Diesels heading for a 1-2 finish in the 12 hours of Sebring

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PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:28 pm

lsayre wrote: I still find it fascinating that Diesel powered race cars can wipe up on their gasoline powered counterparts.
Ever see the 1 ton extended cab 4 X 4 trucks running 9 second 1/4 mile times, making 1,000 + horsepower. Diesel fuel per gallon has more energy that a gallon of gasoline.http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=bt8w3qlzZhs
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Re: Diesels heading for a 1-2 finish in the 12 hours of Sebring

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:35 pm

lsayre wrote:Perhaps it's time to bring Diesels to Nascar Sprint Cup?

There was a Diesel entry at Indy for a few years back in the 40's (Cummins I believe). Middle of the pack at best.


This one "kind of" burned diesel. Kerosene anyway. :D

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Re: Diesels heading for a 1-2 finish in the 12 hours of Sebring

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:37 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:
lsayre wrote: I still find it fascinating that Diesel powered race cars can wipe up on their gasoline powered counterparts.
Ever see the 1 ton extended cab 4 X 4 trucks running 9 second 1/4 mile times, making 1,000 + horsepower. Diesel fuel per gallon has more energy that a gallon of gasoline.http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=bt8w3qlzZhs


How about a Duramax in a 70 Chevelle? :D

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Re: Diesels heading for a 1-2 finish in the 12 hours of Sebring

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:38 pm

lsayre wrote:It's over, and it was the Audi R18 Diesels finishing first and second.


Just curious how you knew this. Was it aired live or were you there? My father is watching it on TV now.
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Re: Diesels heading for a 1-2 finish in the 12 hours of Sebring

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:39 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:
lsayre wrote: I still find it fascinating that Diesel powered race cars can wipe up on their gasoline powered counterparts.
Ever see the 1 ton extended cab 4 X 4 trucks running 9 second 1/4 mile times, making 1,000 + horsepower. Diesel fuel per gallon has more energy that a gallon of gasoline.http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=bt8w3qlzZhs


That was incredible. As someone mentioned, don't let the EPA see this.
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Re: Diesels heading for a 1-2 finish in the 12 hours of Sebring

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:43 pm

jpete wrote:
This one "kind of" burned diesel. Kerosene anyway. :D

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That 1967 jet powered Indy car was the very thing that began my never ending interest in the Indy 500. I have 4 tickets at the entrance to turn 3 that I renew every year.
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Re: Diesels heading for a 1-2 finish in the 12 hours of Sebring

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:04 pm

Just about the best seats in the house.

I was at the first Brickyard NASCAR race and we sat on the inside of pit road about 8 or 10 pits in.

We were right behind Kyle Petty's "Melo Yellow" pit.

Not a good place to see a race. :)
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Re: Diesels heading for a 1-2 finish in the 12 hours of Sebring

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:17 pm

There used to be a couple of jet engine powered drag cars back in the 70s, put on quite a show.
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Re: Diesels heading for a 1-2 finish in the 12 hours of Sebring

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:19 pm

jpete wrote:
Just curious how you knew this. Was it aired live or were you there? My father is watching it on TV now.


It was live and since I don't have a TV I watched some of it on my computer via Justin.TV, and I also tracked it through the ALMS (American LeMans Series) website, which had radio and live in car video and an automatically updating by lap running race order with time remaining.

I believe Speed Channel carried at least some of it live.
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