01 Pics N Slips
Well 01 is finally
Performance results for the season were consistantly faster
every time out. Not
the biggest year of performance gains, but considering $s spent it was the best.
All the fine tuning of a few of last years mods helped. This season saw me
straight manual shifting to get the rpms back up at shifts. Race kit shifts too
rpms in auto all gears(regardless of tv). Tightened up the rear with some
clamps, changed tire pressure as well. Weight reduction, and twin electric fans
viscous saw my short times drop by .05 avg. to 1.95 1/4m Ets down .5 (13.99
14.03, 14.04 would have
been under if the spin off the line wasn't so
bad with a 2.09 60'
Much slower than
normal 1.95avg. Still don't have the launch right but it has improved. My rollout
has changed a bit as well it seems. Conditions, cool temps, reasonable humidity,
mid/hi baro and a tailwind all helped. Truck race wt was approx 3865lbs, plus me
(170 @ time) for 4035lb total.
Sept 15 01
New best of 14.15. Very consistant times between .15-.21
except on a missed shift. More in this yet
just have to tweak things with these faster harder launches
trying different rpms again on the tc.
Day Sept. 15 01
Made it a mission to go regardless of everything against it. Booked 2days off
for meet and with the stuff earlier in the week plus my tow vehicle getting
stolen on the 13th
I still made it to the track. Mopar day & Im towing with an 02 Sierra Z71
ext cab w 5.3.
All new bests again.
Sept 2 Labor Day Spectacular
Got the fans installed but not running.
Ran anyways. Also testing my homemade spring
clamps for the rear leaves. Short times have
dropped a bit. Managed all new bests though
1/4 only slightly faster. Hope for better
air at the next meet, raindate for Mopar Natl.
on Sept 1
New Seasons Best Now
Note: my first race
a Lightning. 00 L with the same tires as me.
I pulled away off the line and continued to run
till he caught me right at the 1/8(.003 spread)
Walked away after, but beating one by .1 on the
60 was real nice especially in front of a large
crowd. Lots in the lanes to see how I managed to do it:)
July 7 Mopar Natls
Well aside from the meet getting rained out at 1:30 pm and
not a good turn out it was a great day! I only got 3 TTs in but,,,,, NEW
AGAIN After running a firstname.lastname@example.org I hot lapped it n backed it up with a
60's back to normal again at Cayuga.
1.97-2.0. Nice to have traction.
Only time for a couple passes before the rain. Made the
best of it and got New Personal Bests.
June16 MOPAR DAY
St Thomas Dragway
New Seasons Best Today
60's SUCKED Trouble stopping tire spin off the line.
2K rpm (2400stall) n baby it or Id haze the 12.5" M/T. Had to lift off the
gas on one launch.
Top speed in the 1/4 now stands @95.91mph, 3passes over 95 all over 93mph
First time at this track. Little rough in the shut down
area n had to go self serve on the timeslips one TT but they treat you good and
were helpfull. Nice people,(was MOPAR DAY) some fast Daks, though none could
keep up with me. Little disappointed, surprised n happy bout that one. :) Bumped
into Bob Tom as well as Darcy n his dads 11sec Lil Red Express,,,,,,drool
Visitors Parking). Glad Im typin cause the throats sore from talkin mopar. Very
First time at
this track. Heres round 1 Eleminations.
Ran a 14.39 on a 38 dial. Too bad I never figured
out the rollout n traction. Sleeping at the line with a .9 RT (ROOKIE)
Playing with the shifts points more. Manual shifting ran a
couple ok passes of 14.518 & 14.522
First round I red lighted with a .480 oopps More important though I broke out as
well. Dial of 14.51
Ran a New Personal Best
Finally headed in the right direction again.Could be a good season