2007 BOP Bremerton Drag Race

Discussion in 'Other Buick Events' started by 71GS455, May 23, 2007.

  1. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Dave, your presence will be missed. I am screwed to run, can't tech as i have no rag on the top. I would love to run the vert as it is absolutely stupid..I can't keep it off the rev limiter:TU:

    ZZHopefully Glen and Rick can hold the fort:pray:

    I am bringing my best man and his 68 Goat vert also with our kidlets...going to be a blast, but the track I am worried BUICK will be lacking some ready iron.

    [7QUOTE=WE1;1057044]We won't have the 70 Stage 1 car there....I'm going to a wedding. I was planning on it since last year and completed quite a few projects to hopefully improve on the numbers. But my brothers wedding is priority this year. I would've liked to meet some new faces too and hung around with old friends. If those two yahoo's with the GTO's are there (67 & 70) please put them on their trailers early just like last year :TU:
    I'm gonna miss it big time!
    Show 'em what Buick power is all about.[/QUOTE]
     
  2. glen roberts

    glen roberts Well-Known Member

    well things didnt work out with the race car but I will be there with my 70 gs, we will see how it does Glen
     
  3. 71GS455

    71GS455 Best Package Wins!

    That's too bad, but it's better than putting all your eggs into your racecar "basket" to show up and have it not run right. Unfortunately that happens so often with these sort of events. If it doesn't get raced regularly, it isn't ready to go at a moment's notice and that's when the gremlins start showing up.
     
  4. D-Con

    D-Con Kills Rats and Mice

    Well, the Horizon division had an FAA warning and subsequent grounding of a specific plane model made by Bombardier that had some landing gear problems in Europe. This same model plane services virtually all of their routes into MT and Idaho. So instead of forewarning everyone that had travel booked, they just let them show up at the check-in to be informed they would have to be rerouted if possible often with substantial delay. They worked out a re-route through Denver that would have put me in Seattle at 11:30 PM, followed by the drive to Everett, to be nice and sparkly for my interview at 8 AM Friday morning. Then, I was supposed to return on Sunday so that I could meet with a consultant here in MT for my current employment responsibilities. Long(er) story short, I had no guarantee to be back to MT in time for my Mon. morning meeting either! :blast: http://www.alaskasworld.com/Newsroom/QXNews/QXstories/QX_20070914_125838.asp

    This is all supposed to be without my current employer knowing, so I couldn't risk a problem with missing the meting with the consultant and being back to regular work in ID on Tues. I only hope I can get another interview time squeezed into my schedule soon. But either way, no BOP :ball:
     
  5. wormwood

    wormwood Dare to be different

    wow, looks like only a whole 3 buicks will be showing. what a dissapointement.
     
  6. 71GS455

    71GS455 Best Package Wins!

    That's too bad. I did hear about the Horizon thing.
    There will be more than 3, but many of them won't be from v8buick (or at least not regulars). Scotty Krone should be there, but he races there every weekend. There's always the group of GN's and Turbo T's that show up.

    Also, don't expect it to only be the BOP races. They've also got other things going as there isn't enough turnout of BOP cars to make it worthwhile to only run them. I know the Car Club Challenge racers will be there.
     
  7. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Glen, what boat are you going to be on?

    Steve, are you not bringing your car still?

    Hey Rick, I will look for the parts, but, I dno't have aAC alt bracket, they sell on each engine. Also, no extra fire jacket, but, I am sure someone will let you borrow one if needed.

    Can anyone think of anything they need, I will look.


    See you all there:TU:
     
  8. Rick Henderson

    Rick Henderson Well-Known Member

    I talked to Scotty Krone last night and he will be there. There will be plenty more as they don't all post on this board. I am all ready as I had to put some new safety belts on last night. Lets see if we can clean up.
     
  9. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Bring a convertible top for em and I will run:beers2:

    It would be nice if whoever gets ther first section off several spots together, around where we were last year was preety good.

    What time do you plan on being there, Rick?
     
  10. 71GS455

    71GS455 Best Package Wins!

    It may be a bit late to reply, but I'll be driving my truck. My Buick is ready to roll on the street yet.
     
  11. 65specialconver

    65specialconver kennedy-bell MIA

    well i WAS planning on showing up.i was going to stay thru wed & do some scaleing down at dads house,but i forgot i have to take him to the doc. at 7 am monday:puzzled: but it turns out there is a local car show here,so ill at least go to that.wanna guess how many buicks i see there??:pp have fun guys & whip some a$$:Brow:
     
  12. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Great Day as usual at the Bremerton Motor Sports Park! Too bad it is only once a year for the BOP event, but, that place is old school as you can sit /stand within 15 feet of the burnout water trap within the same distance to the track.

    Thanks for turning out guys. Next year looks to have some real promise, as there will have to be more folks showing up to run. Steve you should be ready and hopefuly our work horse Dave will make it. Glen and Rick, your cars ran hard! Great work, tough lights!:mad: Good to meet wormwood and Scott. Good seeing Jim and his very supporting wife there in the Stage1 too.

    I wish I still had a drag car! With any luck, my vert will be trackable next year, so I can do my part to make a BUICK showing. I have no plans to ever put a roll bar in it so that will really limit my input.

    The kids and I had a blast and the road trip in the vert was great. That thing runs so strong and was flawless. 4:11's keep the rpm around 3K for the 20 miles to the track on HWY 3 and HWY 305 from our place, throw in a few times bumping off the rev limiter messing with my pal in his GTO who made the trip with us.


    See ya next year!

    Pics are:
    1.Scott in his Copper 71
    2 Rick H launching that monster hard running White BUICK
    3.Glen launching in that gorgeous blue GS
    4.Glen waring up the meats on his way to a unfortunate Red line
    5.Glen on a 12.56 run (red lite). That was a great hard run though.
     

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  13. 71GS455

    71GS455 Best Package Wins!

    It was good to get out to the track again. I think BOP 2006 was my last trip. It gets the juices flowing, but of course the season is just about at an end here. Things are in much better shape for me to plan for next year.

    Here are a few of my photos:

    1) Wormwood (Dan) hiding out in the far lane
    2) Rick making smoke
    3) Rick looking for daylight under his tire
    4) Scotty Krone doing the same
    5) Glen on his red-light launch (but you can't see the tree, so nobody has to know)
     

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  14. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Great Pics, Steve!!! I can't wait till your in one of these next year:beers2:
     
  15. D-Con

    D-Con Kills Rats and Mice

    I'm glad you-all had a great time.

    If this interview goes well, I'll be looking for some friends in the area to talk and race cars with. Affording a place to have and work on my car may be the challenge once I've settled into a new job and all of the related stuff. Having the great resources for parts and equipment would be a great improvement over what I have now though!
     
  16. 71GS455

    71GS455 Best Package Wins!

    If you end up in Everett, it's not nearly as bad as areas closer to Seattle or on the eastside (Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland). Still, this seems to be one area of the country where house valuse have considered to rise even as they sales have slowed.
     
  17. 71GS455

    71GS455 Best Package Wins!

    Hopefully I can find someone who can record some air under the tires like Rick's! The amazing thing about Rick's is that he put his good heads and his cam on a stock SF motor and is still running into the 11's! And that's on a car that hasn't been racing since last year's BOP.

    Check out that wrinkle and the lift!
     

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  18. Rick Henderson

    Rick Henderson Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the pics Steve. Next year you should have yours off the ground! Cathy and I sure had a good time.
     
  19. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    C'mon guys, how about posting some times that everyone ran?????
     
  20. Rick Henderson

    Rick Henderson Well-Known Member

    Chris,
    I don't know about everybody else, but I ran 11.98, 12.17, 11.96, 12.02. I couldn't find my log book, and I forgot all of my special setting. Thats what happened to the 12.17 run anyway. I tried starting out at a lower stall.

    Someday Chris, we are going to have to convince you to come out and play.
     

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