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Old 07-26-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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TWO Camaro5 Members at the track in San Antonio

I was at the track, Wingnut was there as well. Best pass was 13.71 at 106MPH. IT WAS HOT. 100 degrees at 6pm.

Nothing touched that time all night (including me after that pass). Wing hit a 13.9 or 13.8 at 106 mph. Mustangs, Chally's, GT500 - nothing was in the 13's. There was one SRT8 Chally with slicks that hit a 13.4 - but that does not count - tires makes all the difference.

I could not get the launch control to work - I do not think I was doing it right. Next time I am going to put only about 22 lbs in the rear tires - should help to hook up. I spun my tires like a mad man at the line - could not get it to grip. It was fun. We definately need to have a get together at the track on a Wednesday or Friday.

Video of the race. Wingnut smoked me in his Silver SS.



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Old 07-26-2009, 10:22 AM   #2
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Very nice. Hope my auto runs that good in the heat. Any mods done to the car.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:29 AM   #3
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Mine is bone stock. Wingnut has the muffler delete - which sounds very good. Getting the delete done asap.

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Old 07-26-2009, 12:21 PM   #4
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Just to let you know you really shouldn't deflate your tires to help you get traction. You don't wanna stress your tires like that, bad shit can happen. Launch control works, you just can't be 'scared' as others have put it. Floor the gas pedal all the way immediately after you are in first, then have depressed the clutch all the way. You just gotta trust that its gonna stop at 4k, but it won't if by the time you get to 4k the pedal isnt' touching.

Or just launch with fewer rpms and use this hot ass weather to make you become a better dragster in all aspects of it.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:22 PM   #5
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Sorry to miss out guys...family in town this weekend and we went to Biffs to show the all the cars...I'll be there next time!
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:40 PM   #6
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Sorry to miss out guys...family in town this weekend and we went to Biffs to show the all the cars...I'll be there next time!
Let me know when the next time is. I would definitely like to at least come watch. But may play too

ahart... I'm picking mine up 8/5 from Toby at classic. Be back that night. Let's meet up sometime after you have yours. Where in Atx are you?
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:40 PM   #7
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:39 AM   #8
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It was so freaking HOT. The controller said it was 130 on the track when I made my first pass. Need to wait until it cools down a little. It was my first time and lots of fun!
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