MY FIRST MAKO WIN OF THE SEASON!

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MY FIRST MAKO WIN OF THE SEASON!

#1 Post by 79 Camaro » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:27 pm

I just wanted to share with my fellow dragstuff guys that I won the Mako B class over the weekend. The car was on a mission and I worked hard to get this one. I had 3 or 4 passes out of 7 that the car 60ft on the rear tires. It definitely made me drive it! Also got my new person best pass of a 5.49@ 128+ in the 1/8 with a 1.30 60ft. ( my best are 1.28 and 1.29 60 ft.)

For being a stock block 496bbc with GM heads on 1979 multileaf springs, the car has surpassed my expectations.

Mike and John can give you guys more details of how the car looked over the weekend if I forgot some details...

Also congrats to Mike Peters on the 5.99 NA pass and John Heard on the 5.30 pass!!! Glad to see everyone drive the cars on the trailer when the night ended!

Here is a picture of one of my passes about 150+ feet out still hanging them high :bling:

Big thanks to Tim Gourley for some awesome photos!!
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#2 Post by clutchdude » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:34 pm

Very nice! congrats!

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#3 Post by wikd69 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:44 pm

Wow !!! That is an awesome photo !!!

Congrats on the win :thumb: You've really got that thing dialed in, very nice times and 60's. :thumb:
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#4 Post by John_Heard » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:07 pm

And a well deserved win, Adam worked for that one and made all the right calls at all the right times. Congrat's man...

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#5 Post by 79 Camaro » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:15 pm

John_Heard wrote:And a well deserved win, Adam worked for that one and made all the right calls at all the right times. Congrat's man...
Thank you guys!

John - you played a big role in how far my car has come over the years and you have added many skills to my portfolio in which I can't thank you enough. Thank you for everything and for being one of the best friends I have!

Here is a video that a friend took of the final round.

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#6 Post by John_Heard » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:22 pm

Hey it's been my pleasure, and I think we both learned a lot on that car.

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#7 Post by Hitchcock » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:49 pm

Good Job Adam, long time coming!
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#8 Post by ytnova » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:20 pm

Good job Adam, keep it up!!
I am not really sure what the question is, but I am pretty sure the answer is Big Block.

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#9 Post by Carolina Kid » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:40 am

Congrats Adam, :thumb:
After the first win, the second is just down the track! :mrgreen:

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#10 Post by Craig W. » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:10 pm

Great job Adam!
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#11 Post by 79 Camaro » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:59 pm

Thanks everyone!! 2012 has been a good year!


Here is another video of the final but from a different view.
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#12 Post by Craig W. » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:50 pm

Wow, dude in the left lane was really asleep!
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#13 Post by Craig W. » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:51 pm

Sounds like you had to pedal it a little to get the front end down. Got any ballast you can move around? Front shocks already full tight?
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#14 Post by John_Heard » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:40 pm

Dude in other lane was Y2Fast (Roger Gray), one of our other members. I believe he was having some problems.

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#15 Post by 79 Camaro » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:07 pm

Yea the guy in the other lane was Roger and he said his carb fluttered when coming up on the t-brake. I think you heard him pedal his car because I didn't pedal mine. :mrgreen:

I had to be on my game because roger is fast and had been deep in the 5.40s earlier that day. Therefore I knew I had to be on my game to get the win over him

I had to tighten the shocks each round to keep it off the bumper. I still have plenty of adjustment left but the right lane was not so good and roger had lane choice so that put me in the right. Therefore I didn't want to tighten too much because the 8 cars in front of me in the right lane could not get down it..

Ballast, lol, I wish. I am 300 lbs over the mako weight :nutkick: I am going to work on weight loss over the winter if I can. Going to be hard to find 300 pounds without spending money.
"THE THROTTLE IS THE DEVIL" By Mr. Willis
"ALL I SEEN WAS HOOD!" By Mr. Heard
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