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Old 08-16-2013, 08:40 AM
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Ran it at Kil-Kare last night. Despite the better prepped track with fresh surface, I was still pulling 2.3 second 60' times.

I only made two runs because the place was a zoo and people kept blowing up their chit and scattering parts and fluid on the track which took a long time to clean it up.

First run I got lined up with an F-250 Super Duty quad cab long bed power stroke w/ about a 6" lift and 35's. He had a-pillar pod and a 5" exhaust and not sure what else but it was loud and smoked like a chimney.

I was hoping this would be a good race because I have friend with a similar truck who is talking s%&* but I can never catch him out when I'm in the Hemi. We lined up and got the better reaction time .499 to his .559 and I pulled a better 60' at 2.31 to his 2.61. I jumped ahead and held the lead but he was keeping pace for a while. At the 330' I ran 6.33 to his 6.62 and I had him at the 1/8th with 9.65@74.76mph to his 10.27@59.96. Shortly after the 1/8th I heard a loud backfire and he fell off behind blowing smoke. At the 1000' mark I had him good at 12.45@87.16mph to his 14.33@55.30 and at the end I took him by a longshot. I ran 14.88@91.30mph and he rolled through at 18.48@50.75mph.

I'd guess he popped an intercooler pipe loose. He was running later but I couldn't see his times from where I was in the staging lanes. I like to race my truck but I also like seeing what other cars run and when you're stuck in line all night and can't see the boards its not as much fun for me.

The 2nd run I got lined up next to an LT1 Firebird Formula with a huge ram air lift off hood (WS6 style scoops but much taller). It had drag radials on the back on a set of LS1 Z28 wheels. I knew I was going to lose but I was hoping to run quicker than my last run. I got taken to school. R/T .216 to their .085. 60' was 2.33 to their 1.98 (not as good as I thought that car would hook). I crossed the 330' in 6.39 to their 5.63 and ran the 1/8th in 9.73@74.31mph to their 8.62@82.37mph. My truck ran 1000' in 12.55@87.19mph and the Firebird ran 11.21@93.93mph and I was staring at it's tail lights when I crossed the line at the 1/4 in 14.92@95.08mph. The Firebird ran 13.41@102.41mph.

I set a new best E/T with my 14.88 run and my new best MPH at 95.08 (left the trans in "3"). The first run I just left it in "D" and had tow/haul mode on and traction control was off for both runs.

Had a guy come up to me in the pits and ask about my truck. He had a Hemi quad cab 4x4 that ran 15.7 and he was interested in my exhaust setup so I showed it to him and let him listen to it.

I still can't get this truck off the line. I went around the water box and then punched it quickly but it didn't spin this time. If I'm spinning at this track I'm not hearing it and they had been spraying VHT all over the starting area.
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Best Run: 14.60@96mph
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