IMO, this was a very good event to hit up, especially for this being the first one. Even with the rain on Saturday (and threatening Fri and Sun) the lanes were always full.
I got 8 runs in (1 Fri, 1 Sun and 6 on Sat [2 quals and 4 rounds] before I lit the big red bulb with a -.002)
I was too good for my own good on the tree, of the 8 runs I had (2) +.00x, (1) -.00x and (4) .0x lights.
Our First pass on Fri (we got in later than planned) was with the blower and I went [email protected]
then backed that up on Sat morning with a [email protected]
(the car was all over the place all weekend) but we had no 3rd or 4th gear pull. This is a Pro Charger D1 that we got off the corral and cant get it figured out fast enough. We took the belt off and went back to the bottle (150 shot), then started messing with the carb a little. We went 11.01, 10.92, 10.88 then [email protected]
(personal best ever)
Sunday morning we woke up, got the bottle filled and got ready for our 1 qual before eliminations. I think thats when I hurt/broke the trans. 3rd gear wondered off somewhere on this pass so I aborted the run and wrote it off as being slightly hungover and not on my A game just yet. I should have known better because this tranny didnt "miss" gears Pro shifted/faceplated tko), but I dialed in at a 10.60 and kinda hoped I would break out . The track held, we put almost a 10th on the 60ft from our 10.6 run, front tire(s) skipping through the 1-2 shift and the ol girl was digging in on what has been by far the strongest feeling on take off, I went to hit the 2-3 and the tranny was locked in 2nd and I ended up cruising to a 18.4 at 42 lol. Oh well, get her fixed and come back out next time...
My budy Erick has an 01 Lightning and we couldnt find any unleaded race gas (103-108) so he had to run his truck in street tune. He ripped off quite a few 12.1s with his best being a [email protected]
and a 1.67 60ft. He redlit first round on Sat (3 years in a row at a Norwalk event) and ended up going 2 rounds on Sunday before he broke out (.11 on a .12).
His GF/my SIL Shanda went 2 rounds on Saturday in a mostly stock 95 Lightning before she lit the red bulb (she had the 15.1s locked in all weekend) and 3 rounds on Sunday before she snoozed on the tree and lost.
Ericks daughter(s) flew into town for the event and his Youngest daughter won the papers/scissors/rocks competition to race my truck (STOCK 98 F150 FS/5.4/auto). Mariah went 3 rounds on Saturday and broke out with a 16.49 on a 16.50. Sunday she came back on her A game and made it to the semi finals before she broke out. They were running round robin and the truck kept slowing down and getting warmer. Before the last run we popped the hood in the staging lanes and thats were WE messed up lol. She ripped off a 16.34 out of NOWHERE (the best to date with the truck had been a 16.48) and broke out. I would say not bad at all for a 17 year old thats first pass down the track EVER was Friday night!
Overall there were more stories from FFW and definately more classes but IMO like I mentioned above this was a good attempt at what could be a very good event in the future. We all ran alot and we all ran personal bests in respects to vehicles/tunes. We will be back again next year hopefully with more people