Several people have thought they could pull that speed off through the years with their Viper project without a clue what it really takes to hook that power and keep it straight the whole 1/4.
But you Sal did it the most satisfying way - you did it yourself along with a team you developed along the way. You made incremental improvements step by step. You did not rush it.
Long ago you knew your car could run the number, but your refused to get impatient and go balls out and risk it all. You risked other people beating you to the 200mph marker post by doing it right, learning the car, learning the journey, learning yourself and stepping it up bit by bit.
Sal you are a true professional, you have schooled all those in your wake by your patient persistence and now the final goal of 6's is one good run away.
Nobody deserves it more.
Like a cross eyed discus thrower, I don't set many records, but I keep the crowd alert
well said Torquemonster, I have been a fan of this car / team for years and I'm very happy to see you accomplish all this success, IMO the most impressive thing on 4 wheels I have seen in a long time, to think of cars that weight this much, as complete as yours going 200mph alone is very impressive, to be able to do it in 1/4 mile is simply absurd! Congratulations
When I watch the video it looks boring, but it sure as hell didn't feel boring while making that hit!
I am pretty sure that you want to keep things boring like that. Slipping and sliding down the track would definitely make it more exciting, but a hell of alot more dangerous. I would rather do what you did and kick out 10 runs at 200+ MPH and be bored with it.
I have gone from 14's when I first started drag racing as a teen to 12's and 10's and eventually 8's in the 1/4mile. I built each car to achieve the goals. Its amazing how much money it takes to go from one level to the next. After I sold the 8 sec car, I decide it wasn't worth the waste of money it would be to try to get into the 7's or even 6's. Decided to buy a Viper and shoot for low 10's. Its cheap to do so. No need for a spool, auto trans, gutted car etc. Kudos to you Sal! I can truly appreciate all the time money and headaches it takes to build such a car. Congrats! Be safe out there!!
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