Pre Race Testing at Lake Ming for the 2021 SDBA Season
War Party Rides On race report,
The War Party Rides On team attended the NJBA season opener March 19-20, 2021 as part of our pre-season testing or "motivational exercises". Technically, we weren't "racing”, we were learning.
The main goal of the weekend was to test new propeller’s and collect data. Our first pass we put our normal race set up on the boat for a good baseline, a 5.22 second pass is great starting point to work with. Next up we put on a new prop and hit the water, an ignition issue caused some handling problems with the boat and slowed us way down.
Saturday night standard engine service showed no issues, we switched out the ignition points box, and we were ready for Sunday morning. Time for Jeff Jones' SPECTACULAR meal that he prepared for the WPRO team, the Mayhem team and a few sponsors that attended. We eat better than any other team at the track, hands down, probably Jeff's best work to date.
Sunday morning, we made the call for our bye run, but we found a clutch switch issue during our systems check on the ramp, so back to the pit to do some problem solving. After fixing the switch problem, we made the call to run the final. We did the last thing any racer wants to do in a final round.. run an unknown prop. We were there to test so let's not change our focus mid-stream. We ran a 5.39, now we have a solid pass on that prop, I think I can drive a little more out of that time. I may also do a little tuning on that prop at the shop before we run it again.
Overall, the team is very happy with our weekend. We accomplished the goals we set out to accomplish, collected some more data, the driver got a few more laps, we found and fixed some issues, ate like kings and queens, and got to have fun Dragboat racing with our friends.
Thank you: Nancy Davis Racing, De Ment's landscape maintenance, Aquatic Balance pool service, Infamous Brewing, RB Props, Red Alert Racing, Maniac Racing, Madness Nitro Funny Car, NJBA, RFC, RESP, NJBA Rescue, The Brady Bunch, The Campbell Family, and Dragboat Review Industry Tire Service.
And to all the fans that came buy and purchased shirts to help support the team.
War Party Rides On:
Bill, Kevin, Jeff, John, Tom
Q-1 RT- 0.074 ET-5.220 MPH - 147.99
Q-2 RT - 0.001 ET-6.02 MPH 131.75
E-1 We did not run the bye round due to electrical issues
E-2 RT - 0.076 ET 5.39 MPH 139.05 (Final round runner up MOV 0.013)
Thanks to Jonathan Stout for this write up!
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