Results 1 to 14 of 14

first time at the track

This is a discussion on first time at the track within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; alright the other night was my first time with the car at the track. it's an 01 z28 6speed. Only ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Age
    34
    Posts
    38

    Red
    01 z28

    first time at the track

    alright the other night was my first time with the car at the track. it's an 01 z28 6speed. Only ran twice but only put up a 15.3. Was very chilly only about high 30's and was having trouble with traction. Anyone have any pointers on launching, shifting? Car only has the slp lmII catback. Any info appreciated. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Senior Member ss~zoso~ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    )
    Posts
    9,128

    SS: NBM, tan top
    1998-SS, 2010 Jetta TDI

    tell us how you launched

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    99

    red
    1994 Camaro Z28

    drag strip driving

    get the tires hot first....try different rpm for your launch.to find what y our tires will absorb ..depends on the strip and your tires.. feel for traction as you are spinning the tires....don't over rev....better to shift a little soon than too late....dont power shift at first if you are not used to it...quick lift throttle shifts will work fine

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Age
    34
    Posts
    38

    Red
    01 z28

    i was launching around 2k. Then shifting around the 5-6k range. Too high? Also when shifting into third the tires were breaking loose. Temp? Thanks.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    99

    red
    1994 Camaro Z28

    no i think ur shift point is ok....i m not sure what you mean by temp ....

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Age
    34
    Posts
    38

    Red
    01 z28

    outside tempeture was only about 38 or so. Meaning maybe I had cold tires?

  7. #7
    member since may 2000 nhraformula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    n/w chicago
    Age
    47
    Posts
    6,933

    black
    2000 nhra edition formula

    get a pair of nittos on the rear.
    feather the car out of the whole.
    2000 nhra edition formula
    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    STL,MO
    Posts
    107
    track temp was probably lower than 38, your never going to get good traction at the temp

  9. #9
    Junior Member MSP01SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Savannah, Ga
    Posts
    51

    Artic White
    2001 Camaro SS

    What tire pressure were you running? Also some suspension mods will help too. Torque Arm, LCA's and yep Nitto's would help too.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Age
    34
    Posts
    38

    Red
    01 z28

    speaking of tires.. I want to get rid of the stock 16's for possibly c6 wheels. Do I need spacers or anything or can they fit right on? Looking for probably a 17" wheel with 275's.

  11. #11
    Senior Member ss~zoso~ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    )
    Posts
    9,128

    SS: NBM, tan top
    1998-SS, 2010 Jetta TDI

    the 275's will help, especially with a good tire on em

  12. #12
    Member WARP211's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    FairField, CA
    Age
    36
    Posts
    398

    RED 35TH ANIVERSARY PKG
    2002 CAMARO SS 35th LE

    Quote Originally Posted by matt123 View Post
    speaking of tires.. I want to get rid of the stock 16's for possibly c6 wheels. Do I need spacers or anything or can they fit right on? Looking for probably a 17" wheel with 275's.

    I don't think you will need spacer's on those.. They should convert right over.. I have some Z06 rims the C5 type and I didn't need spacers.. So they should convert right over.. Call the people who you are gonna get the rims from they should be able to tell you.. Or another Rim company..

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Age
    34
    Posts
    38

    Red
    01 z28

    just found my slips: 1st run was 15.3 @ 92
    2nd run was 15.3 @ 99

  14. #14
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    vivian, la
    Posts
    68

    black
    1999 Trans Am

    i think you should try shifting at 4200 it works for me

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. went to the track for the first time :)
    By reaper ws6 in forum Drag Racing
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 03-07-2012, 10:21 AM
  2. Question: First time at the track with the z28
    By Jermocaleb in forum Drag Racing
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-15-2011, 05:48 PM
  3. MVP Track Time 2010 Track Schedule
    By Feffman in forum Road Racing / AutoX
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-09-2009, 10:45 AM
  4. First time at the Track
    By supercopone in forum Drag Racing
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-21-2009, 10:40 PM
  5. Track Time
    By ur jlus in forum Drag Racing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-05-2006, 07:58 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •