The Isle of Man has an old Airfield to it's northern point which has over the years been turned into a small motorsport venue. Usually used for circuit racing track days, this weekend saw the Straightliners motor cycle dragracing club over from the U.K Mainland for a round of their championship. Cars were also invited to "run wot u brung".
The Manxyanks were on hand to steel the show with some of Americas finest.
Quickest four wheeled vehicle was Mac Forbes with his SBChevy powered nostalgia slingshot running a best of 10.9 sec at 118mph. Not bad considering the track was as it is at any time during the year, simply old tarmac, no cncrete launch pad and no trac bite.
Getting onto the Willys I made four passes all in the fourteens
quickest was a 14.21 at 96mph.
To say I am pleased would be an understatement. Running the last 1/3rd of the track on the stock motors redline of 5,000rpm due to the wrong gearing and spinning like crazy off the line through 1st and 2nd meant the above times I think were excellent.
With the car running straight and true with good braking and suspension I couldn't really ask for more