Shoto 08-01-03

 Will here's the update to how the pulls went today at Shoto ... My Dad said He be to afraid to wreck something on ShaZam so he Passed on driving ..(For the Record I was going to let him drive in the 5500 Class for his Birthday Present) And I did offer it to him several times before the pull .. He says he gets way to nerves just watching me .....

Well In the light 5500 class I pulled it 205.6 Ft. with a full pull being 225 Ft. I was first puller in the class and kept the pull .. First puller has the option as to take it or come back at the end of the class .....It held up thru the class with the next closes truck being 10 Ft. behind me .. COOL..........

Next class was the 6250 # and I was the 9th puller in this class When I pulled up to the line the longest pull at that point was 210 Ft. . Well when I was done with it I Had a full pull and ShaZam wasn't even breathing hard in doing it ... My Dad said I could have took’en it to Green Bay (30 miles North) without a problem.
So I took ShaZam back to the trailer to cool off and went back to watch the remaining 9 trucks pull ..Well with 5 trucks left to pull I was the only one to take it out the end .. But then Steve Swanson (Also A WUMPA Member) got up to the line and got the good hook and pulled it out the end too .. OK time to go back and fuel up ShaZam and get her ready for a pull off ... As I was doing that the 3rd to last truck in the class also pull it out also .. so now we have a Three Truck pull off for 1st , 2nd and 3rd..
 So I got back in line just to watch the last truck in the class pull and he made it to the 220' mark ....
So they made a few adjustments to the Eliminator sled.. They dropped one of two 3" Link by 6 foot long Logging Chains that drag under the skid pad to help slow it down and moved up one hole in the skid pads main hook chain.. I was first in the pull off ..So I hooked up and came off the line hard and fast. The track was actully getting better with each pull at the point .. SO I knew I had to get on it and do it NOW or they'd beat me .... Well I pulled it out again without a problem .. And my Dad said he was actully shaking with excitment at this point ..So this time I only pulled ShaZam off into the parking lot , Just in case there was a pull off to the pull off ..
 But Stevie was next and he fell short by about 10 ft. and the last truck was 15 ft behind me ..
So day end results .. 1st . in 5500 Super Stock ...... 1st. in 6250 Super Stock .....
The Boys down South Still don't like me .......Oh well they'll get over it ......I HOPE......
ShaZam