Thursday, 4 December 2008

Last race of the year!

Last race of the year, 今年最後のレースで・・・
The belt failed on the car as you may have previously read, so we changed the belt for the uprated ones, and went out again! パワステベルトが切れるという惨事に泣きつつも、

This is from the cars fitst ever outing, many people racing, some good rubber was layed down, and on a non prepped track, we got a 60ft of 1.471...then the belt broke..

This, our first run of the other cars were racing, just 2 drag GTRs. So we have no rubber layed down and on a cold day, with track temp under 10degrees. With 1.7bar on the T88-38gk turbo, we could only manage a 1.743 60ft.....Sugino san said the Buddy club suspension we were using should not be used anymore, as just too dangerous at top speed, he then commented as he got into 3rd, and bogged down, the car tried to steer into the timing equipment which is located in the centre of the track!!! So a slight let off on the throttle, then straighten up, then back on still gave us a 9.719sec run @ 245kmh
Then when back in the pits, we made some adjustments to 4wd controller, and upped the boost to 2.0kgm. 4wd controller allowed us to post a 1.501 60ft time, which is respectable considering the conditions on the day, then buddy club suspension also caused us issues in this run, almost sending Sugino san into barrier. He said he slightly let off straightened her up, and powered through with a 9.437 @ 243kmh.....which he was happy with considering the run.

The we tried 2.3bar boost, it was around 1 hour between the last run, we just couldnt keep traction, and Sugino san let off and rolled through the line with a 9.9sec time....

And then a nice sunset, and roll on 2009.....where we have some new parts, and new equipment to test :)


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