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NHRA Countdown to the Championship

Jul 19, 2007 03:36PM

We have been working with Valusoft and THQ over the winter and it is finally making its debut in August. It is called NHRA Countdown to the Championship for the Playstation 2 and the Playstation Portable.

This is a total upgrade for the NHRA games, new drivers, new paint jobs, and more. Top Fuel cars…

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Updates Updates

May 17, 2007 01:20PM
It has been a while for any updates on the team.

With the close of the last season, as a whole the jet car community was in some disarray. The last half of the year was a very costly one for jet cars; we had a number of accidents which a few paid the ultimate price.

We with the Invader Team, as well a…

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Journey's End....

Nov 17, 2006 06:39PM
The season finished for us after the Texas/Louisiana Race. We had a couple others lined up but for reasons I won't get into they never happened.

That did not mean we were all just kicking back, just going in different directions. I took some long delayed time to spend with the family, two yes TWO tri…

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The neverending journey...

Aug 7, 2006 08:12PM

Well the Texas trip started even before we left! All the planning, hard work, expectations gone in less then six seconds!

Our friends from Hurricane Country, started their road trip before us. Right out of the gate, they ran at Nashville. (See their recap at The moon & stars…

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Texas bound....

Jul 22, 2006 11:42AM
Finally after some time off, to rest and recharge it is back to work. With the Invader back up to speed, there was some much needed items on the to do list needing to be finished.

All the things that normal people do. Mowing the yard, trimming the hedges, sorting the shop, movies, bowling, girls sc…

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Overdue posting

Jul 2, 2006 09:59AM
So where did I leave off. At the Jet Jam and Monster Truck event at Firebird Raceway, the Invader had a problem on the second pass. She would not go over 50 percent, and after talking will some specialist in the aviation world, we decided to replace the fuel pump.

The old pump was removed, the new pu…

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Jet Jam and Uh I forget....

May 8, 2006 02:11PM

Well, here it comes.... The Firebird International Raceway's Annual Monster Truck & Jet Jam!! 10 Monster Trucks, Big Foot, Maximum Destruction, Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, Hot Wheels, etc.. and 6 jets.

Yes you heard it, 6 jets. Lets see the flyer.. A car that no longer exists.... Lets watch the comme…

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Testing, Testing, Testing

Apr 24, 2006 08:10PM

After working the items that needed fixing, and fighting of the flu from hell, we were ready to test the Jet Nightmare for our friends south of the border. A call here, an email there, a short 6 hour drive and our friends are in Phoenix.

Sometimes directions don't always translate well. When you say …

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El Cunadito

Apr 8, 2006 08:26PM

After trying to slow down, it did not work! Our friends from south of the border still needed some help. With the old man out in California playing Tom Cruise, and me and the rest of the team trying to actually work at our REAL jobs, the southern guys had to make a road trip.

Time for us to do some a…

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Time Management

Apr 1, 2006 06:10PM
After colliding with things, stuff breaks off....

Getting back into the swing of things, all heck broke loose. We were getting ready for the Concours in the Desert car show and we get a call. A friend in Mexico is having trouble and needs to be repaired by the 1st of April. Getting photos of the dama…

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When two worlds or more collide...

Mar 24, 2006 02:13PM
That is what happens when the jet car season spools up at the same time as life happens. Jet car world meets Girl Scouts!! We always try to working things so they don't conflict with each other but sometimes CRASH!! they hit.

First part of the year for you GS rookies, it the infamous cookie sale time…

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Magic Kingdom

Mar 17, 2006 07:57PM
So after spending a few days in Florida, and Disney World where would you go to??? Well after flying home on Friday, We were off to spend six, yes six count them, fun filled glorious days in..... you guessed it the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland. With a six and four year old what else do you do.
After a s…

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Land of the cold....

Mar 9, 2006 11:09AM

Finding myself going on a trip for work, I left the warm winter air of Phoenix for the near arctic temperatures of the frozen Florida! No it is not really like that, but a little cooler. Having a conference in Orlando is not that bad!!

Breaking free of the work load I was able to sqeak in a dinner tr…

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Family Day...

Mar 9, 2006 10:51AM

On the 3 rd of March, the 161st Air Refueling Wing had their family appreciation day at the base. It is the one day of the year that they make the families really know how much their support means to the airmen. They had lots of activities for the families, a rock wall, three different bounce houses…

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Off Season

Feb 22, 2006 11:09AM
During the end of last season and the winter off season, the team had aquired three spare Pratt & Whitney J-60 engines. All three of them had been overhauled for installation on an aircraft, but we were able to talk them out of doing that.

After getting them home, we spent some time configuring one o…

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Untitled Post

Feb 22, 2006 11:04AM
Here is a photo of the Invader cooling down at Speedworld in Surprise Arizona.

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Pre Season Testing

Feb 22, 2006 10:42AM
With the 2006 season fast approaching, we finally have the Invader out for some testing. During the down time, we again cleaned up everything, touched up the scratches, and went through the car to make sure there is nothing bent, broken, or damaged for the long run ahead.

We had the car out on displ…

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