Just thought I would share with the group my experience from the half mile.
We got there at 815am. One of the guys caused us to run late so I am already stressed out since I wanted to be there for the gates. Get the SS out and still need to put a couple trim pieces on. I break a wire on the rear radiator. Now 20min later, I get it back together. I get it out for the first couple runs and I cannot get it to shift into each gear smoothly to save my life. But I'm also now shifting at 7000-8000RPMs. On my 3rd run, around 10:45am I go for 3rd and I snap my gear shifter off. It's not the stock one, it's a billet one. So now I am thinking my weekend is done.
As luck would have it one of our techs used to live and work in Marion. He makes a call to a machine shop he used to work at, and 15min later we are clamping a couple pairs of vice grips to what's left of the shifter and driving to the machine shop. We get there and get a piece of cold rolled steel and make a crude shifter. It ain't pretty but it works and I'm back in the game.
We get back to the track and I suit back up and get back on the track. I make another run and blow a fitting off and my idle is stuck at 3000RPM because of the massive vac leak. At this point I'm thinking, you have GOT to be fucking kidding me. We get that issue fixed and I get back out on the track.
I get out there and nail every gear just right, but right before the end of the track I let off because the ass end of the SS gets really light and my sphincter puckers up but it feels like a good run. I make my way back to the starting grid. I slow down as I see the rest of the ZZP team at the edge of the track and they are all jumping up and down and fist pumping like they are all at an electronic music festival. I motion to them to tell me how fast as I drive by. I'm thinking I at least went 131mph again or maybe 135mph. And then Steve flashes me 141. I'm thinking I did not interpret that correctly so I pull to the side of the track and I hear "141 fucking MPH!!!" Overcome with joy I continue on to make another pass. I bested my original speed by 10mph at 16psi.
It started off as a really tough morning but turned out to be a great day by besting my overall top speed. None of it would have been possible without having a great group of guys and techs around me. Tomorrow the boost will get turned up and I will go for more if the rear end allows it and doesn't get too squirrely. Aero will likely be the focus when we get back to ZZP.