another WSID track day for the Ford Falcon
GT club came around very fast. This time we
decided to take Arthur’s XY and see what it
can run on slicks. A few of the boys had plenty
of preparation ranging from engine rebuilds,
driveline modifications, tyre changes and
even installing a shift light to try and beat
their previous efforts.
day turned out to be a ripper with the weather
passing the 30 mark. I dare say that track
temps would be nudging over 40, so the drive
line components were expected to suffer.
was the usual scrutineering and drivers briefing.
Once that was finished engines were fired
up ready to go. “The Fox” was present and
psyched. Also itching to get his new 393 clevo
stroker. He was also training so hard that
I almost did not recognise him. The significant
weight reduction would also be good for a
tenth. I would expect Fox to be in on the
jumped in Arthur’s car for the first 4 runs.
We saw problems like clutch slipping, gears
popping out and a best time of 12.12@116mph.
The fifth pass Arthur jumped in and we saw
an immediate improvement. With his first outing
on the track Arthur managed a 11.87@116mph.
The boys were rapt to see the car dip in the
11s and Arthur instantly caught the bug. Now
he started to drive like he was in pro stock
and we saw a best of 11.71@117mph. On the
tenth run the clutch just cried and the car
started to surge in top gear. This was evident
by the significant decrease of MPH. Still
the car managed twelve runs.
was apparent that some of the other guys were
having a ball. Geoff D drove the wheels of
his XT and Phaser and he looked like he had
a ball. Blocker was running consistent 11.60’s
all day, however managed to crack an 11.5.
Also some very tough cars running in the low
11s, however it would appear that everyone
was off their best times. It was also good
to see XT Steve firing up the BBQ who looked
in his element. Also XT Steve was expected
to hand out Ian Luff vouchers at the end of
the day. Pure GT had taken some great snaps
and GT was on fire. I dare say his missus
would not be happy doing his washing tonight.
At approx 1pm we decided to pack up and go.
Another great event was organised.
Ian Luff is ready to take your call. Enjoy
the pics and catch you next time.