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Had a great evening at the Atlanta Dragway with a childhood buddy who was running his 2000 Z28(I spanked him all 3 times we ran). Temps started in the low 80's and were down to low 70's by the end of the evening.
First time i had been to the track in over a year in the 03 Stang. My prior best was a 13.71 @101.40. Since then I installed the Steeda UDP's, Stack racing upper plenum/spacer and the FRPP aluminum d/s. I was running on a set of new 235/60/15 BFG drag radials w/ skinnies on the front. I pulled the front sway bar off, removed the back seat. The car w/ driver tipped the scales at 3,285lbs. Here is the run down

Pass #1
r/t......035
60'......2.141
330.....5.880
1/8.....8.983 @81.19
1000...11.616
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Pass #2
r/t.....-.310(way early)
60'.....2.030
330....5.754
1/8.....8.845 @81.18
1000...11.483
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Pass #3
r/t.....-.033(still early)
60'.....2.045
330....5.774
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1000...11.478
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Pass #4
r/t.....-.023(dang it)
60......1.954
330....5.672
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1000...11.366
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Pass #5
r/t.....257(now i'm sleeping)
60'....1.990
330...5.742
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1000..11.434
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Conclusions: Appears I picked up .48 mph trap speed over last year and .133 tenths. However last year i was able to hit and 83.42 in the 1/8, this year my best was 82.63. I felt i was getting a little more comfortable with the BFG's by the end of the evening. On my best 60' time suprising i did a weak small burnout that barely got the tires smoking. I was letting them burn for a good period till i saw lots of smoke in the rearview. Overall I'm very happy w/ the times given my stock 3.27 gears...I felt pretty good as there were several new edge GT Stangs there that did not have near my times and even two Cobra's which were running low 13's and alot more mph than me. I think its becoming very apparent that gears will be needed if i plan to get serious about chipping my et down. Dang this was fun....
 

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Congrats David! Wish I could have gone with you. You are doing very well in that car for as little as you have raced it. A good gear would really get that car up and running. Get that 60 foot down a tenth or 2 and watch that 1/4 time plummet. I'm hoping to get back out there in June.
What kind of times was your buddy running in his 2000 Z28?
 

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Thanks man. Let me know about June I may could go on the 15th. Toby was runing mid 14's in the Z but I have to admit his 3rd gear was acting up so about the last 300ft he was just hitting the rev limiter in 2nd and couldn't get a full pass. I was was pulling away though from the dig.
 

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Congrats on the new PB! Any pics or videos from the track day? What gears are you thinking to put out back?

I'm not too far away from Commerce. Never raced there but I've been to the Southern Nationals there a few times. I normally race down at Silver Dollar in Reynolds. Where are you from? I'm from McDonough but I live in Marietta. Maybe sometime this summer, I can run my 69 against your 65!
 
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