San Antonio Raceway in Marion, Tx. Southeast of SA on IH 10.
Elevation, 553 ft.
05 SE 2wd, 55,000 miles, Mobil 1 synthetic, Mobil 1 75W90 gear oil, K&N filter element, original 16" wheels and tires. I dropped the full size spare, took out all the jack tools, and all my own junk that I haul around most of the time.
My best previous time was a 15.55 @ 87.38. That was on 5/16/07. It was a typical, warm spring day in Texas. That night it got down to about 70 degrees. I have been one other time, it was around September. I couldnt get my time near my previous run at all. My best pass that night was around a 15.68, or something (I couldnt find the slips this morning). It was pretty hot that day.
I hoped that going on a colder night would improve my ET alot. My personal goal was to get better than 15.50 and break 88 mph, with my Pfinder basically being stock.
Btw, I knew that my Pfinder was capable of it, just wasnt sure if it would do it with me in it. A friend of mine took a few passes in it back in May. His best was a 15.48 @ 87.96. Oh yeah, he does weigh about 130 pounds less than me.
Yeah, I am a big guy. 6' 2" at about 320.
On to last night...
Yesterday was a typical, warm winter day in Texas. The high temp during the day was in the 70's. When the sun dropped it started to cool off pretty quick...
7pm 63degrees 45% huminity
8pm 58deg 56%
9pm 53deg 67%
10pm 52deg 67%
11pm 50deg 71%
I got to the track about 7:30 pm. Ran my first pass at 8:05pm... [email protected]
88.01. Already beat my previous best time, cool!
After redlighting 3 times in a row,
I pulled a 15.46 @88.15! That was at 9:56 pm. Met my goal!
My last two runs were my best of all... 15.30 @ 88.90 and 15.31 @89.20. I ran those at 10:56pm and 10:59pm, respectively.
I wonder how it would run on a really cold night?