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First of all we want to congratulate the promotors for their event. Especially the track was in top condition, maybe the best one in Europe for the moment.
The Roude Léiw junior was the first one to qualify for the pull off in the 2,5t modified. It was an indescribable feeling after the Full Pull to hear all the Roude Léiw fans! This makes it really worth to work hard for putting a tractor on the track. But even during the Full Pull the engine was not running perfect. Again the fuel system worked not as it should. Same problem in the Pull Off. For a short moment, the engine rpm dropped down so much that even the clutch opened. So the tractor stopped at 76,10 m. Roude Léiw junior finished on the 4th place, just some 7 meters behind the winning distance…. But it was nice to see Herbie, another Curtiss Wright powered tractor winning the Bettborn event.
Nevertheless we were happy that again the complete driveline and chassis of our junior worked perfect. But as Bettborn is our last race before winter time, we really wanted to know the reason of the engine problem. Immediately after the 2,5t modified class, we started to check some valves out of the fuel system. Everything seemed to be ok so far.
Spontaneous, the Herbie team offered us her fuel pump to test with. So we decided to run a test pull in the 3,5t modified. Unfortunately the same problem occurred. At least we know that our fuel pump is ok. Many thanks to the Herbie Team!

Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 September 2010 08:52)