Number 2 Daughter was keen to make her first drag pass, but not quite game. She worked out that you can carry a passenger at the Eastern Creek Wednesday night meets, so I got roped in to ride shotgun on her first few passes.
The track staff were great, and helped her understand what she was doing. Fluffed her first burnout, but otherwise good. I figured she would keep to a moderate pace, but she kept her boot into it the whole way. It was somewhat unsettling viewing from the passenger's seat. She pulled a 14.3, not too bad for her first ever pass. Blew away a late model Falcon, which had her chuffed.
Made another five or so passes, all around the 14.3 mark. Got ready for our last pass of the night. Good burnout, staged OK, and into it. By mid track the engine was on-song, and howling by 3/4 track. We had inadvertantly left it in 2nd instead of Drive (either that or she thought it was a 'glide and not a TH350
). Wasn't game enough to reach across and bump it into Drive, so we went through the traps in second. Probably no worse revs than a burnout, and if nothing else it will stop the bores glazing
Picked up the time slip, and she pulled a email@example.com. The best I'e ever got out of this thing is firstname.lastname@example.org. She had a lot more ballast onboard than when I drive too - her weight and a full tank of fuel, maybe 110kg. I'm clearly not wringing it's neck enough, and need to row it through the gears instead of leaving it in Drive.
(she's now banned from driving it until I can post a more respectable time, a lot faster than hers
327 Chev EK wagon, original EK ute for Number 1 Daughter, an FB sedan meth monster project and a BB/MD grey motored FED.