Discussion in 'Other Buick Events' started by gotbuick, Sep 23, 2006.
For everyone that DIDN'T go, you missed a beautiful day of racing.
Check out the air under Rick Henderson's 70.
Catching some air.
Hangin hoops with Scotty Krone (sp).
Gary Fanning's car. All the way from Nevada.
How about some ET's????????
Did Dave run his car?
Best run here for Gary, 12.65. He took out this Pontiac in the second round.
Dave Knutsen on the launch pad.
Left to right: Dave Knutsen, Gary Fanning, Rick Henderson.
Holy smoke, look at Rick H he's all clean shaved :grin: I hardly reconized him :laugh: Chris
Cripes man let me finish loading!!!!!
Dave ran a best of 10.98 with a .007 R/T
Rick hit a 11.90
Gary ran 12.65
I ran lame with a best of 11.07
Only a half dozen Buicks were there since the rest of you guys pussed out, Chrispy.
Here's Scotty Krone launching.
Here's Rick making pretty white clouds...
Here's Gary showing Rick how they do it in Nevada...
Dave K at the line...
Jerry vs. Rick; two men enter...
Ouch! I had a full day with the kids yesterday, midget football in Auburn from 10 am to 1 pm, and then a birthday for a 4 year old (not mine) until 4:30, yikes where does the time go?
Happy to see you had a beautiful day for racing!
Rick drives something besides a truck!!??? :laugh:
too bad i couldnt get there to watch you guys,700 mile round trip discouraged me:rant:
oh well,gotta work on mine to get ready for Bellevue,winter garage jail is coming wayyyy too quick
It was a great day of racing. The weather was PERFECT! Little to no wind and about 70 degrees. And to go along with the weather the company was great! As promised some familiar faces showed up and some new friends made.
It was great to finally meet Gary Fanning and his wife Erin, who drove up from Elko, Nevada (about 750 miles). With any kind of decent tires on the rear Gary would have surely posted his best to date et's. Even so putting a full-on stickered Olds racecar on the trailer in the first round must have been sweet. With Rick Henderson and Gary paired to race eachother in round two, Gary went over to see if one of the two following Pontiac GTO owners would mind switching positions so it would be a pair of Pontiac/Buick races for added interest. It wouldn't have been an issue if the two Pontiac owners hadn't badmouthed the Buicks just prior to the those two runs. One of the Pontiac guys stating he has only lost to other Pontiacs and he enjoys whoopin' up on Buicks, so they'd enjoy switching places. Gary's comeback to him was "spoken like a true Chevy driver". Both Pontiacs were trailered in the next two passes. :TU: :laugh:
Ricks car ran between 11.90 and 11.94 just about every pass, and his prowess at the lights and bracket racing in general hasn't been dampened with his hiatus from racing over the last year.
The blue car posted its maiden passes. All in all pleased with the numbers. 92 octane pump gas, DOT tires (MT ET Street radials), full exhaust with tailpipes (quiet) and 3845 lbs. It provided an opportunity to narrow down what areas need to be refined. The torque converter as suspected was a major part in limiting potential. And too steep of a rear gear for the tire size (4.33). The car needs a good 4,500 rpm converter and some 3.90 to 4.10 gears. And most likely a diet of some sort. Perhaps some alum. wheels. Best pass I made was a 10.98 at 124.36 mph with a 1.58 sixty. My son Eric made a 10.96 at 124.55 mph with a 1.58 sixty. And Kevin made a 11.10 at 124.05 mph and a 1.68 sixty. I bumped the rev limiter up to 6,800 as it was coming through the lights at 6,500 rpm. Oil pressure was 80 psi through the lights.
Great day of racing and hanging out with the Buick folks.
How fast was the fastest Buick?