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Corvair Olympics


By carmerjr - Posted on 11 August 2008

Muncie Dragway is located in the corn fields northeast of Indianapolis and was our second challenge of the Triad. We were once again blessed with clear and breezy weather. In drag racing the great equalizer is called bracketing and is a means of handicapping faster vehicles so when they race a slower vehicle they will leave the start line after the slower vehicle has launched. We once again operated in a class bracket to determine individual class winners and ranked placement within the classes. Everyone had plenty of individual runs and we were well received by the Muncie folks who fully enjoyed watching all our 39 to 47 year old Corvairs smoking the track for a full day. Elapsed times for the _ mile runs ranged from Billy Bruce's 12.868 seconds in his early turbo powered powerglide coupe to 21.275 posted by 'T'Terry
Kalp in the GoNed Sports Sedan. The second fastest Corvair powered Corvair was the 'Barge Express' from Juneau Alaska driven by owner Kevin Wilson with an ET of 14.6. Kevin's Corvair is powered by a 3.1 engine with weber carbs.

WTBRT . SM 112 Armer, Chuck 65 Corsa 140hp/4 17.075 total class points 91
GoNED ..SM 2 Dallas, James 64 Corvair 140 / 4sp 16.171 total class points 88
BBRT IS 170 Whalen, Paul 64 Spyder 150hp/4sp 17.178 total class points .. 83
WTBRT .SM 1121 Trunkhill, Scott 65 Corvair 140/4 16.952 total class points .. 79
GoNED SS 22 Kalp, Terry 65 Corvair 500 sedan 95hp/PG 21.275 total class points 76
BBRT IS 70 Smith, Smitty 64 Spyder 150hp/4sp 17.473 total class points 71

Saturday morning found the Corvair gladiators competing at the Bush Forum in downtown Indy. Julius Leveque had entrusted his son to set up our final trials. Citizen Michael set forth a formidable obstacle course for our chariots to pursue. Little did Leveque the Elder realize the trap that was set for him J 'Yon Michael has a lean and hungry look, such men are dangerous'. And so it passed that the Elder DNFed for almost eternity before overcoming the snare layed so cleverly. The last day of the Triad ended as successful as the first and all combatants were given 5 glorious runs at victory.

COMP 36 Norris, Rick 65 Monza 160hp 4sp .. 61.809
SM 114 Emerson, Seth 66 Corsa 140hp/4sp 59.028
SM 14 Madsen, Ned 66 Corsa 140hp/4sp . . 62.109
SM 2 Dallas, James 64 Corvair 140 / 4sp .. 62.380
SM 1121 Trunkhill, Scott 65 Corvair 140/4 62.554
SM 112 Armer, Chuck 65 Corsa 140hp/4 63.333
IS-2 170 Whalen, Paul 64 Spyder 150hp/4sp 63.158
IS-2 70 Smith, Smitty 64 Spyder 150hp/4sp . 69.111
SS-3 22 Kalp, Terry 65 Corvair 500 sedan 95hp/PG 80.687