Racing - 2007 Easter Thunderball at Santa Pod
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captures a typical launch from the weekend, wheels up and already off line.
Tyre shake blighted almost every run whatever we did to calm the car down.
Click here to see Andy at work inside the car on the run. This is a 28 Mb file.
|All the shake had its effect on the axle in particular which had to be taken out several times to repair the case. Replacing it is a four man job for Jerry, Tom, Bowser and Paul|
|Another run put so much
side force on the wheelie bar that it twisted and bent the mid-way rod ends.
And to add woe to misery the blower belt broke. It damaged the guard which in turn moved over and damaged the bonnet.
All these repairs meant that between rounds was always a thrash and it was a busy three days with not much reward except a runner-up spot in the first round of the MSA Championship.
|There always seemed to be a camera crew around whatever we were doing this weekend. Here we see Andy being interviewed by John Price covering the state of drag racing in general and the Pro Mod championship in particular.|
|And then the TV director
wanted to film what happened when the car got back from a run .... but we
couldn't do it under the awning 'cos they couldn't get a good shot in there
so we had to do it in the open.
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