Although it was a wet, cold and miserable day at Stunt Fest, one thing certainly heated everyone up., the New Recruit FireForce 4!!
After a brief test on Saturday morning to ensure all niggles from the previous weekend were resolved, FireForce 4 made its debut on the startline to put on a Fire and Smoke Blip Show. Demonstrating a little of what we hope to come, the crowd seemed responsive and welcomed in our latest addition.
Further in the day, FireForce 4 showed its dislike for an innocent caravan. Eventually burning it to the ground. (There seems to be a common theme with FireForce vehicles and caravans, if anyone has seen the episode of Top Gear and FireForce 1)
The car performed well considering we had little time to get it ready. Although there are still a few bits that need tweaking, we were pleased with its first public performance overall.
This Saturday on 26th February at Saturday Night Special, FireForce 4 will run its first ¼ mile. Hopefully the weather will fair better and we can get the car on the track and down the ¼ mile for the first time.
We would just like to thank everyone who has wished us luck both for Number 3 in Abu Dhabi and for FireForce 4 and its first outings. The feedback on FF4 so far has been great, even from those who hate clowns!!! It makes all the hard work worthwhile when people take the time to speak to us and write their comments on our Facebook page.
A special thanks to Dave ‘DJ’ Jones at Santa Pod Raceway for taking the press release photographs at such short notice, to Nigel Holland for updating the website so promptly and the great write up in Drag Racing Confidential, Suze Morris for her great videos of FF4’s first performances (we can hear you laughing in it Suze, it was supposed to be serious!!!!) and to all of our fans. Without you, we wouldn’t be FireForce!!
Our next report will probably be after our return from Abu Dhabi but you can follow our progress on the Yas Marina Circuit website www.yasmarinacircuit.com