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.
Twin Turbo V8 Lexus-powered Capri
Joe Geri's Capri recently featured in Street Machine Magazine and it has
run as fast as 8.34 at 164mph. But instead of running a V8 Ford engine Joe
has gone for a 4-litre Lexus V8, which is legally the biggest engine he can
fit to the car and turbo it while
remaining totally street legal. He drives this car to the track, bolts on
some slicks, runs eights and drives it home. It's a true street and strip
warrior. Nice one Joe!
LSONE Breathes Fire
Rick Fuller's LSONE Commodore always puts on a decent smokeshow but a spurt
of flame through the bonnet cut things short.
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.
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.
Australian Wild Bunch Charger running 7-second down the quarter at
Willowbank Raceway in QLD Australia.
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