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07-01-2008 06:11 PM
focusedamarillo well it was only a 1000 ft track and the other guys out there were running like 12s so.....

then you watched the dragsters run a 5 and go clean out your pants....
06-30-2008 04:19 PM
Yocrew 14.19? That's pretty good.
06-30-2008 04:04 PM
focusedamarillo took the advice and it paid off!! my best reaction was a .014 and my best time was 14.19 and it was a blast!!!! also thanks to SquillyB for all his advice
06-23-2008 12:39 AM
loudfocus01
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Footbrake. Stand on the brake and give it gas (practice on a back road but I will guess you can hold it up to 3000 rpm), then release the brake on the last yellow.Don't wait for the green or you will get owned.
Yep, exactly what I do when I drag my focus. Just don't go too early.
Also, See you at FocusFest.
06-22-2008 11:36 PM
ktwelsch Great advice on the ATX :D
06-22-2008 11:05 PM
Ripped_06_ST
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Footbrake. Stand on the brake and give it gas (practice on a back road but I will guess you can hold it up to 3000 rpm), then release the brake on the last yellow.Don't wait for the green or you will get owned.
I obviously agree with going on the last yellow however that isn't exactly true. If you are itchin' for that last yellow and you hit it as soon as you see the last yellow, your going to redlight I guarantee it.

You have to anticipate the green, the green is going to light up just as fast the the 3 yellows did so you basically have to time it in your head. It's hard to explain but once you a do it a few times, it's a cakewalk for most.
06-22-2008 05:23 PM
Tom
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Footbrake. Stand on the brake and give it gas (practice on a back road but I will guess you can hold it up to 3000 rpm), then release the brake on the last yellow.Don't wait for the green or you will get owned.
That's pretty good advice.

Since you are new, I would concentrate on getting good reaction times first.

Luckily there will be quite a few drag experts at FF08 that can give you pointers on what to do. Don't be afraid to ask.
06-22-2008 04:29 PM
Focus V learn how to use your left foot to brake so you can do what he said ^
practice launching in an appropriate area (track, backroad, etc)
06-22-2008 03:47 PM
focusedamarillo no one else?????
06-14-2008 11:31 PM
02ztsian Footbrake. Stand on the brake and give it gas (practice on a back road but I will guess you can hold it up to 3000 rpm), then release the brake on the last yellow.Don't wait for the green or you will get owned.
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