Northern Super Heavy Shootout

Track Times and Triumphs

  1. driller

    driller Dedicated LVC Member

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    The Northern Super Heavy Shootout was rescheduled from earlier in the spring to May 19th at Cecil County Dragway. I had hoped to run the Blue Flame at the event but it turned out I had to take the 'back-up' - the Opal Opalescent 1996 Mark VIII. :)

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    The class I participated in was the Street Eliminator bracket class for 14.00 ET and slower.

    Time trials in the morning went well with the car running pretty consistent and with decent reaction times considering I haven't run the '96 at the track very much. Sixty foot times could have been better, but considering I was running on street tires, I couldn't complain. :)

    RT - 0.036 / 0.026 / 0.039
    60' - 2.102 / 2.069 / 2.051
    330' - 5.932 / 5.943 / 5.873
    1/8 - 9.088 / 9.125 / 9.030
    mph - 78.14 / 77.76 / 78.12
    1000' - 11.827 / 11.874 / 11.770
    1/4 - 14.142 / 14.195 / 14.084
    MPH - 97.49 / 97.24 / 97.55

    With a new best of 14.084 @ 97.55, I decided to play it safe and dial in a 14.0 for the beginning of the eliminations. The Impala in the opposing lane dialed a 15.51 giving him a 1.5 second head start for me to chase him down.

    Car - 100 / 515
    Dial - 14.00 / 15.51
    RT - 0.194 / 0.313
    60' - 2.098 / 2.314
    330' - 5.912 / 6.659
    1/8 - 9.074 / 10.171
    mph - 77.92 / 70.15
    1000' - 11.831 / 13.219
    1/4 - 14.165 / 15.787
    MPH - 96.61 / 88.21
    Left 1st 0.2311

    Upon returning to the pits, I immediately changed the dial in to a more reasonable 14.10 and awaited the next call to the staging lanes. The opponent for round two was another Impala dialing in at 14.65. Only a half second difference at the tree this time.

    Car - 100 / 80
    Dial - 14.10 / 14.65
    RT - 0.067 / -0.026
    60' - 2.070 / 2.113
    330' - 5.962 - 6.126
    1/8 - 9.144 / 9.436
    mph - 77.63 / 74.82
    1000' - 11.899 / 12.279
    1/4 - 14.228 / 14.693
    Right 1st 0.1782 foul

    Since the Impala red-lighted, I had nothing to lose and made sure I ran the car all out to get a legitimate ET to help dial in the next round. Good thing the Impala left early too, as his dial was a lot closer than mine. My difference between the dial-in and ET of 0.128 seconds against his difference of 0.043 seconds. :eek:

    Once again I changed the dial-in, this time upping it to a 14.19 - only 0.038 off the last ET. The finals brought another Impala - this one dialing in at 15.32, over a second difference at the tree.

    Car - 100 / 802
    Dial - 14.19 / 15.32
    R/T - 0.158 / 0.116
    60' - 2.090 / 2.500
    330' - 6.001 / 6.538
    1/8 - 9.189 / 9.870
    mph - 77.54 / 74.29
    1000' - 11.947 / 12.737
    1/4 - 14.281 / 15.349
    MPH - 96.69 / 85.54
    Right 1st 0.1043

    I basically lost it at the tree - I needed a 0.053 reaction time or better to close the deal.

    Not too shabby, none the less. Better than I had expected and the satisfaction that the car was running well made for a good day. :)

    And after all was said and done, it was gratifying to pick up the Runner Up trophy for the Street Eliminator class of the 2012 Northern Super Heavy Shootout. :D

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    Just saw this post. Congrats JP! Nice to see my buddy Max's old car running strong!
     
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    driller Dedicated LVC Member

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    Thanks! :)

    Tell Max Hi for me if you still hear from him. :D
     
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    Don Pfau Dedicated LVC Member

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    Wow and a nice trophy.
     

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