Well, we are still trying. Today only resulted in one run. We got out around noon and ran a 157. This time there was a 6 mph head wind to deal with so we are thinking it was around the same as before. The car is ready to go for a run first thing in the am. They run better when it’s cooler due to the air being more dense than later in the day. Hopefully we will be able to get another run in later, we’ll see how it goes.
We do have the top speed in the class that we are running in. There are 5 others, the next one is at a 159. The funny thing is that some of our competition sure does like our car. We could probably have switched some over to our pit crew. It has become a little challenge between us which makes it fun.
For those of you unfamiliar to the timing process, it’s not as simple as it may sound. The course we run on is considered the short course which is 3 miles under power. The overall track length is 5 miles. Speed is measured 3 times. The first mile is not timed, it is only for acceleration. The second mile, the average speed is measured. Then, your instantaneous speed is taken at the 2 1/4 mile. Then you also take the average speed of the third mile. These are the three times that are recorded. You may have actually gone faster but it’s taking your average, not the max. Not as simple as going out there and flooring it even though we’ve had much encouragement to do so!!!
I did enjoy when the announcer gave our name ( they announce all cars and speeds on their own radio station). He said it and then commented, “I don’t name em’ folks!”
Till tomorrow, wish us luck!! – K