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    So guys, who's it gonna' be??? And who has been closest so far? I watched DeClark run a 5.35 @ 151 at Ming, and was also there when The Flying Dutchman ran a 5.41? at Parker. Has a jet even run into the 5.2s in the 1,000' yet?

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    That would be SICK !!!! It's gonna happen


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzor View Post
    So guys, who's it gonna' be??? And who has been closest so far? I watched DeClark run a 5.35 @ 151 at Ming, and was also there when The Flying Dutchman ran a 5.41? at Parker. Has a jet even run into the 5.2s in the 1,000' yet?
    You'll see a .20 in March at Ming

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    I think .20's are coming. Teen's are going to be tough. 0's and .99s well. I guess we will just wait and see. The baddest of the bad jets were out in force last season in the 660 deal. Everyone of the top guys was in the 3.70's in the 660. Miller with his blown deal most likely had a 3.6x in it had he not broke the fuel pump drive. Two guys ran in the low 5.30's at 1000. It will be tough to get there without going over the 145mph limit.

    I don't know who the contenders will be this season. Declark sold his boat's to run his hydro. Zach is working on a few new things for 2016. Penbearthy's new boat will be a runner for sure. I've put my nitrous motor on the back burner and am going to run this season with the pro gas engine and try to pick up some more ground there. Willis may come to the table with more power, but his boat weight is a limiting factor. My pick is going to Miller with that lightweight boat and big power to get it done. I'd love to see some of the big hp twin turbo stuff back east come this way. Looking forward to another great season at NJBA
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    Can anyone run those 3.70's -660 or 5.20's-1000 anywhere but ming ? Seems to be some majic water there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boat 405 View Post
    I think .20's are coming. Teen's are going to be tough. 0's and .99s well. I guess we will just wait and see. The baddest of the bad jets were out in force last season in the 660 deal. Everyone of the top guys was in the 3.70's in the 660. Miller with his blown deal most likely had a 3.6x in it had he not broke the fuel pump drive. Two guys ran in the low 5.30's at 1000. It will be tough to get there without going over the 145mph limit.

    I don't know who the contenders will be this season. Declark sold his boat's to run his hydro. Zach is working on a few new things for 2016. Penbearthy's new boat will be a runner for sure. I've put my nitrous motor on the back burner and am going to run this season with the pro gas engine and try to pick up some more ground there. Willis may come to the table with more power, but his boat weight is a limiting factor. My pick is going to Miller with that lightweight boat and big power to get it done. I'd love to see some of the big hp twin turbo stuff back east come this way. Looking forward to another great season at NJBA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    Can anyone run those 3.70's -660 or 5.20's-1000 anywhere but ming ? Seems to be some majic water there.
    You do realize that the only reason you're hearing these numbers from Ming only is because NJBA is the only sanctioning body on the West Coast that allows the open boats to run all out with just a mph limit (145 for tunnels/flats, 165 for hydros). If you run deeper than the index more than twice in LODBRA (as in running low 5s in the 6.0 class), they will boot you out. Why don't you pull your turbo deal out for one of the NJBA races this year and see if it's magic water or not? I think you'll be in for a big surprise, it's not the water, there's just some quick-ass jets out here on the West Coast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    Can anyone run those 3.70's -660 or 5.20's-1000 anywhere but ming ? Seems to be some majic water there.
    kirkman's run in the 5.30s at dexter with his 499" blown alky engine. did it back to back to back. whenever he get's the big engine done, and can pour some power to it, should be a bit quicker. he's in a capsule, which adds weight. but he can pour in more power because there's no mph restriction. no question it's quicker than the pirate's right now, but he's been working on it for over 15 years. if any boat will get into the 4's without breaking any rules, I think it would be that one.

    people could run 3.70s or 5.20s pretty much anywhere, with the obvious few exceptions. no magic water, just the quickest jets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzor View Post
    If you run deeper than the index more than twice in LODBRA (as in running low 5s in the 6.0 class), they will boot you out.
    not true. rule book hasn't said that for 5 years. I know a guy just last year that ran a 5.20 something, then a 5.50 something. and he wasn't booted out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rocket View Post
    You'll see a .20 in March at Ming

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    kirkman's run in the 5.30s at dexter with his 499" blown alky engine. did it back to back to back. whenever he get's the big engine done, and can pour some power to it, should be a bit quicker. he's in a capsule, which adds weight. but he can pour in more power because there's no mph restriction. no question it's quicker than the pirate's right now, but he's been working on it for over 15 years. if any boat will get into the 4's without breaking any rules, I think it would be that one.

    people could run 3.70s or 5.20s pretty much anywhere, with the obvious few exceptions. no magic water, just the quickest jets.
    Dan's new 50% motor should do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    not true. rule book hasn't said that for 5 years. I know a guy just last year that ran a 5.20 something, then a 5.50 something. and he wasn't booted out.
    I know Bob, you know everything. Ask Joe what the officials told him at the out ramp after he ran a 5.50 something on his first pass in Q/E at Firebird last year......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    not true. rule book hasn't said that for 5 years. I know a guy just last year that ran a 5.20 something, then a 5.50 something. and he wasn't booted out.
    We ran a 7.61 at 1320ft last year and Henry said that we were out if we did it again, rule book or not.

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    I ran 7.60 in Oregon told me the same thing as Ron one more and we are out...


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