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Raced at Track for the very first time!

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Konrad:
Make sure you floor it before the clutch fully engages. if you are TOO quick with the clutch, it'll bog down and you'll lose it that way. When I first went to the track, my first run had too much wheelspin because I revved it up too high like you were doing. The second run, I purposely tried to go the other way with it and had almost no wheelspin, but then it bogged down for the first bit. I still had a better time that way though. The third run I got it in between. I didn't bog down and had a bit of wheelspin to keep the rpms up and got an even better time. The fourth run, same thing. My car is a 2007 and I found that revving it to about 2000 or just over that was about right. Any more and it would just roast the tires. I also learned to not completely drop the clutch too quick.
Hope it helps, experiment a little.
btw, my car is completely stock and I went from a 15.52 sec quarter mile on the first run down to 14.2 in the fourth. So I shaved over 1.3 seconds off just by getting better.

Soaring:
Like anything, it takes practice, and all cars are different.   Here is an article you need to read before going to the track again. Lots of tips here. 
http://www.vortexbuicks-etc.com/beginner.htm
Two things that will improve your launch is to let some air out of your rear tires, or buy some drag radials that are super sticky. 

f1rstGt:
Makes a lot of sense...been practicing today from red light to red light (alone lol) doing pretty good! peeling out very little & maintaining  the Rpm's high. thnxs to all ur tips  8) cant wait to hit the track again ;D

stang98:
good luck hun  ;D

f1rstGt:

--- Quote from: stang98 on September 02, 2009, 02:17:06 PM ---good luck hun  ;D

--- End quote ---

lol, thnxs just be carefull i might be the one to leave u eating leftover rubber if we meet one day  ;)

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