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We are officially registered, and set to run the weekend of March 22nd. The high speed for a 2014 Vette currently is 166.7. We look to better that, and hope to cross the 175 barrier. :eek:
 

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It just occurred to me that some special prep. might be called for to do this sort of thing. If so, what do you do to prepare the car for this sort of run?
 

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You can use gaffers tape and tape the lines of the car to make it more aerodynamic, but we won't do that. Since we will run under 200 the things needed are minimum. Helmet, gloves, drivers long sleeve shirt, long pants, closed toed/rubber sole shoes, fire extinguisher has to be mounted in the car with easy access. The rest are safety checks on the car itself. Over 200 and a lot more has to be done (car and driver).
 

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Not very familiar with the competition...why would you not run tape? For classing purposes or just for the looks? Can you make other aerodynamic improvements like removing the side mirrors or spoiler?
 

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02txceta, man that sounds cool! Post pictures, and can you mount a video camera in your Vette? Have a blast.

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Wow! How did you get in? Last week I tried to sign up, but only waiting list was available. Any secrets?
 

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Wow! How did you get in? Last week I tried to sign up, but only waiting list was available. Any secrets?
Register on their website and they will email you updates on when registration opens. Register the first day!!!

If registration is slow they will keep sending you emails with how many slots are left.
 

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Not very familiar with the competition...why would you not run tape? For classing purposes or just for the looks? Can you make other aerodynamic improvements like removing the side mirrors or spoiler?
I am just not that serious...my goal is to exceed 170 which I think I can do without taping it. Usually taping it makes a significant difference for the serious guys,
 

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02txceta, man that sounds cool! Post pictures, and can you mount a video camera in your Vette? Have a blast.

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SF Rick...O3 Army here.

I plan to have 3 GoPros on the car so should get plenty of video from my runs...
 
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Wow! How did you get in? Last week I tried to sign up, but only waiting list was available. Any secrets?
I called them directly and the wait list was just starting...they called me back later and registered me. If you are on the list, you will probably get on as they expect 20 cancellations and only 7 on the wait right now.
 

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I am just not that serious...my goal is to exceed 170 which I think I can do without taping it. Usually taping it makes a significant difference for the serious guys,
I would think it would at those speeds (I have a background in aerospace engineering). In that case, good luck hitting your goal and have fun!
 

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Yea, I did get a fire extinguisher and NHRA mount, and actually think it will look good in the car. I actually have to make a qualifying pass so will see what it feels like...if need be I will tape, but really don't think I will need to in order to exceed 170.
 

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Post pics of where and how you mount it.

I'm hoping to at least run my mustang in the mile later on the year.... I'm not sure how fast it will go but I'm hoping for 180+
 

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Good luck and stay safe. Can't wait to see the fallow up.
 
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Ran 3 passes and was consistent at 173.8 mph. Have a couple vids but have to edit.
 
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