Redneck Express recap and what 2018 will bring
I will start with what I know from the last Valdosta race
ManCup presented by Vance & Hines.
41st annual Man Hill Garage World Finals
South Georgia Motorsports Park
November 16-19 2017
The crew for this race consisted of Crewchief Sharon Hand, Steve Legendre, and pickup Marc Boldic. This report is compiled from video and texts from Steve L.
Chris has spent the time between races making adjustments to the RNE and building engines, BJ (Brian Johnson) is in the frame rails and he has R.E.Lee rebuilt for reserve.
First run out of the box was a shut-off right after the hit.
Second qualifier the staging beams not wanting to work correctly, had to back out and re-stage,another shut off run
3.#rd run short times were OK but BOOM massive explosion and oil.
They get the bike back and the CASE is cracked from side to side.
First round draw Dave Vantine WIN
Second round the engine popped in the burnout box and Chris shut it off.
The crew did all this without recorded data all weekend
I will start the new part with mid 2016 when Chris pioneered the use of the infamous AllValve on a Top Fuel Motorcycle that helped to drive the Redneck Express to a win at Rockingham in 2016.
The resulting effects were less killed engines and the ability to tune the bike rather than repairing constantly between rounds.
We swapped out the supercharger after Galot 2017 which netted the Redneck Express a new personal best at Rockingham
5.885 on the losing end, (.0014MOV) of the historic first side-by-side 5 second run in ManCup against Larry McBride’s 5.957
New For 2018
Chris has a new 2.1l supercharger on the way for 2018.
CP Pistons will continue to be the piston supplier
Chris has been through the process of freshening up the entire bike and is in the process of returning it to race ready
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