Thanks so much guys. It truly drives me to have all your support. Huge thanks to my crew. We were supposed to be done for the year after we won Carolina last weekend. You should have seen the look on their faces when I told them I wanted to drive 9 hours just to go test yesterday. But as always they were onboard and off we went. I wanna thank Robert from Vp. We were out of fuel and he let me drive to his house on the way to Mississippi. He took time away from his family to meet us and make sure we had what we needed. How can I say enough about all my sponsors. Not just because they support us, but because they pour the hearts into their products. Who thought that Mickey Thompson tire would ever support a run like that? Wow. We still haven't found the limit yet. Thanks Procharger for being receptive to change and providing us with a single compressor that runs like it has two. The new 136 is bad bad ass. CDS gear drives( Chris Alston) we haven't had one single failed component yet. It is by far the most durable component on my race car. Thanks to all my sponsors and fans that never give up on me. Last year when we were burning the heads off every run and I was lost, I told you we would be here. Mac fab, CFE heads, Phil Shuler ( the only other person I've ever met that loves racing as much as I do) , Abby's performance engines, man do we ever have a bullet. I can't wait to lean on it a little. Someone better buy this motor before I start mashing on it. , 2keys customs (hossin the paint) Cameron's Torque Converter Services, Joe at Protorque , Robbie Lowry( THE big ball factor) Mark Menscer ( The Shock Nerd. I told that two clicks of rebound would get us there ) Racepak, Schoneck composites, all of you guys that buy merchandise and donated to get us back going after the wreck. Teddy Houser Race Cars- the car drives better now than it did before I piled it into the wall. Dave at team Z.....Total Seal Piston Rings, Diamond Pistons, Grp Rods. Everyone I'm sure I'm forgetting, sorry I drove all night.
Performance Torque Converters (PTC) Wow. A lot of my customers cars that I tune for a living have PTC stuff , so I've already seen their data. Well Lane calls me last week and very casually says" why don't u try one of our converters and go ahead and run a teen and get it over with" I laughed. If any of you know Lane, you know he is an amazing person who will help anybody, and he isn't prone to hype or bs. So I said sure. Lets put on in and try it. Ill be the first to admit that I was skeptical. I have a very unique engine combination and that was a bold statement. Yesterday we got to Holly and made a couple hits with our usual stuff and then bolted in the PTC . The first hit I let go of the button and BAM. 1.13 2.92 4.25 at 183mph. ON THE BACK TIRES . It went a to b with the front end at least a foot off the ground. ( I was trying to be like fiscus) I couldn't believe it. The second run we went 4.24 at 185mph. Phil called from Pomona California and told me to quit being a pussy. Even my ultra conservative team leader Mike Merriett pulled me the side and looked me in the eye and said" it will be dark in 15 mins. This is your last run of the year in this car, I want you to go a teen right now. This run. Do it"
Holy shit you cannot imagine how fired up was to have people believe in me like that. I threw caution to the wind and wrote a tune up that absolutely should not go down the track. But this is Holly Springs. It's like Disneyland for Your Car. Jabbo drug the track one time and gave me the thumbs up and I burned in hard. It was like a scene out of a movie. The sun was setting and all was right with the world. I turned loose and the ole hotrod hiked the left front tire up and off we went. The sixty was lazy, but 70 feet out it felt like a god dang semi truck rammed into my ass . The car pulled 3 g's in the middle of the racetrack. I buzzed the traps and the left front tire smoked when it touched the ground when the chutes hit. 1.14 2.86 4.19 at 186. How's that for a final run of the year. I dont think Lane is a hugger So im sorry if i made you a little uncomfortable. Lol shit i was hugging everybody at the track. Poor Jabbo may never be the same. Thanks so much to Holly Springs for always wanting to be the best track. Hard work always pays off. Kenny, Lane, Deda, and all the guys at PTC for your hard work. Hats off to Cameron and Joe. I called them both and they were both so excited that we went teens that they didn't care what converter we had in the car. Competition makes everybody better. I know this probly sounds a little over the top but you guys have to understand how emotional I get about drag racing. I wanna find somewhere to burn in right now. The video will be up soon. Thanks again guys .See everybody at PRI.
1/8- 4.19@186 - QUICKEST RADIAL TIRE CAR IN THE WORLD...............
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