On June 14th we went to the DHRA Street Legal Night at the Drachten Airfield Dragstrip. We arrived early in the afternoon and prepared the Fiero. We were able to make 5 runs in the afternoon and evening. Wheater conditions were perfect and the field of 150 street cars and bikes layed down plenty of rubber.
Although the track was unprepped we were able to run a 9,374 without nitrous. That was promissing for the first 2013 Dragrace at the same track one week later.
Wrong! Upon arrival at the track on Thursday June 19th in the late afternoon it started to rain and it didn’ stop until Saturday morning. We were called to the lanes early, made a burnout which didn’t feel great and Frank launched the Fiero with the same settings as the week before. When in 2nd. he lost grip, the revs went up shifting the car into 3rd. (like a burnout). Fortunately Frank’s quick reaction saved the Fiero this time.
Spot the differences
Dutch journalist, photographer and dragracing fan Remco Scheelings did a nice write-up on Frank’s Fierce Fiero in the online magazine called www.autorsport.nl
Here’s the direct link to the story:
On Friday June 14th Frank will drive the Fiero at the Street Legal Nights at the Dragstrip in Drachten (NL) He will run in the Wild Street Class. Yes, with lights, indicators and a horn!
During the first Test & Tune at Bitburg Carsten Graef made some beautiful photo’s. Thanks again Carsten.
The car felt better than ever. Still some fine tuning on the engine to do before our first race event at Drachten.
Today all body parts were re-installed. Here are the first pictures.
Now that the cold eastern wind changed its direction, the temperature in Frank’s spray booth has risen to a workable level. This was the result:
Waiting for the sun to come out
Alignment of the front wheels:
Some more pictures of the new nose
The wheel tibs have been painted black.
During the last few weeks a lot of progress was made on the Fiero Rebuild.
Frank created his own paint booth in his backyard by using an old party tent. We’re pretty sure this party tent was white before the paint job started.
Frank’s hard work was inspected and approved. The frame is certified for 7,5 second runs. The certification decal was applied with proud.
Now the frame is ready, the re-assembly continued.