Tough Break

July 12, 2010

2nd round bummer. Red light eliminates L&L Racing Engines from moving on.

Go to http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=209638&Filter=30#indextop to view the race results.

Observe how all of the winners had a reaction time under 0.009 seconds except our opponent. Wow!!

Tough break for the team. Pascal might of been a little rattled since the car wouldn’t start in the staging lane. Which was quickly fixed by Dom and a couple of racing buddies from another team.

Back at again in Columbus in two weeks.

Home Field Advantage

July 11, 2010

L&L Racing Engines qualified 4th for this weekends race at Staton Raceway in Michigan. Just won the first round. Dialed a 6.78 quarter mile elapsed time and ran a 6.784. Pascal had a reaction time of 0.003 seconds.

They move on to the second run. Please hold cheers until after they win the final round.

Time to Rest for Tomorrow

June 25, 2010

3rd round is over. And we ran a 6.743 @ 198 mph. It was expected. The crew chief predicted 6.733. So pretty close. Track temperature got hotter and the air is less dense. Dom didn’t expect ground breaking records on this pass.

Now we are sitting back and waiting for the big boys to run tonight, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Top Fuel.

Best Run This Year!!

June 25, 2010

Alright!!! A great run. No it is the Best Run This Year!! The boys are back in town. As stated yesterday Dom gave the motor what it wanted more FUEL!! Motor “the beast” likes it.

Pascal ran a 6.709 quarter mile at 200.26 mph. Remember the are running all motor, no artificial drugs like a supercharger or NOs.

Get job fellas!! Do it again in round three.

Racing at Norwalk with the Big Boys

June 25, 2010

L&L Racing Engines qualify 9th after the first round of qualifying. Dom has a couple of tricks up his sleeve to improve their quarter mile time from 6.79 to hopefuly 6.73 or better. It is a very simple trick. It’s called “Give it more Fuel”. The motor is thirsty and needs fuel to be at it’s best.

Hopefully racing in a NHRA national event will not slow down the excellent reaction times Pascal displayed the past few races.

Tomorrow will be a great day for two more rounds of qualifying. Which I’ll attend. I’ll be in the pits with the boys, doing what I do best; waxing the car, taking video and pictures.

See you at the track.

Too Fast To Win

June 15, 2010

At times being the fastest on the track is great. But in bracket racing it quickly kills a dream on Sunday. There are not many days when L&L Racing Engines wished their Top Dragster would run slow, but Sunday morning was the day. The boys dialed in a 7.78 and the car ran a 7.75.  Ouch too fast.

Pascal did his best with a great reaction time of 0.004 seconds. He actually blew the socks off of the other guy. After the start the task of judging the strip is hard. Due to the fact, Pascal would be the first car to leave the starting line. His opponent dialed a 6.30 E.T. meaning the faster car leaves last. There are no rear view mirrors in the car so knowing how far ahead you are is difficult to determine. It is a guessing game in that situation. Pascal did the best he could under the circumstances, he nailed the breaks with 66ft left in the race. Unfortunately, Pascal was still too far ahead and not enough distance to slow down. The only thing he could of done in hind sight was pull the shoot.

This is not a lost to be ashamed of. It was a great learning opportunity that will propel them to victories in the near future.

We will see you in Norwalk.

One Run and In The Show

June 13, 2010

Loose head bolts on Friday and rain on Saturday kept L&L Racing Engines to one qualifying run Saturday Morning. The run was respectable; 6.829 sec @ 196.53 mph. Which places them 19th out of 32 cars.

With only one run puts Dom in a disadvantage. It makes the task of determining the dial in a little harder. Pascal will have to really be on point to give them a shot in the first round. Reaction time under 0.020 seconds is a must. And driving the strip will play a part in this race. This is why drivers get paid the big bucks.

Come back tomorrow for 1st round results.

Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light

June 12, 2010

L&L Racing Engines Race Fans!

Two weeks ago L&L had an opportunity to win it all. But they got too excited and jumped before the light turn green.

Hopefully, this week in Joliet the trigger finger stays steady and consistent.

Racing under way at Route 66 Raceway. Racing kicked off Friday with qualifying and time trials for more than 400 racers in ten different classes battling it out on the quarter mile for both championship points and their share of the event purse and contingency payouts.

Qualifying continues on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, and Comp Eliminator drivers making their final qualifying attempts at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Come back for updates.

Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light

June 12, 2010

L&L Racing Engines Race Fans!

Two weeks ago L&L had an opportunity to win it all. But they got too excited and jumped before the light turn green.

Hopefully, this week in Joliet the trigger finger stays steady and consistent.

Racing under way at Route 66 Raceway. Racing kicked off Friday with qualifying and time trials for more than 400 racers in ten different classes battling it out on the quarter mile for both championship points and their share of the event purse and contingency payouts.

Qualifying continues on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, and Comp Eliminator drivers making their final qualifying attempts at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Come back for updates.

Insane Engine Horsepower

April 7, 2010

Oh My, race fans.

A month ago I reported that L&L Racing Engines made history, by producing 1308 HP from their 632 cubic inch motor. This achievement put them as #1 on the HP IQ chart. I also ended the article saying this number was a mere teaser; there is a lot more power to be made. Do you remember?

Last week I reported, recieving a text message from Dom reporting some Insane, rediculous power and torque number. A few of you participated in the poll and provided your guess of the final advertised hp and torque number for the 2010 season. 25 % of you were with in 5 HP, 38% of you believed L & L racing engines is not the best, and 21% of you didn’t believe me when I said more power would be made.

Well enough of the suspense.

Dom and Pascal have tuned “Leroy” the 632 cubic inch big block chevy naturally aspirated motor, to produce 1,342 HP @ 7300 rpm and 1016 ft-lb @ 6300 rpm.

This is not a typo. It repeated several times. Max Power is 1342HP and 1016 ft-lb of torque.

Early in March. Dom and Pascal had a HP IQ of 2.07 which put them just above Reher-Morrison which has a HP IQ of 2.06.

With the latest official power numbers L&L Racing Engines has a HP IQ of 2.12. There is no one that I know of that is smarter and better.

GREAT JOB Dom and Pascal!! Now go win some races!!

The first race is in a week in a half. April 17th.

Good Luck Gentlemen!!

– Claude Bailey

P.S.  I would love to hear of someone that is making more power than L&L Racing Engines. Remember their motor is naturally aspirated. Meaning no supercharger, no NOS, and no dry sump. So if you know of someone that makes more power naturally aspirated leave a comment below.

P.S.S.  If you haven’t seen the power curve, click it… 1342HP


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