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Greg Means Racing wins Nost Elim drags

Congradulations to the Greg Means racing team for winning the Nostalgia Eliminator I drag racing class at the Sacramento Funny Car fever race. Greg’s setup lasted to a final round win. Not too long ago, Greg took his team to a high altitude drag race track, adjusted for the altitude, and ran his number right out of the trailer. That level of preparation set him up for the win at that event as well. The team runs a supercharged small block V8 dragster, making over 1,000 HP with a very reliable and repeatable combination. His Enderle fuel injection is tuned by Ashlyn Means. Racecarbook.com and Airdensityonline.com are proud of the Means team in successful efforts such as these.

Sprint Car Racing Placerville, Ca March 29, 2017 highlights

The Placerville outlaw sprint car event was a hit. Thousands of people sat all around the track to watch the closest racing ever. A lot of photo closeups were taken of $50K fuel injection engines in the 410 and midget classes. Men & women drivers from all over were putting on very fast competition. The food was great.

Top of the class 410 Sprint Car racing at Placerville Speedway, Placerville, California, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  Let us know if you are racing.  We’ll look you up.  These are 800+ HP monsters competing for the purse.  Kinsler, Hilborn, & Engler fuel injection are common.   The event is presented by http://www.woosprint.com/placerville-speedway. Sprint Car tune-ups are featured in our new publication: High HP Tuning for Mechanical Fuel Injection.

Team Boddie’s Sacramento race this weekend

UpDate: due to rain on Fri, Team Broddie was rescheduled to run through Sun Mar 26. The Saturday event was great. ProMod horsepower was apparent. A couple blown alcohol setups; my favorite, were there as well. A large crowd of racing enthusiasts gathered to join the fun. An atmosphere in the air of fun & racing competition!

Team Boddie‘s promod drag race is scheduled this weekend, Fri Mar 24 & Sat Mar 25, at Sacramento Raceway. Email us if you will be there, and we’ll look you up. The show will be filled with grudge racing, high horsepower drag cars. The crowd is always enthusiastic at this event. A lot of charm and excitment.

Fuel Injection Evolution

Mechanical fuel injection is holding its own against EFI and racing carbs in racing. It is simple, lower cost in many applications, and good for fuel pressure increases for more response & power. One recent application tested racing carbs, EFI, and mechanical fuel injection all on the same racing engine. Another recent application tested mechanical fuel injection against racing carbs in a factory developed combination. In both applications, mechanical fuel injection was good for about 5% more horsepower. Fuel pressure is limited in common EFI racing packages. Reduced flow from the venturi’s is a limit in carbs.

AutoRama Sacramento Update

This year’s Sacramento AutoRama is a hit. Several new custom cars were on display along with several updated regulars. Various fuel injection setups were displayed. Mechanical fuel injection on autos and boats were my favorite. Check in with the Sacramento Autorama Feb. 17-19. Again, email us at bob@racecarbook.com if you are attending. We’ll look you up and take pictures.

New ProTuning Package coming 2017

We are working on a new tuning package for our fuel injection jetting calculator, ProCalc. We can set up ProCalc specific to your combination. If you have a flow bench test, dynamometer setup, or prior runs, we can transfer that to ProCalc. We are matching brake specific fuel consumption, air to fuel ratio, and other fuel injection characteristics. ProCalc jetting baselines are developed to take your engine to any air density or elevation with optimum jetting extrapolated from your baseline using fuel injection jetting science.

We are finding solutions to all kinds of problems with current setups from flow bench errors, dynamometer test errors, and problems from less than optimum run results from the track. Fuel pressure too low or too high, mixture too rich or too lean, uncalibrated dynamometers that explain a loss of performance between the dyno and the race track, shortcomings in flow bench recommendations, and many others. This package will be available through dealers as well. More information is coming. Email me at bob@racecarbook.com for more info or call California, USA 916-419-6649.

Kind words from Jim Kinsler

When we released our latest book, High Horsepower Tuning for Mechanical Fuel Injection, we received a very kind letter from Jim Kinsler of Kinsler Fuel Injection:

To: Bob Szabo

I have enjoyed reading through your “High Horsepower Tuning for Mechanical Fuel Injection”. Very nicely done! Bob, it is nice to see how thoroughly you do your books… all the details and examples of how things work are just great.

Thanks for your very nice “Special Thanks” at the front of your book, and for mentioning us by name through the book.

Brad and Greg thank you for their copies….

I hope that everything is going well for you.

With warm regards,
Jim