Sunday, 18 November 2018

2018 IHRA Nationals Comp 2 Meeting

Well the IHRA Nationals Comp 2 Meeting concluded this weekend. This was the first event of the season for us due to the courier man taking longer than expected to deliver parts for the drag Evo, so we missed the opening round of the season.

We attended Saturdays Test and Tune day eager to get some much needed seat time, to test the changes we made to the car and get some valuable data logging to continue tuning the car.

We were very surprised when we ran a personal best of 8.8 @ 158mph straight off the trailer. The pass felt good, the car felt good and the tune looked good so we called it a day until the event kicked off on Sunday.

Sunday was bitter sweet for us. Our first qualifying pass was 9.2 @ 160mph, the car bogged off the line but we did manage a new personal best in MPH.

By the time we got back to the pits, we only had time to top up with fuel and pack the parachute before we were being called back out to race (so much for 45min between rounds), so we are unable to look at the data from the run or make any changes.

Our second pass was a good one, the car got off the line well and ran straight the whole way. We set a new PB in E.T and MPH running 8.7@162mph! Unfortunately it felt like the car may have broken a diff in the process, so we made the decision to call it a day and not risk any more damage.

We only managed 3 runs the entire weekend, but 2 out of the 3 were 8 second passes and PB's, so we'll take it.

It feels good going into the holiday break to have that 8 second monkey off our back.

A big thank you goes out to Tune Technic, MSE Turbo's, Turbosmart, Jason Horn, BNR Engineering and RSL for their support. Time to set new goals...