Monday, September 11, 2006
And what a story behind the trophies! In the drag race, Richard was making the qualifying run when the transmission input shaft snapped (again) right before the 1/8-mile mark. Richard coasted the second half of the 1/4-mile run and STILL got the fastest time of the night! By the time he got to the end of the track, he had slowed to about 99mph and an elapsed time of 11.69, can you believe that??? Those numbers coasting the second half of the race!
The crew spent a few hours into the night and the next morning replacing the input shaft on the trans for the Dyno event the next day. The first run Richard took it easy on the stock shaft but went "for broke" as it were, on the second Dyno run. The rollers could simply not keep up, the tires smoking on the rollers! Richard won with almost 200HP over the nearest competitor with a "best" of 940HP and 1519 Torque measured, but there was simply not enough friction to get a true reading on the rollers.
Watch the race here: Race Video Watch the Dyno run here: Dyno Video
ATS makes an AWESOME transmission, but is there any way you guys could make a 2" dia. input shaft???