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First outing with the Turbo Festiva

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  • First outing with the Turbo Festiva

    Well, fucking shit.

    5,800ft elevation
    7640ft density altitude

    Had a hard time trusting the car and myself the first three passes and kept lifting to shift to ensure it would go into second gear. I just needed to trust the car. Understandable as this was the first outing and first launches with the car. Boost for the first three runs was 29psi and turbine backpressure was 22psi.

    Last pass I gave the boost controller 5% and boost went to 30.5-31psi. Turbine backpressure went to 24psi. I finally got over the mental block of lifting on the 1-2 shift and nailed all the shifts while keeping the throttle planted the entire run.

    Everyone tried to push me to turn it up more and try for a 12 second pass. With the complete unknown of the 1.3L B3 motor, I was content putting it back on the trailer running as I had far exceeded my goals and expectations for the day and initial build. I felt really comfortable in the driver seat the last run with the car.

    We only got video of the second run with the car. EVER.

    First pass

    Second pass

    Third pass

    Fourth pass
    Attached Files

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    The fact that you ran that fast at Bandimere Speedway is absolutely incredible. I lived in Denver for 3 year . I've seen that track humble professionals. Ran the conversation for the density altitude, very impressive! Congrats!