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first day ever at the strip

went to peidmont dragway 1/8 mile today. only got one semi-clean run with a crap launch.
et: 9.63
trap: 77
60': 2.4 (crappy, i know. wheel spin then a lot of hop)
rt: .550 on pro lights
so i obviously need to practice up before my next visit. my brother ran a 9.2 in his mach 1
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If you only got one decent run in there's plenty of run for improvement. The key is to concentrate on getting the 60' down. When you start racing the 1/8 mile time you lose focus on the 60'. Good luck and beat that damn Mustang.

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1/2 second reaction time? Were you sleeping?

It`s hard to leave at the right time. The first couple times I went to the track I was slow as heck coming off the line, .550 would have been great!
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It might be in your burnout, you may have to do a longer burnout, and when you do finish.... dont just stop the burnout and go to the light. Ride out the burnout to the light. Thats the way Iv'e been told by some people getting good times with bad traction issues. Goodluck with improvements

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^^On that note too, don`t do the burnout in the water pit if you have street tires. The water will run down the treads when your on the line and I`ve actually seen some guys taking off in a puddle. Drive around the water and do a dry burnout.
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