Ah...fall is in the air. Now if I could drive!

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Three passes at Da Grove today. Lots of nice cars for T&T. 65 degree weather made a difference. 60s aren't too hot, but power was strong:

#1 #2 #3
R/T .212 .028 .188
60' 1.861 1.804 1.760
330 5.055 4.952 4.894
1/8 7.624 7.50 7.447
MPH 42.01 (broken) 47.52 (broken) 96.56 (other lane)
1000 9.825 9.688 9.641
1/4 11.658 11.515 11.482
MPH 126.06 125.92 122.90 (heat soak)


Saw some really good times for a lot of people today. Temp was 63, r/h was 51%.

Saw a new ZR1 run today. His best was an 11.48 @127 but he was also on street tires. Very cool, but $100k +, I don't know.

Some guy in a Z06 broke loose about 1/3 down the track. Rather than get out of it, he apparently tried to pedal it. BAD idea! It starts fishing and manages to turn it all the way around and miss the opposite wall by about a foot!

My wife said she thought she smelled crap when he drove back by on the return road! :eek:


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EDIT: Gee, that made some really nice columns, huh? Sorry.
 

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Nice, these blowers love the cold. Mine screams in the winter, it's like a completely different animal.
 
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Looking forward to the low 50's and low humidity!!

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Yeah I went to Byron and the best I could manage with my stock car was [email protected] with a 2.06 sixty. Great air, but super busy track.
I thought about it but then saw they'd rescheduled Black Sunday for today and knew it would be way busy. The couple of times I've been over there it's been a bitch. Hours for a couple of runs. Not too busy at Da Grove today although it was open racing.

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I thought about it but then saw they'd rescheduled Black Sunday for today and knew it would be way busy. The couple of times I've been over there it's been a bitch. Hours for a couple of runs. Not too busy at Da Grove today although it was open racing.

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Yeah, I had no idea that they did that either. When we got there, they wanted $55 for me and the wife to get in and for me to drive. I said fuck that. I bitched that I dont care who the wise guys are and what black sunday was and they let us in for $35.
 
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Yeah, I had no idea that they did that either. When we got there, they wanted $55 for me and the wife to get in and for me to drive. I said fuck that. I bitched that I dont care who the wise guys are and what black sunday was and they let us in for $35.
Nicely negotiated!

:biggthump

What it means is there's more shit in front of you, so you should pay less!!

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Updated best.

Last night at GLD. FOGGY!

[email protected] on a 1.69 60'.

Left after the 2nd warning. The chances of my wife appreciating the need for a roll bar is, uh, none.


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Congrats, they are giving you a hard time for those times? I know the rules but come on. Man its time to head to Byron:biggthump
 
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Congrats, they are giving you a hard time for those times? I know the rules but come on. Man its time to head to Byron:biggthump
I think they were bored. I was surprised that the tech guy immediately looked for steel valve stems! Just doin' their job I guess. Seem to be a lot stricter on "slicks night".

Got about 10 runs in. Not real proud of the ones where my hand/eye coordination went to shit and I beat the limiter to death. :eek:h:

Trying to get a trip to Byron set up.

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I think they were bored. I was surprised that the tech guy immediately looked for steel valve stems! Just doin' their job I guess. Seem to be a lot stricter on "slicks night".

Got about 10 runs in. Not real proud of the ones where my hand/eye coordination went to shit and I beat the limiter to death. :eek:h:

Trying to get a trip to Byron set up.

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see you Sunday! more and more track time is needed and the ET will drop
 

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Three passes at Da Grove today. Lots of nice cars for T&T. 65 degree weather made a difference. 60s aren't too hot, but power was strong:

#1 #2 #3
R/T .212 .028 .188
60' 1.861 1.804 1.760
330 5.055 4.952 4.894
1/8 7.624 7.50 7.447
MPH 42.01 (broken) 47.52 (broken) 96.56 (other lane)
1000 9.825 9.688 9.641
1/4 11.658 11.515 11.482
MPH 126.06 125.92 122.90 (heat soak)



Saw some really good times for a lot of people today. Temp was 63, r/h was 51%.

Saw a new ZR1 run today. His best was an 11.48 @127 but he was also on street tires. Very cool, but $100k +, I don't know.

Some guy in a Z06 broke loose about 1/3 down the track. Rather than get out of it, he apparently tried to pedal it. BAD idea! It starts fishing and manages to turn it all the way around and miss the opposite wall by about a foot!

My wife said she thought she smelled crap when he drove back by on the return road! :eek:


bj



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These times look great to me, mid to low 11.s is FAST! I think high tens are there, but how hard will you beat that car? I was always affraid of hitting my 03 that hard, and yet, I thought I was hammering it, I don't know what it takes to get a low 11 out of my 03, but it's there, I know that. I think you're doing great, especially with only a pulley tuned car, those times are great. Are others posting quicker times?
 
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These times look great to me, mid to low 11.s is FAST! I think high tens are there, but how hard will you beat that car? I was always affraid of hitting my 03 that hard, and yet, I thought I was hammering it, I don't know what it takes to get a low 11 out of my 03, but it's there, I know that. I think you're doing great, especially with only a pulley tuned car, those times are great. Are others posting quicker times?
The [email protected] on "slicks night" at Da Grove was its best. It's run as fast as 126 but the ET wasn't there.

And to answer the important question....I'll beat it hard enough to see 10.99 on a stock blower. No one can accuse me of being one of the old men with too much money that won't/can't drive their cars. I am old (53) compared to most on these boards....Lord knows I don't have money by any stretch of the imagination....and it's not my first rodeo when it comes to racing (it just wasn't in cars).

I haven't seen anything faster on a pulley-only but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist (probably does). There are a TON of people with more horsepower- a LOT more- but they can't do anything with it.

Mid October...we're waiting for you.

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Was at GLD tues night and apparently left lane was were it was at if you had the right meats. Right lane even in my slowbra felt funny at about midway through.
 

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I was gonna go to Byron Sunday for some T&T but I'm not sure if this weekend is a good idea. Its the annual wheelstand competition Sat & Sun.
 
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Was at GLD tues night and apparently left lane was were it was at if you had the right meats. Right lane even in my slowbra felt funny at about midway through.

Yeah, it's funny. Seems like most of the time when they have a small amount of hotter cars they all run on the left side. Hmmmmmmm.


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I was gonna go to Byron Sunday for some T&T but I'm not sure if this weekend is a good idea. Its the annual wheelstand competition Sat & Sun.
Take a sandwich.


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OK...now it was WINTER in the air! About 45 degrees today! But, a new best due to the chill.

R/T .009
60' 1.726 (still can't drive)
1/8 7.351
MPH 97.87
1000' 9.517
1/4 11.331
MPH 124.87


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OK...now it was WINTER in the air! About 45 degrees today! But, a new best due to the chill.

R/T .009
60' 1.726 (still can't drive)
1/8 7.351
MPH 97.87
1000' 9.517
1/4 11.331
MPH 124.87


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Will you tell me what RPM you lauch at and on what tires?
 
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Will you tell me what RPM you lauch at and on what tires?
3,500 and M/T 305/35/18 DRs. (Not NEARLY enough!)

That said, here's the email I sent a couple of buddies today because I was the biggest douchebag on earth:


Two hour drive to Byron: $17.00
Admission to track: $25.00
Two and a half hour wait to do ONE run then miss 3rd and get whipped by a Cadillac: Priceless

One and done kids. What a waste.



I just wanted to poke my eyes out with a f'ing stick.

I was gonna go around again but the I'd already waited that long once and the line was EVEN DEEPER, so I made a right at the tech shack....put my tail between my legs...and crawled home.


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Nice times. You plan on going again soon? I want to go this weekend and get some decent runs in before the snow. I prefer Byron though. Maybe this sat/sun?
 
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Nice times. You plan on going again soon? I want to go this weekend and get some decent runs in before the snow. I prefer Byron though. Maybe this sat/sun?

I'm done with Byron for the season. The track was in really good shape, hooking like a mother. BUT...to drive 2 hours and wait 2.5 before my first run??
Makes NO sense. Honestly, I would have been another 2 hours to get a 2nd run. Then another 2 coming home. Damn!!! An 8+ hour day and the expense, for 2 runs.

That said, I love the "mental" advantage of a downhill track and there is NO question in my mind that their prep is superior.

If we all got a group together and had some sort of priority, then cool. But as a "one off", it makes no sense.

And I agree with you, I prefer it for all those reasons. All GLD needs to do is prep better and more frequently.

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