Sorry it took so long to get these on here. Work sometimes gets in the way of play.
Troy's Miata winds up quick and launches strong. It's really fun to watch and sounds really frenzied and pissed off when it leaves. I'm glad I was there to see him break Fuji's record.
Here's the car:
And the driver! No, he doesn't need to go to the gym to go faster.
The launch on the first pass of the night:
The accompanying time slip:
The next time up:
Lining up for the third run:
Third time's a charm:
Haters can hate, but he was faster than some turbo cars out there on his dual sidedraft carburetors.
Sorry the pics are so bad. All I had with me was a very old point and shoot camera that lives in my truck.
And for reference, I looked up published quarter mile times for a whole list of cars. He is faster than all C4 Corvettes but the ZR-1, base C5 Corvettes, all Z-28 Camaros and Trans Ams ever built, all Mustang 5.0s, Audi A4 turbos, and all non-M BMWs and most M BMWs that were on the list. For reference: http://www.exoticcarsite.com/0-60-qu...mile-times.htm
Good job, Troy!
Edit: And so you know, a lot of it is the driver. He's very in tune with what he's doing. And his gear shifting is ridiculously fast when you hear it trackside. He's good.