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Old 09-23-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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I went to the track to race for the first time and I think I did ok. I ran 7 times, and I hit 13.7xx 3 times, and above 14 sec 3 times (each time I couldn't get into 3rd gear...). My best time of the night was 13.520 (only happened once). I tried with TCS on and sport mode. My plan is to go again in a few weeks and try again with traction control completely off. I also have to improve my shifting. I put up 2 time slips - my best 1/4 mile time and my best 60'.
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I'm car #25 and I'm completely stock with the all season tires and 3.55 gears.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
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Re: First time racing at the track...

Pretty good times.
A little more practice and some better tires and you will improve on those times I'm sure.
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Re: First time racing at the track...

Try heating the tires pretty good. Many have found these stock tires love heat. Also let the air cool time some. Weather cools off it will run better.
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Thanks guys. I'm planning on going again within the next 2 weeks. Looking to improve my times and be more consistent. I want a good baseline before I start modding.

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Try heating the tires pretty good. Many have found these stock tires love heat. Also let the air cool time some. Weather cools off it will run better.
In regards to the weather, should I be comparing time slips at different temperatures? This doesn't affect me right now, but I'm wondering if there is a correction factor I should be applying to times from different days.
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In regards to the weather, should I be comparing time slips at different temperatures? This doesn't affect me right now, but I'm wondering if there is a correction factor I should be applying to times from different days.
The effects of the weather are different for each vehicle so I don't think there is a set formula that you could apply.
You should start keeping a log book to track car times, mph, tuning, parts changes, weather/humidity, tires used, fuel used etc. etc. for your vehicle.
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Re: First time racing at the track...

Weather effects your times greatly. I recommend you take your stock tires down to 22 pounds in the back and launch the car at 2100 rpms. I have 2012 cal/sp with 3.73 and brembos and I ran 13.1 all day with traction control off. Haven't tried the infamous sport mode they have in the 2012 stance because I found out about it last week
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The effects of the weather are different for each vehicle so I don't think there is a set formula that you could apply.
You should start keeping a log book to track car times, mph, tuning, parts changes, weather/humidity, tires used, fuel used etc. etc. for your vehicle.
Thanks for the tip. I had been recording how I launched, but I'll start keeping track of everything else. There are so many variables I didn't think about.

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Weather effects your times greatly. I recommend you take your stock tires down to 22 pounds in the back and launch the car at 2100 rpms. I have 2012 cal/sp with 3.73 and brembos and I ran 13.1 all day with traction control off. Haven't tried the infamous sport mode they have in the 2012 stance because I found out about it last week
I probably won't take the pressure down unless I can find a way to pump them back up (I have to drive to and from the track). I'll see if I can borrow a pump the next time I go. My next goal is to launch without traction control. I'm hoping to break 13.5, and consistently run low 13's.

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Try heating the tires pretty good. Many have found these stock tires love heat. Also let the air cool time some. Weather cools off it will run better.
This is probably a stupid question, but how can I do a burnout? I haven't tried heating the tires up because I just don't know how lol.
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How to do a burnout.

BURNOUT Manual Trans

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Re: First time racing at the track...

with a better 60ft time (2.0 vs 2.25) you would be running 4-5 tenths quicker FYI
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with that MPH , YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO dip into the 12's keep practicing your launch
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with a better 60ft time (2.0 vs 2.25) you would be running 4-5 tenths quicker FYI
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with that MPH , YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO dip into the 12's keep practicing your launch
That's what I'm hoping for. I just gotta keep practicing. I might go tonight if the weather holds up...
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We just bought my first car a 98 mustang gt race ready with 284 police interceptor motor v8 and all upgrade been street raced before several times and so it's fast be my first time out of the track if I can find one around were I live
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We just bought my first car a 98 mustang gt race ready with 284 police interceptor motor v8 and all upgrade been street raced before several times and so it's fast be my first time out of the track if I can find one around were I live
Nice. You should definitely look for a track. It's a great experience and a lot of fun (and safer!).
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Nice. You should definitely look for a track. It's a great experience and a lot of fun (and safer!).
I'm only 16 but i want to start early my dad builds classic cars and when we find one we are going to take my 98 gt and his 65 fast back and race but he said I could race mine but I could only race at the track an have to be passing and so I'm goin to get a couple of friends and we going to go have fun an bring my family can't wait still looking🚗🚗
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