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Offline Cortiworth IV

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Our local speedmonster sets the pace!
« on: October 26, 2008, 21:48:53 PM »
Our local speed-nut sets the pace! Non-Ford, but still...
Built for street racing at Silver State Classic Challenge, Nevada.
Not slow at the strip, either.

0-100km/t: 2,23sek,
0-200km/t: 5,55sek
0-300km/t: 12,92sek.
407.143km/t on wet track at Papenburg last week.  Track official timing.
Best 1/8 mile: 5.91
Best 1/4 mile: 8.97

540cui aluminium GM bigblock
Compressor
1407 bhp
Pontiac TransAM body. Custom made full race chassis and driveline.  

No clips from Papenburg. The track is Mercedes official test track and had photo-restrictions.

A few clips from the past:
http://www.pollymotorsport.no/index.php?mapping=40]http://www.pollymotorsport.no/index.php?mapping=40
http://www.pollymotorsport.no/index.php?mapping=43]http://www.pollymotorsport.no/index.php?mapping=43
http://www.pollymotorsport.no/index.php?mapping=84]http://www.pollymotorsport.no/index.php?mapping=84

Enjoy!

Svein A



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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008, 23:27:15 PM »
Excellent stuff especially the last link!  I think the Evo won the event but it was supposed to be a stripped out racer with 10 spare engines iirc.  It blew at least one of them up at the event.  Jeff Schwartz came second in his Ultima GTR turbo iirc.

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 19:49:22 PM »
Quote from: Mikey'J
Excellent stuff especially the last link!  I think the Evo won the event but it was supposed to be a stripped out racer with 10 spare engines iirc.  It blew at least one of them up at the event.  Jeff Schwartz came second in his Ultima GTR turbo iirc.

I can't find any Evo's or Ultimas on the result lists.  http://www.sscc.us/results-entry.htm]http://www.sscc.us/results-entry.htm
The Trans AM participated in the second event 2007, unlimited class.  Came in second.  They had to back off because of a damaged shock absorber and boiling differential oil.  A Camaro, driven by Richard Hille, won.
They're planning to go back next year if they can find the money.  

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 20:06:03 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 22:39:45 PM »
I saw a yellow Ultima but it wasn't Jeffs. Maybe I've got the wrong event.  He averaged over 200 mph both ways iirc.  I'll try to find a link.


Here it is:

http://schwartzperformance.com/alien.htm]http://schwartzperformance.com/alien.htm

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 23:32:41 PM »
Quote from: Mikey'J
I saw a yellow Ultima but it wasn't Jeffs. Maybe I've got the wrong event.  He averaged over 200 mph both ways iirc.  I'll try to find a link.
Here it is:

http://schwartzperformance.com/alien.htm]http://schwartzperformance.com/alien.htm

Mike.

A very impressive trophy list!  

The Ultima is a hardcore racer from birth while the Trans AM is an evolution over 10+ years.  
I don't know much about Scwartz, but Polly Motorsport is an ordinary workshop fixing grandma cars for a living and building a racecar as a hobby. ...very simplyfied.  It's a tuning company, but it is the ordinary cars that make the business go around.  It' s not possible to make a living of just doing tuning and enginebuilding.
Just the owner and two mechanics.  As the project has evolved they've built a network  doing all kinds of work.  

I hope they can raise the funds to do a second attempt next year.  The car is geared to 270mph and has done 258+ on occations.  Papenburg is the only highspeed testing they've done.  Two days, two years in between.
The longest straight is about 4km long and is a bit short to reach the limit when the conditions were wet and a 20mph head wind.
They did finish the Silverstate unlimited class in their first attempt with a good result.  
I think they aim for an overall record next time.  The car has the potential, all 2200kg of it.

Svein A

 

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