Test and tune
To start with, he went up against a different class. Dodge Neon.
He also stated he is running a 268 cam with 1.6 rockers. In all fairness he's running too high of resulting lift, negating Torque for that truck which is required in order for it to leave the line. His 0 to 60 time has got to be horrible and by the time the engine is finally going the race is over with. Now this is only my opinion from what I read. But the different class race is a sure sign of midweek racing. Hey, I don't have a race car, just a mild mannered truck, Thursday night is fine by me. Never driven a race car and don't plan on it. Though I do plan on building engines for guys like Pat Hanley running around on dirt or asphault. Since its already on post, I believe that a tightened up 700r4 would help in getting through 1st and second faster. Though tranny was not a question.