We had some new car issues as we barely finished putting it together Saturday morning. The driver had a lot of bugs, too. My excuse was my last run at Pomona was at the Winternationals in the right lane against Jay Payne in 2001. I lost by .001 of a second against him. The results are still in the DRC archives. After that my car became a rent-a-ride.
I was trying to do super gas burnouts and not cross the starting line in the sportsman tree lanes, but the last run I said heck with it and did one to the 330' so they could back me up in my tracks. On that run I did the old guys proud by catching a .041 light my first time using a K&R box through the trans brake. I ran it down there and shut it off at about 800' and it still ran a 7.95 at only 136 miles per hour.
All in all we had a lot of fun. I hope you did, too.
Wow I would have loved to been to that, sounds like a ton of fun. Randy, so happy for you that you got out on the track again. Maybe down the road I'll meet you at an AZ event if you end up hitting one there. Post pics from the weekend if you can.
...70th birthday party at the Fairplex in Pomona? It's the Saturday after the NHRA Finals. They are looking for cars that were featured over the decades in Hot Rod Magazine to display along with a massive car show. The track will be open for those who entered to run and there is a 250 mph speed limit. Run positions are sold out. Should be a lot of fun. I would imagine NHRA had something to do with setting this up.
FYI...I finally got one of my burnouts loaded on youtube from the IN-N-OUT deal. Lotsa fun. Not bad for an old guy. Last time I raced at Pomona where I was actually driving was against Jay Payne first round at the 2001 Winternationals.
Cliff, I'd like to win the division championship. Lofty goal. I'm not sure how hard I'll be able to hit it this year. Lots of things have changed here at home and I'm in the middle of dealing with all of it. There are a lot of great racers out there, too. They may have something to say about that. We did win the 1999 Division 7 Championship in TA/FC, though. That was a lot of fun.