i find it very hard to believe the 1000 improved time of 5.44!!!!!!!!!! for one the mph does not match the et. i would like to see the 60 foot time. something is very wrong if this is the real time. no disrespect to charlie but the last i knew he was using a older hooper motor with a 70 mm strock. charlie runs very good. but this is not where charlie runs. i have seen charlie run 5.6ssss and 5.7ssss. which is fast.
i know that DAVE LABOMBARD has the world record in 1000 improved on ice. this sled has been on the race circuit for years. people have seen it get faster and faster. but u didnt see it go from 5.7ssss to 5.4ssss either. dave has one of the best 1000 improved motors available and can tune a sled. this sled runss 5.6sss and 5.5sss consistently. the record is 5.53 set last year in canada at the canada/usa challange. dave runs 117-119mph. long way from 114mph.
AGAIN I AM NOT PUTTING CHARLIE DOWN I AM JUST STATING SOME FACTS. I KNOW HOW HARD DAVE HAS WORKED TO GET WHERE HE IS. AND I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE RESPECT FOR THIS MAN. DRAG RACING ON ICE THIS YEAR HAS REALLY TURNED AROUND HOW COME THERE IS SO MONY WORLD RECORDS THATS WHAT I WANT TO KNOW. OVER NITE SLEDS DIDNT GET FASTER. AND THIS MUCH FASTER? ALL THESE WORLD RECORD SLEDS NEED TO GO TO THE GOLDEN CHILD RACE AND RUN THESE SO CALLED WORLD RECORDS.
ALL DO RESPECT GOOD JOB CHARLIE IF THE SLED IS TRUELY RUNNING THIS FAST THEN HATS OFF TO YOU. IF YOU ARE EVEN RUNNING CLOSE TO THESE TIMES IT SHOULD BE A GOOD RACE IN VT. SEE YOU THERE CHRIS CASTINE TEAM OUTLAW RACING.