Last race meeting of the year and my second with the car, after the rain at the National Finals we woke up to the Sun (all be it cold!) on Saturday morning with the car ready to go after Darren re-did the plug leads Friday night.
Now with full throttle I was the first car down the track, pulled a nice strong burnout but at the hit it smoked the tyres and the back end stepped out so I gave it a quick pedal and pulled second which straightened it out nice, I ran through to the 1/8th and clicked off.
The second pass was much more successful, the car hooked up hard running a 1.36 60ft and 6.13@108mph at the half track mark but as I didn’t feel it go into third I shutoff coasting through with a 10.83. Upon inspection in the pits we had a trans leak (fortunately the trans blanket held most of it from going on the track).
The leak sorted I went round to do my final licensing pass but as it transpired we broke a pushrod (on the burnout we think) and the run was only on seven cylinders, the car felt very loose so I lifted a few times around half track and ran through with an 11@120mph, not quick enough for my Super Pro license but that will come next year.
The car is now at Doug Ripley’s for a winter diet and a few bits of work. We’ve got a few cosmetic changes planned for the off-season too including the full paint.
Quick thanks to the crew for their help again and to everyone who stopped by to say hello and wished us well.
Roll on 2007!