With the slipping clutch and a pedal that didn't engage until it was nearly fully released, we decided to call it a day. We ordered a new clutch cable to try and get back to the track the following week, but it didn't arrive in time for our test and tune.
We had fallen short of our goal this time, but there's no doubt that, come wintertime, Stolen Goods will be an easy 11-second player. With its road-race suspension, it's not exactly dialed in for the quarter-mile, but we'll be installing Maximum Motorsport's torque arm in the near future, which the company says will improve traction both in a straight line and when coming out of the corners. Maybe it will be enough to get us in the 11s, even in the summer heat.
We'll be going back to the 3.55s, though, as we prep Stolen Goods for some track time at the SVTOA's high-performance driving event at Sebring International Raceway. We're pretty sure this won't be the last time Stolen Goods will see the dragstrip, but for now, it's time for some corner carving.