Eliminations and Finals:
First run in the new car with a soft launch and to the 330ft marker, on the gas pedal for 3 seconds with a 1.155 @ 60′, 3.166 @ 330′ with a 5.275 @ 100.31 mph @ the 1/8 mile. Good to get the monkey off my back & get that run on the board.
Second run with similar set up with an aborted run due to a fuel line coming loose. 1.121 @ 60′, 3.086 @ 330′, 5.103 @ 105.28 @ the 1/8 mile. Fixed that fuel leak !
Third run with a touch of timing and ready for a full 1/8 mile run. 1.103 @ 60′, 3.062 @ 330′, 4.706 @ 149.28mph @ the 1/8 mile. We’re Ready, Bring it on Sam McCreary.
Fourth run with a little tune change & some more timing to wake the driver up. Out of the gate with a 1.074 @ 60′, 3.097 @ 330′, 4.918 @ 117.14 @ the 1/8 mile. I had to pedal it once due to my head been thrown back into the funny car cage tilted back & not been able to see where I was going. After looking at the data from the run, it should have been around a 4.50 second 1/8 mile run.
Fifth run with a 4 link adjustment to the rear end. Out of the gate I had to pedal it twice due to my head been thrown back into the funny car cage tilted back & not been able to see where I was going again with a 1.130 @ 60′, 3.374 @ 330′, 5.036 @ 149.53 mph @ the 1/8 mile. I have to get some serious ISP Safety padding around the helmet in the funny car cage before we go out again.
Thanks to my crew, Sam McCrary, Garry Flanagan, Tommy Williams, Keith Burris, Kelly Willis and stand in man Daryl Williams. A special thanks to all my friends & supporters on the day that hung around to watch Hollywood back behind the wheel, “He’s Back!”