Worlds Fastest Viper on Pump Gas - Lee Saunders 7.99
Lee Saunders made an exhibition pass at the 2008 Pump Gas Drags on April
11, 2008 setting a new record for the fastest pass on Pump Gas in a Viper -
7.99 @ 183MPH. This Twin 90mm setup was built by Heffner Performance
Bob Griffith twin turbo 97 Viper on DynaPack 4 PSI boost 937 HP
Bob Griffiths 97 Viper twin turbo on the
Twins turbo motorsports DyanPack chassis
Dyno in Signal Hill
CA. Running 4 psi of Boost making
Engine is 510 CI, featuring two Bullseye Power Borg Warner T-4 80mm turbos, CNC intake manifold designed by
Marc "Koz" Kozeluh of Twins turbo and
Steve Hall of Hall engineering and design, Intake NC programming and
machining by Steve Hall.
Fabrication done by Twins turbo
Motorsports and Andrew "Serge" McClelland. Wired by GP Motorsports and
features a MoTeC M800 Engine Management System, Twin MoTeC CDI-8 Ignition
boxes, twin MoTeC E888 Expansion boxes, a MoTeC PDM 30 Power distribution
Module, MoTeC ADL Dash Logger, MoTeC SLM Shift Light Module and MoTeC SKM
Stand Alone Knock Module all calibrated by Shane Tecklenburg (Tuned By
Lethal Performance 2010 Shelby GT500 10.09@140mph
We had a fun time at the track last night. Although we didn't do as well as
we were hoping to we got a lot accomplished with the car and in reality did
quite well. Just so there's no misunderstanding the car was making 21psi
and was run on C16. No methanol was used. We dialed in the suspension a
little better and was able to cut a 1.47 60ft on one of the runs. We also
noticed that our stock diff is shot as we were only spinning one tire as we
left the burnout box. So we'll be taking care of that this week. We also
datalogged the car and Jon went over the logs with me this morning. The car
was pulling 4 deg's of timing. So on our 10.09 run as we went through the
traps we were only seeing 17deg of timing. He's not exactly sure why but
we'll be looking into it this week. We didn't log IAT2's last night as
Chris's computer was having issues logging a few parameters on our car.
IAT2 being one of them.
The other thing that was working against us was the weather. It was humid,
muggy and we're still in the 70's. We kept scratching our heads trying to
figure why we were going 2-3mph slower in the 1/8th than our last time at
the track when we went 112+mph through the 1/8th. Between the crappy air
the car pulling timing at least we know what was going on with the car.
With that said we're going to keep on making adjustments, tweak the
suspension and get the issues straightened out with why the car is pulling
timing. As Derek mentioned above I believe we're going to put in a spool.
To this date the car has seen 3 full passes. For us to being doing what we
are especially with the weather and with the car pulling timing we're doing
great. It's easy for someone to say that we should easily being running a
certain time because of the power we're making but there's a lot more to it
than that. It's easy to strap a car to a Dyno and make a number but
taking that power and making it work for you at the track is completely
different. Ask guys like Andy, Tony, Chris or any other person who runs
fast times how many runs it took them to dial the car in. We can't expect
to build a car, take it to the track for the first time and run the car to
it's fullest potential. That's not how it works. We know that with how the
car sits if we get the small issues ironed out and see some cool air we
should see 9.60-9.70's.
For now it's back to work and we'll be out at the track again soon.