I’ve been a bit lazy about updating the blog this summer after getting the car running. Been crazy busy most of the time but now we’re down with the transmission out of the car so thought I’d catch up a bit.
This summer Chris and I scored our first win! I’ve been doing this quite a while and been to the finals many times, but something “always” happens and we runner up, but finally at Kansas International Dragway during the Summer Nationals we won in their Extreme Drag Radial Class! It was bitter sweet for sure! We also finally got the car into the 4’s, actually at that race. One of the key things that had been causing issues, the nitrous controller which we had been fighting a delay in got replaced with a new NMS-1000, and that helped a ton.
As the MAKO racing season gets very close, we’re almost done with the engine freshen up project. The Nova’s engine got honed by Mark Carney at Automotive Machine Inc. in Emporia, KS to make sure the bores were nice and straight. The old pistons collapsed the skirts, so those were replaced by brand new Diamonds with an improved ring stack, We also treated the old girl