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A Y-Block Takes a First Place Finish at the BBORR.

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I entered the ’55 Customline with its 272 in the Big Bend Open Road Race (4/23/2016) and took a first place finish in a class that was all Corvettes except for this one lone Ford.  The 272 has 143K+ miles on it since it has been last opened up and is still running well.  The car itself has over a quarter of a million miles on it.  The BBORR is two legged race of 59 miles each way with the results totaled for 118 miles.  I was entered in the 90 MPH class and once the results were tallied up, Linda (my navigator) and I ended up being only 0.140 seconds off of perfect for both legs.  The 272 did run up to 109-110 mph in the straights to make up time for curves and hills but was reasonably comfortable running at 95-98 where only slight increases in speed were needed.  The only suspension mod to the car was a 1955 Ford station wagon front sway bar and the tires were upgraded to ‘H’ rated tires good for 130 mph.
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Wow Ted you are really leaving your mark there. Congratulations on a win especially beating all scrubs. You have a really good co-pilot there!



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Congratulations to you and Linda. All Corvettes to boot, but we all know it took a lot of skill to win that race as well as a well broke in Y-Block.

  Vic Correnti

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awesome.

You were racing against those newer Corvettes?



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Ted, it doesn't get any better than that. Did they commit Hari Kari, or whatever it's called? Congratulations and Salutations.

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Very impressive.  Congradulations Ted.    Dave V

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Wonder if any of those corvette owners knew they were sitting next to the KILLER CAR in the class.  Made me smile. great job!



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charliemccraney (4/25/2016)
awesome.
You were racing against those newer Corvettes?

Offhand, the oldest Corvette I saw was a single 1976 model with the vast majority of them being 2001 and newer.  I was in the 90 mph class which means the object is to average as close as possible to 90 mph for 118 miles.  Taking the hills and curves into consideration, that’s a challenge.  Many of the curves are blind and are at the crests of hills so the navigator’s job gets important at this point in communicating what’s coming up.  The final tally for the ’55 Ford was 89.998 mph on the southbound leg and 89.997 mph on the northbound leg.  The target time for each leg of the race is 39:20:00 and the ’55 was off for both legs by a total of 00:00.140 which is about a tenth of a second.
 
There are speed classes ranging from 85 to 155 mph and then an unlimited class.  Many of the unlimited cars do exceed 200 mph in the straights.  The attrition rate in the unlimited class is extremely high and we passed a majority of those cars that ended up being sidelined on the side of the road as we made our way up and down both legs of the race.



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Congrats Ted...That's AWESOME!!
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What a great accomplishment and cool story. Congratulations to you and Linda.
What are the basic rules/allowable mods?


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