That's what I was wondering. If there are any halfway options out there. A friend of mine who runs Prostock mentioned he once geared his a little taller when he discovered that his car actually run a couple of tenths faster when he took off in 2nd. After he re-geared it (4speed) he would drag as a 3 speed and use 4th as highway gear. I just figured it wouldn't hurt to ask around I'm just thinking out loud with my fingers today.
I may not be smart but I'm always thinking.