Right now it looks like GB will be "unveiled" at SSHS7. She will not be completely done. She is running now with 510hp at the wheels, pushing 14psi of boost with the 3.1" upper pulley. That's just a conservative, pump gas, street tune. Just a base tune to be sure the fuel system is functioning properly, the belt slip issue is resolved, and to see how she handles on the street, and so that Scott could get her back home and work on the cabin and the remote kill switch and some other odds and ends. Passing tech is the goal, and barring unforeseen circumstances, she'll be there.
We have a 2.8" upper pulley waiting in the wings, and the plan is to put that pulley on her next week. If there is no belt slip or other issues, we anticipate somewhere close to 20psi of boost. If everything holds together, we'll race tune her with the small pulley, and run her in that trim on Saturday. If issues develop with the smaller pulley (and they are not catasrophic
) we'll drop back to the bigger pulley, race tune her, and run her in that trim.
I don't even want to count how many "ifs" there are in the last two paragraphs, but signs are good that GB will be there. We have no idea how much HP we'll end up with, or how she will hook, so I have no idea what class I will run. Hell, it's been 4 years since I saw a tree, 'cept on TV. I can tell you that I will not be risking the car for a half second. I don't expect to go many rounds of actual racing, but Aric and I and possibly Scott will be taking passes in the morning, and possibly in the afternoon, if I get beat.
As far as weight goes, I don't think sandbagging will be necessary. The only thing we did to drop weight was to swap in the aluminum Mark rear LCAs and swap racing seats in for the stock electric seats. When you add in the weight of the intercooler system (heat exchanger, fans, aftercooler, coolant reservoir, hoses, fittings, coolant), the blower and the intake tubing, the SVO intake, the 0 gauge battery cables from the trunk and all the other additional electrical cables, wiring and relays, the Aeromotive fuel pump, JL's front chassis braces, all the welding rod used to beef up the IRS, the roll cage, fuel, and my 275 lbs -- I'd be very surprised if she is under 4000#.
What I'd like to see in Commerce is this:
Ah, the good ole glory days, when we were all just trying to get to the 13's N/A.