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Competing at the Texas Musclecar Club Challenge race. 1st time trial pass: 11.86 at 113 MPH. Pulled hard all the way through. 1.76 60 ft.

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That's a nice pass but if you drop your time another 4 tenths, you'll need a roll cage... You're gettin to the 60' pretty quick....what's your reaction time ??

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Uh, let's not talk about reaction time, ok?

I was all over the map - from glacial to red. In eliminations I went out in the first round because I was .012 too quick on the trigger. At these races they have a "consolation bracket" for folks who go out in the first two rounds, so I signed up for that. My first pass in that group was .02 off my dial -- 11.96 on an 11.94, but it was the worst reaction time I had all day so that was out the window too.

All in all though, I'm ecstatic that this thing really is an 11-second car. I was running it in -drive- too, so maybe if I start shifting in manually I'll find some more in it. (Or maybe fiddle with the trans governor to hold each gear longer). Right now the car is a whole lot better than the driver is, but I'm learning...

There was a guy at the track taking photos, they were kinda pricey, but I had to get one anyway - right? This is the launch on the 11.86 pass (which turned out to be the best pass of the day).



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I've run my '66 Chevelle a few times and there has been a photographer there too but my car isn't worth having a pic of. Yours looks great !!
Working on reaction time is painful. Last time out I had wrinkle walls on and it threw my RT off. I started at .6 but after a few practice launches, I was able to get it down to .02 I'm running an M20 also, so I was letting the clutch out as soon as the last yellow came on and by the time the tires bit, the green was lit...

There's something about drag racing that gets in your blood and never leaves. Until last year, I hadn't been on a track since 1979 but the thrill was still there. Nothing like dumping the clutch and hammering gears down a track...

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Nice job Bear.

That's a great shot of your launch, any track video?
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I knew you had an 11 second car! With a bit of practice (which you seem to be getting) I'll bet you will be in the 11.20-11.30 area. I vote for leaving it in "D" for consistency's sake for now.....(though I'm no bracket racer) What a great looking/sounding/ running car--well done!!
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Thanks Jeff

Well, I don't want to go quite that quick.. I don't have a roll-bar and one is required at 11.49 and under

There was another Dapa club member out at the event with a gorgeous red 67. It's an 11.50 car wide open, but he runs a fabricated "screw" throttle stop on it and sets a 12.00 dial-in because that's where he likes to be. He's deadly consistent on the tree too and is the points leader in the TMCC series this season. He was in the final Sunday. I have't been able yet to find out how he did, I had to leave early.

I'm leaning towards giving one of these a try...
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TCI-326500/

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Thanks! Those were great. Nice job again.
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