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Old 10-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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NLR, Byron or GLD

Tired of GLD prep or lack of... Anyone having a good experience at NLR formerly known as US41? I can't floor my little ol' 370rwhp car at GLD.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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Tired of GLD prep or lack of... Anyone having a good experience at NLR formerly known as US41? I can't floor my little ol' 370rwhp car at GLD.
it was the same thing at Byron last week. Yes there were a few cars on some slicks pulling wheelies, but a lot of the DR cars were spinning hard in 1st and 2nd gear.

But recently i have heard a ton of good things about NLR. Its a little far for me, but i think i will be making the trip next year as track prep will be a big help with my new power level.

We are headed to bryon tomorrow. i will let you know how it is.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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Yeah I'd like to see how you guys all do tomorrow at Byron.

Paging John Deer aka Jason B, where you at, how is NLR these days...
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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Yeah I'd like to see how you guys all do tomorrow at Byron.

Paging John Deer aka Jason B, where you at, how is NLR these days...
Ill keep you posted!

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Old 10-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #5
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NLR has had some the best prep over the last 2 years. The track is a dump, but the strip itself is great. GLD is a joke guys, I ran my best 60s on street tires at NLR. It's never disappointed me prep. Byron had always been good to me also, that's a suprize.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:03 PM   #6
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NLR has had some the best prep over the last 2 years. The track is a dump, but the strip itself is great. GLD is a joke guys, I ran my best 60s on street tires at NLR. It's never disappointed me prep. Byron had always been good to me also, that's a suprize.
yeah, i have heard Byron was generally good. but for some reason its been lacking a little. i personally havent run my car there this year as she is all blowed up. But the people I have gone up there with have seemed to struggle a little.

But tomorrow will be a good test as we are having about 8 camaros heading out it seems like. So we will see how it goes.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:31 PM   #7
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Okay thanks Mike, I'm open to hitting NLR too. I was saying to Darth Octane that I like hitting BW3's on the way home.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #8
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I have only been there once this year and it was t&t that night. Only about 15 cars and only maybe 3 drag cars 2 of tem left after 2 passes and they spun hard. I had a tuff time hooking even though I had my best 60' and ET but it was the only time running with my new converter. I made approx. 8 passes and completely spun through first on half and only 2 passes were pretty good but still a small amount of slip at about 30'. Part of it was tires not hot enough but I don't think prep was very good that night.
I can't really compare to other tracks as I have not run this setup anywhere else yet.
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If you guys go let me know I will try to make it out and make a few passes.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:01 PM   #10
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Jerry how was Byron, I heard Jim went 11.63 so he must have been at least a mid 1.6.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #11
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Byron next Saturday is the plan.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:46 AM   #12
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Jerry how was Byron, I heard Jim went 11.63 so he must have been at least a mid 1.6.
Well it was OK I guess you could say.

They attempted to prep the track a ton. They sprayed it a lot, kept it clean. And at least once an hour shut it down to do full prep. But the problem was the cold ground.

Jim ran a 11.72 @ 117 with a 1.72 60ft. new PB for him, but could not cut a 1.6x. 60ft.

So I'd say Byron did a great effort to try and keep it as sticky as they could. But the cold won. There was even a AWD Jeep srt8 spinning all 4 wheels for about 100ft or so.

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:22 AM   #13
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Hmmm. I did see some pics of some friend's cars hooking there on Sunday but they might have all been on slicks.

So was Jim getting some smoke off the tires but it would spin if he flashed the converter? How did he launch?

I think the trick to making the track work when it's cold is for BJ to drag it periodically and for them to spray the line here and there, and keep cars doing down the track... Keep heat in it.
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Hmmm. I did some pics of some friend's cars hooking there on Sunday but they might have all been on slicks.

So was Jim getting some smoke off the tires but it would spin if he flashed the converter? How did he launch?

I think the trick to making the track work when it's cold is for BJ to drag it periodically and for them to spray the line here and there, and keep cars doing down the track... Keep heat in it.
Majority of them were on slicks. Even some of them had trouble. Like the foxbody that was fighting fro traction the whole way down the track... then completley lost it, swerved over in front of the car next to him and smashed into the wall.

Jim was smoking em pretty good. He really was hooking decently with a little chirp here and there. But i belive he coulda falshed the converter more. He is still trying to find that sweet spot. i think with his mods he should be able to pull a 1.6x eventually.
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Thanks we'll see what happens this Saturday.
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Thanks we'll see what happens this Saturday.
What time you headed up? I might be going after I get off work maybe

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Thinking to be there right when it opens.
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So Jim was not spinning on his best passes, hooked decent?
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So Jim was not spinning on his best passes, hooked decent?
He just chirped a little, but not roasting the tires. Was only a 1.72 60ft i believe it was so he coulda left harder too.

But he was smoking the tires a lot.

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Heck yeah he was, nice.
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Heck yeah he was, nice.
It was pretty cool, the announcer called out jim and that red mustang and had em racing all day. they got a special lane and everything

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Was the Mustang the guy who went 11.37 with his GT? Pressure Ratio on ChicagoGarage? Impressive car.
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The red one that Jim raced?

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I am planning on a trip to Byron this Sunday if anyone is in. I dont think I can go on Sat because my friend with a GTO wants to come... hes working on Sat.
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