Wonder what the qtr Mile time is on this

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by gsfred, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

  2. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    according to the text its 1 mile a second so = 1/4 sec - 1/4 mile
  3. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    yes, but that is at top speed. 1/4 mile from standing start is probably a much more pedestrian 1 sec.
  4. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    So what would that make the 60'
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  5. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

  6. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Can you imagine having to realine those tracks b4 each run..........how perfectly straight they must be.

    Of the friction of the sled going over them.

    Just crazy land speeds there.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
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  7. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    My Electra could do the same, I just kept fainting each time I tried getting over the intersection before red light etc, so I had to limit the trotthle travel.. Typical Buick problem I guess..
  8. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    There was an episode of Mythbusters where they used this track. They propelled a sled down the track with a flat face on it, I forget how fast it got. At the end, it hit an old Ford Fiesta or something like it, and absolutely obliterated it. The slo-mo playback was, as Darth Vader would say, “most impressive.” The car barely reacted by the time the sled got to the drivers seat.

  9. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Poof be gone

    They were at new Mexico tech on that video, not the air force base

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
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  10. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Here is another video on the same track, my mind quickly wonders to the idea that this 500ish mph is how fast jessi combs was going when she crashed.......
  11. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    Couldn't get past the ads.
  12. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks Ben. My mistake. I didn’t know there was more than one of those facilities that could handle that kind of speed.

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