First Time at the Track!

Discussion in 'Drag Racing' started by Black97GT, May 16, 2007.

  1. Black97GT

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    Overall I would say I am pretty happy with my best time. Completely stock except for Flowmaster 40 series mufflers and an MGW shifter...

    I missed third my first run, spun a lot on my second run and I think I ran pretty good on the last two runs. I had a fifth run but it was basically the same thing as the first.

    What do you guys think? Pretty normal? I am in the left lane for all of the them, Car #51. First race was vs. my friends 03 GT, Second was some white car..., Third was a new Civic SI, 4th was my buddys Kenne Belle 02 GT

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  2. scarface

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    you were getting better with each one :) that 60ft is killing you!
     
  3. Black97GT

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    Yea I know :mad: I was working on my launches...what do you think would be an achievable 60ft with street tires with my car?
     
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    Fun stuff huh? You hooked now? lol. Practice will take some time off your 60 footers. Be patient. I hate the left lane i always try to get right.
     
  5. scarface

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    depends on what you call street tires...just plain ol tires could probably yield a 2.0, drag radial =sub 2.0s
     
  6. Black97GT

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    I think my tires actually helped the times they were 285 goodyear eagle f1s maybe 1/2 tread left? but not drag radials
     
  7. Lightning Struck

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    exactly the DR's will almost dead hook on the line, plus they will allow you to come off harder than what you were on those street tires
     
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    ummm was it boring enough at the track that everyone fell asleep at the lights? :hammer: :hammer:



    jk...the runs weren't that bad. O0
     
  9. Black97GT

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    :hammer:, the way the R/T was setup I am 95% sure the best you could get was a .5 without red lighting. I didnt think they were that bad :dunno: but the R/T doesnt effect your run time at all so I wasn't too worried about it, tried to concentrate on the launch. (assuming that is what you were talking about?)

    But yea I am definitely hooked now, I wanna go back after adding a few things and hopefully see some improvements :thumb:
     
  10. Downshift

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    Not to bad of times, I have been wanting to go for a while now. Hoping to go in a couple weeks. Low 14s are a good posibility with a little lower 60ft/
     
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    I have similiar tires, Goodyear F1s in 275/40s but hooked just a little better than you and was able to cut 2.0Xs. What were you launching at and what were your tire pressures set at in the rear? I launched at approx. 2k rpm and tires were at 30lbs. When I launched higher ~3krpm, I felt it not hook as well and was cutting 2.2s.
     
  12. Black97GT

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    I was launching around 2k and tire pressure was abomut 28psi
     
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