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Old 26 Oct 2003, 11:29 pm
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I spent the day at Texas Motorplex having a ball. I ran my best ever and whipped up on a Z06 Corvette! It kills me that I can't find software to run my old scanner with W2K, but I'll list my best of the day. Temp was low 60's, humidity in the 90+ range. We had a couple of very light mists, but no real rain thankfully. Anyway, here's the best run:

R/T: .565
60': 2.131
330': 5.973
1/8: 9.222 (Woohoo!)
MPH: 74.87
1000: 12.067
1/4: 14.489 (I was stoked!)
MPH: 91.85


This was the run where I took out the Corvette, heads up! His times show that he had a tough time getting hooked up and going.

Corvette Z06
R/T: .751
60': 2.69
330': 6.883
1/8: 9.917
MPH: 82.86
1000': 12.410
1/4: 14.474
MPH: 109.95

As you can see, he was catching me fast, but I still nipped him by 0.1711 seconds at the line. Close!

The traction was awesome as shown by the 2.131 and another of 2.123 in the 60'. Unfortunately, I broke out on my last run, having dialed in a 14.60, running a 14.562 against another Corvette. [V]

I got to make five runs total:

The one above plus these:
14.620 @ 91.40
14.996 @ 93.30 (Bad wheel spin)
14.674 @ 93.13
14.562 @ 93.30


I'm going back out next week to an 1/8 mile strip, not known for it's great traction, so we'll see what the difference is.
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Old 27 Oct 2003, 02:42 am
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nice i bet that zo6 was not happy[B)]
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Old 27 Oct 2003, 10:18 am
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God I love this car. Yes, there are many other cars that would be cheaper to run mid 14s for...but damn. Its worth it just to see the other driver's face when he gets beat by the minivan [8)]

Very sweet times. We should start a GT-minor mod 14 sec club [^]
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Old 27 Oct 2003, 10:24 am
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quote:Originally posted by PT-Dave

I spent the day at Texas Motorplex having a ball. I ran my best ever and whipped up on a Z06 Corvette! It kills me that I can't find software to run my old scanner with W2K, but I'll list my best of the day. Temp was low 60's, humidity in the 90+ range. We had a couple of very light mists, but no real rain thankfully. Anyway, here's the best run:

R/T: .565
60': 2.131
330': 5.973
1/8: 9.222 (Woohoo!)
MPH: 74.87
1000: 12.067
1/4: 14.489 (I was stoked!)
MPH: 91.85


This was the run where I took out the Corvette, heads up! His times show that he had a tough time getting hooked up and going.

Corvette Z06
R/T: .751
60': 2.69
330': 6.883
1/8: 9.917
MPH: 82.86
1000': 12.410
1/4: 14.474
MPH: 109.95

As you can see, he was catching me fast, but I still nipped him by 0.1711 seconds at the line. Close!
I'm lost....to me, his time of 14.474 looks lower than 14.489?

In any event, though, those are nice numbers from this versatile little car. I am picking mine up tonight, I can't wait!!!
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Old 27 Oct 2003, 10:40 am
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The difference is in the reaction time. You can go much faster than your opponent and STILL LOSE! The clocks start when you move forward and break the beam, NOT when the light turns green. It's a common misconception.
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Old 27 Oct 2003, 12:22 pm
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More proof to me that I need slicks. I ran a 14.81 @ 92.35, which was a higher trap-speed, but with my 2.207 60', I was slower.

Cograts, Bro!
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Old 27 Oct 2003, 01:25 pm
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The difference is in the reaction time. You can go much faster than your opponent and STILL LOSE! The clocks start when you move forward and break the beam, NOT when the light turns green. It's a common misconception.
Joe

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[|)] to me for not realizing that. [:0]
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Old 27 Oct 2003, 04:21 pm
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0.1711 seconds is about 2 car lengths at that speed?
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Old 27 Oct 2003, 05:04 pm
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Let's see:

Formula = (feet in a mile) x MPH / 60 min / 60 sec = feet per second
feet per second x margin of victory = margin of distance

Thus: 5280 x 109.95 / 60 / 60 = 161.26 fps
161.26 x .1711 = 27.59 feet = 1.96 Cruiser lengths (Cruiser is 168.8" long.)

i.e. VERY good estimation!
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Best 1/4 so far: 14.489 @ 93.65, best 1/8: 9.222 @ 74.261
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Old 27 Oct 2003, 10:54 pm
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Based on similar calcs the Corvette was 6 lengths back at the 1/8 mile mark.

He must have looked like a toy back in the mirror.
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