Awesome accomplishment Sam and very happy you achieved your goal. I suspect you will be going after that 200+ mph record! LOL I will try to make the next Texas-Mile event if I don't endup at SEMA.
Thanks, Doc. Hope to see you and those mean rides of yours soon.
Originally Posted by tony292
What speed do you estimate the chin spoiler and belly pan were sheared off? Did the front get light after that point?
They always seemed to me to be cheap and brittle plastic, it doesn't surprise me at all.
It was my first run with blower only. I hit 181 and change so and I felt the wheels go over the chin spoiler right before the timer so I figure ~180mph. I looked in the side view and it was at about 10ft climbing to 20-30ft. Then I felt some other bits (mid belly pan) come off I unloaded the car and started braking.
Originally Posted by joelvan
Sam, what temps did you see after running the mile with the upper grill covered.
Joel - with that rad of yours, low 200's. Keep in mind its low to upper 80's so I don't see 180 much anyway. It's not a big deal but my running the mile takes 25-28 seconds I figure. IAT's are more interesting although well under control when I use the spray. Quite a different animal than the road racing you do and I used to dip into occasionally before I started chasing the straight line demon.