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Ripped_06_ST 09-23-2006 03:22 AM

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... [thumb]

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... [thumb] I am hoping next time I will have the racing tires on the spare rims to get some better traction... [:D]

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. [:D]

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... [thumb]

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... [thumb]

ST vs. some weird older Sentra that had badges readin 2000 GSR [rolleyes] 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...


SD_Focus 09-23-2006 03:29 AM

well my launches suck and you are right that track is not the best. It was still a lot of fun though. My last run of the night made me happy since I ran a 9.9. my speed was 69.9 though. Kind of low compared to your ST.

Ripped_06_ST 09-23-2006 03:32 AM

Yeah lemme get some nice rubber under there and I have no doubt that the ST will break into the 9's easily with Ryan driving of course [thumb]

SD_Focus 09-23-2006 03:33 AM

I just watched the videos. Not too bad for a phone camera. Your car sounds nice by the way. My buddy in the car though so too. A lot of people there didn't have much respect for the focus.

Ripped_06_ST 09-23-2006 03:37 AM


Originally posted by SD_Focus
I just watched the videos. Not too bad for a phone camera. Your car sounds nice by the way. My buddy in the car though so too.
thanks, I appreciate that... I don't think it sounds bad at all... it's loud ass hell at full throttle so it's sounds kind of raspy but it's just because it's loud in my opinion. [thumb]


Originally posted by SD_Focus
A lot of people there didn't have much respect for the focus.
Yeah and most of the nimrods(sp?) that didn't have respect for the Focus were spectating or got their butts handed to them by either Ryan or you!!! [thumb]

SD_Focus 09-23-2006 03:40 AM

its sounds pretty much like mine did when I had the header on, but I decided I couldn't handle that kind of sound level from a daily driver. I deffinitely with I had that header on tonight though.

Ripped_06_ST 09-23-2006 03:41 AM

Yeah I am sure that header would have helped [thumb]

It's all good though import lover... lol j/k j/k!!

SD_Focus 09-23-2006 03:48 AM

It hurt my ego a bit to get smoked by a civic, because it has never happened to me before. I think the guy ran a 9.2. We ran again but he missed a gear so I got lucky.

My eyes got a little watery when I saw a pair of s2000's there. They are just so beautiful...

svtguy21 09-23-2006 08:21 AM

SO WHAT mods do you have my svt was running that with cai/exhaust/udp/tune/flywheel

Duffman355 09-23-2006 10:24 AM

I like the video with the GTO

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