|11-14-2010, 08:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Burnouts at the Drag Strip in a M6?
I've never taken my car to the drag strip and I'm thinking about doing it really soon. Just wondering how you guys heat the tires after going through the water line? Do you just rev up and dump the clutch to spin the tires a bit or do you use the brakes as well? I tried doing a brake stand before and I ended up burning the clutch more than the tires. I don't have problems lighting the tires up by any means, but just wondering what etiquette and common practice in a manual is at the drags. I've done some searches on here and couldn't find anything particularly pertaining to the burnouts on a M6 so excuse me if I'm beating a dead horse or if the questions seem stupid. Just never been to the drags before and would like to and not look like a total fool my first few runs. hahahahaha.
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|11-15-2010, 09:29 AM||#2|
Drives: '69 SS Convertible
Join Date: May 2009
Location: DFW, TX
You should look at getting a line-lock added. I think they are only about $150 and that should make your burn outs a breeze. That will also be good insurnace to help keep you from burning up a clutch.
Search on the forums and you'll find info about a line lock. One guy I saw that had a line-lock in a Camaro put the button under the trim ring around the shifter. When he was at the track he would pop up the trim and pull out the button. When he was done he would tuck it back under the trim. That keeps you from have to drill a whole somewhere.
I'm no expert but I believe I remember reading on Ranger's site that you should start off in 2nd for the burn out.
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|11-15-2010, 11:58 AM||#3|
Steps to doing a burnout on street tires at the track
Step 1: wait in the staging lanes
Step 2: continue waiting in the staging lanes
Step 3: If you are racing at Pittsburgh Raceway Park, continue steps 1-2 for at least an hour
Step 4: Get waived into burnout box from track official
Step 5: If possible drive AROUND the water... not through it.
Step 6: Get into your lane and into the burnout box
Step 7: Put car in 2nd gear
Step 8: Rev motor to, i dont know, lets say 4,000 rpm
Step 9: let go of clutch
Step 10: quickly step on the brake pedal with your left foot. This will take practice on how hard you should stay on the brakes, too hard and you will burn up your brakes/clutch... too soft and you will move forward.
Step 11: only do a short burnout with street tires. You don't need to warm them up, just a quick sweep to get all the rocks and gunk off them
Step 12: Let go of brakes and continue to do burn out until you go a few feet... to make sure you leave the burnout box while doing a burn out... this is to make sure nothing thats laying in the burnout box (i.e. rocks, other people's burnt rubber, water, etc) gets back on your tires
Step 13: Push clutch back in and let go of gas after you have "burned out" of the burnout box
Step 14: Stage your car
Step 15: wait for green light
Step 16: smoke the mustang in the adjacent lane
Rather, rinse, and repeat, as necessary.
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