Due to multiple spills, and new racers not getting over to the side after they have a problem, we had a lot of waiting time. I only got two runs in 5.5 hours.
I did get to practice on the .400 pro tree. The first pass had a RT of .097 sec., with all zeros in the box. The 2nd pass RT was slightly better, .079 sec.. For a person that has not seen a .400 pro tree since 2002 at the Houston Spring Nationals, I think I did fairly well.
The car ran a 8.962 and a 8.970. One from the right lane and the other from the left. The only change was to increase the shift RPM from 6800 to 7000 for the 2nd run.
The car had an excellent (for me) 60′ on the second pass of 1.252 vs. 1.275 on the 1st pass , but the car only ran 8.970. I don’t think the car (converter) likes the 7000 shift point. So much for the R-M article.
The 1.252 was my best ever 60′ time. As Houston would say, the car took off and “laid out”! I determined a few things today. The wheelie bars are at the right height. The gas tank was topped off for both runs today and I ran 7.75 psi air pressure all day.
Now I have a choice to make. Should I run Super Pro, Quick Rod or Super Rod this coming weekend? I would have to put the throttle stop on to run Super Rod and I have not practiced with that since 2002. It may not work any more. I will think about it for a few days and decide by Thursday. Photos