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Old 03-14-2012, 09:21 PM   #1327
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I saw wyd_trkr's "wanted" post before refreshing this thread to look. If you guys think it's relevant, I can post my slip from when I ran in Orlando during the Sunshine State Camaro Rally, Friday, 3/2. No prior racing experience on track or street and I pulled a 14.66 on my first run, 14.92 on the second. I was expecting worse but the car helped me out. Didn't appear to be fast enough to make the fast list so I didn't bother reporting it.

I need to get more runs in and work on my launch technique if I want to break into the 13s, which, according to the fast list, is more than possible.
Don't sweat as much making the fast list. There's some guys that can help you look at your slip and give you some tips to help you get on the list. The most important thing is that you have fun while out there.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:57 AM   #1328
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Don't sweat as much making the fast list. There's some guys that can help you look at your slip and give you some tips to help you get on the list. The most important thing is that you have fun while out there.
No sweat here. Here's the deets:

2012 1LT/RS V6 (LFX)
Tires used on the pass: Stock Pirelli P-Zero 20"
Performance Mods (if any): C.A.I w/scoop, Ark N2 cat-back
Transmission: Auto
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R/T.......... .577
60'............. 2.24
330'........... 6.27
1/8 ........... 9.50
1/8 mph... 76.03
1000'..........12.31
1/4 .......... 14.67
1/4 mph… 95.89
Name of the track: Orlando Speedworld
Date of pass: 3/3/12
Weather: ~ 80F (9pm in Orlando in March so somewhat warmish)

I'm in left lane, right lane is an SS (acatlover13). Nannies off, tried to dust the tires a little but I was being too easy on it so it didn't quite work. Also need to get the hang of perching and launching on the third yellow and all that. R/T is horrible, compared to someone who knows what they're doing at least. Still was fun and I can't wait to do it again. Definitely Pony Wars May 12 but possibly elsewhere before then. Looking for T&T days nearby.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:38 AM   #1329
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No sweat here. Here's the deets:

2012 1LT/RS V6 (LFX)
Tires used on the pass: Stock Pirelli P-Zero 20"
Performance Mods (if any): C.A.I w/scoop, Ark N2 cat-back
Transmission: Auto
Category submitted for: Bolt-ons
R/T.......... .577
60'............. 2.24
330'........... 6.27
1/8 ........... 9.50
1/8 mph... 76.03
1000'..........12.31
1/4 .......... 14.67
1/4 mph… 95.89
Name of the track: Orlando Speedworld
Date of pass: 3/3/12
Weather: ~ 80F (9pm in Orlando in March so somewhat warmish)

I'm in left lane, right lane is an SS (acatlover13). Nannies off, tried to dust the tires a little but I was being too easy on it so it didn't quite work. Also need to get the hang of perching and launching on the third yellow and all that. R/T is horrible, compared to someone who knows what they're doing at least. Still was fun and I can't wait to do it again. Definitely Pony Wars May 12 but possibly elsewhere before then. Looking for T&T days nearby.


Congrats on your first time making passes. Most important……..HAVE FUN and BE SAFE..


Here are some helpful tips I have learned along the way.


1. Over inflate your front tires to around 42 - 45 lbs. This will reduce the rolling resistance on the fronts.

2. Set the rear tire pressure to around 30 lbs. This will help with traction.

3. be sure to run 93 octanes. Preferably for the week leading up to the track time. Arrive at the track with a 3/8 tank of gas. Remember (rule of thumb) for every 100 lb reduction is 0.1 of a second faster. Every 10 HP increase is worth a 0.1 of a second too. (THEORY)

4. Turn off all traction devices and do a burnout while holding your foot on the brake. (automatics) Try and get both tires spinning (they both will spin even thou we have an open diff.) and heat the stock Pirellis up.

5. Stage your Camaro with all traction control devices back on. Wheel spin is an ET killer.

6. Hold the RPM's just off idle with your right foot and with your left foot hold the brake.

7. When you see the last yellow of the xmas tree light up let off the brake and put the hammer down.

Don't worry about your reaction time at first. This only comes into play in head to head running not during test and tune time.

Go straight and let off the gas after you go thru the traps at the end. Keep in mind there is a 2nd set of lights for trap speed just passed the finish line so make sure your past this point before lifting.

Slow down and know the local track rules on departing the track.

And by all means have fun. And enjoy the fun of legal drag racing.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:50 AM   #1330
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Great tips Catman...

Nice time FSU. Your 60' is whats hurting you. If you can get it to a 2.0 youll be running low 14s which is good for a V6 Auto running the cai intake, just a catback and the heavy stock 20s.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #1331
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Thanks for the tips! I know the veterans at this show up and check their pressure but didn't know about raising the fronts. Makes sense though (that or putting on skinnies). The gas thing I never thought about either but that also makes sense. The brave few ECC peeps that I went with to the track gave me some pointers too. Putting it all together will be the fun part.

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Great tips Catman...

Nice time FSU. Your 60' is whats hurting you. If you can get it to a 2.0 youll be running low 14s which is good for a V6 Auto running the cai intake, just a catback and the heavy stock 20s.
Yeah, I remember reading somewhere around here you want it under 2.0 so I figured that might be an issue. Gotta work on my launch! I figure with a few more runs I'll be in the ballpark hopefully.

In Orlando I only had the engine revved up on the first run (forgot on the second), and neither run did I launch at third yellow (I tried but I need to work on the timing). It was suggested, due to me being a V6 and having stock tires (which I'd rather not destroy just yet), that I just "dust off" the tires, rather than smoke them, and to avoid the water puddle too. I couldn't manage it on the first go and only chirped them on the second. I think I was just being a wuss and afraid I'd tear up the tires. That and I haven't figured out the right amount of brake force required to hold only the fronts down.

Thanks for the encouragement guys! Oh and I lied sorta about the mods. I didn't have the scoop installed when I did the run but it is now. Don't know if it'll make a big difference but it definitely cleared the airway to the intake.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:30 PM   #1332
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. Looking for T&T days nearby.

I live in Orlando and didnt even know we had a track here Let me know if they have any track days coming up and I'll meet you out there.

Also, I'm going to Pony Wars! - went last year and was A LOT of fun.

Hoping to do better on my times this go around now that I know a few tricks of the trade.

PM me if you want to try to do something for driving up with a group to Pony Wars
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:37 PM   #1333
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I live in Orlando and didnt even know we had a track here Let me know if they have any track days coming up and I'll meet you out there.

Also, I'm going to Pony Wars! - went last year and was A LOT of fun.

Hoping to do better on my times this go around now that I know a few tricks of the trade.

PM me if you want to try to do something for driving up with a group to Pony Wars
Don't feel bad. I lived there for 4 1/2 years (94 to 99) and never knew either. I was in high school though so probably wouldn't have been drag racing. Certainly not in my '88 Camry I had at the time. I live in Tallahassee now though.

I was down in Orlando for the 1st Annual Sunshine State Camaro Rally. Did you miss it? I guess if I hear anything about OSW I'll try to remember to let ya know but I probably won't be down there for a while. Definitely will catch ya at Pony Wars though!
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #1334
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Sorry to interrupt, but I was looking for some v6 Camaro owners in the Orlando area to ride out to Orlando Speedworld with. I had my first ever track day this past April 1st. It was an absolute blast.

It wouldnt be a Camaro vs. Mustang thing. I just really appreciate the abilities of the V6 in both cars and want to just competitively push ourselves to be faster. Between the 9/10sec 64-70 camaro/stang/cuda/hemi yadda yadda, there isnt much in the way of modern 300+hp v6's out there. Would love to just go put on a V6 show and have fun. Theoretically, there are more of us (v6's) than there are of anything else.

Let me know via PM. Especially considering the V6 mustang (despite its decent performance) is still considered a secretary/womans car, I KNOW there are some hardcore v6 Camaro guys (or gals) willing to run. Please spread the word if possible.
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Sorry to interrupt, but I was looking for some v6 Camaro owners in the Orlando area to ride out to Orlando Speedworld with. I had my first ever track day this past April 1st. It was an absolute blast.

It wouldnt be a Camaro vs. Mustang thing. I just really appreciate the abilities of the V6 in both cars and want to just competitively push ourselves to be faster. Between the 9/10sec 64-70 camaro/stang/cuda/hemi yadda yadda, there isnt much in the way of modern 300+hp v6's out there. Would love to just go put on a V6 show and have fun. Theoretically, there are more of us (v6's) than there are of anything else.

Let me know via PM. Especially considering the V6 mustang (despite its decent performance) is still considered a secretary/womans car, I KNOW there are some hardcore v6 Camaro guys (or gals) willing to run. Please spread the word if possible.
That sounds like it would be fun. Wish I was in FL. Check out the thread below. It has links to all the FL Camaro clubs. I'm sure some of them would be interested.

http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167904
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That sounds like it would be fun. Wish I was in FL. Check out the thread below. It has links to all the FL Camaro clubs. I'm sure some of them would be interested.

http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167904
I don't post here often, but arent you twin-turbo'd??? Stay in Little Rock where I'LL BE SAFE!!

Thanks for the heads up.
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I don't post here often, but arent you twin-turbo'd??? Stay in Little Rock where I'LL BE SAFE!!

Thanks for the heads up.
Yeah, but I had the build done in FL. No worries, it is all for fun so I'm happy if I improve even if I don't win.
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Are the 2nd and 3rd posts the most current "Fast list"?
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As far as I know. If you have some times to add just post them here and PM BaylorCamaro and he will update the list.
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Will post details when I get home. STOCK 2012 2LT RS V6 LFX.
Traction control off ( both lights ) ten second hold on the traction control button
Leaving at an idle and in drive ( no manual shift of the auto trans )
60' 2.10
1/4 mile 14.30
1/4 MPH 98.??
Track Maryland international Raceway
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Will post details when I get home. STOCK 2012 2LT RS V6 LFX.
Traction control off ( both lights ) ten second hold on the traction control button
Leaving at an idle and in drive ( no manual shift of the auto trans )
60' 2.10
1/4 mile 14.30
1/4 MPH 98.??
Track Maryland international Raceway
Temp 60 degrees
Waiting to hear from Trifecta and ready to push the button on the Nytrex triple shot system.
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Damn, 60degrees up there still? Good air. Pretty good 60' time too.
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Will post details when I get home. STOCK 2012 2LT RS V6 LFX.
Traction control off ( both lights ) ten second hold on the traction control button
Leaving at an idle and in drive ( no manual shift of the auto trans )
60' 2.10
1/4 mile 14.30
1/4 MPH 98.??
Track Maryland international Raceway
Temp 60 degrees
Waiting to hear from Trifecta and ready to push the button on the Nytrex triple shot system.
GMPP mufflers
Here are the exact stats from my previous post
60' 2.127
330' 6.063
1/8 9.236
1/8 MPH 78.37
1000' 11.995
1/4 14.304
MPH 98.01
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Here are the exact stats from my previous post
60' 2.127
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1/8 MPH 78.37
1000' 11.995
1/4 14.304
MPH 98.01
Very nice run! You're our first LFX engine to make the list and in doing so I've updated the stock list with LLT or LFX engine. For some reason I can't do it to our power adders list... Keeps saying my post is too short by one character, yet all I'm doing is editing.
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