It's fair to say conditions were slightly more favorable and both records were set (no surprise) at ATCO in New Jersey. As is the norm, cold dense air and a well prepped strip on the East Coast makes for some record breaking runs. In addition to the favorable conditions, Scott's car had a line lock, drag radials, and 120 pounds removed from the car good for about a 1/10 or a MPH using the old drag racing rule of thumb concerning weight loss.
We are now going to see people all hit around the same max times on the stock internals. Similar to what we saw here, a 1 mph or a tenth will be the difference so the stock internal battles come down to whomever has the best launch and best weather to work with. All the various kits are all capable of hitting similar performance numbers with the main limitation being the stock internal motor makeup.
The next step for the S65 which has already demonstrated mid 10 second capability with a blower is the built motor supercharger setups. Congratulations to Scott, well done.