We're just ending a quick hold to look for the video camera from Stainless' Bockscar. It was searched for, sought, and seeked -- and can't be found, so we're getting ready to resume running. Stewards are back in position to resume.
120 or so registered land speed racers, plus about 85 130 Club cars (per Ron on the radio) at this event.
At least I found my phone..
Everybody stop worrying,
after racing was done for the day I went out to the 6.5, found my tracks and walked from the return road to about 50 ft off the track, where the go pro was found.... we couldn't get the video to play so we are leaving that to the experts. For everyone's info, 1/2 of the mount was attached to the camera, the other half still on the car, we will send that back for warranty.
If the video comes out it will be posted.
We had a great time, the little car (Bockscar) went a bit over 245, too bad the motor didn't have 2 more miles in it, #4 roasted a valve and displaced a lot of aluminum around the valve seat, the valve turned sideways and smacked the piston about 6 times, burned the head gasket between 3 & 4. All the other holes looked normal. My guess in maybe an injector issue, data showed everything was working normally. It served us well this year, put Corey Goodson in the club at speedweek, made him the fastest guy in the car with a 236 best mile and a 239.5 exit, then allowed me to reclaim the fastest honor... although Corey's new record is faster than mine.
Probably moving to a smaller motor next year, 45 or 60 ci... lost those over the last couple of years, we will see.
Thanks to all the USFRA volunteers for a great meet
See ya on the salt
... in a week, gotta get back to work on the big car.