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Old 08-28-2011, 03:13 PM
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So My Way just ran 207mph, but got DQ'd for exceeding 40mph in the start box. He then comes right back and makes a beautiful pass, legal start and the damn radar doesn't pick up his speed.

What's the deal with the radar anyway? Why not use timing lights like in drag boat racing, or even an official GPS of some sort? It seems like there's always been accuracy issues with the radar system over the years.
Radar does not see well,especially plastic composites.
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my way 5th run, no radar again
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my way 5th run, no radar again
Its really a shame.. 2 times now, My Way got screwed.....

This is crazy... I feel bad for those guys... No other boats are having that problem....
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221 mph on the gps in the boat wtf!
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221?!?!

I really hope the radar starts working better. Anyone make a metallic wrap that stays on @ 220?

Guess their graphic guy should be readying the "too fast for radar" sticker for the transom.
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They ran again, 208. Funny it is always 208 when the radar works.
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Is that the 43 with the canopy JC? What does it have for power?
Yes it has Mercury 1075s that i upgraded to 1200 on pump fuel.
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Its really a shame.. 2 times now, My Way got screwed.....

This is crazy... I feel bad for those guys... No other boats are having that problem....
Dont feel bad. Bill didnt spend all that $$$ just to be fastest at LOTO. He wanted to be fastest everywhere...which I suspect for now , he is.

If that boat actually did go over 220 I'm sure he is pleased.

I suspect the 221 reading wasnt in the measured distance either, but it went 221 on GPS. Thats no small accomplishment.

Congrats to the boat builder and the turbine builder/rigger.

Congrats to all those that have accomplished their dream.
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My Way ran again, 208.
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221 mph on the gps in the boat wtf!
Hope they got pix's of the GPS??

I am shocked that at a run at this level and the cailiber of rigs, money spent that they are trusting bragging rights to a freagin radar gun???
Look up rules for a Kilo run w/the APBA or UIM. It is on a "surveyed" course w/"certified" timing equipment operated by trained, "Official Crew" only.
Course thats why those records are always slower than everywhere else but......, they are real and they are legit.
W/the money this event brings to the promoters I would hope this is the last time this happens or the last time these guys show up and abuse their equipment "for fun".

Pathetic.

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