25th FEB 2011 - SIGRA SARATOGA ON THE RIGHT TRACK!
Friday night the 18th of February – finally a window in the bad weather to test the car.
Every scheduled test opportunity for the last month has been rained out or too hot. It rained in the morning, and also on the way home from the track, but not while we were testing.
We made a lot of changes to the clutch, engine and 4 link from last time out and were hoping for the first full run. 1st run shook the tyres hard at about 60 foot and recovered for a 6.8 second pass. Made a few changes hoping to cure the shake, and 2nd pass of the night was a perfect run – 6.43 at 215mph (346kph). No shake, straight as an arrow and no damage. This is a better than we hoped for result for the soft state of tune on the car. We also turned the car around ready for the second run in only 1 ½ hours – another PB.
So with potential to go a bit faster, we are entering the Top Comp category of the ANDRA pro series round at Sydney Dragway on 18th and 19th March. Details of the event are HERE
There is a new in car and trackside video from last friday on the Sigra Website
Somebody has put a video from the grandstand on youtube HERE
Thanks Sydney Dragway for a well prepared track, and the Sigra crew for their hard work and dedication. Its great to finally run some half decent numbers.