The Tiffen & Hess car showed up to run, however after unloading they found a broken starter. They loaded the car back up and in their words, "Going to kick back, drink a couple of beers and watch everyone else run!".
After posting pictures of the Lawson cars on Facebook, Bob Malloy posted he was loading up his car for its first run on the new motor. I have been following the motor change on Facebook.
"This was the first time out with basically a new complete combination. New block new piston and rod combination and cam. A fresh new clutch with new facings and new tires. As with anything there were several bumps a long the road and also at the track. All we wanted was an A to B pass nothing special just figure stuff out. It was up to me to determine how hard to run it. This was one run take it home and check things over. Last year was all oil pressure issues so wanted to make sure all this new stuff survives. It shook all the way down and never cleared up so clicked around a 1000ft. Hopefully all looks well and step on it with a couple small changes at the rt66 classic in 2 weeks."
I was talking to Dave Kocher, driver of the Plane Insane II. He has been having staging problems with the car, it has been surging and rolling back. He diagnosed a converter problem and while it was out, had the transmission worked on. He also made some recommended adjustments. This was his test run night before Sunday's ET Bracket Race.