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just got in from the weekend with Hot ROd Magazine 50 fastest street cars Pump Gas Drags. this was a great event! it was good to do something that I could just race and hang out!

there were some really fast cars there and the Viper was out matched! Tom Welch and Myself Gave it our best shot.

I will let Tom describe his experience.

we started with a 33 mile Cruise in Rush hour traffic and from red Light to red Light. sometimes waiting for 2-3 light cycles. A couple of cars were stranded on the roadside! me and Tom was in good shape even had the AC on. we finish the cruise into the drag strip with folks lined up everywhere. this was an exciting entrance! people were definitely in Love with the VIPERS!!

we had 30 minutes to cool down in the stagging lanes (No hoods open) and we ran single file.

my first pass I ran a 10.2
Second Pass I ran a 10.1
Third Pass I ran a 10.0

I just could not get the car in the 9's. Not sure if it was the heat or what but I had a great time. I missed the top Ten by a couple of tenth's. That was our goal but we came up short.

One thing is for sure. THE VIPER WAS THE REAL HEAD TURNER. I wish we could have showed the country what these cars are capable of. NEXT TIME WE WILL SHINE!!!

Big thanks to Doug Levin for coming out and supporting me. he stagged me in and gave some Advice. took care of tire pressure and took the cruise with me. This car ran flawlessly and has continued to keep a smile on my face! Thanks DOug.

Great seeing Tom and his Wife and his boys Lee and Joe Saunders as well
 

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Great job Roof and big congrats! I hope you put some big V10 Nationals stickers on your car for the photos!

Give us a run down on the cars that finished ahead of you. Race cars, any street cars, what did the run? Which cars there impressed you?

Thanks!

PS - any video or pics?
 

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Awesome Roof. I would be MONEY you and TOm were really the ONLY street cars there... Hnestly were there ANY TRUE street cars there in the top 10?

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im with gerald on that hunch
 

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Great link. Glad you had a blast Dr Roof and Tom - nothing wrong with being within 2 tenths in that company! Some of those guys had tires that were really race slicks with a couple of grooves to make em legal.

Don't you wish you could fit tires like THAT in the Viper - that'd be worth several tenths!

Some nice engines there!
 
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