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Old 03-08-2010, 04:40 PM   #1
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1st midnight madness at Gateway!

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Old 03-09-2010, 08:30 AM   #2
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Wish I could, but I'll be in the carribean.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:19 PM   #3
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I will be there, either in a booth behind the grandstands or if I don't get in there I will make a pass or 2 to see where she stands stock.

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Old 03-10-2010, 06:36 PM   #4
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IOM 1" drop with a Coops sticker on the back window. I dont know if Im going to make it now. I need to get my tires and cash just became tight this week depending on when the guy renting my house gets my check to me. LOL its always something isnt it.
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:01 PM   #5
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I'll be there but currently don't have drag radials so I'll be expecting to see low 12's unless I get lucky.
Man I hope the rain goes away!
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:28 PM   #6
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This will be my first time ever drag racing a stick car. I just hope not to embarass myself. My car is still bone stock, be nice to get a baseline time before I start adding the fun stuff......
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:08 PM   #7
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This will be my first time ever drag racing a stick car. I just hope not to embarass myself. My car is still bone stock, be nice to get a baseline time before I start adding the fun stuff......
Just go and don't worry about embarassing yourself. I went for the first time last yr. Took awhile to get things down( still need work on launch)but I had a blast. Screw anyone who has anything to say to you.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:22 PM   #8
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This will be my first time ever drag racing a stick car. I just hope not to embarass myself. My car is still bone stock, be nice to get a baseline time before I start adding the fun stuff......
I went to a couple midnight madnesses and ran mine bone stock last year. It's also a 2ssrs 6speed. there are a few things to remeber... :
1. turn traction control completely off for your best time. (hold traction button for 10 seconds untill both trac off and stability lights come on).
You probably already know this but just a reminder, cause when I ran mine it wouldn't do any better then a 13.2 with it in competitive mode...
2. If you launch less then 2200 and dump the clutch it will fall on its face and or die... Thank GM for the extreme highway gearing lol. I found if your going to dump the cluth the sweet spot is right around 2400-2500 any more and it will just blow the tires of the rims . But the best time i achieved was 12.7 at 111.8 and i did so by kinda riding the clutch out of the hole till it started rolling and then laying into it!
3. Don't redline it everytime alot of people just go balls to the wall and punish there car with redline shifts this never improves times. infact it will reduce them. I shift right after the torque/hp curve sweet spot i.e. 5250. somewhere around 5650 to right before 6000 you gotta feel it out.
Well I hope this helps, and I'll probably see you out there good luck to you!
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:31 PM   #9
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I went to a couple midnight madnesses and ran mine bone stock last year. It's also a 2ssrs 6speed. there are a few things to remeber... :
1. turn traction control completely off for your best time. (hold traction button for 10 seconds untill both trac off and stability lights come on).
You probably already know this but just a reminder, cause when I ran mine it wouldn't do any better then a 13.2 with it in competitive mode...
2. If you launch less then 2200 and dump the clutch it will fall on its face and or die... Thank GM for the extreme highway gearing lol. I found if your going to dump the cluth the sweet spot is right around 2400-2500 any more and it will just blow the tires of the rims . But the best time i achieved was 12.7 at 111.8 and i did so by kinda riding the clutch out of the hole till it started rolling and then laying into it!
3. Don't redline it everytime alot of people just go balls to the wall and punish there car with redline shifts this never improves times. infact it will reduce them. I shift right after the torque/hp curve sweet spot i.e. 5250. somewhere around 5650 to right before 6000 you gotta feel it out.
Well I hope this helps, and I'll probably see you out there good luck to you!
Wow, thanks for the tips. I was going to try it in competitive mode to make it easier, guess I should rethink that plan. I will definitely try your tips out. Been drag racing on/off for around 15yrs but always had autos. I bought this car to have fun in so naturally got the manual trans.......
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:02 PM   #10
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How much is MM to run, and what time does the gate open?
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:12 PM   #11
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Its 25 to race 15 to watch, I thought it was gates open at 7 but the web site http://www.gatewayraceway.com/ticket...ht_madness.php says 9pm to 2am.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:17 PM   #12
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I maybe in attendance. It be cool to see some people rockin their camaro there that are from the forum.
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:57 PM   #13
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Great it will be awesome to show people that the new camaro is more then just looks!
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:47 AM   #14
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Well guys how did it go for ya? my best was a 13.0 with a very terible 60ft of 2.97 due to 37* weather and a lack of traction haha but I did manage to put up a trap speed of 116.87 mph which tells me with drag radials and good track temps i could produce mid 11's. Next time I'll be prepared!
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:42 PM   #15
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I didn't end up going, it looked like rain was headed that way from where I was at. Maybe next time...actually I have found that Tuesday test n' tunes are generally more fun because you can get more runs in than at MM.
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:26 PM   #16
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Well guys how did it go for ya? my best was a 13.0 with a very terible 60ft of 2.97 due to 37* weather and a lack of traction haha but I did manage to put up a trap speed of 116.87 mph which tells me with drag radials and good track temps i could produce mid 11's. Next time I'll be prepared!
I wound up putting my car in the showcase area behind the grandstands. We had a little booth setup there.

I met your dad, real nice guy. Watched a couple of your runs, definitely some traction issues with those tires..... Car was beautiful!!!
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:09 PM   #17
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Thanks bro. I was in the staging lanes all night so I didn't get to watch any runs. I should have my nt555's by the middle of this week so probably next Test n Tune I'm gonna go see what I can do when the car actually hooks up.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:19 PM   #18
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:23 PM   #19
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Here are a few of the ride didn't get any from MM sorry...
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:40 PM   #20
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Here are a few of FASTRNL's car on the strip and one of my car in our booth set-up. Sorry so crappy they are cellphone pics.....







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Old 03-31-2010, 09:16 AM   #21
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Third pic is my car. I ran agains the 83 camaro that ran like a 17.XX and a cammed 200o TA that somehow ran a 15.xx

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Old 03-31-2010, 12:27 PM   #22
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Third pic is my car. I ran agains the 83 camaro that ran like a 17.XX and a cammed 200o TA that somehow ran a 15.xx

Doh, I should've noticed it was a different car. Sweet ride you have, and love your s/n... haha
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:18 PM   #23
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Yeah I hope to make it back out there soon. Im hoping for a 12.2. I only got two runs in that night, and the first run my tranny tune was wacked and my tires had too much air in them. I ran a 12.8 against that 83 Camaro. I felt shame.
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