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Mike Puckett
06-27-2010, 12:22 AM
You can be good or you can be lucky. Today I was lucky, finally. I won my last 2 rounds via red lights, my 2nd was an unopposed bye run, and in the first my opponent, a new Camaro, broke out trying to catch me when I treed him by a 1/4 of a second. It wasn't a points race today but I did win $200. We had a short rain shower and then the humidity jumped up 100% and everyone slowed down. I did have a strange occurance on my 2nd time trial. At about the 1/8 mile mark suddenly my ignition just cut off like I lost the crank sensor, then came back on the motor caught and off I went but only ran a 13.88. I checked everything out in the pits and could find no reason for it and it ran fine the rest of the day. All my times before the rain were in the 13.1's and 13.2's after the rain. Then coming out of the track my turn signals wouldn't work but 1/2 mile later they worked just fine again. :confused: Anyway, it was my first win in 5 years so it felt really good to get back in the win column and reach one of the goals I set for myself this year.

the-big-e
06-27-2010, 12:40 AM
Your SC was letting you know that she didn't like to be pushed that hard....;)

SCMN12
06-27-2010, 12:48 AM
Either way congrats!

Ira R.
06-27-2010, 09:17 AM
Congrats Mike! Makes it all worthwhile.

Ira

Kurt K
06-27-2010, 09:32 AM
Congrats Mike.

Mike Puckett
06-27-2010, 09:45 AM
One down note on the evening, a Pro Mod Mustang after running a 4.44 1/8th mi let the backend come around and rolled it into the wall where it promptly burst into huge flames and landed upside down past the 1/4mi finish line. The driver was Ok, just shaken up but the car was surely totaled. It was more spectacular than the Benny the Bomb stunt just before the fireworks show. Benny sits on a stick of dynamite inside a car and blows it up.:rolleyes: The weekend was entitled Night of Fire and it lived up to its name.

Mike8675309
06-27-2010, 10:11 AM
Sounds like a great track day. Congrats on the win!
I'd check grounds regarding your glitches. Maybe make sure your chip is seated firmly on the eec regarding the ignition.

1MTNCAT
06-27-2010, 04:30 PM
Its always good to take something most people don't even expect to see and work on those so called (RACE CARS) and end up driving home with the cash.

Puts a smile on my face when I see these MN12's cleaning up. Sounds to me like you were both Lucky and good.

Great job!

;)

BLOWN38
06-27-2010, 09:23 PM
Congrats Mike!

XR7Kurt
06-29-2010, 09:23 AM
Way to go Mike! What are your other goals for the rest of the season?

mywhite89
06-29-2010, 09:40 AM
good job. Glad you did well.

Mike Puckett
06-29-2010, 10:57 AM
What are your other goals for the rest of the season?
My other goal is to win the Sportsman championship and make the division 2 finals. I've been out of the points race for the last few seasons and I want to change that.

Mike Puckett
06-29-2010, 12:49 PM
The results for Night of Fire are up at atlantadragway.com website. I managed to get in a plug for the SCCoA in the write up.

Seuss
06-29-2010, 02:29 PM
Based on what you said about the turn signals not working and ignition cutting out, you might want to replace your ignition switch. When mine went out, I had those exact same symptoms.

Mike Puckett
06-29-2010, 05:07 PM
You know, I wondered about that. I might oughta replace it while I've got a couple of off weekends. It is 20 years old. Thanks for the tip.

old_coot
07-01-2010, 01:30 PM
Based on what you said about the turn signals not working and ignition cutting out, you might want to replace your ignition switch. When mine went out, I had those exact same symptoms.

+1 just had the same issues on the way to work yesterday and it was definitely the ignition switch in my case.............Dan

Mike Puckett
07-01-2010, 03:00 PM
10-4. I bought a switch today from Advance. I'll put it in this weekend.

David Neibert
07-05-2010, 09:20 PM
Congrats Mike, hope you can make it to the Shootout this year.

David

Mike Puckett
07-06-2010, 08:13 AM
Here are a couple of links to my last rounds, the redlight wins, someone took and put on You Tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIul0TRnbkg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvtMLL4iOYc