SSHS9 Track Times

Track Times and Triumphs

  1. driller

    driller Dedicated LVC Member

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    This past weekend was the big event in Atlanta, the Super Southern HeavyWeight Shootout 2009. :)

    We left on Thursday afternoon and drove to NC and arrived in GA on Friday in time for a meet and greet before going to the track.

    On Friday nite T&T - the timeslips...

    R/T - 0.087 / 0.057 / 0.041 / 0.062 / 0.145 / 0.119
    60' - 2.062 / 1.967 / 1.947 / 1.970 / 1.984 / 1.961
    330' - 5.748 / 5.670 / 5.640 / 5.635 / 5.723 / 5.768
    1/8 - 8.792 / 8.723 / 8.695 / 8.689 / 8.786 / 8.844
    mph - 82.25 / 80.91 / 81.25 / 81.39 / 80.76 / 80.70
    1000' - 11.449 / 11.373 / 11.335 / 11.328 / 11.489
    1/4 - 13.680 / 13.603 / 13.589 / 13.549 / 13.667 /13.714
    MPH 101.68 / 101.64 / 101.38 / 102.00 / 101.61 / 101.87

    The first run was leaving from idle. Unsatisfied with the short times, I went back to stalling the converter slightly at the launch. That did bring the 60' time back to the 1.9s.

    I left the track after 11PM and was back at the gate at 7:30AM. :)

    The morning time trials...

    R/T - 0.101 / 0.153 / 0.008 / -0.010
    60' - 1.956 / 1.996 / 1.996 / 1.970
    330' - 5.584 / 5.660 / 5.649 / 5.680
    1/8 - 8.627 / 8.706 / 8.678 / 8.730
    mph - 81.05 / 81.04 / 81.97 / 78.640
    1000' - 11.260 / 11.342 / 11.298 / 11.387
    1/4 - 13.472 / 13.565 / 13.511 / 13.615
    MPH - 102.41 / 101.94 / 102.38 / 101.90

    I studied the time slips and decided on a dial in of 13.50. After lunch, eliminations started and it was evident the track was faster as several racers were breaking out, but I kept the dial in the same and decided to play it out at the end of the track as needed.

    The first round...

    Car - 824 / 794(me)
    Dial - 13.28 / 13.50
    R/T - -0.031 / 0.054
    60' - 2.072 / 1.931
    330' - 5.711 / 5.618
    1/8 - 8.701 / 8.619
    mph - 82.50 / 82.79
    1000' - 11.284 / 11.216
    1/4 - 13.458 / 13.405
    MPH - 104.20 / 103.48

    Once I realized the opponent had red lighted, I decided to run all out and test the car and see if it would breakout.

    It did, and I decided to move the dial-in to 13.40. :D

    Second round...

    Car - 811 / 794(me)
    Dial - 13.00 / 13.40
    R/T - 0.056 / -0.199
    60' - 1.962 / 1.932
    330' - 5.583 / 5.557
    1/8 - 8.875 / 8.588
    mph - 70.92 / 81.19
    1000' - 12.007 / 11.222
    1/4 - 14.765 / 13.431
    MPH - 80.29 / 102.74

    For whatever reason, I was out of sync with the lights and knew it from the moment I stabbed the throttle. Even before the red light had come on, I was cognizant I had screwed up and successfully eliminated myself.

    But the fun part of SSHS is the consolation prize. If you lose and get eliminated from the competition, you can simply line up in the 'run all day' lanes and have all the fun you want for the remainder of the event. You can beat on the car and relieve your frustrations (which is what I do) or you can sulk back to the pits and enjoy being a spectator. :)

    Pics can be found at http://www.gouldphoto.com/Drag-Racing-2009/SSHS9-November-7-2009

    Oh yeah, the car tipped the scales at 4030 lbs w/ driver. ;)
     
  2. MonsterMark

    MonsterMark Dedicated LVC Member

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    Man, if you would have jump a red light like that in an intersection you would have been t-boned,er, I mean drilled.:D

    Nice runs btw.
     
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    Good times there driller. That car flat out moves. Your rt times are tough to beat you sure don't give away much. That last one though whats up you couldn't wait for the last yellow. Good runs!!
     
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    driller Dedicated LVC Member

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    Believe me - nothing you guys could say could make it any worse. I do not know what happened, but it happened and I knew it before the light had even turned red. Funny how your mind can realize less than 2 tenths of a second on a miscue.

    Besides that, it was a great weekend and the car performed better than any previous visit to that particular track, so I am overall pleased. I can't wait to get some more tuning done and possibly get it on the rollers before next season.
     

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