Monday, April 13, 2009
It's Alive !!
Well the #17 is finally complete, the motor runs. Dave (the engine builder) came over today to fire up the motor for the 1st time..there's somewhat of a ritual to starting a new motor.
But as usual, everything went smooth, the camshaft and lifters are broke in and ready to go racing. The #29 is also ready to go, with a fresh motor..
With practice day quickly approaching (This Saturday 4/16) there are always a bunch of last minute things to do. And it seems that no matter how many times we've done this, we always seem to miss something, although most times it's only a small, non critical item, someone will no doubt get yelled at because there's really no excuse for it, and one of these times it might be a big thing that gets overlooked, which would not be a good thing.
So anyway, we'll load up the haulers friday night, hang out in the garage, drink a few beers, do last minute preparations. We'll get down to the track around 8:00 am, everyone has to go through Tech inspection, and be certified before they are allowed onto the track, the officials are very strict about that, the last thing that anyone wants is an unsafe car out there.
We should get 5 or 6 rounds of practice in for both cars, which should be enough to shake them down and make whatever adjustments we'll need for the following week, which of course everyone knows is...The Spring Sizzler !!! Our 1st race of the season, it is a very big deal here in Stafford, lol.