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I went to the track and I was very disapointed with my times I felt embarrassed to even be there. My traps were decent but still could have been better. My best was a 14.5 and one was even in the 15s. My 60' is what was killing me it never broke 2.5. I couldn't stop spinning I spun all the way into 3rd uncontrollably. I should have a 12 sec car with slicks but I just can't get traction. I think that the track had bad prep because only cars that had slicks were getting traction. A V6 mustang was having a hard time hooking up. a 5.7 GTO was running 14.4s and higher. I get better traction on the street that at this track. My elivation was about 1200 above sea level. Any thoughts.
 

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Don't feel bad, at least this is your base line to work off of. No one is a John Force on their first day at the track. Just keep at it and apply what you learn after each run to make you and your car quicker.
 

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thanks for the input man.
 

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yeah just work on your driving. dont focus on the track prep because itll vary every time, and you cant control that.

i suck at drag too, but i just go have fun and get a little better each time. :thumbsup:
 

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there in sig.
 

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1800 rpms traction kills me plus with the AGP WG you cant play with the throttle like you can with the stock or staged WG's to make it so you dont spin. imma get Drag Radials at try it again.
 

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Tzone said:
My best was a 14.5 and one was even in the 15s. My 60' is what was killing me it never broke 2.5. My elivation was about 1200 above sea level. Any thoughts.
60 ft/ times are a good indicator of your high somewhat high ET, and racing at 1,200 ft. doesn't help either.

Here are the Altitude Correction Factors for racing at 1,200 feet:
http://www.gnttype.org/techarea/misc/altitude.html

ET x .9874
MPH x 1.0129


So in light of the above, your 14.5" ET would have been 14.3" at sea level.

Regarding your 60ft. times, the general idea is that for every 1/10" you take off you 60ft. time you should subtract twice that much off of your 1/4 mile ET.

So if you shaved your 60 ft. time down to say 2.2", then you could figure on knocking off another 6/10" off your 1/4. That would then net you a 13.9" 1/4 mile time.

But if you're on a track that is so slippery that it's causing you to seriously break your tires loose even in 3rd gear, then you need to go back and race there on a different day ...

Or find another track!
 

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Work on your ET's and get some wheels that allow you to put some meat on the ground instead of the narrow stockers.

Good luck.
 
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