One of Kenny's favorite sayings is, "Some days you're the chicken, some days you're the feathers!" What he means is you win some and you lose some.
We went out to Houston Raceway for DigNight this past Saturday. For those of you that aren't familiar, DigNight is a No-Prep racing series that recreates the style of street racing and brings it to the safe environment of a race track. If you've ever seen the show Street Outlaws, DigNight is very similar in the style that the races are held. To recreate the feel of a street race, racers launch from the 1/8th mile mark rather than the official starting line to avoid any chance of the surface being prepped. In addition, racers launch when the flagman runs back and lights up the flashlight as opposed to an official drag tree. No-Prep racing is a lot of fun because it takes away some of the formality and intimidation that a professionally sanctioned race might bring.
So back to the chicken and feathers thing. We brought our twin turbo Mustang (aka Martha Stewart) out to DigNight to see if she could go rounds like the Camaro did last October. We knew the Mustang would be fast, but this was the first track pass since putting on the new turbo setup so we weren't 100% sure what it would do. Take a look at the race in the video below.
That's about as close as it gets! We've got Martha back in the shop so that we can tweak a couple things in preparation for the next track day.
So were we the chicken or the feathers? We didn't win the round so in that case we'd be the feathers. However, the car did exactly what it was supposed to do and put down one heck of a run for it's first pass down the track with it's new setup. Unfortunately, in racing there can only be one winner and even tho it wasn't us Saturday night, we still feel confident that Martha has a bright future ahead of her! Stay tuned, folks.
Verse of the Week
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” -Romans 15:5-6