OK Sunday: Shakey Lakes

UP at 6:00 A.m. to get ready to leave at 8 for Shakey Lakes, which is only 40-minute, drive from my house.

   So I get there and get everything set up to take registration for the trucks part of today’s pulls. Got the leveler off the trailer and backed the wobble wheel off the trailer and had it pulled up to the track. Skies where cloudy which was cool for me seeing the sunburn was still a little hot on my neck.

So as Noon came the last few trucks got there to register and the pull started at 12:30 P.m. right on time kinda. We had to hob gobble the leveler to one tractor there the use it and then we had to put a call out to Norm Wagner to bring up his tractor to haul the wobble wheel around. All in all the Tractor guys thought the track was the best it had ever been in all the years we been pulling there. In years past they only had a Tractor with a bucket on it the smooth the track out, which always seemed to give the track a whopedy dew in the middle of it.

So after the tractors where done we had the leveler and wobble wheel keep going on the track to keep it from drying out and got the show on the road with the trucks as fast as we could.

As the 5000 trucks started the track was in Prime shape. With the track getting better with each truck that pulled. The 6000 Class the track seemed to get worst with each truck, but it still was in good shape, so with the Open stock trucks they where yanking the sled deep into the end of the track At 269’ with a Full Pull being 280’ there. So up comes Super Stock, In years past I had run a 1200 Gear in 2006 took 1st in both classes, last year I ran a 1100 gear and took 1st in both classes, this year I put a 1000 gear in seeing the track was in better shape then it’s ever been. So I was the 2nd puller in the class and for the most part with this sled it’s just tighten the cable and go. There’s no rolling it with this dead weight sled. So with that I took off and planed to run down the left side of the track and came to a stop at 231.7’ as I left the track I was in 1st place. Hehehehe Finished 3rd for the day in Super.

As I replayed the run I turned 7400 most of the way down the track, which should have told me I was one gear to high with the track being packed. So as I changed tires for Mod I dropped to a 800 gear thinking I’d like to get the R’s up to 8000 but the was a big mistake I found out after the pull. As I left the line in Mod I had less control of the wheel speed with the 800 gear in then had I left the 1000 gear in there it would have hooked my motor better.

Ended up in 5th place for the day in Mod and it was one to one day for Dean and me.

Now we just have to settle the out come from Equity Super Stock pull seeing the class was called for safety reasons. But I just watched the video and I had Dean by 20 ft.  So we’ll see how that goes.

This weekend I’ll be in Mishicot WI on Friday Night and Denmark WI on Saturday Night …

Hope to see ya all there.Dan and ShaZam