Once in a while there is an event that I really really wish I had attended
This one was a good one to be at for sure! To see something that is the first ever, or biggest ever, or in this case, fastest ever Slant 6 run, was way way cool.
I think back on all the years that I was raising a family, buying a home, and didn't have the time or money to go racing, that I watched from the pages of the SSRN.(Thanks Seymour) I always longed for the day when I could be a part of this great bunch of racers. Now a lot of the names that I watched from afar, I have met and raced against. Many of the biggest and best names in our group are also the nicest folks you ever want to meet. Me, I am happy to just be a small part of this great bunch of folks. To get to see Will's history making run (from many angles) on Sunday has got to be one of the highlights in all of Slant 6 racing! I'm glad I got to see it. I almost wish I was in the stands and not racing so I could have watched him more.
And just for the record, I went first in one of the rounds. When I came back the return road to the pits, it passes right behind the starting line. I stopped and Will was making a run and with my open headers and doors and windows closed I could here Will's massive slicks squealing like crazy when it shifted into second gear, and he was bouncing off the rev limiter. Truly impressive!
I believe without too much trouble, he will bury that 8 second mark!
Will - thank you for energizing our group! We need this. Maybe this will give some old racers the bug to dig out their cars. Let's hope so.
Also we had a really good turnout, but do not be mistaken; We could easily have 22-24 cars here. We had 4 people here without their cars to watch. Two that I know of who stayed home because of rain and two other long haulers who did not make it. You can do the math.
I am having computer problems but will try and post some pictures soon!
PS. Will, As soon as you hit the 8's, I'll come up with a tee shirt for you. Somethin like "Slant 6 Racing's Fastest man on the planet"
Anyone want to buy some shirts!
2 Mopars come with Spark plug tubes. One is a highly refined, record setting, world class, racing machine. The other is a 426 CI. boat anchor!