Wednesday, July 20, 2011
World Footbrake Challenge V
Bristol Dragway, Bristol, TN
July 15-17, 2011
Vehicle: Duck Tape Volare
Friday: Made it to the 5th Round (down to 27 cars out of 284). Winner of the JEGS Best Losing Package award for that round with a .005 light.
Saturday: -.001 red light first round. Rain set in before the completion of first round, so the slate was wiped clean and we raced for $20K on Sunday
Sunday: 1st Round loss vs former IHRA Summit No-Box Champion Chad Dotson
I'd like to take a moment to thank Alex Denysenko of MoneyMaker Racing and John Calvert and staff at Calvert Racing for their support. The new split monoleaf springs, CalTracs traction system, and adjustable rear shocks just arrived today, which will complement the Calvert 90/10 shocks we're already running on the front. We're looking forward to getting everything installed, hopefully in time for next weekend's IHRA double-header at Richmond Dragway, then we can start applying all the power the Sloan Engines/Southland Speed 5.9L DragPak engine is putting out. Prior to this past weekend's event, the break-in oil is out, replaced with a fresh batch of CAM2 0w30 Blue Blood Racing Oil, flowing through a K&N Filter.
Thanks to all our supporters, Duck Tape brand duct tape, Mickey Thompson, Abruzzi Racing Transmissions and Converters, Sloan Racing Engines, Southland Speed, Bearden Oil-Sunoco Race Fuels, K&N Filters, CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Bradley Auto Parts, MoneyMaker Racing, Ross Pistons, FINISHED Ultimate Performance Metal Finishing, Macy Motorsports, Billy Nees Race Cars, Draughon Engnieering, Stephen Beard, Matt Zapp, Terry Knott, and Jill Beard! Thanks also to Ed Wright and others on ClassRacer.com who have provided some more insight on the FAST XFI fuel injection system. I got the internal data logger set up properly this week, and we're homing in on the tune-up.
Photo on DragRaceCentral.com from Maryland event...
YouTube Videos from the Maryland event...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3zZuicZCdQ (at 5:48)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH3dWFnJ-Ts (at 8:57)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V10kWoRKljo (at :49)
A video from 1st round of Saturday's 1000' Shootout at the World Footbrake Challenge was just posted: