It was a blast, i was surprised at how fast they let us go. I was also made acutely aware of how far my car has gotton from being track ready. My alignment was off, had to set the toe by eye the morning of. My tires are so old they have hieroglyphics on the sides and my carb - that was a classic fu from my car saying enough making the kids my priority. Stuck needle valve + holley red electric pump + clueless driver = fire extinguisher. The air cleaner caught fire which i thought couldn't happen. It's not one of thost triangular Edelbrocks that are infamous... Luckily the old girl took the white power in stride, and a good pounding with a dead blow hammer and she roared to life. Watkins official - nicest guy in the world, politely asked me to run at the back of the pack in case my car broke down - was so greatful when i said no problem. Turned out to be a really great place to run.
We were three rats in 110 mustangs easy, easily $10M+ worth of Rousches, Gt350s almost exclusively hugh end and modified mustangs each on bristling with K$ of visible upgrades - 90% newer than 2012 - 90 came down from Buffalo/ rochester and more came from south. Seemed like definitely more than half were supercharged. Below is Tom standing on his fender to get a photo. Next you see a woman who walks up and says, "can i stand on your car also", Im thinking "why don't you stand on your husbands $75k Rousch, whats the message here" but to my surprise Tom (Husk, nicest guy in the world) says yes - the last is the rat pack. Mustang club 110 cars, only 3 real mustangs, 107 pretenders - thats just a sad state of affairs right there!
Really great to meet Tom and to run again with Brad. This is a fun event! I really got to spend a surprisingly good amount of time with my foot to the floor. Id forgotten how well she pulls and sounds WOT, not enough places in the world to really let loose...
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