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first time ever down the track (videos soon!)

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    first time ever at the track (vids)

    I took a little road trip with a buddy of mine up to Lebanon Valley for the test and tune night. My first time ever at a strip and it was a BLAST! I'm seriously addicted now, and if I could afford it I would go every week!

    I got 3 runs in, someone blew a tranny or something and it took the cleanup crew a little over half an hour to clean and prep the track.

    I avoided the waterbox and just spun the tires for a second before each run. I also babied it off the line to get used to launching off the tree. It was about 55* out and 50% humidity, nice night out.

    Only mods are a lid and a Magnaflow catback, and about 50% tread on Fuzion ZRi's, 6spd.


    1st run:

    reaction: 0.125
    60': 2.082
    330': 5.901
    1/8: 9.016
    1/8 MPH: 79.33
    1000': 11.719
    1/4: 13.983
    1/4 MPH: 99.88

    Launched around 1300 and slipped the clutch, no traction problems in first, hit second and spun for what seemed like forever, and then hit the rest of my shifts ok. This was the best 60' of the night, I was surprised for my first run! I overshot the first exit cause I didn't know where it was

    Here's the video, ran against a Charger. People were pulling 2 or 3 cars on me at the start, but their slips were either equal or worse at the 60', so I'm confused at that

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=ujyCOJDNTUw



    Run 2:

    reaction: 0.347
    60': 2.433 (i bogged it off the line)
    330': 6.173
    1/8: 9.184
    1/8 MPH: 82.67
    1000': 11.722
    1/4: 13.869
    1/4 MPH: 105.39

    Bogged it a little off the line, great traction all through first, nailed second and I was prepared for tirespin (which occured) so I had to lift quickly and jump back on it, which seemed to help according to my 1/8 mph. The rest of the run was fine. At this point i'm totally addicted and wanna run the car like 10 more times, but there was only another run left before the staging lines were closed.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=YrWVMmpv1HY

    Third run:

    reaction: 0.556
    60': 2.285
    330': 6.010
    1/8: 8.992
    1/8 MPH: 83.16
    1000': 11.521
    1/4: 13.828
    14 MPH: 93.19

    Got used to the launch, but spun a little in first, second gear was the best of the night it spun but I had it under control. Towards the end of the track I missed 4th gear and just shut down crossing the line. Even missing 4th gear it was the best run of the night. Probably could have hit mid 13's.

    All in all it was freakin awesome and I cannot wait to get back up there with some more friends, I'm totally addicted. The drive up there isnt bad, only an hour and a half and that was during rush hour.

    So how did I do for a first timer???
    Based on the 3 runs I did, with the driver mod what can I expect to run?
    Last edited by Poppn; 05-30-2008 at 07:06 AM.

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    come on guys, i couldn't have been THAT bad...


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    13.8 is my best too so don't feel bad

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    Is this your first time?

    My first time out was a couple of weeks ago.. I wish I could of ran a 2.0 60' lol
    I trapped 110mph with a 2.3 60' and ran a 13.30

    85 degress outside with 90% humidity

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    u let a charger bet u? lol j/k good runs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    u let a charger bet u? lol j/k good runs
    i caught up to the charger at the end of the track lol

    i actually won based off reaction time, but he had the faster e/t

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    Looks like you've got a lot of practice to do HAHA. Naw, you can definitely do better than that. With more experience you'll be putting up better times!!
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