First time at the strip

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OK so I went to e-town today with a few friends to get some runs in. Had a lot of fun, and there's definately room for improvement, especially coming off the line.

Run 1: No excuse, this run sucked
R/T - .776
60' - 2.374
330 - 6.388
1/8 - 9.685
mph - 74.86
1000 - 12.506
1/4 - 14.945
mph - 90.45

Run 2: Rev limiter in 4th
R/T - .495
60' - 2.290
330 - 6.252
1/8 - 9.496
mph - 76.18
1000 - 12.276
1/4 - 14.637
mph - 93.63

Run 3: Hit boost cut twice cause I turned it up too high
R/T - .625
60' - 2.442
330 - 6.450
1/8 - 9.676
mph - 76.94
1000 - 12.472
1/4 - 14.851
mph - 91.7

Run 4: Clean run
R/T - .455
60' - 2.261
330 - 6.135
1/8 - 9.360
mph - 76.42
1000 - 12.141
1/4 - 14.518
mph - 92.94

Run 5: Spun trying to work the launch more
R/T - .462
60' - 2.324
330 - 6.381
1/8 - 9.680
mph - 75.05
1000 - 12.501
1/4 - 14.904
mph - 91.84

Also weighed my car while I was there, 2722 with driver, and I'm 210lbs so car is 2512 fully loaded, spare and all. Next time I'll come with no spare and junk in the car, as well as 1/4 tank of gas (this time I was on nearly full)

If I can get my 60 foots down to 2.0 or so, I should be able to hit 14.4 maybe even 14.3 and then it's time for a DP and Exhaust, and I should be in 13s.

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posted by  newyorker

You need 2 more wheels with either slick or drag radials. that'll (Usually) help your launch and give you better traction all the way down. You could probably knock off .5 sec off your time with a good set of tires. I use Pro Stars and MT slicks when I go to the track. (Wife and/or friend drives my silverado with the slicks, I drive the Camaro, change it out when we arrive). I was shocked how much they help my beast.


Not bad for your first time at the strip though. My first time racing was in my 97 Isuzu Hombre (Yeah, the thing did the quarter in 18.9xx. Not bad for a 2.2L 5-sp pickup with an open dif.

posted by  Satty101

Autocross > drag :p

posted by  jedimario

Although I agree that autoX is a lot of fun, I'm nuetral to which is better. I don't think either are better than the other, simply because they're completely different styles of racing, and therefore it's like comparing apples to oranges. That's basically the long way of saying I like them both equally, and don't think either is better than the other.

posted by  Satty101

The "more fun" one is better for you.

posted by  jedimario

It's nice to do a mix.

Went to Atco today. First run, great temps helped me cut my time. Then there was a spill or some nonsense and by the time I got to do run 2 I had a 2.30 60 foot and didn't even take the slip but I'm guessing it was a 14.6 or so

Run 1:
R/T - .475
60' - 2.178
330 - 6.019
1/8 - 9.212
mph - 76.18
1000 - 11.971
1/4 - 14.319
mph - 96.54

I'm pleased.

posted by  newyorker

well its ok , that was your first time and you tried your level best , this was your lack of experience because of which you could not perform well but hope next time you will learn some more tricks from this one and surely will perform better, best of luck for your bright future

Fernaser   28 Jul 2012 05:43

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