Went to MIR for some runs before going to the Great
Falls Supra meet Sunday. I had tracked down my boost
leak Saturay and wanted to see how she would run. It
was a great day to run, temps were 60 deg.
I went for a "get aquainted" run. No burn out, easy shifts,
etc. Ran a [email protected]
mph. The ET may not have been
the best but it was my first run over 120 mph. I was happy.
2nd run. No cool down(too excited) ran a [email protected]
with a missed second gear shift. I decided to pit for a cool
down but the 98 RATA I was pitted beside wanted to run me
so we went. Only 11 minutes between the 2 runs according
to my time slips. I pulled an [email protected]
with a 1.827 60'.
I was really getting optimistic now. I pitted and got a bag
of ice and gave the car a 25 minute cool down. I had left on
the previous run at 5500 rpm with very little spin, so I heated
the tires well and left at 6000 this time. I was looking for a
1.6 sec sixty foot time but what I found was the limit of the
stock clutch. Smoked it. I ran a couple more times after the
clutch had cooled down(12.058 and 12.073) with less aggressive
launches but with the track hooking that well on a 60 deg
day I had hoped for a 11.60 run. Oh well, it was fun and I did
finally break 120.
On a side note. I was very impressed with the RATA I raced.
He only had bolt ons and a Vigilante 3600 converter and at the
1/8 th he had me 7.73 to my 7.77. He said he was surprised
how well a Supra with only exhaust,intake and boost pulled
through the last half of the race. He pulled a 1.64 sixty foot
time on that run!
Thanks for reading,