Ford GT Forum 200 mph Club & Standing Mile Results


fjpikul

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205 was done on an oval track at Nardo with the yellow Nardo car by McGowan.
 

extrap

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205 was done on an oval track at Nardo with the yellow Nardo car by McGowan.

211+ ... I thought I read? ... not to split hairs 😁
 

twobjshelbys

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Jul 26, 2010
5,633
Las Vegas, NV
If your goal is to exceed 200 MPH then a longer track will accomplish what you want. The standing mile events are a zero-max in 1 mile and more a measure of power (GTs aren't the only ones that do it). There are some airports that have long runways and put on events similar to the standing mile. In your case a rolling start would help but if topping the speedo is your goal you can take whatever distance you want.

Don't do the salt flats. Salt and aluminum in the long term are mortal enemies.

I thought the McGowan/Nardo speed trial also had a time factor in it - it had to run at whatever speed for a period of time thus the oval track.

Good luck. I wanted to do it too but there was nowhere in Colorado.
 

2112

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Silver state Classic;


Sun Valley Idaho Speed run;


Still might have to delete bumper as it acts as a parachute.
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GT@50

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Silver state Classic;


Sun Valley Idaho Speed run;


Still might have to delete bumper as it acts as a parachute.
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Something about "buying" a "delete" just whacks me out, but, my birthday is in August buddy.
 

2112

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Something about "buying" a "delete" just whacks me out, but, my birthday is in August buddy.

;)
 

PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
1,794
Kalama, Free part of WA State
There’s a big dry lake in SE Oregon, out past Burns. Several speed events have been done there.
 

fjpikul

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Oh, the car went faster (216 If I remember right), but the official run came in at 205.
 

The Grey Ghost

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Mar 13, 2009
649
Kansas City
I was thinking 212

Nardo.jpg
 
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Ed Sims

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Wow. Just saw your posts GT@50 & Not Tonight Jim. SkyRex runs the Mojave Mile & that is where you can safely go 200+. I hope he has an event in the future as they are fun. PM him to do an event.

Ed
 
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roketman

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Oct 24, 2005
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We need Mark to chime in!
I believe it was 211.79
 

The Grey Ghost

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Mar 13, 2009
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We need Mark to chime in!
I believe it was 211.79
You are probably correct, but that might have been a little long for his autograph, so he rounded up, as we all do. :)
 
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Mark McGowan

Ford GT Team Alumni
Jul 31, 2006
132
211.79 mph in CP15. Did over 500 miles @ 205+ with CP15 and PB1-1