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09-28-2009 11:52 AM
DJslurp1200
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Originally Posted by honhon View Post
isnt sunshine at the mudhole off i4?
sunshine speedway is in Largo... I can't remember the name of the road that it is off of because it was my first time there...
09-26-2009 03:32 PM
honhon isnt sunshine at the mudhole off i4?
09-24-2009 06:49 PM
DJslurp1200
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Originally Posted by ESTEEGuy View Post
careful with wheelhop!

it kills trannys and axles
Ya I'll smooth out my launches some more which should eliminate that.
09-24-2009 09:46 AM
gonefhsn
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Originally Posted by aces ST View Post
haha yeah it was my first time on Sunday, with exhaust and intake, still the best i could manage was a 16.05
and his best quote of the day was "you just flew right past me"....LOL

but it was a good time, It was my first time racing with the Turbo set up, my first pass was terrible slipped clutch in every gear 16.0. After that I had to launch slow and at lower rpms, but my best of the day was a 14.6 @ 98
09-24-2009 08:48 AM
fast07st
st racing

Around here (Ontario, Canada) we don't have 1/8 mile tracks only 1/4 mile...
I have been drag racing my 5.0 mustang for years, but never my ST.
It's totaly diff... to start off the 5.0 is automatic, so shifting is easy :)
and it's really consistent on the laugh - just press the breaks and gas at the same time and let go of the breaks. The burnout is also easy...
The 5 speed on the st shifts well, but it's not easy to lauch properly... too much rpms (the case on the videos) a lot of spin... not enough and it bogs down at the start... at least it wasn't wheel hoopin it was a straight smooth spin :)
09-24-2009 12:05 AM
ESTEEGuy careful with wheelhop!

it kills trannys and axles
09-23-2009 01:01 PM
DJslurp1200
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Originally Posted by djo90 View Post
did you do just the 1/8 or did you do a 1/4 mile?
I believe the closest 1/4 mile is in Orlando... which is about 45min's-1hr away depending on how you drive...

This was at sunshine speedway which is a 1/8 mile track only.

my best time was 10.6 and 2.45 was with a passenger and launching at 3,000rpms... I know I could get into the 9's with a cleaner launch cuz I was suffering from wheel hop kinda bad...

There is another event coming up this thursday and I think I'm going to go again after work... Racing ends at like 3am...

Hope to see some more focus's attend out there and running down the track as well!
09-23-2009 12:33 AM
djo90 did you do just the 1/8 or did you do a 1/4 mile?
09-22-2009 12:47 PM
DJslurp1200 Ya I found out the little nissan that I had beat in the first couple races was a NX2000... small little car!
09-22-2009 12:45 PM
DJslurp1200
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Originally Posted by fast07st View Post
I know what that feels like...
I just did the same thing... I couldn't hook up, kept on spinning 1st through 2nd. My best time was 16.1 @ 85.97 mph on the 1/4 mile! Next time w/ more practice in the lauches I'll break into the 15's... It was fun though.

Here's a couple of videos
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Sweet! I will have to check out those vids later as they don't show up on my work computer...

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Originally Posted by aces ST View Post
haha yeah it was my first time on sunday, with exhaust and intake, still the best i could manage was a 16.05
That's cool though! Ya I will be looking forward to getting a 1/4 mile time one day.... Sunshine speedway is just so close and convenient and I think the nearest 1/4 mile is in Lakeland or Orlando...
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