Wed. night test and tune
Went to Gainesville wed. night. Didn't let the car cool down enough, plus it was hot and humid. Was between 80-85 and 85-100% humidity. There was dew on the cars constantly.
My first run was a (I found out latter) 17 year old in a Mach 1. He had a chip and an intake. He told me he was a big Honda fan and the only reason he was driving the Mach was because he got it as a grad present. We came out of the hole with him slightly in the lead. I reeled him in quick and mostof the way through second walked away from him. The car felt weak and I didn't get out of third for the run. Hit the rev limiter 1-2 car lengths from the end. 14.2 at 100.77 vs 16.2. He said his car shut off, which I don't believe. I think he missed a 2-3 shift. He said as he went for 2nd it shut off. but he still ran a 9.5 1/8 at 74 versus my 9.3 at 78. No way he wasn't in that thing through second.
Well he wanted to run again and I did a stupid thing and hot lapped. I grabbed 4th a little early this time and trimmed a tenth to 14.1 at 101.37 to his 13.9 at 102.69. Needless to say I was bummed.
I found another 05GTO and parked by him. I took the fuel rail covers off, big diff in cooling and holding heat. The other guy ran his Impulse blue/ blue. He got 15.2 and 14.9 for the first time ever at a strip and only 1300 miles. He later ran a 14.5.
After a good cool down I ran a 13.7 at 103.73. Found Mach guy again. He was bragging about his 13.8 so I offered a run again after a good cool down. We got into the line for the last run of the night and 3 cars from the end of pit row he told me he had to go and bolted. Ended up against a 79 Malibu with a built 350. I ran 13.6 at 104.77 vs a 14.7.
Maybe I'll catch the Mach again some night. Hopefully a cool night, or after my car is broken in fully. What the heck if I start falling back I can always let up and say my car shut off.LOL.