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New Personal Best

#1 Post by Craig W. » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:40 pm

I finally topped my previous best tonight with a 5.64@125.4. Not much faster on paper, but this track is known to be about a tenth and 1 mph slow. The 60' was fairly soft (1.33) since I wasn't aggressive with the progressive controller at all, so there's a lot of potential left in this configuration.

Hopefully I can go even faster tomorrow when I should be able to get aggressive with the launch.
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Re: New Personal Best

#2 Post by vegaracer » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:42 pm

Congrats Craig! You sure are flying on those little tires. :attack:
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Re: New Personal Best

#3 Post by John_Heard » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:34 am

Way to go Craig! Good luck with dropping that again today!

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#4 Post by Craig W. » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:38 am

Thanks guys. I've got a lot more stuff to try today, so hopefully I can get it in the 5.50s.
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Re: New Personal Best

#5 Post by Craig W. » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:07 pm

Ran a 5.59 right off the trailer with the same tune-up as last night and just a little more aggressive ramping of the nitrous.

Then on the next run, I turned up the wick again and ran a 5.49 with a 1.28 60'. It packed the front tires WAY out and about 3 ft. in the air. It was going straight so it was hammer down.

Backed that up with a 5.52 in the finals but had some top end tire spin that probably kept that from being another .49 or a .50. Got beat on the tree and the MOV was .006 sec and I was on the losing side. At least it was an all-Nova final :-)

Feels good to be back in the conversation.
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Re: New Personal Best

#6 Post by John_Heard » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:47 pm

Awesome Craig!! Looks like you exceeded your expectations.. Congratulations!!! :thumb:

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Re: New Personal Best

#7 Post by Carolina Kid » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:07 pm

Congrats... :thumb:
wheres the video...

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#8 Post by Craig W. » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:22 pm

Yeah, I was just hoping to run in the 50s. I didn't expect to go a .49 and have such good luck with the bigger jets on the first try.

Thanks!
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Re: New Personal Best

#9 Post by Craig W. » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:23 pm

Carolina Kid wrote:Congrats... :thumb:
wheres the video...
Unfortunately, there is no video. Another day alone at the track. You'd think I could find some friends! LOL
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Re: New Personal Best

#10 Post by hugger73hatch » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:55 pm

Way to go Craig....I told you had one of the baddest small tire small block novas around.. 8-)
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#11 Post by BracketNova » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:23 pm

Nice dood :thumb:
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Re: New Personal Best

#12 Post by Hitchcock » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:30 am

Congrats on the new best. With a loss of only .006, I bet that was an intense run! Your right foot will be sore for a week from standing on it so hard! :attack:
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Re: New Personal Best

#13 Post by chpcamaro » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:15 pm

Craig W. wrote:
Carolina Kid wrote:Congrats... :thumb:
wheres the video...
Unfortunately, there is no video. Another day alone at the track. You'd think I could find some friends! LOL
congrats craig that is flying :thumb: :thumb:

don't feel bad craig i ran pinks and i even brought a video camera and i couldn't get anyone to even try to use the camera so i have nothing on video grrrrrrrrrr
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Re: New Personal Best

#14 Post by Craig W. » Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:32 pm

Hitchcock wrote:Congrats on the new best. With a loss of only .006, I bet that was an intense run! Your right foot will be sore for a week from standing on it so hard! :attack:
I never saw him the whole run, but it was definitely intense. I about took out the 330 cone and it was spinning like crazy on the top end. The shift light turned out way early and never went off. The data looks like a saw blade.

He got me a little on the tree, I had a tenth in the 60' but he runs about 3-4 mph more on the top end (F2 procharger) and got back around me. 5.52 to a 5.54.
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Re: New Personal Best

#15 Post by novaz » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:40 pm

Craig do you mind disclosing what your 60' was on that run
by the way I am @ 52% on the rear just need some more blower
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