Thursday, August 24, 2006
Off to the Races
Wild and Crazy things are going on here at Maddog Motor Sports! We are adding a bigger better location in St. George, but more on that later. Right now we are gearing up, as it were, for Weekend on the Edge in Salt Lake City, September 8 and 9. On that Friday we race.
Richard has finally taken steps to turn the Family F350 that has been astounding crowds and setting unprecedented records, when not picking up milk and groceries, and turning it into a more dedicated race vehicle. You will notice many external changes as Richard reduces weight and adds traction to a truck that already beats everyone off the line! Under the hood there will be many other less obvious but significant ways to increase horsepower and in the drivetrain to get the power to the ground!
So be sure to show up, or check here for exciting details afterwards! We should see some really exciting numbers and action...and pay attention soon for dates on the Maddog Ford Lightning debut!!! You are going to need a 9-second truck to hang wit-it~
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Annual August Blackout 2006 NADP
Sat. and Sun. August 5&6
It was a beautiful day hitting only 70 degrees with a cool breeze perfect for racing. We arrived in Edmonton, Canada at the invitation of the NADP---North American Diesel Performance club. It was a fine day and a good time.
A Fine Exibition Race
In this first exibition race between Maddog and this Corvette, everything was looking good. Off the line the crowd roared to see the huge F350 pull a full second ahead by the 1/8mile mark. But they uttered an sympathetic "ohhhhhh!" after an audible and onimus 'PoP' was heard and the Maddog F350 slowed to allow the Corvette a win. It was later determined that axelshaft/differential damage had occurred. Not bad though, for an axel/differential assembly well over 150,ooo miles with Maddog at the wheel!
Smoke-out Contest: Burning Rubber for points!
This very fast Dodge went up against Richard. Richard came out fast but the mighty F350 with its damaged drivetrain kept pulling towards the center and the Maddog racer had to let off the gas three times to correct the pull. The Yellow Bullet did a 10.85 with Richard coming in @ 11.58 in the 1/4mile---he was expecting to do 10.50 or better. Still, this exibition run was another great crowd-pleaser. Click here for the VIDEO