Famoso Test and Tune, Bakersfield Feb 23,2020

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  1. Trainman

    Trainman Active Member Supporting Member

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    Trainman will try to make this test and tune event on Sunday with the SRT-10 Ram. SRT-Brad will be there to film. Would like other Viper trucks from Calif to come out. Possibly Rick the Pool guy from Phoenix will be there with his Camaro. Also Trainman's daughter will be there with her new 2019 Hellcat Challenger 6-speed manual. Hope to see some old faces there.
     
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    Wow! Good to see some gatherings and new racing news. Rick the Pool Guy??? I haven't heard that name in a while. I live in MA but got to meet Rick and another old member, think his name was Jay, down at the Scottsdale Pavilions in AZ back around 2013 or 2014 while visiting a friend.... man how time fly's. I think Rick was running mid 11's in his NOS quad cab at the time.
     
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    Yes, Rick the Pool Guy, not sure if he still has the SRT-10, I know he did put a 6-speed manual in the truck, but he has 2 Camaros now he is racing.
     
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    Made 2 passes today, first time at the strip after my right shoulder surgery in December, wasn't sure how my shifting would go. First pass was an 11.52 @ 125.56 , Not bad but not my best pass ever. 2nd pass was an 11.256 @ 125.52 almost a new record (11.23 is my personal best). Un fortunatley, my left front tire went flat before I could make a third pass so my day ended early. Here is a short video, .

    SRTBrads great videos will follow in a few days.
     
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    Were you able to get the 60 foot sorted out?
     
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    About the same, last time out with the 11.23 ET, 60' was 1.63, this time 1.686, so I still need work. The high end stability was much better, tightened the shocks 3 clicks to the right and truck went nice and straight. I tried launch at 4000 and I didn't spin, next time I will go to 4500 then 5000. That was going to be my 3rd run yesterday until my right front tire went flat. the front tires are so narrow that they may not seal good on the Bogarts, I will be going to a tube on the fronts.

    AS a side note, my daughter went for her second time at the drag strip, her first time out with her 2019 Hellcat, 6-speed manual (of course) she went 11.98 @ 120.87 on her first pass. This time out she improved to 11.79, with a best speed of the day at 121.22. She was so happy.
     
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    Great times for the Hellcat; I'd bet your daughter had a big smile!

    Not much wrong with a low 1.6 60 foot.