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Every year a bunch of TBSS owners and former owners meet for a fun weekend of drinking, touring, and racing on May. For quite a few years that has occurred in Bowling Green. Last Saturday Beech Bend Raceway had a limited Test & Tune requiring slicks or drag radials. The fly in the ointment is that it started out at 89 degrees and was 90 most of the day. A couple of runs in the morning were horrible, slippery as hell. My 60s were over 2.0 and 1/4 well over 12. I'll digress for a minute here. Matt Cole was there with his world record holding TBSS to test a new larger cam hoping to be the first TBSS in the 7s. His previous record was 8.01. The track started regularly prepping the start, but it was still very slippery. Matt and his tuner finally took some out of the tune for the start and added boost down track. The result was a 7.95 at 175. Great run to watch. Unfortunately I didn't have that option. One of his crew commented after watching my run that if I could get off the line I would have a great run. I agreed as my V felt really good in the second half. I checked time slips later against my slips from runs in the 10s and the back 1/8s were almost identical. I did drain fluid and add ice often so I really think the slick track was the issue. I was only able to run 11.3, 11.2 and 11.1 Mph was also down a couple.