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Old 09-10-2014, 09:05 AM   #1
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My Night at the Track

I took the Mustang to the track last night. It was pretty dead there, Union Grove, WI. I have attached the time slips. I got several runs in, sorry for so many slips. The car ran very consistent, and I was happy with my reaction times. The guy running the tree was very fast with the lights, so my first run caught me off-guard. I wasn't even ready. Because of this, what I ended up doing the rest of the night was roll the car into the first light, then with both feet on the pedals get the revs up and inch into the second light, on the last yellow let up on the brake and hammer the gas at the same time. Traction was not an issue for me. I have a couple videos also, I will see about getting them up here. There are three cars on the slips. They are as follows:

9 - My car. 2012 V6 Mustang Convertible (heavy), plus my 185 pounds. The car is all stock except for my Magnaflow Streets axle-backs and a AFE Pro-Dry drop-in filter. The car is an automatic with 2.73 gears, P215/65/17 tires, no tune, running on Shell 93 octane fuel. I turned traction control off but left Advancetrac on (tried once with it off but didn't make a difference). I also turned hill-assist on (locks out 6th gears and holds RPMs longer between shifts). That probably didn't matter either because I believe when you floor it, it automatically does that.

12 - 5.0 fox body Mustang. Didn't know the guy but very friendly. He said his car was stock with a bunch of bolt-ons. Not sure what that meant. It was a stick with 3.73 gears.

13 - My friend's GTI. He had a 100 octane tune in the car and had filled up with racing fuel. (He told me with his 93 octane tune, he wouldn't have stood a chance against me).
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Here is a video of my car. I hope it works.

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Here I am running the 5.0. He got me by about 2 1/2 to 3 car lengths. You can see how close we were at the end by watching when the timing lights flash.

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Here is a close up view of my car and the 5.0 coming back.

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Last video of myself and the 5.0. My friend didn't realize we were going again so he got the tops of the cars. This race he only got me by a car length. Watch how close the scoring lights flash together.

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When I went through tech inspection, they told me if I run quicker than 13.50 I will need a roll bar since I have a convertible. A good reason to not have that quick of a car, because I would never install one but to like to race once in a while.

Last time I had my '95 T/A convertible down there a few years ago, my quickest time was 13.66. That one is real close to being banned down there.


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Nice write up, vids, and pics. Sounds like a fun time.
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Good times! Thanks for the vids.


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12 - 5.0 fox body Mustang. Didn't know the guy but very friendly. He said his car was stock with a bunch of bolt-ons. Not sure what that meant. It was a stick with 3.73 gears.
Probably meant untouched long block (stock heads, cam etc) with just bolt ons (headers, exhaust etc). Very common with a Fox 5.0 since the aftermarket has everything covered.
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Probably meant untouched long block (stock heads, cam etc) with just bolt ons (headers, exhaust etc). Very common with a Fox 5.0 since the aftermarket has everything covered.

Then I feel pretty good running with him like I did with my untuned, 2.73 geared V6 convertible.


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