the long awaited day finally arrived. Garrett,
Blocker, Fox, Sash and myself were psyched
and pumped to take our Falcon GT’s down
the ¼ mile and racing one another without
having to worry about cops.
drive to the track was memorable with at least
half a dozen people looking at the GT and
giving me the thumbs up. I arrived fairly
late. I saw Sash and crew where they told
me to head to scrutineering. The WSID scrutineer
gave my car the once over then gave me the
nod. The cars were then lined up ready to
go. The weather was fine with track temperatures
estimated over 30 degrees.
a short driver / pit crew briefing the racing
began. First off I went heads up Sash. I knew
that it was going to be a massive task to
keep up with him as he has more drag racing
and I decided to challenge ourselves and our
cars by running on street tyres. Sash smoked
me on the first run as I bogged the car with
not enough rev’s then wheel spinning
in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears.
had 3 passes and the best run was a 12.6@114MPH
on real street rubber, top loader and 3.7
gears. The 3.7 gears also seemed to affect
my MPH as the car was crossing the line at
approximately 6000RPM however the drive to
the track was much more pleasant than the
4.11’s that I was previously running.
I was contemplating running the 4.11’s
at the track however I decided to change my
axels to 31 spines to avoid any incidents.
performance was absolutely outstanding. He
ran an amazing 11.7@120MPH on real street
rubber, top loader and 3.7 gears to prove
that he is the king of drag racing.
an outstanding effort from Blocker. He managed
to run a very stout 11.6@116MPH with his awesome
Windsor. Garrett said that after one of Blocker’s
passes he told him that he ran a 12.5 when
he actually ran an 11.6. The look on Blocker’s
face was priceless and it’s a pity no
one was there to catch his expression on camera.
seemed to have problems with his beast with
the car not running its usual low 12 second
passes. I am sure that “The Fox”
will be on the job getting the car sorted.
This still did not stop John from doing massive
burnouts and again was a crowd favourite.
John is a true champion.
Shaw was miles off his 11 second prediction.
I was trying to convince Dave all day that
he needed gears and with 3.0’s he had
no chance. Seems like he has made it his mission
to prove us wrong. I am sure that Blocker
will be waiting in anticipation on this one.
only 3 passes Nick and I spent almost 3 hours
cleaning the rubber build up on the GT. This
was an awesome event and I look forward to
the next one.
Fox switched to racing fuel without re-jetting
the carby. This caused his car to run lean.
I am pleased to report no damage to the engine