Matt Lennen Heads for the 8’s in his Weld Racing V-Series equipped Toyota Supra

Matt Lennen

Matt Lennen

The track was cold and slick, but as more proof that we have got the traction issues worked out, still managed to cut several 1.45/1.46 60fts.  Made a total of 5 passes; the first pass out a 9.09@154mph, with a steady misfire and letting out of the throttle a hair up at the 1000ft mark with the car swaying hard due to the slick track – this is a new record time for a “True Street” car, and for a Supra driven by a factory auto transmission.  Second pass out was a 9.19@153mph, with some wheel spin before the 1/8th and easing out of the throttle again to regain traction.  Third pass was a 9.07@154mph – again having to let out of the throttle just a little bit before the 1000ft mark due to hard swaying on the slick track. The track was just too slick at that point and wouldn’t hold any power.  The end result was setting the bar for the True Street class, a new record for a Supra w/Toyota Auto trans, and we’ve been looking into if this is a new 26″ tire record for Supra’s.