We finally have the car working as a whole package again. We spent most of the year getting the rest of the car to live up to the awesome Arrington Performance engine that was installed in February. We’re running a Driveshaft Shop 9″ IRS rear with their 1400 hp axles and their carbon fiber driveshaft. We have a Strange Engineering 3rd member with 3.50 gears and a Wavetrac limited slip. Our wonderful friends at Westminster Performance Transmission completed blueprinted our transmission, valve body and torque converter. My crew chief, Richard Kratz, has figured out the setup for the Strange double adjustable shocks which work great with the small rear brake kit and 15×10 Weld Racing wheels that the amazing folks at Mountain View Performance install with some beautiful fabricating work. This has all led to terrific traction, 1.50 sixty foot times and 10.87 ETs. I didn’t win the race at the Division Finals, but I went four rounds in the Friday Gambler and three rounds in the Saturday divisional race. And this was against the best racers from 16 tracks in 7 states, so I’m proud and the car is ready!
I can’t believe it’s already here, but we’re headed off to the Pacific Street Car Association’s Mickey Thompson West Coast Shootout race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway! I love racing PSCA, and I’m really excited to end the points season with this event. The promoter, Mel Roth, always does a great job of making it fun for not only racers, but spectators as well. With the addition of the car show, people can come for a weekend and get to see both show cars and race cars at the same event! In addition to racing the Magnum in the Bracket-1 and Street Muscle classes, I will be handing out Liquid Glow car care products on Sunday morning at the driver’s meeting for all the number one qualifiers of the event. I will then be heading to the tower to sing the national anthem before eliminations begin. With the Magnum hooking and booking on the track, we are confident that we can run well into the 10s this weekend—as we did two weeks ago at the NHRA Division 7 ET Finals where the car ran 10.87—especially with the relatively low temperatures predicted in the forecast. So make your way to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. It’s going to be an awesome event with really fast cars, an awesome car show, and the weather is supposed to be fantastic. See you there!