Redneck Express: Ready for 2018 Race Season

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Redneck Express 2017 recap and what 2018 will bring

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.

chris_handFirst run out of the box was a shut-off right after the hit.

The second qualifier the staging beams not wanting to work correctly, had to back out and re-stage, another shutoff 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

We would like to recognize and thank our sponsors.
PECO Foods, The first on any menu, Denny Hickman and Family
CP Pistons
Halbrooks Huneycutt Engineering
WebCam Camshafts
Vanson Leathers
Advanced Sleeve
Rob Bush Motorsports
ARP,(Automotive Racing Products)
Rod Rance
Belt Drives Limited
Performance Machine
Sam Wills (Racing Innovations)
PR Factory Store
Ferrea Valves
Worldwide Bearings
MSD Ignitions
BME Connecting Rods
Hands Performance