We finally got the Flashback to the track this last Friday night and made the first pass of the season with the FireCore50 ignition wires on the car.
Although our initial pass with the FireCore50 wires was hampered by our competitors shenanigans the info we gained was positive.
I knew that our rookie racer in the other lane was out for the first time in the car so I waited until their car was in the staging process before I got to excited about anything....but as I was concentrating on my lights I failed to notice that the would be racer was attemping to stage with their rear tires by the time I was bumping from the pre-stage to stage spot....the track officials then back the rookie back (way back) and I assumed at that point they were going to send me solo since I had both bulbs lit.....and the temp was going up.
I hit the t-brake and the gas and was ready to roll..............
and waited for the tree..............and waited........................
out of the corner of my eye I seen the other car now coming forward to the beams....so I lifted off the brake and the gas and the car jumped forward abit (stupid mistake on my part and now I'm as hot as the car)...so now both of us manage to get staged and we're ready to go after all that crap and all I'm thinking is that if the lanes weren't already closed for the night I'd just abort the whole run cause by now I've got too much heat built up in everything for the run to be worth anything but since this was the last chance to make a pass I just thought 'F' it here we go.
Now, I know according to years of racing this car/engine combo that the car will run slower when it's temp is up, this was proved out HP wise on the dyno a couple of years back when we made a pull at an elevated temperature just to see how much of a difference there actually was.
We ran within 25 thousandths of our best run of the night on that last pass so I'm positive that the change in the wire set will be a huge gain when we get the chance to make a "good" pass with the engine/trans temps where we want them...I was fully expecting the timeslip to dip into the high 10.3 to low 10.40 range based on past experiences with our combo but it was still a 10.275 on that pass!
The car normally cranks over a few times before it 'fires'...when I hit the ignition with the FireCore50 wires the fire was instant and Scott, my crewchief, even raised his eyebrows at that.
The "snap" that you feel when installing these wires on the cap and on the plugs gives you a great sense of assurance that they aren't going anywhere either...they are securely attached!
We'll be doing some more back to back passes in a few weeks so we can verify what we are thinking....
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