Made it to the track (Milan) yesterday. It was an event called "No E.T. Nationals". Street racing, but at the track... There were over 400 vehicles entered. They divided the cars via color groups, so it took a while to get the runs in. I was able to get 2 runs in via the color system. Then Mike (ScouterMike) and I went up for a early "grudge match" and that was run #3, but after 9:00 it went to grudge match's only. There was some serious money exchanging hands!! Like 300, 400, 500 bucks per race.
Joel (Jersey Boy) was with me as he wanted to get the calibration dialed in with some WOT runs at the the track. It was a long day, but he got her dialed in!
So here's the results...
Street tires (Joel didn't like my idea of using street tires, LOL)
Shook the tires, limp mode (another LOL)
1/4 - 19.69 @ 85.52
Drag radials on all corners (Just like I suggested we do for run #1
This time all Joel wanted was a data log of an entire 1/4 mile run. So the plan was to walk it off the line (avoid limp) and get a usable log.
60' - 1.6931
1/4 - 11:08 @ 124.39 (Now that's getting better)
This was the run against Mike. Very cool seeing 2 GC SRT's together.
60' - 1.8848
1/4 - 10.933 @ 128.54 (better yet!)
At this time the place was a zoo. It was 11:00pm every staging line was loaded with as many golf carts as race cars
There were people standing in the water box, watching the car they just bet wads of cash on!! LOL It was a good ole fashion Motor City street race setting. But this lead to a new technique... As I couldn't avoid the water box (like I was doing previously) I drove through it and stopped. Nailed it and easily spun all 4, smoke and all. Now a little heat in the tires.
60' - 1.5050
1/4 - 10.4708 @ 129.37 (Now that's what I'm talking about!!)
So the funny part was to get the 4th run in we had to find a opponent that wasn't interested in betting. We came across a unsuspecting crew with a older trail Blazer.
They just wanted to get another run in same as us. I overheard them asking Joel "so what does it run?" Joel says "we're still working on the cal, not sure what it will run"
In the staging lanes the other driver asked me the same question. I told him "it will either be the fastest time this truck has ever run or it will be another 19 second pass." The plan on this run was to go out and nail it!!
All runs were with full interior, laptop, box of spare blower belts in the back, fire extinguisher on the floor, pump gas and an incredibly large helmet to fit over my dome!!