Modern, but it's the only car I have to race!

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R.B.Phillips
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Modern, but it's the only car I have to race!

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Post by R.B.Phillips » 14 Aug 2016, 05:24

Some days it all comes together. I don't yet have that 4-speed '67 to '70 Cougar to race, so I used my 6-speed 2012 V6 to win Open Comp class at Tasca Mustang Showdown yesterday at New England Dragway... Open Comp uses a .500 (not .400 like we use in Outlaw) pro tree but is handicap start based on your qualifying minus a tenth, not a dial you pick. Nice check written Carl Tasca himself, too!
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Post by Al Bundy » 14 Aug 2016, 07:42

Nice job!
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
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1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
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Post by guitar74 » 14 Aug 2016, 10:21

Awesome! Never discount three holes per side! I'm not even gonna' ask if you had fun. The smile in the picture says it all.

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Post by R Code » 15 Aug 2016, 09:01

Good job R.B.!!!
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Post by R.B.Phillips » 15 Aug 2016, 09:31

It's manual transmission car, as God and Henry Ford intended - and can be awfully consistent when needed. The two qualifiers were 13.331 and 13.335, respectively. I think any talent I have comes from all that Top Loader experience in my '71 Cyclone 1971-80.

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Post by Caleb » 15 Aug 2016, 20:11

that's awesome. really consistent

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Post by guitar74 » 17 Aug 2016, 12:44

R.B.Phillips wrote:It's manual transmission car, as God and Henry Ford intended - and can be awfully consistent when needed. The two qualifiers were 13.331 and 13.335, respectively. I think any talent I have comes from all that Top Loader experience in my '71 Cyclone 1971-80.
Can't get more consistent than 4/1000. 13.30's are respectable for an 8 let alone a 6, so hats off to the driver and the car. Good job, and congrats.

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