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As Gala put it, "I always make a baseline run without looking at anything as long as the timing is safe, then immediately check that the throttle blades are opening 100 percent. I've had some great finds. On a recent 450hp vehicle test, we gained 30 hp by getting the throttle fully open. I usually find single-digit horsepower with this one check." In this case, Kunkle had addressed the issue the previous year, and the throttle blades were opening 100 percent.