Dodging the Storms
With Project 4-Link
I want to apologize to Jeff for
getting this update to him so late. Not many
of you know what I do for a regular job 8 to
5 everyday. I am an auto damage appraiser and
this month in Iowa could easily be called Hell-Month!
We have had several severe hail-storms and currently
lead the nation in tornado sightings. NOT A
GOOD THING but especially ugly if you appraise
damaged cars. Some of the hailstones were 3
in diameter! We are swamped and trying to get
that done and two cars prepared is more than
a full-time deal. With Andys help on the
cars and Barb taking care of getting the motor
home and supplies in place we have raced every
weekend this month. Here is a picture of the
inside of our 28 trailer. YES, it is crowded
and it takes us about 30 minutes to get both
cars loaded and secured.
This is what fills
our spare time. The dragster
is winched up, supported in the middle with
a metal frame and the Vega gets the basic
tie down treatment. So far it hasnt
moved in our travels.
The last time I wrote a column
we were headed for the NHRA National Open in
Earlville, IA for a Top Comp race. We qualified
in the top 10 and made it to the quarter-finals.
We qualified at 7.57 at 175 mph. The Project
4-Link performed great and is performing
Then we headed for the first local
Summit Series race at Cedar Falls Raceway in
Cedar Falls, IA. Andy did an excellent job of
driving and has a great start on defending his
point title as he made it to the finals only
to roll through the stage beam when the button
messed us up.