Drags, June 24th, '99
Dream Cruise, Aug. 21st, '99
I didn't get much street action due to the heavy traffic on Woodward until the following day when our Michigan 3SI club had a mini-gathering (9 Stealths). Five of us went out on Woodward and in two laps I managed to defeat a Z28 convertible, a C5 (had to egg him on for awhile), a 2nd generation Camaro (drag slicks with 6pt cage - I think he was out of NOS), and an older Mopar. I normally wouldn't pick on so many cars, but I felt compelled with so many fellow 3SI members around.
If you ever find yourself in the Detroit area in late August, you must visit Woodward. It is pure performance heaven the entire week leading up to the cruise. I'm sure we (Michigan 3SI) will have a gathering during the cruise each year.
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Best 1/4 Mile E.T. & Trap Speed of '99
|Owner & Vehicle||60 ft (seconds)||1/8 E.T. (seconds)||
|1/4 E.T. (seconds)||
|Date & Location||
|Date & Location|
|2.033||8.846||85.09||13.498||105.75||Lapeer, 10/30/99||106.10||Lapeer, 10/30/99|
|1.770||7.932||92.17||12.236||113.31||Lapeer, 10/30/99||118.80||Lapeer, 10/16/99|
|1.902||7.953||90.31||12.298||113.60||Indy, 7/16/99||120.29||Milan, 8/8/99|
At the track and on the street, I managed many victories but did suffer a few reality checks at the hands of two Vettes and another Dodge Stealth. The Vettes comprised of Karl's ATI supercharged and intercooled LT1 (favor was returned) and a high compression black '96 LT4 (visitor from Texas). The Dodge Stealth that out ran me belongs to fellow Michigan 3SI member Murray (a.k.a. Nitehawk on the 3SI board). But that was last year, I plan on having a few more ponies at bay soon.
Here is a video clip of one of my passes at Lapeer on 10/16/99 (4.3 Meg): My Stealth at Lapeer.mpg
Improvements during 2000 Calendar Year
While my car remained under the knife during the summer of 2000 (no engine under the hood), the "competition" improved.
Kevin's Vette became a serious contender with a healthy dose of power from a purpose built ARE (Agostino Racing Engines) 383. There is also more to come with headers and a new cat back exhaust. A little dyno tuning, possibly some slicks, and maybe even NOS (changes his mind day to day), and this car could become a certifiable rocket. Looks were also improved with the addition of white Gran Sport rims.
Mike became the happy owner of a "black is beautiful" '86 Grand National during 2000. And with nothing more than some good gas (to keep the engine happy at 18 psi boost) and slicks, ran well into the 12's with an essentially stock set-up (stock fuel system, turbo, intercooler, and internals). We all know it doesn't take much for the old turbo Buick 3.8L to hang with the big boys, the question is, will Mike take it to the next level?
|Owner & Vehicle||60 ft (seconds)||1/8 E.T. (seconds)||1/8
|1/4 E.T. (seconds)||1/4
|Date & Location||Fastest
|Date & Location|
|2.047||8.269||94.12||12.460||117.97||Lapeer, 8/12/00||118.07||Lapeer, 8/12/00|
'86 Buick GN
|1.936||8.294||87.80||12.829||107.59||Lapeer, 11/04/00||107.59||Lapeer, 11/04/00|
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