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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:20 pm 
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I saw this car run at Gateway. Does anyone know if it is still out and about? Looks like after 2007 the info dries up. The car was really impressive, he was on the edge of getting around the track in under 60 seconds, but the car ran hot so he could only get one good lap in and then he had to let it cool off.

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http://www.kitcarmag.com/eventcoverage/ ... to_03.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIedw0KVU1k

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:20 pm 
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I think I could fix the overheating and I know I could die happy if I just had that car.

I LOVE the sound the trip rotors make. They sound like the Ferrari V12s of old.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:52 am 
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D-D-D-Dayummm, that is one WICKED lookin' beastie!!! Me likey!!!

Sorry, but I can't help with info on it, just had to note the picture! Thanks for posting it!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:46 am 
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the youtube video sounds mean
http://www.kitcarmag.com/eventcoverage/ ... to_03.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIedw0KVU1k

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:41 pm 
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here a few pics we took in 2004 at Topeka...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:16 pm 
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How did it do in EM?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:35 pm 
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not bad If I remember it won in 2006 when they switch over to heartland park. ( I should know better I was there that year)
Then Jeff Kiesel showed up with the Green Sprite and the rest is history...That Sprite keeps getting and better and is driven by an incredible alien driver...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:56 pm 
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Hey Jawfish, where are you located?? I see you mentioned being at Heartland Park. I'm going there in early May. Russ

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:15 pm 
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Boy that looks like a WIDE front track!

You also couldn't see the bottom of the bottom flaring out in the other pics. Looks cool.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:14 pm 
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Montreal Canada :twisted:

Yup that's right... Drove down 23 hours in 2 days, race 6 minutes and drove back 23 hours in 2 days...
We stayed the whole week... in 2006 we were 16 from montreal to actually come down, that's when we started to build 2 Locost Chassis...

It was the last year I drove seriously in Solo 2... We were ready to go back in 2010 with the Locost in Licoln for the Nationals, but we had some engine and handling issues. Last year my job kept me away from everything and this year will be going at the Canadian Autoslalom Championship in Barrie last weekend of August instead of the SCCA Nationals.

We should finally make the treck back in 2013, man 7 years..to go back in a Se7en :mrgreen:

The Solo 2 program down here has been going downhill since 2006... The same year I stop being seriously involve on in the sport on the organisational side... Sad coincidence... I wish the program would pick up again, running a mod car is intense and the course are even more intense... too bad.. Thats the main reason why I've drifted to Road Racing with my car...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Oh yhea fergot to mention that I have some footage of the car from my 2006 Nationals Championship DVD... the car sounded more like a turbine than a V12...

All in All its a pretty cool, Se7en interpreatation and I'd love to see more of it


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:20 pm 
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I checked around looking for info on this vehicle and found an interesting page.

http://gavindirussoengineering.tumblr.com/SeniorDesign


I learned some interesting stuff looking at this page.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:46 pm 
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Jerry is still around. Business and other factors have kept him from racing the Vikings lately.

He's got other drive lines (V8s, rotary, etc) in various Vikings around his shop in vrious stages of completion. He's also built a few for customers.

I'm sure you'll see him out racing them again soon.

-Kyle


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