New PB - RTRA in Denton

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New PB - RTRA in Denton

#1 Post by John_Heard » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:16 am

We had a great weekend racing at the Northstar Dragway RTRA race in Denton. Got to meet SUPERNOVA aka Chris Madland and a bunch of other nice folks down in Texas.

Ol' Blue did a good job, she ran a new PB - 4.63@151, 1.10 60' with a 3.02 to the 330' she was on a mission. We had issues keeping front end down, had to abort a few passes when it wanted to power wheelie. I think we had her ready to go into the 50's for the first round of eliminations, but had a loose nut behind the wheel and left before the tree dropped so we didn't get a time. The front end DID stay down though with a hotter tune up in her. Would have been nice to see what it would have been.

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Re: New PB - RTRA in Denton

#2 Post by Carolina Kid » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:48 pm

Congrats John Thats haulin ass

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Re: New PB - RTRA in Denton

#3 Post by mytmouz » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:04 am

Sweet!
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Re: New PB - RTRA in Denton

#4 Post by ytnova » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:42 pm

Looks killer! Congrats on the PB, you are definitely making progress.
I am not really sure what the question is, but I am pretty sure the answer is Big Block.

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Re: New PB - RTRA in Denton

#5 Post by John_Heard » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:49 pm

Thanks Guys - man I sure wish we had got just a couple more shots at it. It'll have to wait till next year now.

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Re: New PB - RTRA in Denton

#6 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:05 am

Definitely a great way to end your year though!
Congrats to Ol' Blue, her crew and the "loose" nut behind the wheel..... :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: New PB - RTRA in Denton

#7 Post by wikd69 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:03 pm

Very nice, congrats :)
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Re: New PB - RTRA in Denton

#8 Post by silvanova » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:49 pm

John_Heard wrote:Thanks Guys - man I sure wish we had got just a couple more shots at it. It'll have to wait till next year now.
Car is running good John. Do you mind sharing your front weight percentage? We are at 51% and can't keep the front down after adding some Nitrous jet.
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Re: New PB - RTRA in Denton

#9 Post by John_Heard » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:43 pm

Thanks - With no weight in the nose, we're at 54.9%, at Denton it wouldn't stay down until we were at about 55.7%. I think we need to be around 56-57% to really get after it on a track like that. That was also with some pretty tight shocks and about 2" of travel or so.

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