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Old 02-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #15
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And you still don't.

I agree.......poor excuse...........

The first time I ever went down the 1/4 mile in a car was last November when I met up with Scrmng at Lapeer.

It was my second time out that I set my personal best, 2 weeks later.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:01 PM   #16
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Indeed. but not the best DA reported.

Here is the conditions I had.

time 12:53 pm
temp 42.1 degrees
humidity 53 %
pressure 30.29
track elev. 872 feet
DA -467


Here is the corrected DA chart for those wanting to see what DA will do for you.
So that's -467, as in feet below sea level?
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:50 PM   #17
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And you still don't.
Gonna kick your candy ass in Fayetteville.......gonna blow those Phillies emblems right off that car :-P
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:52 PM   #18
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I'm thinking of hitting Atco this weekend, high temp of 43* DA should be minus eleventy bilion.

Sorry usa1. just had to.
I, too, am planning to go to the track this weekend. Should be 77* that day. I guess I'll work on my tan?
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:01 PM   #19
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I, too, am planning to go to the track this weekend. Should be 77* that day. I guess I'll work on my tan?
Hey, you may have some bikini babes rooting you on.

Best of luck to you.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:16 PM   #20
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Best Corrected DA for Vegas is probably about 2700...
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #21
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So that's -467, as in feet below sea level?

No that would be the ATCO track........
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:31 PM   #22
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I, too, am planning to go to the track this weekend. Should be 77* that day. I guess I'll work on my tan?


It won't be that warm here for another 3 months. You certainly will be working on that tan.
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No that would be the ATCO track........
Get it right now, Atco is 93' above sea, can hardly get a breath at that height.
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I was serious, what's -467? Lol
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:35 PM   #25
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That was the DA for the conditions he was running in?
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:47 PM   #26
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I guess I don't fully understand what density altitude really is. I just assume the lower the better?
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Density altitude is the altitude in the International Standard Atmosphere at which the air density would be equal to the actual air density at the place of observation, or, in other words, the height when measured in terms of the density of the air rather than the distance from the ground. "Density Altitude" is the pressure altitude adjusted for non-standard temperature.
Both an increase in temperature and, to a much lesser degree, humidity will cause an increase in density altitude. Thus, in hot and humid conditions, the density altitude at a particular location may be significantly higher than the true altitude.



For drag racing this is the equalizer to compare times and speeds when racing under different conditions. Not the most accurate way to compare (it is all we have, short of racing heads up) but gives you some idea of where you may stand compared to others located in other regions of the world.
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yeah, i know how to search google. lol and i did. it's still pretty foriegn to me!
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