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Archive for March 6th, 2018

they weren’t all Diplock Pedrail, some were ‘ Bonagente ‘ tracks, first patented in September 1900

March 6th, 2018 by admin

Originally designed as a coastal defence gun, it was subsequently fitted to a ‘ De Stefano ‘ artillery carriage, named after the gun carriage’s designer, and given the designation ‘ D.S. ‘.

June 1918, show front and back views of a massive Italian Army ‘ Obice da 305 D.S. ‘ standing on a road in the Italian town of Sandrigo in the Veneto region of N.E. Italy.

During the Obice’s WW1 artillery service with the Italian Army, the De Stefano carriage’s wheels were usually fitted with special tracks which were particularly beneficial in the snow and mud often encountered on the Italian Front. Those special tracks were ‘ Bonagente ‘ tracks, named after their inventor, an Italian Artillery Major, Crispino Bonagente.

The ‘ Bonagente ‘ tracks, first patented in September 1900, were fitted around the rim of the gun carriage’s wheels, and were made up of a series of metallic plates on oscillating supports, with those plates greatly increasing the wheel’s area of contact with the ground, thereby spreading the substantial weight of the gun over a much larger area, which was highly beneficial on soft muddy ground or in snow.

Another major feature of Bonagente’s track invention, was that when the gun carriage’s wheels came to a stop, the two plates closest to the ground came together to form a stable raised platform under the wheel, which allowed the gun to be immediately ready for firing, with the added benefit of the Bonagente track plates also absorbing some of the gun’s recoil.

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/173218-ww1-military-motors-1916-set-x-50-cards/?do=findComment&comment=2438452
For more images of the Obice da 305 DS, see my post from a couple weeks ago

Brian Deegan’s 16 year old daughter Hailie Deegan is going to be racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Does that make you feel old? Have you wondering why teenagers are racing in NASCAR? Or hoping she’s more successful than Danica Patrick?

March 6th, 2018 by admin

She will be driving the car that Derek Kraus raced last year for Bill McAnally Racing. Knaus won the KandN Pro Series West rookie of the year and the season finale race at Kern County Raceway Park in California. Knaus moved up to the No. 16 car, Gilliland’s car last year, for the team. Deegan moves into the No. 19 car vacated by Knaus.

Deegan is fairly new to stock cars, but not to racing. It is only her second full year in stock car racing, but she has been racing off-road trucks for the past eight years. She will be racing late models with High Point Racing at Irwindale Speedway in addition to racing in the KandN Pro Series.

One of the races she is looking forward to is the dirt track race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With an off-road truck racing background, she said the Las Vegas dirt track will play to her strengths.

She started racing off-road trucks when she was 8-years-old and won four off-road racing championships.

“That’s the one I feel like that will be my shining point,” Deegan said. “I came from racing off-road trucks.”

https://www.knfilters.com/blog/deegan-wants-to-be-the-first-woman-to-win-a-kn-pro-series-west-race

While Patrick never won a top-level championship in IndyCar or NASCAR, she became one of the most visible women in racing and a role model to girls everywhere who suddenly saw that they, too, can fit into the racing world.

Before moving to NASCAR, Patrick was the most successful woman to compete in American open-wheel racing and the only woman to ever win an IndyCar race. She’s also the only woman to have ever led laps in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500—19 of those laps were as a rookie in IndyCar.

Patrick, 35, had a roller-coaster ride in Cup. Driving for Stewart-Haas Racing, Patrick earned seven top-10s — a record for a female in the NASCAR Cup Series — but it took 190 career starts. She finished in the lead lap in 38 percent of her races.

however seen from another direction, she did not win a race in 7 full seasons in Nascar, and only one in Indy car in 115 starts

http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/22467984/what-happened-danica-patrick-career-nascar-cup-series-transition-indycar

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Brian Deegan’s 16 year old daughter Hailie Deegan is going to be racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Does that make you feel old? Have you wondering why teenagers are racing in NASCAR? Or hoping she’s more successful than Danica Patrick?