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Autorama Sacramento 2020

We’ll again be at the Sacramento Autorama, February 14-16, 2020, at the Sacramento Cal Expo Fairgrounds.   The Sacramento Autorama 2019 was spectacular with, for example, an outstanding street machine engine award to Lisa Lavoie’s 1955 Chevy 210 Sedan and David Echert’s 1949 Hudson Club Coupe winning the Custom D’Elegance award.  Check this link for last […]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The end of another racing season north of the equator.  Thanks to all of our fuel injection, methanol, and nitro book customers, my daughter’s ProCalc MFI jetting calculator customers, our ProTune MFI tuning customers, and special thanks to Mike & Tori at Alky Digger, Nashville, TN, USA for all of their support.  They are a […]

Kingdon Drags, Lodi, Ca Sept 6-8, 2019

Drag racing at Kingdon Airport: http://kingdondrags.com/ , Fri. through Sun. Sept. 6-8. For tuning air density tuning info: https://airdensityonline.com/track-results/Kingdon_Drags/ For historic air density tuning info: https://airdensityonline.com/track-history/Kingdon_Drags/2019-08-30/ Kingdon Drags, Lodi, Ca Sept 8-10, 2017 We enjoyed this event very much. In addition to hundreds of racecars that included many prostreet cars, blown alcohol, turbocharged, and nitro […]

Team Boddie @ Sacramento Raceway Aug. 9 & 10, 2019 event announcement

Team Boddie promod drag racing; again at Sacramento Raceway. on Friday, August 9 during Tune & Test and on Saturday, August 10, 2019. 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/ […]

Key Elements to Engine Tuning

Key elements for drag race engine tuning are having a well-tested fuel system setup, tracking the weather for changes in the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere, and properly adjusting the engine for the current climate. One element specific to mechanical fuel injection tuning is idle adjustment for a good starting line temperature. Engine oil […]

Is it still important to read spark plugs and what’s the best method of doing so

Spark plug discolorations after a run are an accumulative indication of engine temperature.  The spark plug plating discolorations after a run indicate the portion of the spark plug that experienced higher temperature somewhere on that run.  Spark plug readings are most effective when a strong baseline is developed.  If spark plugs are not discolored after […]

What’s the best way for a racer using a carburetor to optimize engine performance?

Testing for maximum 60 foot performance should be done first.  Jetting, accelerator pump, transition circuits, float level, and/or fuel pressure adjustments should be done for this first phase of drag racing performance.  After carburetor adjustments are done to optimize the 60 foot time, then further adjustments can be done for mid-range and high-end performance. Specific […]