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paulhaskew 07-19-2005 06:14 PM

1/4 Mile Run Times
 
Here are my crappy 1/4 times on my '05 focus... It was my first time running, so I am sure I will get better as I figure it all out... :P

http://photos.paulhaskew.com/display...album=27&pos=0

WD40 07-19-2005 06:23 PM

Practice Practice Practice. [;)]

And,
Moved to ”Racing, Rally & Autocross”...

paulhaskew 07-19-2005 06:26 PM

doh, my bad... :P

microtonal 07-19-2005 06:35 PM

Was that your ST doing 17/18's in the 1/4 ?

archie 07-19-2005 07:10 PM

hes probably used to running that zetec he had, and the duratec is way different so he probably hasnt figured out how to drive. all i have to say man is the car has more capability than that stock. so yeah practice your luanches and shifts.

paulhaskew 07-19-2005 07:28 PM

no, I am used to driving the SPI which is an auto and gutless... so... Its taking me a bit... but yes, thats my ST with those times... I am new to the 1/4 mile thing as well... those were my very first 2 times ever running...

viney266 07-20-2005 03:59 AM

Hey, that's fine, you will improve. That is what makes it fun! Did you have a good time? That is all that matters. Also, wait for the third yellow light to begin to light, then go...do NOT wait till you see the green light!

SD_Focus 07-20-2005 04:32 AM

^^Umm those lights last quite a while I think I would get myself in trouble going at the 3rd yellow light.

EricR 07-23-2005 03:53 AM

Paul,

Thanks for posting your results even if they aren't earth shattering. Now I've got an itch to try it for myself! My crazy brain is convinced I'll to better. [:D]

Look at this:

1st run: 18.4
2nd run: 17.8

You cut well over a half a second on your second run!

I'll have to figure out where to run and then we can start a "Noob 1/4 mile time in my ST" thread!

jerryzx3 07-23-2005 10:45 AM

you are supposed to go when you see the third yellow light light up. Once you get more practice you will have to wait a little longer but when you are new at it go when you see the third light. I will bet you will still have a .6 or so reaction time but it will get better and that is where alot of races are won.


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