Track tonight with a twist
Went to the track tonight. Here's the twist, I took the Cavalier.
Watched some friends run their Mustangs and some other cars run.
I did two passes with the Cavalier. Just wanted to see what it does.
First run was against a Dodge Ram full size regular cab 4.7 V8 automatic.
I ran a 16.4 at 84.14 with a 60' of 2.422. I bogged the car by launching at too low an rpm. The Ram ran a 16.933 at 82.13.
Next pass was versus a Scion TC. I ran a 16.125 at 84.79 with a 2.354 60' and hit the sweet spot on the launch. I shifted to 4th a bit too early or I might have seen a 15.9xx run. It just takes way too much time for the car to wind out third if you know what I mean. The Scion ran a 16.534 at 82.19. It looked worse than it was because the Scion driver cut a .430 reaction time versus my .042. So at the big end I was a full 10 cars ahead and pulling away.
My reaction time versus the Dodge was .067 and his was .841. He wasn't even in the same zipcode as me when we finished.
It was fun to see what the car could do with a paper air filter that has 12,000 miles on it since it was changed and 81,000 miles on the odometer.
Best part was a guy I work with bet me $100 that his Lincoln Mark LT pick-up truck was faster than my Cavalier. His best run was a 16.7 at 80.9 mph his worst was 17.1 at 80.2.
I filled up with gas when I got home and averaged 32.8 mpg on the tank with the two runs on it. That's about 70% highway 30% city/dragstrip. Used someone elses money to pay for the gas and the racing too.