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Old 07-18-2011, 09:49 AM   #196
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I ran the Sweep 55s at our race in Salt Lake City Saturday for the first time. I pushed them hard in 90+ weather to see what they could take and set a new fast lap time on the track in the process. They ROCK!
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Bring a set with you... they may be the compound to beat at TZ...
The 50's work great.. from 70- 90 degrees.. keep in mind the sun does not heat the track like it does back home..(shaded) the new surface has made a hug difference in grip and has increased tire wear just a little...

See you in a few days.. travel safe..
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I ran the Sweep 55s at our race in Salt Lake City Saturday for the first time. I pushed them hard in 90+ weather to see what they could take and set a new fast lap time on the track in the process. They ROCK!
Those 55's looked awesome! I can't wait to get my hands on a set. The 50's did well though. But that 140+ degree track temp was killing the tires!
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Congrats on your win Tom...........

Go FAST & Sweep'em ALL!
Thanks Leon!!
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Was it humid where you were running the 55's ?

This past weekend was very low humidity and some of the racers were having a hard time hooking up on 50 tread in the late afternoon. They switched to 45 slick for the main which was late. Their cars were planted!!!
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Gus,

Bring a set with you... they may be the compound to beat at TZ...
The 50's work great.. from 70- 90 degrees.. keep in mind the sun does not heat the track like it does back home..(shaded) the new surface has made a hug difference in grip and has increased tire wear just a little...

See you in a few days.. travel safe..
Clete,

The TZGP has a spec tire of 50 Sweeps. I would however be interested to see how they work.

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We have had some humid days of late, but Saturday was pretty hot and dry. In the dry heat with track temps around 140, the 55s were very good and held well in a 6 min. qualifier. I have yet to try them in a long main. I'll bring some with me to let you take whirl with them, Clete.
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Cool thanks. We run 10 min qual. Very fun!! 1 stop.
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One of our racers was coming back from Montana on his Harley and hit an elk. Knocked him out and he lay on the side of the road for an hour before he came around and managed to flag down some help. He was scraped and beat up , but his bike was trashed.. He's up and doing well. He'll be back racing soon I'm sure. Elk steak anyone?
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The TZGP has a spec tire of 50 Sweeps. I would however be interested to see how they work.

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ummm ... no shit. But i would like to see if they work well.... calm down Troy.
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One of our racers was coming back from Montana on his Harley and hit an elk. Knocked him out and he lay on the side of the road for an hour before he came around and managed to flag down some help. He was scraped and beat up , but his bike was trashed.. He's up and doing well. He'll be back racing soon I'm sure. Elk steak anyone?
Awww damn... Sorry to hear that.. I have seen a few elk and sheep hit on the way up to Evanston, WY.. by mirror lake.. not pretty.. One of my buddies in less a spleen because of a Elk meeting his Ducati.. Hope he heals fast...I will take the tender loin
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Big GT turn out expected at Floyd Bennett field on East coast and Time Zone at Washington!

Coast to Coast GT action this weekend. be there or be square!

as the GT recognizing as real racing class, we will have 30Min main race at Time Zone Grand prix and at Floyd Bennett Filed, we been promised to get same main race time as other classes (1/8th Pan, 1/10th TC).

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Big GT turn out expected at Floyd Bennett field on East coast and Time Zone at Washington!

Coast to Coast GT action this weekend. be there or be square!

as the GT recognizing as real racing class, we will have 30Min main race at Time Zone Grand prix and at Floyd Bennett Filed, we been promised to get same main race time as other classes (1/8th Pan, 1/10th TC).

Enjoy Racing.
We really appreciate all the support and extra effort Sweep has expressed for the GT class in the Northwest. See you on the tarmac!
Cheers and good racing!
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Looking forward to the Timezone race . I have my Sweeps loaded and I'm on my way out today. It's great to hear that the GTs have arrived.
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Big GT turn out expected at Floyd Bennett field on East coast and Time Zone at Washington!

Coast to Coast GT action this weekend. be there or be square!

as the GT recognizing as real racing class, we will have 30Min main race at Time Zone Grand prix and at Floyd Bennett Filed, we been promised to get same main race time as other classes (1/8th Pan, 1/10th TC).

Enjoy Racing.

This weekend is also SouthWest Championship Series (SWCS) Race #5 at Porter, Texas. 30Min main is scheduled for the GT class same as other classes in the series. Big GT turn out is also expected at this event this weekend. Race HARD !!!!
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Yes this looks like a good GT race weekend:

Floyd Bennit Field - East Coast - now that would be a drive in the "Stealth Van"

Time Zone GP - (need to make this one)

Porter Texas - (need to do the same here as well)

Lincoln, Nebraska - for the Heart of America Series race.
I'll be there and if like in the past should have 16 - 20 cars but may be down due to the Heat Index.

Spooky 1, I think you should have the best weather ....
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