31 July 2012 – WCHRA Race at Famoso a Tough Loss

After a small break from racing, we were back at it this past weekend in Bakersfield for the West Coast Hot Rod Association’s race. During that racing break, we had our stock transmission upgraded and rebuilt and made stronger by the guys at Westminster Performance Transmission. Friday’s qualifying started out with a great reaction time, one that would have won a race easily. But the second and third practice runs were red lights. After looking at the data, we learned that I was doing my normal reaction time, but the car was actually leaving much earlier, actually leaving faster and faster with each round, since the transmission upgrade. Despite us trying to slow the car down, we ended up red lighting in the first round of eliminations. So the bad news was that the race was blown, but the good news is that the transmission is much more reliable now. Thanks to Westminster, we have a transmission that shifts solidly and leaps off the line. After we get a few practice runs with a new launch strategy, the car will be reacting much faster. So thanks to Mike and Joe at Westminster, we have a great transmission that will get us through many more races!
Our next race comes on August 9th, where we will be going to a special Thursday night test and tune at Irwindale Speedway. Nitro Funny Car driver Jack Beckman will be at the speedway being honored by the track, signing autographs, talking to fans and best of all, being my honorary crew chief for the King of the Hill race! It’s going to be a great night full of fun. Jack will be there for the evening so come on out for the race and say hi!
– Alex

That darn red light! I’ve had enough of that, we’ll be adjusting and coming back harder than ever!
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