Went Friday night to my local track. They have been having a weekly Gambler's race that has been pretty fun. Finally won one. The ole mud motor keeps on chugging.
Haven't had much trouble with it the past three years. Going to check the valves before this weekend, been awhile. Also met Mr Dragginwagon and saw his Monte make some passes. Nice car!
Saturday nite our club put on a no prep race, got talked into trying it. Ran the class that you have to use a street radial tire. Got up early Saturday and swapped my wagon's tires (275/60/15 Hankook) and loaded up. What a learning experience!
My buddy with his 70 Z28 and I were the first pair down, our class was allowed a tnt. Found out my rev limiter worked on that pass
. Like racing on ice! Everytime I hit the gas the car would just slide around. Something like a mid 10 sec 1/8 mile pass.....Second pass did a different burnout and pedalled it abit and did better, 7.99 pass.
First round I drew first pair down and against a 4wd ecoboost truck, great. He didnt spin and mine did, started to catch him but no chance.
Did some tnt after that. Changed a couple things and made another attempt. Only spun alittle this time. Ran a 7.64 with a 1.77 60'. Tried to make one more pass, but ran my battery down.
Learned alot, next time should be better. On a prepped track with my reg Pro Bracket radial MT's, I'm usually 1.64-1.68/ 7.50's, depending on how I load the converter. Not too bad running a tenth slower on street tires. Alot more fun than I thought it would be. We left at 2am and they were still racing.