Sorry for the lack of informaion. This year internet conectivity was very poor. 2013 photos have been updated. Check out Sawbones facebook. More information on final race and getting home.
9/14 2:45 P.M. (PST) Sawbones will be racing in the Gold!!! We will be racing at 4:15:pm (PST).
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9/13 at 2:30 P.T. time. Sawbons flew a great race! We came in 1st place in the Silver (Strega was DQ'd). We had an average lap speed of 426.049 mph. This win grants us the option to move up into the Gold - we'll take it! We'll be racing on Saturday in the Gold heat! Check the Air Race website to watch it live and cheer us on!
9/13 At 1:00 P.T time, Sawbones will race in silver heat 2B. Team is ready to go for the silver race! Miss America is our competitor. Go Curt!
Sorry for the lack of updates. It has been difficult in finding a internet connection. Hotel and Pits have very poor service.
All in all. Not much has happen since qualification. Team does know that Friday Sawbones is in the silver race and hold pole position.
Whole crew arrived Tuesday, and been busy setting up pits. Oil screens were pulled on Sawbones and inspected for any possible particles engine is making. All looks good.
Curt ran Sawbones around course yesterday 9/8 without any noted issues. The new spray bar system is working very good & In fact, to good. Need to experiment with closing cooling door.
The smoke as cleared out and visibility is looking great for the week. On the tech-no end of things, the live video feed is very cool along with remote control of video pan and tilt.
Today 9/9, Sawbones will be preparing for race fuel. 140 plus race gas is needed for higher RPM and ADI system. Spray bar systems will also be in focus as mentioned above.
They made it! Thank you Tony and Duane! That was not easy.
9/6 Support truck is almost to Stead Field. Guessing they will arrive around 7:00pm pacific time. Thanks to the efforts Tony and Duane put in from breaking down twice, and then having to switch out tractor (Truck). Wow!
Curt, Doug and Plane made a successful trip to Stead Field, while a little bit of trouble happened with support truck..... It died. Oh no! Not to worry, some how, some way it will get there. Photo are worth a thousand words. Rock on crew!
As of 6:00am Wednesday, Tony and Duane are on the road to Reno.
Tony sent picture below from South Dakota. More photos have been added.