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SNAKE PIT NEWS!!
Finally back to the track in 07, even better in 08!
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2005 was a great first year for the 04SNAKE race team! I learned that I could drive this serpent
and it was actually easier for me than most. My crew chief, meteorologist and number one
supporter was mildly entertained and became a pretty decent videographer by years end.
I joined the NHRA and started points racing in the non-electronics PRO class at
Lebanon Valley Dragway. I am at the very beginning of a long learning curve,
but I am enjoying the challenge and look forward to every weekend. As far as
the year went nothing major broke and no one was hurt! I did more to my beloved
limited edition Ford SVT Cobra than most Mustang purist's could stand but essentially
I only bolted on a bunch of over the counter mods. I then asked "real" racers
what tricks I could employ to get 04SNAKE's out-of-the-box high horsepower to hook
and launch the car, instead of blowing up the rear tires in a cloud of smoke.
I was VERY pleased to get into the low elevens by the end of the first summer at my
home NHRA Div 1 track Lebanon Valley Raceway (elev 603 ft.)
2006 didn't bring much other than busted knukles and big credit card bills.
I took every Friday off to work on it but I slowed the pace realizing the
magnitude of what I started. I ended up with a SFI legal to 10.0 race car, finsihed
in May of 2007. Chase as I did but I never did get that 10.xx in 07, tire & suspension issues
coupled with wiring and mechanical switch problems with the NOS system slowed down the otherwise
fast pace of improvement for 04SNAKE but I ened the year with no real problems, just no time to
finish all the tuning required for the major changes from the prior 2 years!
2008 Finally brings the 04SNAKE back to the "Street" class at the track! No more facing
down 100% purpose built race cars with my little street car, the playing ground has evened out!
Tune in for the chase for 10.xx in 08! I can only run 11.0 in NHRA Street!
but there will be plenty of other chances to let it rip in Open Trophy Class on Sundays!
Custom/Collision Body Repair or FULL Mechanical Services
Call Frank at F&R Body Shop in Pittstown 1-888-477-5717 or Click Right HERE
If You Want the Best, there is NO Better Welder than Frank in Upstate NY!
Tell the Track Tech Frank Berard Worked on or Built you car, YOU WILL PASS!
You can contact me at >>firstname.lastname@example.org<< for my race schedule,
planned Test-N-Tune appearances and Road Trips.
You can be added to 04SNAKE Pit mailing list or get a login at 04SNAKE.com!
OR just show up and say Hi!
and stuff on the website
PICS and more PICS! the pics link, including
the winters of 06 and 07 build up history! *DIAL-UP BEWARE*
The ASMC 2006 Annual Jack Byrne Mustang and Hot Rod Show Pics
Frank has built himself quite a Race Car,
check it out!!
|NHRA NE Div 1 2005 Regional at L V D PICS!!!|
Local Cruise-in Pics of Hot Rods, Resto Rods,
Cobras just about anything and everything!
|Everything Ford at the 2005 NYC Auto show GREAT PICS!|
|Saratoga Automotive Museum's Carrol Shelby Exibition Pics|
|Dan's Smokey and the Bandit restored Bird **SINCE SOLD!!**|
You don't think the 04SNAKE is tuff, here are the datalogs from when I powershifted from 3rd to 2nd at 100mph and spiked the RPM's to over 8000 in the 1/3 of a sec before I smashed the clutch back in!
Here is a great FAQ I found with everything you need
to know about a Terminator, the original location died
but CobraBob gave it a new home!
|Data Logs and Telemetry Section *under construction*|
|My Muscle Car Test Drive Pictures|
My second favorite hobby,
Big Game Hunting
Lots and Lots of Pics!
Fish ON!! take a look at a couple
of whoppers that didn't get away!