Qualifying also went really well, with the opening run a new personal best and the first dip into the 7.1's - a 7.1837 @ 181mph. And in the second qualifier a further improvement a 7.1394 @ 181mph, so getting really close to the 7.0's and those runs into a strong headwind too.
Take a ride with us on a 7.18 sec run ...
We qualified 2nd behind ACU newcomer- Kars Van Den Belt, who ran 3 thousands quicker on his turbo Honda blackbird. In the first elimination round we raced our good friend Bob Brooks, he ran his best time of the weekend and i headed for the centerline and had to roll the throttle slightly. I only just managed to stay ahead before the finish line.
I really thought that was the end as I'd never catch him over the 1/8mile, but unfortunately for dale he couldn't shift gear and i managed to get going and catch him just before the line. Lucky! the time was a 4.543 @ 144mph
I had the final to myself too as Kars had injured his engine in the previous round. We ran a an almost identical time to the previous round a 4.541 @144mph to take the win.
The result of that is we are 800points ahead in the ACU championship and cannot be caught with only one event remaining. FB1 next year.