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bad grocerygetter 09-30-2012 07:12 PM

went to the drag strip last night!
So I finally went, had the car for 2 years. I wanted to go last year but its hard to get out with two young kids. Anyway, it was the midnight drags, which they don't give slips for. But I had a buddy tell me what I ran. I didn't launch with any anger at all nor did I have a good reaction (pro tree) but I ran against a Buick grand national that was doing a lot of tuning tweeks there. Keep in mind it was the absolute first time I have ever driven down a drag strip. I ran a 14.90 the first time, I was not interested in beating on my car so I waited about 45 mins between runs. I did beat the gn. By about half a second. The second run I did about the same kind of start, ran a 14.68. Didn't catch the trap speeds. It was really just about me seeing what the car felt like going down the track. Second run was against a friend's 6.2 L Chevy truck. He ran around a 15.40. Anyways, I know it doesn't really count without a slip :) but just thought I'd share my fun night.

psinuse 09-30-2012 07:59 PM

2 things;
1) Did you have fun?
2) Did you have fun being smart and not street racing?

Awesome times for your first time out.

bad grocerygetter 09-30-2012 08:21 PM

Yes, and definetly yes. Thanks bro. Better to pay 30 bucks and do it legally than 500+ and lose lisence, job, house, wife...ha ha. Yeah I had a blast. All my buddys were surprised with my liitle grocerygetters times. :D

psinuse 10-01-2012 05:01 AM

It's a wagon. Did they expect it to be slow?

pzr2874 10-01-2012 05:50 AM

They never look quick... nice runs, I'm with Keith... better on the strip.

bad grocerygetter 10-02-2012 08:38 AM

Yeah I'm pretty confident that if I had better reaction times i could easily have been down in the lower 14s

pzr2874 10-02-2012 08:52 AM

All Season tires?

BLAZE2099 10-02-2012 09:12 AM

Even still, 15's are good for a virgin on the track.
So I'd say you did we'll destroying that!

psinuse 10-02-2012 10:27 AM

[quote=pzr2874;286200]All Season tires?[/quote]

Shouldn't matter at his power level. Heck I've run some of my best times on all seasons....

bad grocerygetter 10-02-2012 01:00 PM

Yeah. Not even good all seasons... Traction was not nor has it ever been a concern for me though. I'm not in the habit of buying new transmissions, so my launches are rare, but if it happens I'm quite clutch happy. If I had a decent rt my 60 ft times still wouldn't be amazing. I honestly don't have a massive savings for a bunch of broken drivetrain parts so I'm usually really easy on the old girl. But I know I can do better than what I did. Hell I bet if I didn't have that pro tree to figure out timing with it would have been loads better.

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