My brother in law and my nephews wanted to go to the street racing made safe event at PBIR. They came by our house first and I was convinced to go with them. Well, since I am already going to the track, why not take out the ole girl and let her stretch her legs.
I had never been to one of these events, pretty cool. You could run from a dig, a 20 roll, or a 40 roll. All were using an arm drop start. Since I've only raced from a dig, thats what I was doing. The weird thing is you have to go in the pits an find somebody to race...pretty much NOBODY runs from a dig. I guess its not a street racing thing. One of the top cars there was doing a a shakedown run, and they let me run with him. Pretty funny, it was a 9 sec car. lol I did run a 13.9 on the run which I was actually really happy with as I could tell it wasn't a good run. I thought it felt like a low 14 sec run.
I finally find a car to race, it was a G8 GT. He had axle back exhaust, tune, and intake. I think that is all. He said he dynoed 324 to the wheels. My IC pump is dead, but I still ran the 3.25 pulley. I was almost in complete street trim...only track adjustment was pulling the headlight. Had full tire pressure, full tank of gas(blah), spare tire and tools in the trunk.
In my first run, I could tell the track had grip, so on my second run, I got very aggressive and was rewarded with my best run ever....there is only one problem....I know the video isn't the greatest, but please try to tell me why this run was not legit. There were no timeslips at this event and my nephew did not remember the MPH, but the ET was too good to be true.(12.05) The G8 spun badly, he must have been skeered of the dirty Regal. Or as the track anouncer said, Grandpa's Regal. The G8 guy was very cool.
I will be going back to the track soon after I fix a couple of things on the Regal...but it will be a traditional test and tune night.