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Team Boddie @ Sacramento Raceway 4-12,13-2019 post event coverage

The Boddie team did another great job of hosting a fine drag racing door slammer & motor cycle event.  Spectacular Pro Mods competed side-by-side for round-after-round racing.  Street and cycle racers competed in a lot of close competition.  A thousand spectators, just near the starting line, were witnessing the competition antics and round wins with high emotion!  Spark plug readings were abound throughout the pits although air density deviated only between 96 & 99%.  Density altitude deviated only between 200 & 1,400 ft.  That small amount of air weight change accounted for only a 3% needed change in fuel weight delivery to the racing engine.  That is a small change and possibly ignored by some of the better dialed-in setups. EFI racing engines were tuning with the lap top.  MFI engines needed only minor jetting changes if any at all.  Several Enderle and Hilborn fuel injection setups.  Rons MFI as well.  Grid and launch control was throughout.  Few oil downs.  Couple guard rail skirmishes.  Big tire as well as small tire setups. Transmission & differential fialures from high powered engines.  Some engine fualiures.  A lot of high dollar billet & CNC machined racing parts!

 

New ADO Weather History Retrieval Feature

For racers wanting to reconstruct the weekend weather for record keeping, hit the Sacramento Raceway link at https://airdensityonline.com/track-results/Sacramento_Raceway/; hit the hISTORY link on the page; enter the EVENT DATE.  All of the air density values for the weekend can be retrieved.

Original Event Announcement

Team Boddie test and tune, Fri. April 12, 2019, Sacramento Raceway

Team Boddie 1/8th mile racing, Sat. April 13, 2019, Sacramento Raceway

Air Density / Density Altitude / Grains of Water for racing engine tuning from ADO

Air density, track MAP LOCATION: https://airdensityonline.com/track-results/Sacramento_Raceway/

Air Density METRIC units, MAP LOCATION: https://airdensityonline.com/track-results-metric/Sacramento_Raceway/

Air density FORECAST: https://airdensityonline.com/track-forecast/Sacramento_Raceway/

HISTORICAL air density example: https://airdensityonline.com/track-history/Sacramento_Raceway/2019-04-07/

The Event

That time of year again for the wildesssst drag racing event ever at Sacramento Raceway for mega powered door slammer drag racers running 1/8th mile “all-out” competition.  The Boddie Team family, friends, and spectators will be out ‘in mass’ to enjoy a weekend of drag racing.  Last year’s events brought out families and friends in a warm and enthusiastic competition event.  Everyone was polite and enthusiastic.  I felt a feeling of safety at this event, away from the tabloid crisis’ dominating the news!  New racers are always showing up with really sharp high powered racecars and motor cycles.  Most of these motor vehicles frequent the street for car shows and spontaneous auto events around the circuits.  Just about every car or bike model is represented.  You get to see what your car or bike could do from watching a similar model running at the track with a mega motor!  Cars over 2,000 HP are the standard.  Rumor is some of the cars are over 3,000 HP!  4,000 HP!  Maybe even 5,000 HP!  Some of the bikes are 2 to 3 times their original power levels!  How about a turbocharged ‘Harley Hog’ in full dress!

Sacramento Raceway (916) 363 2653

Team Boddie website link

Team Boddie 2017 link from RCB

 

Air Density Online adds historic air density data

Getting Day Old and Past Air Density Data for Tuning

After numerous requests, historic air density data was added to the track listed in airdensityonline.com. Now race tuners can retrieve past air density data for race tracks and courses all over the world. Here is an example of one of 23 racing facilities listed for North Carolina, USA. A screen snapshot is shown for air density / density altitude / water grains data for Coastal Plains Raceway Park in Jacksonville for March 30, 2019, approx. 11 am.

For the site selected and the current time of the viewing, air density, density altitude, water grains, and other key weather info are all displayed.  Data is accessible from mobile or stationary web devices.  Clicking on the “forecast” link (shown on the lower-left of this screen snapshot), an hourly forecast appears that is used by racers world wide for event tuning plans. 

Historical Air Density Data for Yesterday

Next to that link in the first screen shot, a new link was added, “historical”.  When that link is chosen, the previous day’s hourly air density data is shown.  A screen snapshot is shown for that list.

After a hectic day of racing, a tuner can look up weather data for the previous day with air density units already calculated.  The tuner can better reconstruct air density records for the various racing rounds for that outing.

Historical Air Density Data Going Back Further

A race tuner can enter the year, month, and day into the “Choose a date” field (shown in the right-side-center of the previous screen snapshot).  The tuner can get historic air density, density altitude, grains, and other weather data going back further than yesterday’s data.  The tuner can go back several years for hourly air density data.  To properly adjust for a new round of racing, the tuner can look at the air density from previous outings at this track with air density units already calculated.  The tuner can also look at any other track, for that matter, to retrieve air density conditions from a prior run to better select a current tune-up.  A screen snapshot is shown for an example for this same location on July 4th, 2016 if that was a previous outing.

Note: Historical data is available for most of the tracks that are listed.  However historical data is not available for certain previous dates at certain tracks.  Some of the fields may be blank or zero for missing data.  In those cases, air density & density altitude computations may be blank or zero as well.


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NHRA Nostalgia Drag Racing March Meet Bakersfield

Read those drag racing spark plugs for good air density tuning at the http://aaafamosoraceway.com/; Mar 7-10, 2019.

Check https://airdensityonline.com/track-results/Bakersfield_Speedway/ for current air density, density altitude, water grains, temperature, humidity, uncorrected barometer, wind speed, wind direction, dew point, saturation pressure, vapor pressure in imperial or metric units.

Check https://airdensityonline.com/track-history/Bakersfield_Speedway/ for yesterday’s record already determined in air density units.

Check https://airdensityonline.com/track-forecast/Bakersfield_Speedway/ for tomorrow’s forecast  already determined in air density units.

Check https://airdensityonline.com/free-calcs/ for free air density calculations determined in air density units.

Check https://airdensityonline.com/procalc/ for racing mechanical fuel injection jetting calculator.

USAC West Coast Sprint Season Feb. 27-28

Check airdensityonline weather, las vegas for yesterday, current, and forecast air density for tuning; track map; elevation; water grains; wind direction; wind speed; weather forecast; data displayed in Imperial or metric units; air density data valuable for racers without portable weather stations; for racers with portable weather stations, data valuable for re-calibration, especially after a long bumpy drive.

Autorama Sacramento 2019

The Sacramento Autorama, February 15-17, 2019 was again a hit. Our favorites were an outstanding lime green Plymouth Daytona Street Hemi appraised at well over a million, a low rider Chevy convertible with stunning modifications probable too fine to ever drive again, numerous Roots blown street rods displayed in most every one of the different halls, as well as a host of mechanical fuel injection hot rods, all our favorites. A restored Nascar 57 Chevy sedan with Rochester fuel injection, a factory cold air pack, and Nascar 6 lug wheels was displayed in the East hall together with hundreds of other custom autos and trucks just in that building. Several thousand custom vehicles throughout.  Thanks to Rodshows.com for this special event.

We’ll be at the Sacramento Autorama, February 15-17, 2019, Sacramento Cal Expo Fairgrounds.   The Sacramento Autoorama 2018 was spectacular with a 1941 Buick show car winning the Custom D’Elegance award.  Several of my favorite Roots blown cars were throughout.  Past shows featured live entertainment, celebrity signings, and great food.  Let us know if you are showing.  We will look you up.

NHRA Wild Horse Motorsports preseason testing

Read those spark plugs for good NHRA drag racing preseason tuning; check https://airdensityonline.com/track-results/Wild_Horse_Pass_Motorsports_Park/ for current air density, density altitude, water grains, temperature, humidity, uncorrected barometer, wind speed, wind direction, dew point, saturation pressure, vapor pressure in imperial or metric units; yesterday’s record  and tomorrow forecast  already determined in air density units.  Check https://airdensityonline.com/free-calcs/ for free air density calculations.  Check https://airdensityonline.com/procalc/ for mechanical fuel injection jetting calculator.

New Years Day Drag Racing Sacramento Raceway

test & tune Mon 12 to 4 12-31-18

racing Tue all day 1-1-19

event air density / density altitude / grains / map:

https://airdensityonline.com/track-results/Sacramento_Raceway

event air density forecast:

https://airdensityonline.com/track-forecast/Sacramento_Raceway/

event info:

http://sacramentoraceway.com/

air density of other US tracks:

https://airdensityonline.com/us-track-list/

air density for International tacks world wide:

https://airdensityonline.com/tracks-worldwide/