Motorcycle Drag Racing Team
After being picked up from Don Kennedy on Friday afternoon we loaded my bike into the van and set off for shakey where we wanted to try out a few new things. The first of the changes was using a launch light, which despite making the bike look like a Christmas decoration really helped my launching. On my first run out I managed to pull a .070 reaction and after Don’s tuning I ran a 9.9 @65MPH. Despite the better times, the rear tyre was still struggling to recover after spinning off the line, so that afternoon we changed the rear tyre. The new tyre helped to get my time down to a 9.8 @67MPH. My next run I bought the revs up to the launch light but took them too high so it hit the limiter and started to die.
As always I would like to thank Dad and Lizz and also my sponsors Uncle Steve at Motorshack and Alan at RCP Training.
After racing at Ladies that Launch, this was the first time back on the bike since breaking both her wrists in a car accident in May. Lizz McCarthy has got back on the bike nervously at first, using the time also as testing time. She got the handle of it, after nearly 10 months of not racing, and came home with a PB and a trophy!
Kev and Gipp noticed that the bike was going off song on launch, deciding that this could be due to the bike running far too rich, when the nitrous came in. Bike came home in one piece and Kev is now in the garage, thinking about the next stage!
Leak down done, all appeared to be fine. Just adjusted the nitrous tuning, and see what happens.
The wrists seem to be holding out ok, so the next trip out for Lizz is the Bulldog Bash on the 8th - 11th August, and very much looking forward to this :)
Lizz would like to thank Ken Cooperized Dyno and Service CentreRichard and Sam @ MPM Oil UK Top Fuel Racing, Steve @ Motorshack, for their continued support, plus Jeni @ Yawning Cat Photography and Rob Cox for the photo discs.