Summernats 23 - Day 2 -Thursday
Summernats was strangely quiet today for a Thursday, but there's a whole
bunch of killer cars around and more blowers than you can imagine. here's
just a small portion of some of the cars going through scrutineering and
some cruising. sorry, I didn't get to the judging hall today.
Better update tomorrow.
V6 Vengeance 2
A mix of runs from the day I first ran with the Intercooler and additional Boost.
We had Boost issues which meant the
turbo couldn't make over 10.5psi Boost. First pass was in pure street trim,
then we made a soft pass to make sure nothing was going to break with the
slicks on, then we got into it and made some quicker runs. On that day we
made 13 passes within 5 hours, all in the 12-second zone. Not bad for a car
that was a daily driver at the time.
Jake Edwards Torana - Summernats 21
On the Dyno at
Summernats 21. Jakes Edwards is probably Australia's foremost authority on
blow through carby set-ups. Here's his own personal car running over 1000hp
at the tyres with a single carb and no Intercooler although it does run on
mehtanol. The engine is a 393cube Holden V8 and it runs a single Holset turbo.
Going Mentle - Extremely Close Call
Mentle at Easternats. This Camaro is Mentle by name and
Mental by nature. Milan Dokic almost lost it big time during this go to
whoa run at Easternats a few years back. Luckily he kept it off the wall
and delivered a smoking victory donut to celebrate.
MELTEM Goes Bang!
This blown V8 powered Toyota Corolla was going great until the bits inside
the engine decided they wanted to be outside.
LS1turbo.com.au One Tonner
Twin turbo Holden One tonner. Good for
low 11's with no engine modifications (except valve springs).
Listen to it turn the tyre for the first 60-foot, this thing will go 10's
with traction and practice.
Video was shot in widescreen but YouTube doesn't handle widescreen
particularly well so it looks a little squished.
PILTZY'S Hatch at Avalon
Brett Piltz hauled his Torana hatchback all the way to Avalon (from Wagga)
for Tread Cemetery and delivered a serious smokeshow for his team.
MRMAD Twin Turbo Torana - early days
Here's some early video of the MRMAD Torana while the owner was just
getting a handle on licencing and driving the car. This car is an animal
that lifts the wheels at half track and runs 6sec quarter mile times these
days, but you've got to crawl before you can run. Runs eights at low mph
shows the potential that would come later.
Twin turbo V6
David Wilzig's twin turbocharged V6
Commodore. Currently the quickest V6 Commodore in Australia, here's an old
video back when it was running 11's... it now runs 10.4 seconds and drives