Oct 30, 2014
It's that time of year, when I bring the kids down to Florida, the state where I was raised, to see my family and check out the annual Mopar Show at Big Daddy Don Garlits' Museum of Drag Racing. It's always a good time. This year the weather forecast calls for high seventies and low eighties during the day. It hasn't been cold and wet for that long up here in the great North West but it will still be nice to get some warmth and rays.
I will also be checking in with our guru/friend/engine builder Dan Dvorak in lovely Waldo, the speeding ticket capital of the world. We will be finalizing our plan of attack for the 2015 drag racing season. We are planning on resurrecting our high compression engine program. Our low compression engine is running great but it is a little slow for our needs right now, mostly due to the recent influx of super fast modern muscle cars. I honestly believe that it is good for the sport but it sure keeps us drivers of the old stuff on our toes! I'll keep you posted...
THE SEASON IS OVER
Oct 9, 2014
Well the season is over. It started out with some technical difficulties when we accidentally froze our engine while the race car sat in the trailer during the winter. The damage turned out to be worse than we originally thought when we discovered that we had actually cracked a head! The heads for a '64 Max Wedge Stocker motor are very difficult to find so we ended up paying a lot of money to have the crack repaired. Learn from our mistake and put antifreeze in your engine this winter!
Once we had that problem fixed the season went pretty well. The Savoy ran great, it was a solid "bracket mode" car for the whole season--it ran consistent like a brick falling out of a window