Hey there everyone! I just wanted to give you a quick update about the past couple of weeks and let you know what’s coming up for Team Liquid Glow racing! Right now the car is at Hedman Hedders here in Southern California getting some work done. Ever since we got the new 426 HEMI from Arrington Performance, we have needed larger diameter headers for the engine. As of the last event we had 1.5″ headers on when we really need 2″. Hopefully, this larger diameter will mean higher mile per hour on the top end of the track. It might even mean faster elapsed times as well. We’ll have to wait and see! Thanks to Hedman we will be getting a brand new set of custom 2″ headers to compete with! We plan on running the car at the NHRA Summit race on April 30th and May 1st in Fontana, CA. This should be a good place to test the car and get some competition in before our next big race.
We were able to make an appearance with the car last weekend at the Red List Series at Famoso Raceway. It was cool to be back at Famoso again after such a long time. Though the format of the event wasn’t really a competition in the way we are used to racing, we got to use the day as more of a test session to try a few things out on the car. The first pass, I was half expecting the car to spin at launch because normally the first lap off the trailer on a new track has a little tire spin. I couldn’t have been more wrong about that. Not only did it have traction, it had so much traction that it produced the best 60′ ever for the car, and had the biggest, highest and longest wheelie we have ever had in the Magnum. For a 4000 pound car, a 1.30 60′ is really quick, and I sure felt it. In fact, it launched so hard that it threw me off guard and I missed my shift points so the RPM hit the rev limiter and the car only ran a low 10 second pass. Had the shift points been good, I bet it would have been a solid 9.80 second pass. The next pass we decided to play with a few things that eventually led to tire spin, and after a few attempts, we decided to call it quits for the day. It was a fun event and I am looking forward to being at Famoso again sometime soon. It was also great to be a part of the event that Magnuson Superchargers sponsored. They have been a supporter of mine from the very beginning and I am very proud to be associated with them. We will actually be heading to their facility soon for some dyno work so I’ll keep you posted on the results!
Soon enough we will be heading to Fontana CA for the Summit race, and then racing the West Coast Classic Fig Speed race in June. I hope to see you there!