Alteno D, 21. - 23. June 2002
Only three runs with 1/8 mile
After a long working time, the day was come to send the new dragster over the track. The ten-hour trip to Alteno was free from problems.
At four a.m. we arrived the driver-camp and a nice receipt committee was waiting for us. After a short drink we set up our tent and went for sleeping for the next 3 hours.
Subsequently, the technical acceptance of the two vehicles took place. All eyes were directed strained toward the digital display, when the Gotham City was pushed onto the balance. That had not expected anybody from us: 966 kg, inclusive the driver!
At the evening we drove the first training run with rain. Engine and transmissions worked perfectly - only one of the two brake parachutes struck with the first test run.
Despite efforts of the organizers the distance offered little adhesion for the dragsters.
On Saturday we completed 2 of the 3 qualification runs. On Sunday the Gotham City already lost in the first eliminationsround against Peter Sattler. It remains to wait withch power is into the Gotham City.
After a long break it was also for Yvonne time to seat into the cockpit. With her Juniordragster she runs into the 1/2 final where she lost against Dennis Weikum.
Photos by Christoph Lange
The weelibars was not necessary
Yvonne is ready ...
second burn out with a little bit smoke...