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    Default Some CANADIAN EP racing

    EP in Canada was a little different than in the APBA. The boats were 200 lbs lighter and they allowed the Mercury 650XS to run in the class. Here is a good example of the type of racing we saw.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igE9K...JC68C-VeoWPTRz

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    A great video Don!

    Here's a pic of the 911 boat today sporting a yamaha 70ces with Jim driving.


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    Thumbs up Sweet!!

    That was some awesome heat racing. You've got me motivated to get to workin on my Viper. Thanks for sharing the video.

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    Here is another heat with Jim's 650XS. The lighter weight, about 600 lbs compared to the 825 lbs in APBA ,really helped get this motor to perform. The trick was being able to control it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VXbj...ature=youtu.be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hounddog View Post
    Here is another heat with Jim's 650XS. The lighter weight, about 600 lbs compared to the 825 lbs in APBA ,really helped get this motor to perform. The trick was being able to control it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VXbj...ature=youtu.be
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    Wow they're aired out! Awesome stuff!

    What speeds where they getting back then on the bigger course?


    Erik, that year the course was longer than most years. It was over a mile.
    The second video really points out what I tell new racers. Cornering speed is most important in oval racing. That video was the first heat and I put too much prop on the motor. The boat was taking too long on the straights to get up to speed. Watch Jim come out of the corner on the lap where he passes Rob. He is likely doing close to 65 mph as he exits that top corner and that is why he was able to blow by Rob at the end of the straight.

    Here is a history lession on the speeds. First eventhough there were always many 650XS motors racing in EP. The were only a few racers that could make them out perform the OMC.
    The mile record for Canada is 69 to 70 mph set on a Delta 650 XS in the late 70's. I don't believe there was ever another mile record even run after that and had there the record would have been beaten for sure.
    The comp VooDoo's appeared in the 1986-7 seasons. The speeds were about 70 mph on the race course. Steve Huff ran a strong Delta 650XS combo in those days.
    The first Critchfields appeared late 80's Tim Toth had one of the first.
    Todd Clarke in 1991 ran a strong Oasis 650XS. Top Gun was the man in 1992 with his Lee 650XS.

    There was always a big speed difference between the top 1 or 2 boats and the rest of the field.

    A top boat 600 lb Critchfield with a 650 XS in perfect tune will run 75 mph plus. The OMC could run in the 73 mph range.

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    Question Why was the 650XS allowed in EP in Canada?

    I was asked that question, because the 650XS is really a mod or super stock motor.

    The reason was Mercury's committment to racing there. Mercury had their motors in all classes to their advantage.

    They had the 650XS in EP

    A 40 cubic inch motor in Sport C [the APBA limit is 35 cubic inch and most run Tohatsu which is 31 cubic inch]

    They ran their SST 90 in the SST 60 class. The SST 90 as most know was not that good.
    However, they modified it and put rules in place, rules to make it more than competitive. To-day with the improvement in the top SST 60 boats it may not be as superior. That being said, try an SST90 on a Pugh or Pitman hull and it maybe still quicker.

    Here is a video of SST 60/SST90 racing on the long Dunnville course. The SST90 shows its legs!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZH_F...eature=related

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    What Boat is this and do you have a contact email for the builder

    I,m in Australia

    Just a few questions , The engine 15in or 20 in and do you use elect trim ?

    Russell Mirfin Old Aussie racer

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