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Well folks I'm going to the track this weekend and it's suppose to be a "drag radial" weekend with drag radial surface prep . I will either get a killer 60 foot or break something lol .

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Thats going to be awesome. John always made sure we were at the track when [email protected] had Rob Goss's X275 Challenger at Cecil.

He'd always make sure we were lined up behind 1 of the X275 guys.
The prep was awesome! The ride was Fasssst!

I can't wait to hear your results !😎
Good Luck!
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It is HOTTT here . Still managed a [email protected]
DA was 2100 temp 92f 65% humidity.
I spun on the first 2 and hot lapped a [email protected] .

Waiting for it to cool down a bit


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Average for the day .


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Had a great weekend with at the track .

Way to go oilburner he went from struggling last year to running fantastic right off the trailer .

A BIG new PB for him
[email protected] with a 1.41 sixty foot !

I got a new PB 60 foot time 1.381

I'm going to do more of a write once I get home and have some free time .

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Ok folks I have a few mins . Here is a synopsis of my weekend.
I learned a lot this weekend . 1st thing I learned was tire pressure makes a big difference. I have been using the same "race" tire pressure guage since I started this journey. Its a "Joe's garage " race tire pressure guage . It only goes to 30 psi in 1/2psi increments. I have been setting my rear tires to 19.5 psi cold and I know it grows to 22 psi after the burnout . I did test that .( with this guage ) I knew something was wrong when I was still having problems with traction with my car . I always had to "walk" it off the line while other people did not. Mind you the rear suspension upgrades definitely made a difference but I though it should have been better . Anyway while at the track oilburner was talking with me about the tire pressure and he said he runs the same psi and has all the same suspension mods and was hooking great . He asked if my what guage o had and if I wanted to try his just for shits and giggles . I said " nah a guage is a gauge besides it was a race guage " well being a good friend that he is he tested my tires with his guage and they read 24psi on his guage and 20 psi on mine .... I said no way what's up with that . I was still skeptical . I also don't like jumping from product to product because its had to keep things straight . Any after spinning again after oilburners 9.54 run with a 1.41 sixty foot I said what the hell let's try it ........... BAM instant 1.38 sixty . In fact I fan ALL 1.38-1.39 sixty foots the rest of the day ! Guess who ordered a new guage .

2nd of the weekend .
I was comparing kestrels with moparjim. They were 85 feet of DA in the difference at most and .01 off the on pretty much everything else . I'd say they work pretty good considering to tested mine against 2 high dollar weather stations . Anyway we were keeping track of the weather pattern and out Performance. Yes the heat and humidity have a significant impact on our performance but the moisture in the air plays the biggest part . When the water grains got up over 100 our MPH/ET started taking big hits . If you guys don't believe me please try it with what every decent weather station you prefer if you don't trust a kestrel. Our cars with stock sensor calibrations ( yes I left as much as I could stock and only Did the bare minimum to not tip codes) seen big swings in times VS temps . I'm not sure how it will work for the guys that have desensitized sensor calibrations.

3rd of the weekend
Mopar Jim talked me into signing up for the "true street challenge " so I did . It was only $25 . We had a few time trials then we drew cards to see who we would pair up against . Wouldn't you know it moparjim and I drew each other lol!. "Team Jim" to the line . Lol I actually felt bad for Jim because it was "no time " , heads up on a pro tree, 1/8 mile. I really suck at pro tree! ( Jim is a lumberjack and can chop a tree down) anyway Jim tree'd me big time but I run him down .
Round 1 project demons breath.
Then we head back to to booth and we have to draw cards again for the next round ( 1st round Winners and 1st round losers). And we drew cards for prizes . There were 2 prizes . Well Jim won the first prize ( a Draggie a portable race timer) and I won the second price a case of oil of my choice ! Then when we drew cards for rounds I get the bye run. I was feeling lucky ...... But that's was about to run out . . In the 3rd draw I drew a 8 second big turbo Mustang . I was pretty nervous now . ( that beat me before we even run) . He gave me lane choice and we talked about staging. I now learned to let the turbo cars " bump" in first . Lol so I staged and as he pre staged he brought up the revs to spool the turbo and when he "bumped" in to the stage beam I seen it from the corner of my eye and took off lol . I knew exactly what I did as soon as I did it . Talk about red light !. Any way it was good for a laugh in the pits .
I had a great weekend despite the rediculious heat and humidity. Got to hang out with the boys at the track . Now I'm looking forward to racing again but in cooler weather .
On a side when I raced "no time" with Jim I missed out on a few slips so maybe ...... Just maybe I had a better time and do not know it .

Best MPH 141.9
Best ET 9.76
Best 60 foot 1.391
Temp average was 90F
Humility average 60%
DA average 2000 feet


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Well I had to buy a few items that do not create more HP/TQ . I bought a fan and a new tire pressure guage . I got a good deal on a longacre 0-40 psi guage and a shop vac high volume floor fan .


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I got a new part today.............
 

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No more stinking vibration !


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A big shout out to @oilburner for letting me use his hoist to install my new driveshaft today. It made it definitely easier to do. I`m not going to bore you with pictures as it has been done many times. I was a smooth install and I got to fix an exhaust leak and a missing nut on the starter heat shield. .

Also a big shout out to @motorheadmike for talking some sense in to me about the while driveshaft debacle . When installing the demon/redeye 2 piece driveshaft i noticed the the front section from the transmission to the hanger bearing it has 1 angle and the rear section from the hanger bearing to the differential has a different angle. Add that to the length of the 1 piece no wonder it vibrates . I personally have nothing but bad luck with 1 piece driveshafts on the late model challengers. I have tried multiple manufactures and multiple materials. There may be a weight penalty but worth it for me.

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CCI driveshaft 21 lbs 12 oz
 

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