If you're going to take a car to the Nats, you might as well enjoy it. As you know, Matt Koops and I thrashed to get this Daytona ready and running for the show, and it has really paid off.
In addition to having a blast driving the car and putting it on display for everyone to enjoy, yesterday Matt ran down the quarter mile in a match race with a "zombie" unrestored Superbird that was an ex-police car. The Daytona won the race, running over 107 mph in the quarter mile!
After the race, we were quick to enter the Daytona in the burnout contest, and smoked the tires in an awesome display. We were the only winged car in the contest, and definitely got the most applause, but somehow didn't even place in the top three. We have video proof that the crowd loved the Daytona, and we're pretty sure the contest was rigged, but had fun anyway.
After things ended at the event, it was off to Heath with the Daytona where Matt quickly got a "peel and squeel" ticket for doing a sick burnout. Not wanting to be shown up, I took Justin, Kowalski, and Rick Menditto for a ride, with the goal of my own ticket.
We had done three burnouts, and were starting our fourth (with a cop in front going opposite direction) and Justin said "you can't get pulled over from the front". About that time a nice lady on the side of the road said "there's a cop right behind you". We quickly were lit up from behind AND the cop in front crossed traffic to light us up from the front. (Justin was wrong). Thinking I had achieved my goal, the nice lady officer informed me that I shouldn't block traffic and should keep moving. I said "I thought you pulled me over" and she said "I did, this is a warning, keep moving and don't impede traffic".
Wow, the cops are really tolerant in Heath, and for that we thank them.
The Daytona will be on display again today, with Matt's ticket on the dash and less rubber on the rear tires, so come check it out.
Enjoy the last day of the Nats!