In their day they were the fastest street registerable race car in the world. On the drag strip 400m in under 7s without muscling up the bottom end. Usain Bolt on wheels.
7sec!? on a stock block!? Regardless, I know the fastest production car around that era was the 1987 Buick GNX but General Motors pulled it from the lineup because it was betting the flagship Corvette (gasp). Not sure when the Supra came in the mix but I do know they can roll. DAM you import guys with them turbos…lol
BTW, Asafa Powel has a Nissan Skyline. And I know Ato Bolden is into fast cars too. Nothing too hot in his stable though; just the basic turn key factory performance, nothing wicked custom. Hmmm, this must be another trait of sprinters; FAST CARS!!! Even Ben had that ugly (but fast) black Ferrari Testarossa . He should have gotten the Ferrari F-40 during his day!!!
Had to look that up… Is that a Lexus right?
The Lexus is the Supra(2 door) Soarer (4 door) stage2. In my back yard is a 2,000 model soarer, has the Supra suspension and a 2.5, 6 cylinder twin turbo, it is also the first Lexus.
yea i plan on getting one once they drop under 40k
Besides talking about cars - Anyone got any latest news on Gatlin?
Is this really Gatlin? http://twitter.com/Gold_100m
6.50 to 50m. great:cool: :rolleyes:
LMFAO!!! I ran 5.9 today and that was on sore legs.
maybe was 60… lets hope so…other wise…run 12 .5 would be a miracle:)
There’s no way Gatlin would be running as slow as 6.50 50m if he’s in any reasonable shape whatsoever.
OK a 6.5 60 more than likely at practice hand time is also slow for a pro.
I suppose they could have somo photocells…6.50 ( with gun start or beep signal)…would be definitely fast…
eroszag–Very very few people in the US actually use electronic timing in practice on any sort of regular basis, if ever. HSI and Sprint Capital HT’d almost everything and I’m going to take a wild guess and say Gatlin is the same way.
6.5 in a 60, 55, or 50 is slow for a top sprinter.
Not necessarily, HSI guys were never world beaters at practice, even with hand times. Fogelson can elaborate, but I believe that Ato was running 6.6h in practice before some of his best races.
From His diary…I remember a 6 "16…offcourse not before a race…
6.6 was Torry Edwards…
He ran 6.7h like 4-5 days before he ran a 10.0. Mo ran slower HT (still 6.7h) and sub 10 (9.9).
Realize basically none of these camps are doing any electronic timing in training, hence why I have to laugh at this “photocell” stuff. These guys are doing HT from first movement, first foot contact, or second foot contact depending on which group you go to. Round up to the next tenth and add .25 at best for most of these times, round up and add .5-8 for some others.
Seagrave said something like he’s never had anybody run within 3% of their PR in practice, most people being 4-8% off their PB levels (competition PB that is) in training.
I have the printed ones in front of me…was early in the year. (DECEMBER 29).off course 4-5 days before he’d run an important race, would not go over 95% or less. ( or maybe 30+30)…before texas realys, 6"7, as you rightly state.
Last year my athlete , end of spp 1, run 6"39 HT…4-5 days before his SB 6"87, he run like 6"65. ( 30+m).so, just logical he didn’t run 100% so close to a race.
HT are important only inside the same training group, with the same coach timing.
Personal experience again: I’ll start to use photocells next 2 weeks, when returning from warm weather camp;)