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Old 08-13-2007, 08:39 AM
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I saw the officail results and I remember now that they actually came of plane and stopped 100 yds before the finihs line so they didnt break out. But we had a 60 second lead before they did this. So as you can see even with a min penalty we were still ahead.
Outerlimits actually finished second but were DQ'd
Germany was flat calm. And we can run between 90-100 through the turns it is easy to get high lap speeds.
Just to let you know we had our engines were Dyno'd by P1. They sealed our engines at the dock in germany.
On the first run we made 624.8 hp and the second run we made 625.4 hp!! All the P1 official were there to see this.
What a lot of people do not know is that we have over 170 yrs of racing experience in our team!
Crew Chief= Mark Wilson ( my father) Professional F1 driver for 30 years. Head of Rolla Propellers for 13 yrs, ( raced against reggie on the mercury team)
Chief Mechani= Criew chief for Victory team for 10 years also for Steve Curtis before this 10+ yrs!
Matthew Tracey= Ran all racing for Victory team for 12 yrs
Ian Hawkins= Was my grandfathers and then my fathers crew chief before leaving Uk. Now heads ilmor ( 40+ yrs)
James Sheppard= Honda champion 6yrs running, 2006 SV world Champ. 10yrs racing
Me: 8 yrs racing
And then all of this backed by Reggie Fountain...
Why wouldnt the boat be this fast??? We dont need to cheat with all this experience! We are constantly changing things to go faster!!! We came over to win.
Great Work WC, You have an awesome line up there, great driving, great team, great boat, great set up! That's the way to win. Louie
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:52 AM
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All engines are sealed by P1 techs. They do a full scrutineering of the boat at every race, they go all through the boat checking all the seals etc... Then they randomly pull engines, like they did us, the donzi and buzzi in Germany.
Outerlimits is the only top running boat that hasnt yet been pulled, so I can assume it will happen soon.
We ran on the dyno with the exact HP we declared.
We had 13 crew members in Germany. You cannot beat it. All me and James ever have to do is get in the boat at the dock and drive.
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:35 AM
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All engines are sealed by P1 techs.
I understand that...

I was looking for more details as to what they are actually sealing ?

Let me be more specific.

What is done to the computer connections to prevent them from being tampered with ?

Are secondary computers allowed to be wired into the boat incase one failed?

How do the inspectors check for ballast tanks ?

Do they verify where each ventilated step hole or water pick up goes to ?

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My questions here are strictly general and are not geared toward any particular team or class. I am just trying to get an understanding of how thorough and fair Powerboat P1 really is.

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Old 08-13-2007, 11:04 AM
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Sharkey, I really dont know all the answers to your questions on exactly where they seal etc.. All I know is they are strict.
They have three guys that climb everywhere on the boat for ballast tanks etc... Of course as we have won three of 4 races, they assume we cheat, and of course we are in a Fountain so that rings all alarms...
They have an ex F1 (cars) Tech. who knows what he's doing.
I think the inspections are way more intense than in the US, from what I see and all the guys they slap on the boat.
At the end of a race, they don't allow any crew on the boat until techs have been, even sat at the dock, they want the drivers to put lifting straps on!!!
Sorry I can't give you detailed answers to your questions, but I am busy running Fountain Worldwide and let our crew chief handle this stuff.
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Thanks anyway WC.

Perhaps someone else will chime in that knows and will fill us in here.

Have a safe race!
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Try emailing the tech director, he may relax you some and you'll sleep better tonight

http://www.powerboatp1.com/contact.asp

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Thanks anyway WC.

Perhaps someone else will chime in that knows and will fill us in here.

Have a safe race!
Why don't you just ask OL or the racing organization?
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Why don't you just ask OL or the racing organization?
Either one can reply right here if they choose to.

I also have a message sent out and waiting for a reply back from Steve Lydon....
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Thanks all.
Its good to report to you guys, after all everyone of you should be proud. Its American product showing up the world!
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Thanks all.
Its good to report to you guys, after all everyone of you should be proud. Its American product showing up the world!
Wait, Sharkey wants to see Reggies citizenship papers!! lol.
I don't care where your from, that was funny. Guess now we'll never get our picture taken again. Louie
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