No it isnt all about the list but to set a goal every year and get it is a great feeling. So this year my goal is to have fun and to get on the list.
I could fill spot #9 on the 24v list just to put things on perspective with weightIt'd be nice to see a MK4 make it on that list, too bad they are all heavy pigs
14.440 @ 95.96 - john keating - 03 gli - 2.8 24v - Street Car - 3130 lbs. - Active
2.162 60' on all seasons, drag radials this year...
BILLY BOAT, H&R , SOUTHBEND , UNITRONIC & VMR WHEELS at Vw of South Charlotte NC
13.06 Trapspeed did not work on the day hence no speed info,sorry.
Same details as before.( 2005 Golf Mk1 - 2.0L 16v - Street Car - 1900 lbs. w/o driver)
95 Unleaded, 185\60\14 factory street tyres and full interior including factory radio ;-)
Last edited by eddikrie; 04-17-2011 at 06:24 AM.
There’s not much to report from cars in the states (from what I know). It looks like Matt Ivan has hit a few races and a lot of people are still working on their cars; Chris Alamorian is wrapping up his new build, Joe Pendergest is tuning the new 20v as we speak, Paul Kiernan’s car is coming back together, I think Jersey Ben is still building a 20v, v-dubin@120 just updated his 16v build, and it goes on. I did stumble upon a 12v from western Pennsylvania that ran a 12.99 a while back. If things come together I expect you’ll see more car’s running later in the season.
South Africa has had some activity and there’s a new Mk1 added to the list running 11.8’s (currently #14). The car is still getting dialed in; the owner is expecting a change in ET and will send more information after the next event (should've been this past weekend). I just found a VR6 from over there who recorded a 12.808 during competition; this was from back in December and I haven’t seen much of anything posted about the car aside from previous runs. There was another 16v on the hook but unfortunately the engine had clearance issues and got damaged while on the dyno.
I’m due to read through some of the Brazilian forums and there are still 2-3 cars that need to be mentioned on the list. I haven’t put in a solid effort to get everything together from down there, it’s mainly due to the Portuguese, but I should get around to it sooner or later.
Last edited by billyVR6; 07-26-2011 at 01:00 PM.
Hi there Billy, just thought I would drop you guys a line ... It's been a while since we last spoke but just thought I would let u know that I did a 11,57 at a street to strip event now this is not a official Msa event so it won't be recognized but like I was saying I WILL GO QUICKER ..oh yeah !!
Brad (currently listed on your list as no .. Not sure.. Lol )
Ps .. Planning to move further up the list at our next official event .
Awesome, and good to see you posting to this forum too.
I just updated the list.
Also, you guys might see an 1/8 mile list posted at some point. I've come across a handfull of cars during the past few years with only 1/8 mile results mentioned due to local tracks and race series running this format. If you do the conversion (we'll use NHRA's) they would be putting up some 1/4 mile times worth mentioning.
Just wondering if its actually comparing "apples with apples" cos for me to even attempt a 1/8 mile i would need to change a few things that would really cause some problems wrt the set up of the car...And even if you were to take a few 1/8 mile cars and get them to run the 1/4 mile even after set up i dont think that compared to the "conversion"
method they would be running the same times as calculated ...or thats just my opinion ?
Please correct me if i am talking "smack".....
to edwardkriel :
Hows that sleeper coming on ....i havent seen you at drags for a while bro.....cheers
Last edited by badblue; 08-22-2011 at 03:30 AM.
Two updates; Aslam gets a little quciker, Annie gets added.
Another update, Joe Pendergest drops 1/2 second at Pittsburgh; check out that mph!!
This little truck is going to be nasty after it gets dialed in.
Busy with a new build now that should break into the 12’s... take note I still have everything in my car Stock speakers and even the central locking still works. After I do 12’s in full trim I will be removing all access weight and put on some full sleeks to see if I can get to the top of the 8V list
13.58 @ 101.28mph - Riaan de Wet - 1990 Golf Mk1 - 2.0L 8v - Street Car - 2105 lbs. – Active
But apparently that’s not official although I backed it up @ S2S (Street to Strip) the best official time is 13.80 that I ran @ a MSA (Motorsport South Africa) event
Did a 12.9 at last MSA Drag event.Will update this week after the official results get posted online.Finally achieved a personal goal after almost 3 years ha ha!
Took long because its on 95 unleaded without any octane boosters and 185\60\14 street tyres,NOT DRAG RADIALS and full factory interior and exterior with cd\frontloader that i sometimes listen to when waiting in line for drags