Tuesday morning and in line to run again. The guys can't figure out why the car isn't going as fast as expected. There are lots of opinions!
Mike makes a last check on things.
Finished the pass, still not pulling the speeds. They expected 280 mph, but only made 265 (not a bad speed).
Driver and owner are stumped.
Grant and Shannon!
Mike, Roy and Donnie.
Wednesday morning, going to give it one more try. Carl made new exhaust pipes from some tubing he got from the Kiwi racers in the pits next to ours. Waiting in the gas line.
No line on Wednesday, you can push on up just about anytime when you're ready.
The car went about 3 mph faster with the new exhaust, but still not good enough.
Pack it up and put it on the trailer.
Team picture with the auto timer. Shannon, Grant, Donnie, Mike, Carl F.,
Dennis, Pat, Roy, Bobby, Dawna and me.
Shannon and Dawna.
Back at the pits, Mike, Mikey and Art pose for a family snap-shot.
A young man who lived on Art's street as a younster, stopped by to show him his old car.
Perfect opportunity for Shannon to bring out her drawings of Art Chrisman. He was so gracious to take the time to sign everyone's art. And it was blazing hot at the time.