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My first race!! 03 ZR 900 vs. 01 Thundercat

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2004, 6:23 am
by zert
My friend''s 01 Thundercat vs. my new 03 ZR 900, here is what happened. We marked off a 1/2 mile strip on a snow/ice covered gravel road and did several runs. Both sleds absolutely bone stock with same studding on 1 inch tracks. From a standing start the 900 got out about 3 sled lengths and stayed in front the whole way, hit 106 on the radar gun at 1/2 mile. Tcat was not gaining on the ZR at all. From a rolling 30 mph start the ZR jumped ahead by a sled length and slowly inched away until we hit triple digits then the Tcat lost no more ground. From a rolling 70 mph start the ZR inched ahead of the Tcat and was about 2 sleds ahead at the line. ZR ran 106 every time, Tcat was the same speed just a couple lengths back. Removed the shelf from my ZR''s airbox and did another run from a rolling start. Got ahead of the Tcat off the line and pulled away all the way through, hit 109 on the radar gun. Conditions were not ideal but ok, temperature was about 35 degrees and the road was ice on bottom covered by an inch and a half of packy snow. Now am going to install my clutch kit from Jeff Simon and go back out and run them again. Will post results. He weighs 215, I go about 180.

My first race!! 03 ZR 900 vs. 01 Thundercat

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2004, 6:39 am
by M-10
Hey folks. Have you ever heard of a sheep lose a fantasy race? Me neither. LOLOLOLOLOL! Bet mine is faster in the ditches and on the trails!!!!!!!! You know The real world!! Must be pretty boring on the flat and open. BOOOOORRRRRIIIIINNNNNGGGGG!!!!! What ever!!!! Do you get the feeling that I dont belive you?? Thats cuz I dont.

My first race!! 03 ZR 900 vs. 01 Thundercat

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2004, 7:29 am
by psycho sledder
tink your buddies tcats runnin a bit crappy

My first race!! 03 ZR 900 vs. 01 Thundercat

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2004, 7:41 am
by M-10
I think the T-CAT guy musta pulled a plug wire before the race to keep things fair.

My first race!! 03 ZR 900 vs. 01 Thundercat

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2004, 8:33 am
by Straightliner
You should of switched sleds. The results won't be the same. I ran my friends ZR 900 with my RX Warrior his weight 162 mine 192. He beat me every time. Switched sleds him on mine, me on his RX Warrior in the lead every time. For every 7 pounds of weight heaiver you have lost 1 hp. (Later)

My first race!! 03 ZR 900 vs. 01 Thundercat

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2004, 8:33 am
by Snotcicles
Alright Zert! I knew the nine hundo was fast but that is laying down the wood. And to even keep ahead of a T-Cat is killer. You say you jumped him then ran pretty even the rest of the way, was his studs fresh? I know you said you were both runnin the same amount but did he put his in when his sled was new or did you both stud around the same time?

My first race!! 03 ZR 900 vs. 01 Thundercat

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2004, 8:48 am
by kenlacy
I guess It doesn't suprise me. The Thundercat is older tech, heavier, plus the pilot was heavier.

What are the HP and weights of each sled with Pilot. I would hazard to guess the power to weight ratio was better with the ZR and being that they probably are pretty much similar in HP - it comes down to weight.

My first race!! 03 ZR 900 vs. 01 Thundercat

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2004, 1:24 pm
by Big Toe
Glad your sled is working good for you Zert.

My first race!! 03 ZR 900 vs. 01 Thundercat

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2004, 2:07 pm
by SNOBALLZ
....just for SH!TS and GIGGLES, run against a ZR 800......would be interesting........

My first race!! 03 ZR 900 vs. 01 Thundercat

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2004, 4:10 pm
by zert
I'm going to run it against anything and everything Ballz. Just need time. Who is this new M-10 loser? I'm thinkin' he doesn't have the ballz to race. Probably some punk kid blowing off his homework.