McClelland used a .007-second reaction time with a 9.924 at 149.22 mph on the 9.90 index to defeat Phil Unruh’s .026 with a breakout 9.899 at 159.29. It was a close race decided by just .003-second that sent Kyle Rizzoli and his SS/CA 1969 Camaro to the Super Stock winner’s circle in Pomona. Both Rizzoli (.010-second) and GT/IA ’92 Cutlass driver Adam Emmer (.022) hit the mark at the tree, but it was Rizzoli who went on to score his sixth national event win with a 9.579 (9.56) at 133.55 to a 10.120 (10.11), 125.89.
This can cause a lean issue that creates a ripe environment for detonation, which will reduce horsepower as the computer senses the detonation and begins reducing ignition timing along with other adjustments to elimination the detonation. In these types of scenarios, just one degree less of ignition timing can cost you 10-12 horsepower. Hot, more vaporous fuel also doesn’t atomize as efficiently, which can negatively affect the injector spray pattern and how the fuel mixes with the air, both of which can cause a loss of power and performance.
Got a dog (or well-trained llama) too big to sit in a seat? A good pet barrier can keep them securely in the back—away from your steering wheel and Stray Cats CDs. Most pet barriers offer a universal fit, with adjustable legs that secure to your vehicle’s floor and ceiling. There are larger options available for cargo areas of minivans and SUVs, along with compact barriers designed specifically for the back seat of a car.
Fuel injectors and the rails that hold them are just as susceptible to heat issues as the carburetors they replaced. Located on top of the engine, fuel rails see a lot of heat exposure. On late model vehicles this issue is further compounded by how compact and tight modern engine compartments tend to be, along with the factory engine covers that are all the rage these days, trapping even more heat that can be transferred to the fuel as it flows through the rails on its way to the injectors.