Hi gang! 'Have something I've gotta share with you (proud papa & all that ):
Last night, in his very first outing to the track with his sweet new Dodge Charger Daytona, "Bad 'Nanner" (BADNANR), my son Mike broke into the 13s.
Pretty darn amazing when you think about how many are still looking for their first 13, even back on the east coast, where Density Altitude works greatly to one's favor.
Density altitude last night was somewhere around 1200', maybe 1000' by the end of the night's sessions.
When you look at my best, last night, of 13.1, and Mike's best of 13.9, that's only 8 tenths separating those two cars.
And Mike was on 20" street tires, the factory F1 RSAs, which are just a smidge under 28" in diameter, vs. my 25.4" dia. BFG DRs.
Had we swapped rear wheels & tires last night, Mike would have gotten approx. .2 quicker.
I would have gotten .2 slower.
Which means Mike would have been running 13.7s and I'd have been running 13.3s.
For a delta of only .4 seconds.
And I've been at this for 2 years and Mike just started.
Congratulations Mike. Well done!
You can see and read more of Bad Nanner, and Mike, here: Junior's got his Banana - pics!
I've included a few pics for your viewing enjoyment, below:
Last edited by Meister; 01-07-2007 at 08:58 PM. Reason: swap last two paragraphs, for proper sequence
A chip off the old block, give my best to Mike and good job. Oh, ya your crazy if you didn't already no that, lol.
the apple does not fall far from the tree, eh?
2006 Magnum SRT8 "HEMIWAGN"; HalfFast Performance built; OST Dyno tuned; Frank Racing Extreme Heads, Scudd Cam & Ported Intake; Paramount Performance Dominator 4400TC & Valvebody. Best 1/4: 10.898 @ 123.25 MPH, 1.577 60', 3500lbs with driver, DA -595
cool very cool! he almost eclipsed my best 5.7 time of 13.88 that we ran at firebird when i had the original 300C before i got the SRT8! Way to go and welcome!
Very nice, now all you have to do is convince him to do all the mods to his ride now, lol.
SoCalLX - " Where Southern California Car Culture Meets Modern Mopar Muscle"
2005 Magnum, Magnesium Pearl, MOPAR Cold Air Intake JBA Headers, Mids w/Cats, and Cat-Back System, Pedders sways front and back!
2003 Porsche 911 Turbo, bone stock.
Mike will be passing dad pretty soon.
I'm sure he's got a fine teacher!
MY MEAT WILL MELT IN YOUR MOUTH....NOT IN YOUR HANDS! ENJOY THE Q.
You've every right to be proud, Jim. Congratulations to you both!
Thanks, everyone, for those very kind words.
Mike is planning on adding a AirHammer to the mix fairly soon, so I'd best be on my toes.
I ma sure the teacher always has a trick up his sleeve!
It's a 13.3 @ 3000' DA nowadays, btw.