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Old 03-26-2006, 11:02 PM   #1
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Track: 1/8th mile, first time

the local track had a test and tune for $15 last night, unlimited runs. my focus has been mine for 3 years now and it made its first trip to the track. i really dont know how well i did compared to others on here, but at the track i was only running about 3 tenths slower than a 99 impreza rs (the one with awd and the 2.5L). please dont say thats only cause she cant shift...the girl works at the track and ran her car against mine 5 times that night.

anyway, my best timeslip is as follows:
rt: 1.0932
60 ft: 2.4872
330 ft: 6.8179
1/8 et: 10.5017
1/8 mph: 66.58

this was done on my pirelli pzero neros at 27psi launching at 3000rpm. this was my best time but i did keep the car consistantly in below 10.7 on all but the first run. i would like to know where i should be running in the 1/8th provided i can hook up better next time and where this time puts me in a quarter mile run.

i had a lot of fun and although i still prefer driving my car in through a turn i will definately go back next time they have a test and tune cause its SO cheap.


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Old 03-27-2006, 01:09 AM   #2
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the last time i went to an 1/8 mile track i ran consistent 10.3's and im pretty much stock.
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:32 AM   #3
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and he has an SVT so does that tell you something??
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Old 03-27-2006, 08:00 AM   #4
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the last time i went to an 1/8 mile track i ran consistent 10.3's and im pretty much stock.
you ran it in 10.3..... fallacious_focus ran 10.5 with 40 less HP. I would have to say good job on the 10.5. The 60' times look a little high, but still good job on your 1st time there.
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:58 AM   #5
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The high 60' time is probably due to traction, I improved my 60' time by half a second by running BF Goodrich Drag radials:

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10.5 is awesome for first track times! Drag Radials could easily put you below 10.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:46 AM   #6
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honestly, i know that its a saftey issue but i wish they would have let me run with my window open even a little bit. i could not hear my tires spin at all, but i know they were. and with my window down i would have been able to control it better...its all good though. im just gonna find a big open parking lot and practice my first gear, hopefully that will help me.
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:31 AM   #7
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i am at 10 flat with all my mods but it was my first time every draggingl, my friend who has a v6 cougar with a cai was running mid 10's like you if that makes you feel good
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:39 AM   #8
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its not a matter of feeling good, i feel that i did really well for my first time out. im just saying that i have found areas for improvement already so that next time i can try to get closer to a 10 flat or even get into the 9s.
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:03 PM   #9
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Yeah not bad,i ran a 10.20. lots of wheel spin out the hole, then clutch slipping on my 1-2 shifts. I got another month or so till my local track opens,cant wait.
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i went recently and saddly pulled a 10.3 wheel hopping and or spinning bad off the line. it was a sad night for me......
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