Drag Racing at Calrsbad Raceway:

Finaly a trip to the dragstrip! With 1600 miles on the odometer the car was really ready to go. Everything is stock except I removed the air filter box cover.

As you can see, my first run was awesome. I don't know what I did but it was right. I couldn't seem to get back near that mark and seemed to get slower as the day went on. I had trouble with traction, as expected. The two fourteen second runs are due to a missed first to second shift.

Overall I did pretty good. I beat a 4.6L DOHC supercharged Mustang Cobra and some older hot rods. There was a modified 1998 C5 that blew my doors off. He was having a lot of trouble launching and he was still killing me.

Time and Date 60 Foot Track 1/8 Mile Track 1/4 Mile
7/10/99 @ 14:31 2.206 8.729 @ 84.84 MPH 13.265 @ 108.52 MPH
7/10/99 @ 14:52 2.256 8.992 @ 84.41 MPH 13.597 @ 103.87 MPH
7/10/99 @ 15:12 2.347 9.131 @ 82.87 MPH 13.805 @ 103.59 MPH
7/10/99 @ 15:29 2.551 9.861 @ 76.40 MPH 14.806 @ 103.04 MPH
7/10/99 @ 15:41 2.272 9.020 @ 81.46 MPH 13.699 @ 107.53 MPH
7/10/99 @ 15:55 2.314 9.357 @ 79.62 MPH 14.134 @ 102.30 MPH
7/10/99 @ 16:14 2.388 9.218 @ 82.31 MPH 13.896 @ 104.96 MPH
7/10/99 @ 16:30 2.324 9.167 @ 81.14 MPH 13.911 @ 104.83 MPH
7/10/99 @ 17:18 2.308 9.028 @ 83.41 MPH 13.650 @ 107.16 MPH
7/10/99 @ 17:31 2.422 9.173 @ 83.12 MPH 13.807 @ 106.02 MPH

The car was run in street trim starting with a quarter tank of gas. All shifting was done by the shift light on the HUD. It was about eighty degrees and mildly humid outside. Traction control and ASR was off.


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