The Grannas Racing "Project H-Pattern" aka "Orange Man Bad" Supra came to play at TX2K with the goal of getting the car to leave the line more consistently. This consisted of adding a "long style" clutch to the mix. This is basically an adjustable clutch which allows you to adjust the weight and pressure on the clutch to allow it to slip on the line. I enlisted the help of Cale Aronson, a former Pro-Stock racer who now runs Black Magic clutches. Cale helped setup a new prototype 2JZ long-style clutch for this car as well as help dial it in at the event.
The plan was to use FL2K as a test session to get the car short tracking and dialed in for World Cup Finals - Import vs Domestic the end of October. Thanks to Chris Delgado's tuning and Cale's clutch knowledge after only 4 passes we got a new personal best of 1.21 sixty foot and a 5.0 eighth mile... And what is really crazy is, on that 5.0 1/8 mile it broke the suspension on the launch and i was dragging the drivers rear tire in the wheel well down to through 3rd gear. If you watch the video below you can see how the car was swaying up top due to pretty much no control over the drivers rear wheel. On the next pass the clutch was slipping hard up top, and we ended up not being able to get it done on both ends of the track, and ended up getting knocked out first round of eliminations.
I have always struggled with getting this car to leave, so now that we have that straightened out, I have really high expectations going forward. Can't wait to see what the car will do at WCF! See you there!
Big thanks to Bullet Race Engineering, Prospeed Autosports (Chris Delgado Tuned!), Brian Roche Racing Engines, The Driveshaft Shop, Headgames Motorwerks, GSC Cams, Black Magic Clutches, Precision Chassis, Liberty's Gears, Browell Bellhousings, Tremec Transmissions, Virtual Works, Powerhouse Racing, Schmuck Built LLC, Buck Performance, and anyone else I missed!