Drag strip times
I've only been once so far. Here are my numbers. I wasn't real happy with them, but I think I can do better. Ok, it was a hot humid day and traction wasn't too good but here are the numbers...
September 7th 2001, Mt. Parkway Motor-Plex, Clay City, KY (606) 663-2344
|Run 1||Run 2||Run 3||Run 4||Run 5|
|1/8 mi (sec)||9.374||9.501||9.252||9.583||9.278|
|1/8 mi (mph)||77.893||77.410||78.057||76.638||78.030|
|1/4 mi (sec)||14.441||14.685||14.329||14.735||14.344|
|1/4 mi (mph)||97.974||96.633||98.134||96.732||97.743|
My friend Mike Shepherd took some videos of the runs. Check them out on my Pics and Movies page!
10/2/01 - The weather has recently dropped about 20-25 degrees F since the drag strip day and my car definitely feels faster. I have a couple projects to work on with the car including an exhaust leak fix (at the manifold) and a EGT gauge install. Once they are complete, I'm planning on another trip to the strip. Hope nothing breaks!
10/24/03 - TWO YEARS LATER... I finally make it back out to the drag strip for my 2nd time. Much cooler day than the previous trip. I brought my autocross tires to help hook up, but got a LOT of wheel hop...
|Run 1||Run 2||Run 3||Run 4|
|1/8 mi (sec)||8.830||8.946||8.946||9.047|
|1/8 mi (mph)||82.470||80.139||81.323||81.756|
|1/4 mi (sec)||13.700||13.828||13.853||13.972|
|1/4 mi (mph)||100.053||100.812||99.177||99.089|
On 4/27/07 - Four years since the last trip, I went out for a short trip to Clay City. I'm running a little more boost now (15-16psi) and a good dose of Torco fuel additive/octane booster. I ran a few times but here is my best. Notice that the 1/4 ET is about the same as before, but the1/4 mi mph is about 5mph more. Also take a look at my 60 ft time. Whoa, not too good. I am hoping to see under 13.5 if I can ever launch just right and hook up. I think it is doable if I practice.
My best 1/4 run was my first run:
|1/8 mi (sec)||9.038|
|1/8 mi (mph)||79.797|
|1/4 mi (sec)||13.795|
|1/4 mi (mph)||104.537|