It was break your car night last night
I saw more people break things and crash at the strip last night than I've ever seen. 2 cars into the wall. A guy on a quad lost it and flipped a half dozen times. One guy left the line without most of his rear axle. Another broke his tranny. Two different guys, one in a Civic and one in a Nissan Sentra broke half shafts. A guy in a 7 second Camaro threw a rod at the start line. Another guy with an auto tranny dumped all his fluid at about the 1000' mark and that one took 45 minutes to clean up. A guy on a motorcycle dumped it 15 feet into his run. I think it was the heat. It started out at 90 degrees and only dropped to 85 by the time we quit at 11pm. The DA at the start was 3188 and only improved to 2898 by the end of the evening.
My first run was a 13.1 and the second was a 12.8. Good 60's at 2.02 and 1.97, considering how humid it was. Speed was down and so was the power.
I saw some interesting stuff. A guy in an 06 Mustang GT went 12.7. He raced a guy in a Roush 427 that he beat. Then he raced an 03 Cobra that had a pulley, intake and tune, but was on street tires. They were both about the same at 12.7's. The GT didn't have a supercharger, it was just gears, tires and a heads n cam. It had a very quiet exhaust that almost would pass for stock. He told me he's run an 11.9 and usually runs 12.2's which sounded right since he was almost .2 quicker than me and I usually run 12.2-12.4.
There was a Volkswagen R32 with Groucho's DSG. He was running 14.9-15.1. A guy in a turbo'd 240Z was running mid 12's all night. A guy in a Silverado 4wd with a 6.0 that had some serious work done to it ran a 13.4. It was at leats heads, cam, headers, and it may have had some internal work. No turbo or supercharger though. It had an LSE decal and I never thought, but it might have had a stroker.
A guy in a Porsche Cayman was taking any girl that he could get to ride with him down the track for upper 14 second lower 15 second passes. I looked at the car and honestly can't understand why someone would pay more for it than a C6. It hass a lot less room. Not as nice an interior. And, when a guy in a 2006 Impala SS that is bone stock beats you, your car isn't fast. The guy was a real jerk too. He kept teling people to get away from his car. He told me that and I just kept looking. He then told me to get away or else. I walked to the back of the car and acted like I was going to use his spoiler for a seat. He absolutely freaked out, screaming at me. Everyone just laughed. So I then said, for the audience there, my Porsche joke. What's the difference between a Porsche and a cactus, the pricks on the outside of the cactus. It got a great laugh. He said why don't I just go back to my beater and head over to my trailer. So I said well I guess I do drive a beater, just like most of the beaters here tonight, Porsche beaters. I walked away at that point, it was useless talking to him.
All in all it was fun and 98% of the people there were nice.