Friday, July 22, 2011

First outing '11

Our first pass of the '11 season were less than stellar to say the least.
A wiring snafu had made the trans-brake inoperable and had the low-side rpm, the launch was totally screwed up as the car rolled through the beams and then the engine couldn't see the north side of 5000 rpm heading down the track.
Scott dug out his "implements of destruction" and found the mis-routed wire and we were back on track in no time.
The next two passes were a 10.598 and a 10.589...both at just over 127 mph....about where it should be in the heat when we compared the passes to previous seasons passes. With the 60ft times in the 1.46 to 1.47 range the traction available wasn't spectacular either...a 1.42 to 1.43 is what we consider an average launch number and puts our et's in the 10.39 to 1.42 range.
Fuel costs are going to be killer as it was over 100.00 to fill the truck and 80.00 was the total to top the car off...OUCH.
Should be heading out on the 29th for a few more passes!!