First I have to thank the biggest contributor to todays passes/ETs is Kyle Lemish. Without his incite todays would have definitely not been possible. I had a lot of support at the track today which made it all the more fun. The stock 2009 ZR1 with Drag radials only performed better than I thought it would be able to in the weather at hand. In the end though as I told Kyle my goal was a 10.49 but I didnt want to tell anyone the lofty goal I had for myself. Fear of failing miserably held in there pretty well. I watched video after video of Kyles runs, Rangers and others listening to how the car would sound on the launch, what the shifts should be like everything I could think of to study. The DA started off my first pass around -900DA and I believe the DA started to away to around -300DA. Cant get a complaint in the weather department. I do feel it was a clean DA day which no 2 DA's are created equal IMO. With that said heres a break down of the runs.
1st pass of the day
Engine temps at 200degrees before launch
2nd pass after a short cool down (less than 15min)
Engine temps at 196degrees before launch
3rd pass after a long cool down 1hour (several break downs)
engine coolant temps at 158 degrees bogged bad on this run
4th pass after 20min cool down
engine coolant temps at 197 degrees before launch
5th pass after a long LONG cool down with many more breakages
6th pass after 30minute cool down
engine coolant temp was 194 before launch
Most IMPORTANT AND FINAL PASS! I launched with releasing the clutch just a tad slower than the launches previously. I shifted as fast as I could possibly shift the car.
Video per Double a vette another great forum member who lent another friend of mine his targa top due to a tragedy enroute for Devilish's top. Arnold brought along the best videographer I've EVER EVER seen!!! Cant this little guy enough! He gets the angles, the shots that count. He was videoing all day and rushed the vids up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ai3j...layer_embedded
Gopro video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pouga...08AUAAAAAAAAAA