Steve correct me if I'm wrong but if Beckley can qualify top half, shouldnt you be able to? He seems to be able to overcome all of these hits while you come on the internet and whine about them. You both have basically the same equipment. We all know its in there just go find it. You are having a great season so hang in there and mess with that combo until you make it happen. When we ran F/A we started off going 8.40's and by the end held the record at 8.07. In that time span we might have picked up 10 horsepower. We found 3 tenths in four link, shocks, sprnigs, tires, tire pressure, trans ratios, weight distribution, wheelie bar height, clutch settings, starting line rpm, shift rpm, timing ect.. Fire up that racepak, put your nose in your log book, and something will hit you but I dont think you are going to find any sympathy on this site for your recent index hits. It is still a run-able class.