Racers Grove Dave Dicky, Milt Mintner, Bob Tucknott

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I remember going into lukes and Shorman's shop in emeryvile Ca and seeing the body of a 911 powered indy car they built and just miss making the show by just a couple of Mph. I bought my 901 from them it was owned by A guy who tried to supercharge the motor but never got it done The person was Arenson of the Bay area known for his turbine powered boats. His shopwas located in San Rafael, Ca. he has the record from New Orleans to St. louis By boat great story about how he had to put fuel trucks along the route to fuel his jet motors. Alan The Stable.

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With not one, but two 911 engines
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Greg Bryan wrote: Thu Nov 16, 2023 11:32 am With not one, but two 911 engines
Decent article about it here:

https://flatsixes.com/porsche-motorspor ... ianapolis/

"During qualifying for the race, Bill was able to foot the car around the course at an average speed of 149 miles per hour. He tried a number of times, yet was not able to go any faster. ... The car, according to Cheesbourg, was lacking predominately in power, as he claimed he could drive with his accelerator pedal flat through all four of Indianapolis’ famous ninety-degree corners. Carrying momentum was not the problem, gaining speed on the long straights, however, was."
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#34 Post by Alan Klingen 2 »

I remember seeing "uncle milty Drift his 911 so close to turn 11 wall At Sears point all the pit crews would lean over just see how close he came to the Wall He told me he loved flying into blind turns!!Alan The Stable.

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I remember talking to "uncle milty and he told me his favorite turn was a blind one!! The man set the fastest time of anyone testing the IROC Potsches at RIVERSIDE. Alan The Stable.

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#36 Post by Alan Klingen 2 »

I watched Milt Minter drive a 911 owned by the Ca. Porsche Distributors At Sonoma Raceway back in the day Milt would drift the car to within inches of the wall at turn 11. it so often that people started to lean over the wall to see just how close he could get to the wall each lap. He told me his favorite type of turn was a blind one and BTW he aset all the IROC Cars which were 911 RSRs. N this was done at the old Riverside track and no one could natch or beat his time. Alan The Stable.

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