Re: First day ever at the drag races
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Re: First day ever at the drag races



Bottom line is to have fun and it sounds like you did. Watching or Racing if your hanging out with good people it is always a great time. Practice, Practice,Practice you will get those times down.




On Saturday, June 20, 2015 12:28 AM, Eric Sturgis <ericsturgis@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


OK I TOTALLY suck at the drags.  lol   Well let me start by keeping it on topic.  There were about 12 Classic Mopars, a really mean 64ish Valiant that did 11.2, a 69 Charger that was one of the meanest cars I've ever seen, but I don't know what it ran.  A vega wagon that most days wins so I was told.  But in our group the meanest car was a 2006 Chrysler 300 with a 426 (Nick has that I think) and ran 10.1 10.2 it sure was a fun sleeper.  

Now me.....Ugh I'm embarrassed.  I never knew the skill at the drag races.  My first run....ever... was 14.617 my charger should have done 13.5ish.  But I was late off the line.764   and the top speed for the 1/4 mile was 94.mph  OK, so I thought I would do better the next time around.....now that I saw how it works....wrong!  time 14.717 R/t .866 top speed 95.68.  I can't seem to get the lag from the pedal, my brain and the light right...yet.  

I always thought drag cars were just more noise than go.  I've always loved the motor, and many of the cars but I didn't really appreciated the skills and timing from the driver.  I saw a mean 69 Chevelle I think, do 15.6 because of the driver.  

I had a blast with my modern mopar car guys.  It was lots of fun, and I will go back...after a bit more practice, and maybe an upgrade or two.  It sure was nice to spend most of my day with car guys again, even if I sucked at the drags, and I'm a bit shy around new people.  I gotta learn sometime.  :)

Eric

On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 5:52 PM, Richard Kinsley <leroar.kinsley058@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Holy smokes! Never been to the drag races? Have fun!
On Jun 19, 2015 7:40 PM, "Eric Sturgis" <ericsturgis@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
There are some fun cars here lots of fords and chevy.  I've never seen or been to the drag races.  I'm driving my 2014 charger.  Wish me luck.  I'm with the dingbats NW mopar
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