I could pretty much write that heading every week.
Took the Z28 this time and went to Desoto Raceway in Bradenton Florida.
Great night for running. At 7:00 the temperature was only 70 degrees. It dropped to the high 50's by the time they closed but the humidity came up to 100% and the air pressure was low. DA was at 1500 for most of the night.
I've done a couple things to the car since the last time I had it at the track. I added a Magnaflow cat-back. I had Corsa's on my previous Camaro's, and they are better but it's a cool $1100 for the Corsa and I got the Magnaflow for $400. There isn't $700 worth of difference.
I also bought and installed a Diablosport Predator tune. I'm using the canned tune, guessing that no matter how good I think I am, the folks at Diablosport probably know how to tune the car better than I do.
My first pass was a 13.11 at 108.45. I cut a 1.98 60' and was real happy. I was sure that as the temperature dropped and my car cooled I was going to see a nice 12's on it.
I had one other run with the track prepped decent and got a 2.08 60' and a 13.24 at 107.91.From there they forgot to keep the track prepped. My 60's went into the toilet and so did the runs.
I had a 2.28, a 2.335 and a 2.441 60' and was running mid 13's at 106-107.
It was so bad I even tried a couple passes with the TC on. They were 2.3's.
Saw an 05 GTO that ran mid 13.'s at 105-106. Major traction issues for him too.
Guy in a Shelby GT-500 vert ran a 13.4 with a 2.28 60' and called it quits.
Couple Neon guys were running real good. Low 13's even with the traction issues.
The best run of the night was against a late 80's Mazda RX7. The guy had done his own turbo on it and a bunch of other work. He had a run when he first got there of 12.8 at 112
. I had a better reaction time. He had a better 60' 2.31 versus a 2.44 and a better 1/8 mile. Then the LS1 decided to show him a thing or two. We ended up with identical runs of 13.606 and my mph were 106.46 and his was 106.45. I got the win thanks to the reaction time.
I've never had a race where the two cars ran an identical time and for all practical purposes an identical mph.
Raced a guy in an 07 Mustang GT. He had headers, cat-back, an intake and a tune. He ran a 13.6 to my 13.4.
All in all a fun night that could have been better if they would have sprayed a bit of VHT on the track.