Silver State Classic Challenge '99

September 16 - 19, 1999: Each vehicle is classified into average speed categories where the object is to cross the finish line with an average speed for the distance of the course as close as possible to your speed category. The catch is there is a minimum speed of 30mph less than your target speed at any point on the course, and a tech speed (speed you cannot exceed without being disqualified) for each speed class. We entered the 140mph speed class, which has a tech speed of 165mph.

Put on by the
Silver State Classic Challenge, Inc., the event is run on Nevada Highway 318 between Lund and Hiko Nevada. It's not a straight run either, with some turns, bends and even "The Narrows" throughout the course. It's designed to be safe yet fun for all who enter.

With my Dad, Duane Lockliear as my navigator again, we are planning to put the Dynojet Racing Trans Am WS6 through its paces.

Stay tuned for further developments!

The RESULTS are in!

The race is over and we finished 1st in our class! The car performed flawlessly and we didn't have any problems. We went through the flying mile speed trap at 159, slowing down from our top speed. The speed trap was about 2 miles past where we thought it would be, so we were already decelerating when we went through it. Well, there is always next time.

We had our closest finish ever, and only managed 2nd place! We averaged 139.9967 mph over the 90 mile course, which means we missed our target time of 38 minutes, 34.29 seconds by about .5 seconds. We finished .0012mph average behind 1st place. We'll get'em next year!