Riders try to set record on Compounce Wildcat for cash and prizes

Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2002 4:58 AM | Contributed by supermandl

A 48-year old postal clerk has returned to Lake Compunce to defend his record of 2,001 consecutive laps on the Wildcat. If he outlasts his opponents, he'll win $2,000 and a ski boat.

Read more from the Hartford Courant.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 5:43 AM
I want to do something like this one day!

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Joey Ciborek, Florida Coaster Club, Member
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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 5:56 AM

4,002 fan turns!!! This oughta' be intersting....

I can take many rides on the Wildcat because it's smooth and tame, but never would imagine 200+ consecutively.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 7:07 AM
LOL Atlantis :-)

Obviously the statement of someone who's never ridden the Compounce Wildcat :-)

I'm not one to slander classic rides but it'd take a hell of a lot more than $2000 and a ski boat to get *me* to ride that thing for over 2000 laps as it certainly wasn't "smooth" when I rode it last year :-)
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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 7:27 AM
Sawblade5's avatar If you make it too smooth then the contest would take way longer. This is why you see these contest on more intense rides.

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Chris Knight
CP Sea Gull population 1,000,000
CP Mufflehead population 1,000,000,000

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:19 AM
Nope I havent been there. But I hope to go in October.

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Joey Ciborek, Florida Coaster Club, Member
"WE RIDE ALL YEAR!!!" www.FloridaCoasterClub.com
"It's like an addiction" Me, The Discovery Channel, Ultimate Guide: Roller Coasters 5/27/02

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:47 AM

That would be cool to do even if there wasn't a prize. Tryin to sleep on a coaster, that would be funny. Do they try to sleep or not?

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 12:16 PM
They stop at night and make them sleep in the station house or train.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 1:57 PM
No they don't. It runs all night. They get there sleep on the lift and brake run at first then once they get REALLY tired their body won't wake up for the whole ride.

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It's his turn to feast, when you ride the Son of Beast.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 4:17 PM
On the marathon for Great American Scream Machine and Big Dipper, they stopped at night.

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 10:00 PM
vertigo do you mean SFOG's GASM? when was this, and why was it for? prizes? who asked them to do it?
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 6:31 AM
Here's all you could want to know about it, it all started in 98', screamin' over Georiga......

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..........13,000 rides on that Scream Machine, could they ever have stopped? Not for 61 days.

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean *** This post was edited by Vertigo on 6/20/2002. ***

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 5:00 PM

Ack ... I could barely take two laps on the Wildcat! It was kind of rough.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 6:00 PM

Ouch. Maybe he should try for 2001+ laps on Boulder Dash instead... :)

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