Drag Racing in Valdosta April 7-9, 2017 (Part One)

Greetings to all, As the season unfolds in 2017 we are busy in a number of different directions. On the drag racing front, we have incorporated a three-dimensional tuning thought process that allowed the Top Fueler of Sam Wills to smoke the tire on the first pass and get down the track four out of…

Update: Plans for Bonneville 2017

As it stands, we are planning to go to Bonneville to participate in the Motorcycle Speed Trials from August 26-31, in an effort to beat the rain that has plagued our efforts to run since 2013.

Oklahoma City: Part 3

There were four heads to start with, all used, that had the seats and valves retouched by Clyde Day, there in OKC.  Clyde has been doing cylinder heads for over forty years and most recently was the cam designer for Hotcams in Iowa.  Being able to talk to Clyde allowed a lot of information to…

Oklahoma City: Part 2

The next day began the usual regimen of up and on the way before seven a.m. and working on listed items and other things that came to mind.  Having a chance to work for Sam was something I had hoped to use as both a chance to get ahead on the bike and spares rebuilding…

Oklahoma City: Part 1

Hello to you all! The last week was a bit of a whirlwind.  Sunday morning at 4:30 am, up and to the airport to fly to Oklahoma City for the planned working for Sam Wills.  I had no idea what to expect, but the adventure began. Arriving at Will Rogers World Airport (I can just…

Plans for 2017

Hello All, It has been a long time since our last visit and I can only say it has been a bit wild around here since then. One of the focal points has been nailing down the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials date and that has been declared as August 26 – 31, 2017.  We have…

Updates Fall 2016

Hello All, It has been quite a while since the last post and I apologize for that, but it has been sixteen hours a day, seven days a week since then.  I thought there would be a slow-down that we usually see at this time of year, but it hasn’t happened yet. We finished up…

Racing season ends…for now

The racing season has finally ended in the formal sense.  Now the development and scheduling of events for 2017 begins.  There really isn’t a “Downtime” in racing at the level we try to attain. The Mancup Finals in Georgia didn’t go as hoped, with a clutch management system malfunction eluded detection and resolution, costing us…

Slimey Crud Run 2016

Check out #1 in the list… Top 10 Highlights of the Fall 2016 Slimey Crud Run: The Usual Suspects

Breaking News!!!

We have decided that maybe Speed Week is the choice for the land speed racing in 2017.  All the big players, all the big cars, and 7 days to “break records or break parts”.  Maybe both?   We’ll keep you all posted.  Once again, THANK YOU ALL!! EDIT: The hotel rooms are skyrocketing – we are…

Bonneville Update: September 28

Well as everyone is aware of, the World Finals at Bonneville was cancelled.  Enough rain fell the week before that the course remained under water too long to allow the proper preparation required to put on an event of that caliber.  My wife was coming back through Wendover and stayed at the motel we had…

The mad dash starts with the Mancup drag race at Rockingham NC.  Driving down I picked up Mitch Brown, owner of Monster Race Products in downtown Chicago.  These were the same streets the Blues Brothers roamed and it was just as crazy.  I must say GPS doesn’t play well under the El. Leaving the big…