Wednesday June 18 was setup day for a Test and Tune session at Cape Breton Dragway. Thursday and half of Friday we spent working on Ross' shed getting the roof ready for shingles. Friday afternoon it was back out to the track to work on the gold dust and traction compound. Saturday and Sunday back to Cape Breton Dragway at 8:00 AM for both days of the season opener and first points meet. The traction was good, it was sunny and warm(hot at times)and there was some pretty close racing when eliminations started on Sunday. Full report with winners photos on MaritimeDragRacing.com results page.
Monday, Tuesday and today Ross and I put the rest of the roofing shingles on his shed. Also today my resto project VW Golf got jacked up a couple of feet off the ground to make it a little easier to work on. A couple of small patches to MIG weld on the floor and then swap some front sheetmetal from the donor Jetta and the body is ready for paint. Since the Jetta works so well I'll scavenge almost everything else mechanical that will fit the Golf. Looks like there won't be a whole lot of trips to the parts store either - just little things like hoses and lines and all new brakes just like I did with the old Golf last fall.
For me the worst part of the weekend was learning of the death of Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta in a horrific qualifying accident. It was a big shock for those of us who followed his career from the time he was a kid guiding dad Connie back from a burnout to his world championship. Since there's so much information about the crash on every drag racing message board on the planet we won't go into any details.