I did go to the nats. I sat close to one of your drivers who yanked the RD motor from his car becuase it would not run correctly. He than put in a Mugen X12 in his car!!! You remember that?
Tis a fact as I told them all to go with a known quantity as the short header issue had not been fully revealed to me at that time and there comes a point when you yhave to tell your guys do what you have to to try to make the show and salvage the week. You act like thats some kind of secret or something. I solved the header length issue saturday night and even though I had a piss poor main I did conclude that the engine issue was solved and also the week after determined that it has been an issue not only plauging us at different races but others also using big name engines.
Driver your talking about would be Eli Ezrow. Eli had zero time prior to nats to run the engine and had to run a proto one hand machined engine thats two years old because we had a catastrophic crank failure in one of the 11MM proto twos. I knew after one round that that engine was not going to be a serious player. This is the reaon we wer also testing the proto threes with the 12 mm cranks which is production intent. 0 crank failures to date. The bottom line is I only had 7 motors to work with at the time and we wanted to fill the field with as many as possible to get a good gauge. I think we accompolished what we set out to do regardless of where the guys finished.
As for 8 minutes it was achieved and several people whitnessed it. however it was cool weather on a lower bite track. would I expect that, not really however in many cases even at the nats depending on the car many of the drivers came in with 20 cc or better left in the tank.
I was hyped and still am despite many setbacks. If I could just get the manufacturer to produce it would be all good. As of this moment we are discussing moving the entire version of this engine to another manufacturer we know can produce the quality and numbers we want. (READ HERE THE DEVELOPMENT IS COMPLETLY DONE) This will set this version of engine back slightly.(one more time.
Read add more gray hair) On another note I have been testing another manufacturers engine we intend to distribute with our own parts inside. The performance has been good with the changes we have made and those are on the way. When you see them you will know them but they are different specs inside and some of the parts will be proprietary to us.
No excuses here just the facts