Currently in a hotel outside of Portland, Oregon, it has been one crazy week and a half. Having left Southern California almost two weeks ago, we flew to Virginia to visit the people at Arrington and see the car tuned on the engine dyno. The guys at Arrington worked their butts off all week trying to get the car ready to trailer to Oregon. They even went so far as working late on a Friday night after a problem with the fuel system arose when the car was on the dyno. The goal was to get a power number at the wheels on the chassis dyno, to compare to the number we got on the engine dyno. Unfortunately, due to an issue with the torque converter, we never got a solid dyno number to publish. And due to our time constraints, we had to leave Arrington with the fuel system fixed, but knowing that we had to change the torque converter before our first time on track with the new set up. I want to say thank you so much to everyone at Arrington, and I mean everyone, that worked into the wee hours on the Magnum.
We just dropped the car off at RPM Rollbars where they will be welding in a brand new roll cage that will certify down to 8.50. There are a few things left to do on the car before it’s track ready, but we are confident that we can get everything done in time to go to the test in tune in Vegas the weekend before Muscle Cars At The Strip.
If you haven’t been to this event, Muscle Cars At the Strip is one of the best races of the year. Not only is it one of the most Mopar-filled events in the West, but it has a car show, swap meet, autocross event, Mopar thrill rides and of course, seriously awesome drag racing. We are competing in the Modern Muscle class sponsored by Arrington Performance. We went to the final round at last year’s event and this year we are really hoping to take it all in the final this year. I will also be singing both the Canadian and American national anthems on opening ceremonies on Sunday. Please come out to this event on March 18th-20th in Las Vegas. You won’t want to miss it!!