8-second pass with a huge fight!

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@zach44102 and I, went to TX2K20 this year to compete and hit our 8-second pass. From the very start, we had electrical issues and after getting that solved we snapped two HD axles, one on a 3-4 shift, replaced the transmission, only to re-assemble the one we took out and replace, and replaced a clutch. We had the motor out 3 times to do all this, in the matter of 4 days. I probably did not get to sleep before 3, every night I was there (4 days!).

Zach's drive kept getting stronger and it also drove me to keep going. In the end, we pulled off an 8.9 @ 170mph, with the hood flying off before the finish line (which acted as a parachute for a little bit of the run). We ran the motor up to 9,300 RPM and 36 PSI... I don't know how much power it's making, but at 20 PSI, it made 870whp! We're not done! We have the potential to pickup a pretty large sponsorship, and I don't think we didn't impress with the drive to make this happnen!

Read more at Motor1, and look for a pretty sweet 1320 Video feature to release in the near future... It'll be a good one!

https://www.motor1.com/news/404475/taurus-sho-eight-second-pass/

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Fantastic story. Incredibly well written.

HUGE congrats to Zach and all involved in this project.

So fun to see. Wish there was someone with video at the end to capture that hood flying off!

Holy **** 8's at 170mph. Just F'n wow!

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1320 Video got multiple angles of the hood flying. I've seen it already, and it should make for a good feature!

There is more in the car... I was hesitant to turn it up much more because I didn't want another break, and I was confident that it had an 8 in it already!
 

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It was the TOP STORY in my GOOGLE feed as well!

Too F'n cool. I'll say it again, so happy for Zach and his team responsible for this achievement!

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Again so awesome to see someone put in soooo much hard work and accomplish what they set out to do!!!
 

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We're certainly not done! ****... If the hood hadn't acted like a parachute, my guess is that was an 8.8x @ 175mph pass.

Much of the team was me and Zach. A lot of the guys at the end celebrating with us was the 1320 Video crew, which have been supporting us for quite some time!
 

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