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Nick Davies
Dave Grabham
(Freddy's Revenge)
Adam Gleadow
(Motor Psycho)

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National Finals 2011

Some words about the event from Chaos team owner Lawrie Gatehouse:

There were only 2 NFAA cars for the event, ours and Motor Psycho. The economy and other factors have sidelined too many, but 2012 should be much better, based on the information and promises that I have......we shall see.

We prepped well for the Finals and did most of the maintenance work in the FGR workshop prior to the event.

The track conditions on Saturday did not particularly suit our car, the track temp was around 64-66F and we really need it to be in the 70's to get the best from the power output.

Our first run was a bye as Adam Gleadow had a few transmission issues with the Ford. We carded a mid seven which gave us a feel for the traction at the start and mid track. The second qualifier was at nearly 6.0 PM by which time the track was 63F. At the hit the car stood up on its tyres as the wheels spun, by which time Adam was way out front, so Gary had to hit it again with a little pedal to get some forward traction. Then it was a frantic chase with one cylinder out, to catch the Ford and we only just pipped him at the stripe...... but a 10s run was not our finest hour....

On Saturday evening the crew did a complete strip down to check everything out. The crew worked until 11.0 PM, a tremendous effort be all. All the bearings were unmarked, we had two scuffed pistons so we changed those. Everything else was OK, no damages, so we were going to be in good shape for the final day.

Sunday dawned but continuing trans troubles sidelined Motor Psycho for the rest on the event, such a shame for the whole team. On our first run we got a 1.09 60' time and carded a 6.5 @ 210, someway off our best, but the low 60's track temp and a 10-15 MPH headwind had some affect.

For the Final we ran another 6.5 @ 222 MPH, so we were getting the power down from mid track, but a 1.2s 60' took the edge off the potential. Still we won the event and ended up second in the NFAA Championship, the highest that a nitro car has reached so far.

All in all, a good and enjoyable weekend, thanks to the track, the support staff and Eurodragster, we will be back next year with more cars, demonstrating how wild the altereds are.


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