Linda's Hell Cat· Super Moderator
Charger SRT Hellcat
Kate my daughter and I met Josh @ his HHP shop early Saturday morning. I was very excited to be finally getting "Top Cat" back to the track. Once again we would start chipping away to meet my Husband Top Cat's 8.xx Goal
The weather forecast of scattered showers had me worried. It didn't help when some rain drops sprinkled on my windshield on the drive down from Pa to DE. ( I didn't mention that to Josh)
Upon arriving at HHP I knew it was going to be a busy day for Josh with 4 other cars were already loaded up to go. And one of those belonged to a customer meeting him at the track for testing of his car. Kate and I had our cars going too we finished loading up the trailers and off like a cargo train we went to Cecil County Dragway. We could see the track was already very busy with the racers finally getting in some T&T.
It is great to come and find our pit spot was saved for us by other HHP's customers. We are All friends having some racing fun together
It is impressive for me to watch Josh work his keyboard tuning while so much is always going on! Josh is a pretty laid back guy and takes his day in stride answering questions in the pits from customers and walk-ins to making sure Kate and I are set to go.
But I know on his mind is "Top Cat". I watch and know he is thinking about wanting to succeed with my husband's goal!
John knew the goal he wanted for Josh to achieve would not be that easy to do.He knew the Tuner would be "Key" for his goal and believed and trusted Josh was the man with the skill to do it!John and Josh worked in tandem together but John could pressure Josh at times wanting things to happen quicker. But Josh's way was a "stay the course method" Good thing Bruce was around. They kept John and Top Cat on the track testing and tuning the R&D of parts.
This day was exciting to me and hoping to finish Top Cat's goal. But I also know a goal of 8.xx would not be easy to achieve.
We are hoping to finish this round as Top Cat wanted.
In case a limit had been found, well my husband gave Josh and I instructions on what he wanted to be done. He also had many parts already ordered and in process mfg for his Mighty Challenger. Mfging Parts for the modern Hemi world takes a loooooong time.
I just don't think some people realize how much Josh works. And aside from tuning there is really so much more he does at his shop! There were many weekends John would go down to HHP and worked on his HC or mine with Bruce in the Garage. Also, Bruce was building his own X275 race car and John would help him with that too. ( Me I went for tax-free shopping)
Me as the person who had the first R&D car tuned for the Diablo software ......I had seen first hand how hard Josh was working on the tuning tables. The 3 of us together were at the track 2 to 3 x a week.Sometimes John or I would drive Josh to the track, so he could continue working on his LT with Tunes for other customers too.
I had never seen Josh without his laptop and watched him searching in the tuning tables to find out how to make the Hell Cat's go Fassssster!! Even during the out of town MSHS races, you could find Josh in the hotel lobby with all of us after a day of racing. He would be in a chair still working on the keyboard on his laptop making sure he kept up with his customers and his schedule. 2 to 3 xs a week "Our Date Nights" are priceless in so many ways.
And now if you listen to Top Cat's mighty Challenger go down the track, you can hear how much better it sounds?
That has a lot to do with some new things Josh has been learning some new Tuning ideas
Yes, Exactly a Smart Tuner is KEY!
2 New World Records were made yesterday with Josh racing "Top Cat"
Fastest Hell Cat on the Planet! 3/25/2017 [email protected] 150.23
Along with Thee Fastest Blower Only Pass [email protected]
Ohhhh and BTW That's Right!!!!! "Those Nano's Will Always Getcha Every Time !!!"
( I remember when they got me! Top Cat 9.70 Me 9.71 if I wanted it TC said I had to work for it....how we pushed each other! )
I would like to post here and tell Josh Thank You for what you do for all of us who want to go Fassster!!!
And to let you know how much Kate and I appreciate your continued support at the track for us.
Also, I am very proud of you for your all your hard work to accomplish the goal in the way Top Cat asked you to achieve it!!
I know Top Cat would also be very proud of you too!!!