Due to an unexpected series of events, Karl (NZinAUS), Kenaz, DeadlyEB and I found ourselves in a largely stock manual EA amid crowds of some of the most extreme drag racers I have seen. One of them achieved a 400m time in the 8 second bracket during the day. There was not one other person there who I knew, either from FordForums, the E-Series Clubs or CCC.
Under the circumstances, I think it was quite courageous of Karl to choose to give his car a total of 3 runs. I don't have the precise times here, but I can proudly report that a 4 speed manual V8 VK only beat Karl by a small margin on 2 occasions. On the third, a seemingly heavily modified SSS from the Nissan Pulsar club was defeated by Karl by the tiniest of margins. At the same time, Karl hit the very low 16s (see pic).
I think this is to be applauded!