Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals
WJ goes back to basics, powers to the third starting spot
“Although we’re never completely satisfied unless we’re No. 1, we’ll certainly take that run. This is the same engine and same GM Performance Parts GTO that we’ve run all season, but up until the last two races, we had been fighting two battles, trying to tune the engine to a chassis configuration that I really didn’t know that much about. Unfortunately, it wasn’t producing consistent results, making it extremely difficult to effectively tune the engine.
“However, we’ve now gone back to square one, using our chassis set-up from 2003-2006. In fact, this is the same engine we used in 2005, albeit with different manifolds, camshafts and so forth. Now that the car is going down the racetrack on every run, I can be more precise with the engine tune-up, and the results are starting to show on the racetrack. Armed with the information from today’s runs, we’re going to do what we can to go for the throat tomorrow.”
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