand Touring Division: 115 mph, 120 mph, 125 mph

Grand Sport Division: 130 mph, 135 mph, 140 mph, 145 mph, 150 mph

Super Sport Division: 155 mph, 160 mph

Unlimited Division: Unlimited (180 and up)

The first five divisions are conducted in rally like fashion – closest average speed to the class wins. In Unlimited it is the fastest down and back. Cars regularly compete at speeds well in excess of 200 mph.
 

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Sounds like a great event, the SS could easily enter in the Grand Sport Division.

I have toyed with the idea of entering the Silver State Classic, as a racer, or a volunteer.

This is closer, and will do some more reading about it..... to be continued.

Nope, brother and family from Utah are visiting that week....
 
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What oil would you run for this 118 mile race?
1) Any Dexos 5W-30
2) A Euro Spec 0W or 5W-40
3) “Racing Oil“ like VR-1 10W-30, Mobil 1 5W-50 etc
4) A HDEO Synthetic 15W-40 like Rotella
 

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What oil would you run for this 118 mile race?
1) Any Dexos 5W-30
2) A Euro Spec 0W or 5W-40
3) “Racing Oil“ like VR-1 10W-30, Mobil 1 5W-50 etc
4) A HDEO Synthetic 15W-40 l isike Rotella
If I were in the 110 mph class I wouldn't change a thing.
But that's just me. Perhaps having just done a long drive on I-10 in West Texas the SS seemed to not break a sweat for a touring division class car.
 

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The only thing that I would change are a race with rules, and the arbiters watching, waiting for me to go too fast.... Maybe we could arrange something in Mexico....
 

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The only thing that I would change are a race with rules, and the arbiters watching, waiting for me to go too fast.... Maybe we could arrange something in Mexico....
I say we do it on I10, between Tallahassee and Jacksonville, have our own race....... in Mexico that is...... :p
 
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Sounds like a great event, the SS could easily enter in the Grand Sport Division.

I have toyed with the idea of entering the Silver State Classic, as a racer, or a volunteer.

This is closer, and will do some more reading about it..... to be continued.

Nope, brother and family from Utah are visiting that week....
Drove the Silver State Classic route this summer and was glad I did: it’s hideous and boring. It’d be fun for all of 10 minutes as a race. Very few turns.
 
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Big Bend Open Road Race
This is very tempting!
How fast can you go on a challenging public road? The course record for this 118 mile round trip is 172 mph. Which class should the SS enter?
Most entries operate as a team to have a navigator that can help identity corner entry speeds, camber, etc.

COURSE

* Fort Stockton to Sanderson and back US Highway 285 closed from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* Distance – 118 miles (59 miles each way)

* Down to Sanderson the first 10 miles are basically straight and the last 50 miles have 59 turns and many great elevation changes.

* Top Speed – 220.8 mph by Dave Golder in 2002

* Course record AVG Speed 172.249 mph in 2013 set by Tom Whalen.

COMPETITION STRUCTURE:

Divisions/Classes:

Street Rod Division: 85 mph, 90 mph, 95 mph

Touring Division: 100 mph, 105 mph, 110 mph

Grand Touring Division: 115 mph, 120 mph, 125 mph

Grand Sport Division: 130 mph, 135 mph, 140 mph, 145 mph, 150 mph

Super Sport Division: 155 mph, 160 mph

Unlimited Division: Unlimited (180 and up)

The first five divisions are conducted in rally like fashion – closest average speed to the class wins. In Unlimited it is the fastest down and back. Cars regularly compete at speeds well in excess of 200 mph.
If it’s like the SSCC, those speeds are your max average speed.
 
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