I went to the track with the intention of getting some competition seat time before the Fathers Day Classic. The car had been idle since mid- June and nothing had been changed, just charge the batteries and put in gas. We checked all the fluids and made sure everything was in working order.
Time trials went well. We ran a 8.968 @ 150.25 MPH in 87 degree F heat, with 67% Hum., which was very good for us. I was very happy. The 1/8 mile time was, 5.721 @ 121.2 MPH. Good enough to qualify in Top Doorslammer.
We made one more time trial before eliminations and that was a 8.921 @ 150.3 MPH with a temp of 84 degrees F and 71% Hum. Again, we were pleased. All of the runs for the whole weekend were made by “Outlaw”.
In eliminations, we won round 1 and lost to Patrick Allen’s son in the second round. That was a very good race and the the Margin of Victory was .0041 sec.. We ran dead on with an eight (5.648) and they had a dead on, 5.553 and we had actually cut a better light, thus the narrow MOV.
All four passes were straight down the track and we did not have a problem, until I tried to put the car in the trailer. The starter drive shaft broke!
Outlaw loaned me his starter from his truck and he changed it out in about 15-20 min. on Sat. morning before the big race started.