“We have hit the SIX second zone, with confidence. Our first full pass this year was a 6.72 at 209mph!!!!! This is a big leap from our previous best of 7.19 at 191mph, our new KOBELCO supercharger has certainly done its job.
Unfortunately we damaged the engine on the first six second pass. We pushed a head gasket out, damaging the cylinder head and block! The damage is more time consuming than anything which means we won’t be able to compete at Santa Pod’s Easter Thunderball. Below you can see for yourself the damage to the block and the singed bulkhead, the damage to the cylinder head, and the distorted head gasket.
It’s a definite shame, but we shouldn’t moan, you can’t expect to have this kind of performance without the occasional hiccup! Thanks to my SUPER CREW, Dennis, Luke, Adrian, my two sons Gareth and Joe, and of course my wife Belinda.”