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*** I DID IT ! ! ! Smashed the 8-second barrier today ***
Mission accomplished ! 8.87 at 155Mph .
I got in on a last minute rental today and after 2 weeks of sh*t weather here in the Northeast , I was salivating at the chance to race today , everything fell into place , just like I needed it to .
The track was good , not great , and took some time to figure out , I had some promising runs in the beginning of the day , tried a few new things , had some traction problems and was under the gun by the end of the day , the rental closes at 430pm , it was 415pm and I still didn't have that 8-second slip , all day I kept leaving with less boost 2-3lbs and playing with tire pressures and finally ran ran a 9.08 at 156 , almost there , pulled a 1.47 60ft , I came back around , let the car cool down about 5 minutes and pulled in to the burnout box at 427pm , did a short burnout and staged , I got to the line and said f*ck it ! I knew I had to come out harder but wasn't sure if the track would hold because it wasn't earlier on , I came up on the transbrake saw 5lbs and let it rip , I honestly knew it was an 8-second pass by about the 1000ft mark , the car was dancing around and pulling harder than it ever has , no way I was lifting , I hit the rev limiter right at the finish line . As Julio gave me the slip he told me it was a 9.01 , I was still happy , when I read it and it said 8.87 I almost jumped through the roof .
I finally got my 3700+lb pig in the 8's and I did it like I wanted to on the same wheels and tires I drive on every day , the car was driven to and from the track ( 145 miles round trip ) on my radials .
Here's a breakdown of the slip .
And there's more in it , no boost controller , I'm running off the spring in my Tial-60 wastegate , the largest spring combo is 15lbs , I'm running a 14lbs spring , car is making 18lbs of boost . When I get the right boost controller I should be able to run another 3-4lbs of boost .
I'm very impressed with my Cartek 402 , the motor is a mild combo , no exotic parts , I was dead broke when I had Cartek build it , so it was a budget build .
CONGRATS MY BRO You deserved it.. It was a tough beginning of the season but in the end we all achieved our goals!! We could not of done it without CARTEK and R.P.M. You guys came through for all of us this year. THANK YOU!!
Thanks guys , I have so much energy right now I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight , I love setting a goal and finally achieving it . I can't wait to see the video , Max from Cartek said it pulled the front wheels pretty good on one of the runs .