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VIDEO: Hopp Racing sets Kilo run records

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From Jerry Hopp, Hopp Racing:

How the Kilo straight away records are run  

The event is run one boat at a time. The boat numbers, all classes, are drawn out of a hat. First number picked is first on the water. The course is a surveyed kilometer, about 5/8's of a mile.

You get a flying start at the course. A timing devise is triggered when you enter the timing traps and another devise is triggered when you exit the traps. The speed is timed in one direction through the measured kilometer. A run in the opposite direction is then timed and the average of the two runs is the recorded speed for the run.

You can make two down and back runs in any "heat" without coming back to the dock and the speed will be the average of any down and back consecutive legs. Every boat gets to run their heat.

At the end of the session, time allowing, the next heat section is run starting at the top of the boat draw list.  

The chart below is the recorded speeds for all of the Hopp Racing Teams Auld blower boat entry. New engine rules and the ULHRA combining with APBA meant that all of the Kilo records where set at zero.

Setting the Kilo records

WATCH VIDEOS OF THE RECORD RUNS >>

Greg and I went to Devils Lake, Oregon in Lincoln City to have some fun and establish some records. A successful trip. The ULHRA disallowed the APBA-G record for technical reasons, but I had a blast making the run just the same. The runs were all made with the blower ratio at 80% of crankshaft speed.  

Jerry Hopp    

CLASS RUN DRIVER SPEED RECORD AVG OCTOBER 11 2009
APBA-UL LF TO RT GREG HOPP 151.042 149.396
RT TO LF 147.790 NOT SHOWN
APBA-G  LF TO RT JERRY HOPP 151.451 146.292 NOT APPROVED 
RT TO LF 141.132 BY ULHRA TECH
APBA GP LF TO RT GREG HOPP 153.530
RT TO LF 135.739
LF TO RT 155.559 155.182
RT TO LF 154.805

 

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