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I thought maybe some of you might enjoy a few of the videos that I found of our team, on you tube.
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This is a video of an explosion our team had in 2009 at the U.S Nationals in Indy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Qxu2l7xDA
Then in 2010 we won the Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd Mn. Here is a video of our warm up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT2YOPcHxfw
Here is a video of 1st round against Cruz Pedregon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l1AlJJrssQ
Here is a video of 2nd round against Bob Tasca.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC3aTcQvUsI
We defeated Tim Wilkerson in the 3rd round. "no video"
Here is the TV video of the final round againt Jack Beckman.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWMQy7OLrvQ
Here is a home video of the final round.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybxyufme0dA
Here is a video that shows why all the hard work, and all the long miles, is so worth it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGKCexocdR8
John Force just missed taking out our brand new car at the first race in 2011. "This could have been a real bad one".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KoPBcLi2Us
 
I love the "I'd like to see if our other body is in usable condition" comment. Yea, sorry Bob, not so much.

What's the reason for starting it and letting it run dry? Just make sure all 8 are firing?

The scary part of the deal with John, is that John's chutes were out before Bob's.
 
I love the "I'd like to see if our other body is in usable condition" comment. Yea, sorry Bob, not so much.

What's the reason for starting it and letting it run dry? Just make sure all 8 are firing?

The scary part of the deal with John, is that John's chutes were out before Bob's.
We all had a good laugh with Bob after that interview about the body. The only thing that we could salvage off that body was the wing, 1 side window, and some of the mounting tree. We all signed the burst panel and gave it to Bob that night for his birthday. Now it is mounted on the wall in his office at his company.:D We run it on gas for a short time just to make sure the oil pressure comes up and everything gets oiled good before we fire it on nitro. We do not warm up on alcohol with this car. You were very observante about the chutes. The chute levers and cables are mounted on the body, and that was a brand new Toyota body. Our old body was an Impala body and the levers were in a little different position. We noticed they were a little late coming out so we changed the position of the levers and shortened the cables after that pass.;)
 

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We all had a good laugh with Bob after that interview about the body. The only thing that we could salvage off that body was the wing, 1 side window, and some of the mounting tree. We all signed the burst panel and gave it to Bob that night for his birthday. Now it is mounted on the wall in his office at his company.:D We run it on gas for a short time just to make sure the oil pressure comes up and everything gets oiled good before we fire it on nitro. We do not warm up on alcohol with this car. You were very observante about the chutes. The chute levers and cables are mounted on the body, and that was a brand new Toyota body. Our old body was an Impala body and the levers were in a little different position. We noticed they were a little late coming out so we changed the position of the levers and shortened the cables after that pass.;)
one of those "Oh sh*t, where's the handles?!" moments?
 
Pomona has one of the shortest shutdown areas on the tour. You won't get very many shots at the chutes at Pomona or Englishtown.:)
that's what I meant. "Oh sh*t where's the handles!" -sees concrete f**ing wall-

Which track was it that at least had the mindset to run the shutdown across a public road with railroad crossing arms?
 
that's what I meant. "Oh sh*t where's the handles!" -sees concrete f**ing wall-

Which track was it that at least had the mindset to run the shutdown across a public road with railroad crossing arms?
Reading has a guy that stands down at the end of the track and stops traffic when you make a run. How is your car coming along? When and where is your first race this year? I fly to Chicago in a week and a half, and then drive the hauler back out here to California for our first race of the season.
 
yep maple grove is the one. Wonder how many people have been stopped there watching a car dig in the kitty litter....

we havent decided what we're doing with the car yet. HOPING but probably won't get the block on Friday so we can start assembly over weekend. First race is Feb 18th. But we're making so many changes, we'll need at least 1 if not 2 full days of testing.

The new engine block is 65 pounds heavier.

run 1- make sure it can run a number in the 5's and can stop on it's own (probably a half or 3/4 pass).
run 2- make a full pull
run 3- another full pull
run 4- pull one battery out. See how that 40 pound swing effects suspension and ET
run 5- put battery back in
run 6- battery back out
run 7- put the 5 degree retard chip in
run 8- zero chip
run 9- 8 degree chip
run 10- 10 degree chip

plus whatever necessary suspension changes. plus even more passes to debug the fuel system since we changed hoses and fuel tank height.
 
yep maple grove is the one. Wonder how many people have been stopped there watching a car dig in the kitty litter....

we havent decided what we're doing with the car yet. HOPING but probably won't get the block on Friday so we can start assembly over weekend. First race is Feb 18th. But we're making so many changes, we'll need at least 1 if not 2 full days of testing.

The new engine block is 65 pounds heavier.

run 1- make sure it can run a number in the 5's and can stop on it's own (probably a half or 3/4 pass).
run 2- make a full pull
run 3- another full pull
run 4- pull one battery out. See how that 40 pound swing effects suspension and ET
run 5- put battery back in
run 6- battery back out
run 7- put the 5 degree retard chip in
run 8- zero chip
run 9- 8 degree chip
run 10- 10 degree chip

plus whatever necessary suspension changes. plus even more passes to debug the fuel system since we changed hoses and fuel tank height.
It sounds like you have a good game plan. Good luck, and I hope you guys win a lot of races this year.
 
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