I have gotten
hundreds of emails from people wanting to know what
my truck does on the drag strip. I had always
responded "I do not know, or care."
Well, I decided to
go to the drag strip on a wild hair. I had never been
to a drag strip before and really had no idea what
was going on or what to do. I pulled up for my first
time run and had no idea where the staging line was
and the announcer busted my balls about it. He also
made some comments about running an "SUV"
against a sports car. The dude with the radio headset
had me back up to the stage point. Well the light
turned green and I mashed on the gas. Nothing fancy,
I left it in OD and let it shift its self.
I ran against a
new Celica GTS, and beat him. The poor kid was really
upset, I mean really upset. We both went back to the
pits to wait for the next round. I parked next to him
and went to check out the other cars. On my way back
a friend of his walked up and asked if my truck was
stock. I popped the hood and let them take a look.
The kid felt better that my truck was not stock.
My second run was
against a Camaro with a 350. I was surprised, I beat
him too. The third run was against an old muscle car
with big slicks and big rumbly engine. I got dusted
real bad. I smoked the rear tires real bad on the
start and did not go anywhere quick.
Overall I had a
good time and can see how people get hooked on it.
There was all kinds of stuff out there. One guy was
racing a luxury van and another a Dodge Ram with Dual
rear tires. Lots of fun.
Anyway here is my
time slip. I am the guy on the right. The left one is
the Celica GTS. I might have done better if I had
some idea what I was doing.
As you can see I
am not far from 14s, as if that is really important.