The weekend is coming to a close and I am finally looking at a computer screen. The track was fun friday night and it felt like a long time since I smelt race fuel, burnging rubber and having my ears pounded on my high powered race cars.
I took a few pics but mostly videos this time. After the guys picked me up from work we were heading to another friends work to pick a digital video camera. Traffic f***ing sucked so we decided to bag it (we got a later start than we intended). If anyone lives here or has been here they know we have a traffic problem.
Arriving at the track around 5 we got unloaded and got the 5.0 through inspection and immediately got in line for our first pass. The first pass was our best of the day, a 12.46 at 117mph on z-rated street tires. We were all pretty please being the first pass (our best is a 12.38 at 117mph). After Brian got back into the pits we started to analyze the performance and see where we could make some improvements.
At that point everything started to get weird. Our first mission was to improve the stutter in third and fourth. After raising the voltage engagement of the boost cooler and throwing some ice on the motor to cool it before our second pass we thought we were going to be headed in the right direction. After staging and the light going green Brian got a awesome f***ing launch but the stang popped out of fourth gear three quarters down the track. It was ugly. A huge cloud of black smoke puffed out the tale pipes
The time was a 12.64 at 114mph.
The Stang now bogged off the line but had great pull through third and fourth. *note the car recieved new axles, eaton posi and new tires to increase traction and we definetly achieved it.
Now with the stutter gone but a bogging problem now here we decided to increase our launch rpm. Going from 1500rpm to 2200rpm we now achieved way to much wheel spin. The tires just smoked on the line and Brian had to get completely out of the throatle to achieve traction and the time was a 12.96 at who knows what speed. We were all disappointed off the start to care for much more than the time.
Pass number four. The launch went great and the first to second shift was right on. Watching from the stands it seemed to be the pass that would break our personal best. Yea right. In the middle of third gear the car pitchyed so much that Brian had to counter stear on the track. Usually you don’t have to do that and we never have had to. It was spooky watching on from the stands. The time was a 12.48 at 112mph.
Ugh…we were all getting fustrated in the pits.
The final run was another ok one. A 12.47 at 113mph. At least were consistent. Being the first time at the track of the season it could have been worse. After that we packed up camp and made our back home. I have some vidz but they might be to large of files to post here.
It was funner than hell though and I can’t wait till I get to do it again. The track is so much fun and some of the vehicles you seen there are just amazing. Take a look at the race alubmn you’ll will see what I am talking/blogging about.
Well I think that is all for me tonight and hope all had a great weekend. The work week starts tomorrow morning and I’m not sure if I am looking forward to it or not
Anyhoo peace out!!