Originally Posted by aegischief
You are losing time in that first 60 feet. As you get more comfortable at the track and with your car, those short times will come down. You should be along for a 60 time of 1.90 or less with those big drag radials. What was your tire pressure set at? Did you do a good burnout to heat the tires up? I have ran that track many times so I know the track crew do prep work on the track so it is sticky. You get that 60 down to 1.9 or lower and you will be eye balling 12's. And one more thing, drive it like you stole it!
I did my burnouts but my buddy said later that I wasn't getting out of the water enough. Plus I was doing it in 1st and never really getting enough smoke thus not warming them up enough. The odd part is I never had any issues with wheel spin. I was dumping the clutch at 3, 4, and 5k. Now after reading more posts, I'm worried about damaging my driveline doing that. My driving technique is good. Shifting down the track around 6.5k.
Next time I will drive around then back up in the water. Roll out of the water light them up in 2nd gear. Still worried about dumping the clutch. Going to try a lower rpm launch like I do at a light so I don't bog the engine down. Maybe around 2k. I think that is where my problem is. Lunges then bogs down.
Still think it wasn't too bad for my first time out. At least I made improvements every pass.