The 48th annual Cincinnati Cavalcade of Customs held at the Duke Energy Center was a
huge success for the PerformLink dragster. Nearly 1000 spectators experienced what
it's like to sit behind the wheel of a 160 mph race car. Many more asked questions and
everyone had a good time. Over 400 pictures were taken of the show cars and
spectators. You can see these pictures at PerformLink.net on each page.
I was joined this weekend by my daughter, Savanah. As we unloaded the car, I asked
where we would be parking our motorhome and trailer and was informed that it wasn't a
good idea to be out at night there. By this time, Savanah was freaking out and I wasn't
far behind knowing the show finished at 10:30 each night and we were going to be on
our 49cc pit scooter (our redneck Harley) that would hardly carry both of us and our
cooler. With Savanah's mace in hand, we made it through the weekend with no
problems, hardly seeing a soul in that area. I would also like to thank the staff at the
Duke Energy Center for their great hospitality.
The PerformLink dragster was a part of the Grease Monkey customer appreciation day
in Terre Haute IN. There was a hand full of race cars from dirt circle track cars to drag
cars for the customers to see that day. Check out the pictures on PerformLink.net on the
Cam, Head, Valve page and the Chassis Comp page.
|March & April 08
Cool temps and tricky track conditions made
racing at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis
a little tough. When we pulled in on Friday, the
temps were in the mid 40's and barely made it
to the mid 60's by Sunday. On Saturday, we
made it to the 2nd round only to throw it away
with a - .003 red light. Sunday was a little better
making it to the 3rd round only to get beat
carrying a .000 perfect reaction time to my
opponents .007. As we approached the finish
line, my car moved around a little and I ran .028
off my dial to his dead on 5.585 on a 5.58 dial.
Next week, we head back to Indy for the
Division 3 Points race hope to see you there.
O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis
This weekend, we were in Indianapolis for the 1st NHRA Div 3 points meet at O'Reilly Raceway
Park. We ran in the Super Comp class, an Index class where the idea is to run as close to 8.90
seconds without running any quicker and how do I put this nicely, I sucked this weekend!
Thursday started out with good reaction times and I did manage to post a 8.905 on the 8.90 index
chattering the tires from the 1/8th mile mark on. From there on, I was either fast or I was slow and
my reaction times suffered also. Rain loomed most of the weekend making it harder to predict
each run. Saturday's 1st round was rescheduled for Sunday and in the 1st round, I met up with
Iron Mike Fuqua. After Mike beat me, he went on to win not only Super Comp but also won Super
Gas. Congratulations Mike! Our next points meet is at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk OH.
We didn't race this weekend, but come join us this weekend at Action City Dragway in
Terre Haute, IN on Saturday and Coles County Dragway in Charleston, IL on Sunday.