We got to the track Thursday night around midnight. Got up the next morning and prepped the Pro Mod for test and tune session. Since all we had was 2 heat cycles on the top end, we decided to make a partial pass and check 60' times with the new wheel / slick combination. Re-serviced the bike and adjusted the clutch and elected to go another partial pass. This time Otto shifted into high gear but clicked it off early, much to the dismay of all our competitors who were watching. Serviced the bike, valve adjustment, more clutch adjustment, changed rear sprocket and so forth. Went into qualifying on Saturday and ran all three sessions looking for what the track would hold as it was much better prepped than the day before. We ran 8.85, then an 8.84 and lastly an 8.83. The speed was between 147 and 148 mph. Keep in mind, with Otto on the bike now, we are 40 - 45 lbs over class minimum weight and also this much heavier than the last race where Mike Nelson weighed in at class minimum. So, we're a tenth slower than last race. We overheard our competitors talking about how consistent our passes were. The air and track were real good, the class qualifiers ran 8.69, 8.71, 8.74, 8.77, 8.83, 9.20. the top 5 were pretty tightly bunched. Had we asked Mike to take it down the track, we prolly would have run in the mid to low 8.60's based on past experience with him on the bike. Also, according to the data, it looked like it wanted more gear but we didn't have another one to feed it. Went into eliminations on Sunday up against the #2 qualifier and the bike that in the past has run 8.50's, so Otto already knew he had to cut a light on this guy and hope for the best. Unfortunately, he fouled and our day was over after the 1st round but the season was pretty good overall. Out of 5 points races, we only competed in 4 and did well enough to finish 3rd overall out of 10 competitors throughout the year. Now we want to do some more testing before the cold sets in and start to try a few more modifications to see what it wants.