Drag Racing Results - Brainerd Optimist's Opening Night 05.25.2012 .... Test & Tune .... My Best Run Vids




BrianSF-GA
06-02-2012, 02:25 PM
Brainerd Optimist Dragstrip in Ringgold, GA officially opened under new management Friday, May 25th with their first Test & Tune. As some of you know, I am still dialing in my Camaro and, once again, logged a best time and 60'. The only change from my last outing is raising the 2-Step to 4500 from 4000. Next set of changes ... Strange Front DA's (in the mail) & 2-step at 5000.

The results with a DA of 2684 ...

RT ......... 0.540 (on a 0.500 perfect RT)
60' ........ 1.668
1/8 ET ... 7.438
MPH .......92.38

The run via Camcorder ....

http://youtu.be/NiPWViPARJs?;vq=hd720

The run via GoPro ....

http://youtu.be/-iwNzHNNrZ0?;vq=hd720

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atrain59
06-02-2012, 03:01 PM
Lookin good

atrain59
06-02-2012, 03:13 PM
What do you think you will run once you get the front adjusted?


BrianSF-GA
06-02-2012, 03:26 PM
What do you think you will run once you get the front adjusted?

Hey Anthony ... this car will dip into the 6's/10's once I get it dialed in. I still have the rear coil over DA's to dial-in ... the last and only adjustment was at SDR (3 to 4 R & 4 to 5 C). If I still can't get traction off the line (on a good leave), I will go to 28" ET Drags. The run in the photos was a pretty good leave at 4500 and, with the 2-Step where it should be (5500), I will be needing those 28's soon.

TravisMcGill2000
06-02-2012, 04:24 PM
Brain whats your race weight. It seems your car down on mph 3 to 5 mph. With 500rwhp i would think you be mph around 97ish. Hows the plugs look? The clutch slippin any..

lemons12
06-02-2012, 04:39 PM
The track hooking any better than before? I couldn't muster anything better than a mid-high 1.6 last time I went, car normally hit 1.50s-1.52s in Huntsville in worse weather.

Car seems extremely low on the mph side..

crmartin99
06-02-2012, 05:35 PM
It had to open on the night me and the wife planned to go out for our anniversary lol good runs. It's getting there

BrianSF-GA
06-02-2012, 06:10 PM
Brain whats your race weight. It seems your car down on mph 3 to 5 mph. With 500rwhp i would think you be mph around 97ish. Hows the plugs look? The clutch slippin any..

Race weight is 3625 (full weight car less rear seats). On the scales at SDR it was 3375 and another 250 for me. The 508/497 was on the 10-bolt so I am sure it is down another 10-15 with the S60.

I believe the MPH's were a little low there. The MPH's are all over the place from track to track .... as you know, 7.6's at anywhere from 99-103 MPH at Paradise (yes, trap speeds are high there) to 7.6-7.7's at 95 MPH / 11.7's at 122 MPH at SDR. I have been taking each track on it's own merits instead of trying to compare them with each other. I figure that 60's and RT's should be pretty accurate no matter the track though.

Plugs are 2 years old and I will be pulling those soon to check them, but it runs well and the clutch is 4 years old with 5,000 street miles on it .... the only trips to the track are since the first of this year ... 23 passes so far. I will be doing a Tick build next year and will be replacing the clutch and adding an SFI bellhousing while in there.

BrianSF-GA
06-02-2012, 06:13 PM
The track hooking any better than before? I couldn't muster anything better than a mid-high 1.6 last time I went, car normally hit 1.50s-1.52s in Huntsville in worse weather.

Car seems extremely low on the mph side..

I didn't feel it was hooking too well, but I am still dialing the car in ... still figuring out how much extension it needs and I have front DA's in transit to replace the DeCarbons.

I am not putting too much faith in the MPH's ... see my reply to Travis.

BrianSF-GA
06-02-2012, 06:20 PM
It had to open on the night me and the wife planned to go out for our anniversary lol good runs. It's getting there

I would not feel badly about that ... anniversary time with the wife is way more important. She puts up with your car hobby, doesn't she? I try to do everything I can for my wife ... she helps pay for all of this!

Next weekend is a bike rally in Milledgeville we want to attend, but the 2nd Sunday after that (6/23) we are thinking about a trip to Steele for their Sunday test & tune if interested. We are only able to play every other weekend because my wife's position requires her to be available every other weekend. That is the reason we are not at Commerce this weekend for the GM Nationals.