It was a weekend full of data acquisition and experience for team Force-Fed.
The weather on Friday wasn't accommodating and we weren't able to get any pulls in. Saturday morning was looking a little grim but eventually the sun poked through and the track stayed dry enough for the event to continue.
Prior to this weekend, we had completely zero'd the chassis adjustments to have a fresh start with the tubed front end, so we were expecting the first pass to be dedicated to set up; leaving hard on the two-step with both springs in the wastegate, the car pulled very hard left out the hole under power.
With a quick call to Danny at Pro Gas Engineering, he told us the exact adjustments we'd need to make to the 4-link to get the car to track straight. We made the changes, which included taking one of the springs out of the wastegate so that we could test the changes on lower power, and made our last pass of the day in the afternoon.
The car left the line beautifully with his recommendations, laid down a 1.085 60' and rocketed down the quarter-mile to a personal best E/T of 7.62, even at only 29 pounds of boost, rich mixtures and with Marko short shifting every gear (as evident by the lower 173mph trap speed). To get this car to a 1.08 60' on a non-slipper clutch while still making adjustments to the chassis is quite a feat; only a couple of 13B powered cars running a standard twin-disc clutch have ever accomplished this, which only goes to show what this car will be capable of once it's fully dialed in.
Unfortunately on our last run of the weekend, we suffered a failure with our mechanical fuel pump which retired us from the rest of the event.
With a new pump coming from Luis at @paradise_racing, we'll be back up and running in no time!
We'd like to thank all those who have contributed to this car, and we look forward to the rest of the season!
And many many more!