So, I've been wanting to take my old goat to the track ever since I got it. My brother always said my Altima would have beat his goat. Well, it's mine now, so I got the chance to see.
I only got to run once due to lots of track drama, but it was fun. I spent alot of time talking with the guy in front of me in the staging lanes who had an 04 silver GTO. Since we had nothing but time to kill, we managed to arrange it so that we could run against each other. We both thought it would be cool. I told him to not embarass me too much. Well, I got lucky.
He had run a 9.3 (1/8 mile) right before I got there. I was hoping to be able to run low 9's, so I figured it'd be a fairly even race.
Well, apparently, at the line, I think he got a little overexcited about running against an old school GTO, and he gave it waaay too much gas off the line. In the video you can see the smoke as a result. Me ... I boosted my rpms to about 1500, and then floored it when the light turned green. I was on drag radials, but at street pressure. I had to let off at the top of second, as I STILL haven't rejetted my carb, and I was leaning out ... as a result, I ended up with a very unremarkable 9.63 with a 2.1 60'.
The 04 kid (I say kid - he was probably 27 or so, but I'm nearing 50) was pretty cool. I'll need to get back there and give him a rematch (and a chance to redeem himself) after I rejet my carb.
here's the link to the video: YouTube - 70 GTO vs 04 GTO