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It was my first time. I had 5 runs and all but one I had a lot of wheel hop. I have a lot to learn. This is the best run. How does it look?

R/T .998
60' 2.188
330 6.014
1/8 9.076 @ 80.97mph
1000 11.716
1/4 13.934 @ 101.74

I'm curious as to why the other runs were ~14.150 and the speed is about the same as my best time.
 

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Could be launch, shifting, short shifting, or ? Lots of variables can change how quick the car goes.

Congrats on cracking the 13's though :)
 

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mlc said:
I'm curious as to why the other runs were ~14.150 and the speed is about the same as my best time.
Rule of thumb: ETs tell you about the driver, launch, shifting, traction and gearing. Trap speeds tell you about horsepower.

On my recent runs, I had terrible traction on my first and I ran a half-second slower than my later runs. But, on that first run I ran my fastest trap speed of the night. I improved the ETs but my traps slowly dropped due to heat soak.

You're running right where you should be on the traps. 101 translates to what a 313rwhp car at your weight should be doing. A little more practice on launching and you'll bring the ETs down.

But still, breaking 13's and 100+ mostly stock on your first visit to the track. Congrats! :) We need more of us out there!

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mlc said:
It was my first time. I had 5 runs and all but one I had a lot of wheel hop. I have a lot to learn. This is the best run. How does it look?

R/T .998
60' 2.188
330 6.014
1/8 9.076 @ 80.97mph
1000 11.716
1/4 13.934 @ 101.74

I'm curious as to why the other runs were ~14.150 and the speed is about the same as my best time.
Good times for your 1st time out. What was the weather like in your area when you went to the strip???
 

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Doc GTO said:
Good times for your 1st time out. What was the weather like in your area when you went to the strip???
Not sure of the temps. maybe high 70s. not too humid, about ave.
 
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