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Old 12-31-2013, 04:24 AM   #1
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How it going guys? As a few of you know it hasn't been long since ive had my car. Its a basic 92 gt b cam, trick flow intake, gt40 heads, shorty headers, catless x pipe. The car is one of my daily drivers. Lately ive really been eager to put her on the drag strip id love to make it a weekend track car while still keeping it one of my street cars. My biggest fear since ive never raced on the track would me wrecking. It would break my heart lol. But anyway the reason for this thread is to come up with a big list of safety precautions to keep the car going in a straight line. Thanks for your time guys!

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Smartass answer i know, but unless you're going to be toting the wheels, just hold the steering wheel straight

IF ANY corrections are needed do very gradual ones, usually the reason i see people crash is they are spinning off the line and go sidways, then when the wheels hook they don't straighten back up at the right time and it slams them into the wall
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:58 AM   #3
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Even more basic than that. When it starts to not feel right, get off the gas and keep her straight. Try again next run. Almost every wreck I have witnessed at a track was from someone trying to save the run.
It is really pretty safe. Don't run against some POS that might get squirrelly either.
Oh, and if ur in the left lane, DON'T try to take the first exit!!! Almost took a guy out one night! We were just easy braking then he just cuts me off and turns!
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+1 if u feel the car not going straight get off the gas & try it again! U would much rather ruin 1 run than ur car!
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No need to get crazy until you get comfortable. My car leaves sideways and it normally scares the crap out of other drivers. I try my best to get the right lane so im at least facing the wall. Straightens out in 2nd...
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Personally, i think the first few runs, or visits should just be to get your launches down. Don't worry about the reaction time. it doesn't affect your ET, but dont worry about that anyway, and once you get the hang of your launch the rest is just driving
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Tell the track people your just starting out. They will help you. Make your first run a drive through. Know where to turn off and where the time slip shack is and where to weigh your car, if you want to. Sneak up on it. What's the hurry. My first run was a 17 something! Who cares? Main thing is to get a good starting technique and determine what rpm your going to leave at. I had a terrible wheel hop issue at first. You'll have to sort through it over time. Talk with other racers and ask questions. Most of all, have fun.
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