Posted by: nwracing | June 13, 2016

June Shootout Race Review – June 11th and 12th 2016

After our previous meeting’s success we were looking to make further inroads in to our times and creeping up on our tune seemed to be bearing fruit. A quick review of some of the data we collected suggested we had some previously undiagnosed carb issues. These were resolved easily but this has resulted in us going back to basics with our jetting.

So after getting the car ready we set a jet combination, which, if my hunch was correct would prove to be too rich but provide a better idle after the burnout which had been causing a few issues.  The car launched with a stutter before pulling cleanly. However, the plugs told their own story and we are still some way off the jetting. So a quick change and we were ready or the off.

However, the weather gods were not being kind and continuous rain prevented us from running the rest of the day and waking Sunday morning to the sound of rain on the caravan roof meant that it was unlikely we would run at all.

At about 11 o’clock the track called the meeting a rain off and so we decided to take our time in between rain showers to get everything packed up.

So we are all ready to go again and hopefully if I’ve got it right a couple of runs should put us back where we want to be ready to switch the NOS back on again!

I never seem to get chance to say thank you to all the people who make our drag racing fun so I would like to call out to Claire in The Wild Bunch for keeping us all in order, all of the racers and finally the track staff at Shakespeare County Raceway who work tirelessly for us.

See you at the track next time!

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