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.