First of all, thanks for all the support. It was quite a surprise to come back and find everyone rooting for me
My initial runs were pretty bad but it got better as the day got older. Here is the link to my post on my times and whatnot.
As for the INTENSE SSEi, it was disappointing to say the least. I really wanted to see that thing run. Scott and Ed Morad (driving the SSEi) lined up for the their first run and Scott and the TGP shot off to an 11.0 (with only 12 psi boost) and Ed broke something in the SSEi tranny. I have video of it but Kendra kept on the TGP car and then you see the SSEi just coasting into frame like a wounded animal
They think it was a sprague and ironically INTENSE has some prototype spragues they were going to put in but didnt get around to it. Chris Green'* M112 11 second GP also suffered the same fate. They know its the next weak point in the tranny and they have addressed it but just didnt have the new part on these runs. Its early in the season though and im sure they will have that shortcoming fixed for the next race.
The drama was short lived and went something like this, ZZP and DHP were pitted on the exit row from the track. You have to go past them after your run. Keith (Magnus on CGP) had a pretty good run in his LS1 (TA i think) and when he exited someone from one of those camps called him an ******* (has to do with the PCM Stuff as Keith is with HP Tuners some competeing software for PCMs). Keith parked the bird and walked back to find out who said it and Zoomer stepped up in his face and told him to just walk away. My guess is things could have been left at that but im sure the taunting would have gone on all day. I'm not sure what happened after that but someone informed Scott and Big Jeff about it and they had a talk with ZZP and DHP and asked them to leave and that was that.
I think INTENSE handled it pretty well, there was no fighting (that im aware of) but the potential time bomb that situation could have been was diffused fairly quickly and everyone has a good day. A lot of people didnt even realize that ZZP and DHP were there. I'm not sure what the point of driving 6 hours to get to a place you know could be voilatile and then start calling people names is going to get you but if I were in Scotts shoes I would have done the same thing. It'* to hard to put on such a big event, try and race cars, and deal with petty problems like this. He just nipped it in the bud and we all moved on.
The weather was perfect although a little sunny. We had a good tailwind and a ton of peoples had personal bests. It was an awesome time. I got to meet BoogieQ, JLAudio (I forget his full screen name) and GTX Cowboy (Nice car man!)