Saturday, 31 March 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018

Test and Tune success

Today we were invited to a private test and tune day at Meremere dragstrip. There were only a handful of cars invited which gave everybody plenty of seat time and a relaxed easy going atmoshpere which is a good change from the usual rushed and stressful times a race meeting can bring.

We've not run the car since fitting the slightly bigger turbo to the car, so this test day was needed before the next race meeting in 2 weeks.

The first passes were on low boost and we ran 9.4 and 9.5sec. Dave from Tune Technic had a look at the data logging from those passes and was happy for us to run high boost for the next pass.

High boost we ran 9.5sec at 157mph! The mph was another PB, but the E.T hadn't improved. Data logging shows we were only on 60% throttle in 1st gear.

A few changes to the tune and a pep talk with the driver and we were off to try another pass. This time we ran 9.0 @ 158mph! A new PB for E.T and MPH.

The few people at the track were keen to see us make another pass and get that 8 second pass. Unfortunately it wasn't to be. The driver tried a little too hard to make it happen and hit the rev limiter in 1st and 2nd gear, resulting in another 9.5 sec pass.

After our 5th pass of the day we were tired and worn out and called it quits. We got a lot of data from the day and were happy to set a new PB in both E.T and MPH.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars visit NZ

Fram Autolite Dragway played host to the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars from Australia during the latest round of the NZ Comp Series on Saturday 3rd February.
We took the Evo down for a chance to run an 8 second pass. Our first pass off the trailer was on low boost to get a feel for the car and the track. We managed to run 9.4 at 152mph. After looking over the data logging, we were happy with how everything looked, so we switched to high boost and were ready for our next run.
This is the time when the heavens opened and it poured with rain, and unfortunately didn't stop. The event was evenly called off. The good news is the event has been rescheduled for Saturday 10th February. We will be there chasing that elusive 8 second pass.