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View Poll Results: Should stock cars race at the track?
Yes 129 84.87%
No 12 7.89%
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:03 PM   #1
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Stock focus on drag strip?

So my pop told me that a good place to go would be the Pomona Raceway (California) if I was really interested in car performance. He went there when he had his 69 Camaro.

I don't know if I wanna make a fool of myself with a stock zx3 out there, but I kinda want to go really fast!

Will there be other stock cars out there too? Will I get made fun of? And finally, Is it worth a $50 entry fee?

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Old 11-27-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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50 bux. whoa! its 20 out here. go ahead, how many people can point out your car in a lot? they wont even remember you. dont worry. you cant care what others think of you.
go do your thang. but please try to ask questions and try to get some pointers from other racers. this is also called making friends! good luck on the track!

oh, and of course there'll be other stock cars out there, but most will be faster than you.

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Old 11-27-2006, 05:30 PM   #3
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I say do it. I will be taking my zx5 w/atx to the track in spring when it opens. I will be one of the slowest out there, but I don't care. I want to see what it will do. I have been to the track many times and seen people running in the 17 to 20 second range.
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:35 PM   #4
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will taking the seats out help?
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:52 PM   #6
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I've raced many cars stock. It's a blast. I saw a guy win a bracket racewith a stock ,auto, 4 banger Ford Tarus.
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Yeah its 20 to race and 10 to just sit and watch........i think the same way too. i dont wanna make a fool of myself :) so this thursday im probably goin and gonna go up againts my friends sport trac. lol...... but still all i have is CAI and i can still take lil civics. so just go and maybe ill see ya out there!!
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:23 PM   #8
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I say go for it. Its cool to run ur car stock then see how much faster ur car gets with each bolt on, nos, or boost u put on it. But run it completely stock keep ur seats in and everything so u really get the true time of ur complete car. But for the most part u will be slow. My friend gabe when he first ran his focus it was dirt slow. In our elevation it was like a 16.8 or worse. Now he is now like a 15.6 or .8 but he walks alot of people out here. He kills my spec v!
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Yeah, go do it. Do you have a manual or auto?
With a manual you will run lower times.
I ran mine at the track (almost stock, but auto) and ended up with a 17.103 @ 79 whereas someone with a stock manual beat that time by like .3 seconds and a couple mph. It seemed like with my car you just flip a coin and that determines whether or not you are .5 seconds slower than what you expect, I ran consistent 18's before that last run. Then I took the spare tire and jack out and dropped .9 off the run before it. I dunno, maybe I modulated the pedal differently or something. It will shift a little earlier if you let off the floor just enough for me. It's confusing.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:52 PM   #10
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yeah, my car is a auto too.

Does it make any difference to start at 1 then move up to 2 and later D? Turn overdrive off? Or leave it in D the whole time?

My pop used to have a 4 speed auto with slap shifter and thats what he used to do, he told me to do it, but idk because times have changed and technology has gotten better.
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