Racing at Sunset Strip Nationals this weekend

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  1. Tex013

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    Well finally have a chance to run an ANDRA national event this weekend . Bit if a haul .
    It is 1/8th mile racing .
    Weather is looking good @ 18 degC each day . Only worry is possible dust storms .

    Tex

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    good luck and be safe :thumbsup:
     
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      Now that's a road trip. Good luck.
      Doug
       
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        pics later
         
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        The other Sunset Strip...
         
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        Dennis ,
        Yes

        Tex

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        wow, that is a haul! Good luck and be safe. Keep us informed on your weekend.
         
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        Ok
        Saturday is done , qualifying
        Few issues on the way . Aermotive pump siezed in the middle of nowhere . Lucky haf spare holley hp150 . O oh , pressure valve failed stuck at 18 psi . Crap . Keep going as i was closer to race than home , about 6 1/2 hrs or so . Carb starts starving / surging . argh . Made mildura after 14 or so hours
        Spent morning trying to get a pump , all i could get was a Carter silver . Oh well , strip carb full of shavings .
        Lucky it rained and delayed start
        Anyway , missed first qual . 2nd qual spun and ran 6.71 . Strip carb , less crap .
        3rd qual drop 1/4psi bigger burnout . Chirp tyre 1.43 sixty , 6.58
        #3 qualifier .
        Back at hotel strip carb , clean .
        Time for pub counter meal and good sleep . I am flogged
        Like pic of main highway ?

        Tex

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          Go get'em Mate.
           
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          Sunday morning . Very cold
          6.20am

          Tex

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            That Garbellini guy is WAY fast!! Rocket motor?
             
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              Well not the best result . Out in 1/4s , car in front of me dumped water on startline . While it seemed clear i spun like mad . All over red rover .
              First 2 passes for me were 1.42/1.43 sixty this one 1.56
              Cold beer time . Then a long run home .

              Tex

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                Do i read that right, a .004 package? Nice lap!!!

                Hard to tell sometimes what the guy in front of you does, and the track crew sometimes doesn't catch it. Iv'e got stories.....
                 
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                Yeah , how good is that . Not often to go that tight.
                Just got in , 12 & 1/4 hrs straight drive . At least no problems tnis time

                Tex
                 
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                  This was 6.45 this morning .
                  The Hay plain . Flatter and more boring than Texas , and i have driven across Texas
                  Not much of anything but flies

                  Tex

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                    Your car is awesome, to be able to drive it 12+ hours and race it going low 10 seconds. That is great accomplishment in itself!
                     
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                      love it
                       
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