Thanks everyone, sorry it’s taken time to respond. My wife had to go out of town this afternoon for work, and I had some things to take care of when I got home not to mention still trying to recover from the shock…
There are a lot of people I want to thank, so I have a list.
First and foremost I want to thank BLP for hosting the event, none of it would have been possible without the facilities they provided for the event. And the parts they supply and especially those they manufacture are top notch, it’s getting harder to find companies that still take pride in making and providing quality parts and they do just that. Everyone there is always wonderful to deal with, they have an excellent staff working for them and that is hard to find as well.
Steve Zicht for his ideas in getting one together, I only wish he was able to attend and see his part in the process blossom into what it was. I hope maybe one day he will come to the Central Florida area so I have a chance to meet him.
Excelleration for the Revolution inertia dyno, it’s an amazing dyno and provides as close to real world testing as possible. Hopefully soon I’ll get my SB2 back together and make some dyno pulls on it.
Mullins Race Engines and Steve Schmidt Racing for providing the engines, Mullins provided a super engine that ran flawless and I expect the same from the Steve Schmidt engine. I’m excited to see that one run as well.
VP and Rockett for providing the fuel for the two engines, the VP 113 performed well when testing on my car.
Joe Gibbs and Lake Speed for providing oil for the shootout.
Speedway Illustrated and Speedtalk for hosting the live feeds on Livestream.
David Vizard for officiating, it’s an honor to meet someone of his stature.
All of the following forums and a few others, they all have great information available and thanks to all the pro’s that add to them as well, some of the things I’ve been able to learn you can’t find or at least easily in written books as their experience is invaluable: Speedtalk.com, Dragraceresults.com, MotorsportsVillage.com (great fuel systems info), Yellowbullet.com, 1320techtalk.com, RacingJunk.com, Dragstuff.com, Innovate Forum (more great fuel systems info), and MaxRaceSoftware.com.
My Dad for challenging me to always do better, and for the racing knowledge he gave me.
My wife Wanda for putting up with me and supporting my racing addiction.
Bruce Guertin for working with me on this, he has been a great friend as well.
Kevin Willis at APE machine in Auburndale Florida for the dyno and flow bench time we spent there, if you find the need for a quality machine shop in the area you can’t go wrong as he is another that takes pride in his work.
For carbs there are two that have had the most profound effect on what I’ve learned. One was been Tuner, where ever he may now be. He inspired a group of us to fix what we have and led us to the basics of how they operate, and not always giving us the answers but making us read and think about what we did and the effects they had. The other is Shrinker/ Bruce Robertson from Smart Carby in Austrailia, he like Tuner has been a wealth of knowledge from decades of experience you can’t find in books. I can count on one hand those that I feel have the immense knowledge of fuel and fuel systems that they do and I can’t thank them both enough for what I’ve been able to learn. In any post they have made you will find a wealth of information if you take the time to read it. Sometimes a few times for it to sink in…
Again, thanks to Bo and Mike Laws, Rick Cole, Joe Hilerio, and the rest of the gang at BLP. Thanks also to Dave Braswell and Marvin Benoit for some new lessons and some interesting insights into the Holley past.
As far as the competition there were no losers, the entire field was within 3% and the top 8 under 1.3%. You can’t go wrong purchasing any of their products from them as well as from BLP, and I think if given a little more time with the oxygenated fuel all would have been packed in a lot tighter. Everyone there was friendly and I had a great time, I look forward to the next round. And if there is someone I’ve forgotten I’m sorry and thanks.
Good work isn't cheap and cheap work can't be good.