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Old 09-23-2006, 03:22 AM   #1
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Went to the track again...

ok we went to the local 1/8 mile track again since there isn't any 1/4 mile tracks close around... Well we managed like 16-17 runs... it was mieveil (Ryan) who raced the car... he did a GREAT job!!! The launches were great but the damn tires are almost bald so there was no traction and lots of axle hop.

Well first off, the track is not ideal at ALL... you can ask anyone there and they will tell you the same and most of them have gotten better times at different tracks... much better times without as much effort. Anyways, the only cars he lost to was like a 04 Cobra, 04 GTO, 240 SX(silvia), SRT-4 and a Mazda SpeedMiata. The only reason he lost to the SpeedMiata was because it was rear wheel drive and he kept getting great launches... one of the times he messed the lanch up as the ST did and they both caught at the same time and the Miata couldn't catch up to win... I would say that those two cars would be a good match up if the Miata wasn't RWD.

The rest of the cars he raced he won... which include an Integra, SD_Focus, and many others...

Now mind when I state the best time... the tires are almost bald and the track IS NOT ideal at ALL... The best was a 10.070 without anyone in the car but the driver and the spare tire taken out, the rest of the car was all intact... The best run IMO was the one with a passanger and spare tire in and he got a good time of a 10.1 with all that weight so he might have broken a 9.9 if that weight wasn't in the car... I am hoping next time I will have the racing tires on the spare rims to get some better traction...

Ryan also said that the trap speed was kind of high on the 10.070 run so the ST is definately kickin out some good ponies... if I remember correctly he said a normal trap speed for that time was about 72-73 and the ST pulled in a 74.05.

Anyways the times were very consistant ranging from 10.0 to 10.4... and now for the video's... only a few and they are through tinted glass and on a camera phone...

ST vs. Integra with VTEC... not sure what exact motor...

ST vs. SD_Focus with VERY bad traction

ST vs. SD_Focus... one of the better runs...

ST vs. some weird older Sentra that had badges readin 2000 GSR No idea what that means.

ST vs. Mikes 2004 GTO... I was obviously recording from the passanger side of the GTO... the GTo was badass...


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