Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Daphne, Alabama
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Hot Rod Power Tour track time!!!
I got to hit the track at Montgomery Motorsports Park yesterday on our first leg of the Hot Rod Power Tour. This was the FIRST time I've ever drag raced in my life and obviously the first time my goat has seen a track. The first run I did an 1/8th mile burnout before it hooked and was so embarrassed I didn't even stop and get the time slip. The 2nd and 3rd time still had tons of wheel spin but I ran better then 80-90% of the cars there.
The conditions were brutal. 98 degrees. To get into the top ten for the day and win a free case of Royal Purple HPS motor oil I had to do better then a 12.7. I am running a stock suspension with 78,000 milles on it as well as Kuhmo Ecsta all season (rain, sleet, snow garbage tire but good for the monsoon rainy season on Gulf Coast Alabama). Again, before flames, please remember this was the first time I've ever drag raced, on a garbage tire, with crap suspension. Now let the flames begin, lol.
2nd run (1st time slip): .579 RT, 2.095 60 ft., 5.71 330, 8.61 1/8th @ 85 mph, 1/4 mile 13.28 @ 105.4.
3rd run (2nd time slip): .624 RT, 2.155 60 ft., 5.75 330, 8.63 1/8th @ 86.2, 1/4 mile 13.23 @ 106.9.
Special thanks to forum member JETSTANG for helping me from the tower on his cell phone coaching me after I made an ass out of myself on the first run, lol. Was great to meet you in person Dan and am looking forward to seeing on you future Power Tours! If we're ever around Niceville, I'll give you a holler for sure!
What I took from this: I am faster then a 5.0 Coyote. They were running 13.5s and 13.6s all day with one squeeking into the 13.3s. I am faster then SRT8 Challengers, stock C5s and C6s (I couldn't believe how bad the vettes were running, the Z06s were in the mid to high 12s but the rest were stuck in the mid 13s), all this with garbage tires and tired supsension, not bragging at all, just proud as hell, even with a slow slip time.