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Old 12-01-2008, 10:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Intrigued View Post

At a special drag day this summer at the strip close to here they did a "29.5" single run elimination during a break in the action. You were supposed to run as close to 29.5 seconds as possible without breaking out - one pass only. Only a couple of cars ran slow enough. One guy crept along in first gear and ran like 39 seconds, and another was in the 30s somewhere.

at a drag strip...
Nearly every year at the Shelby/Dodge Nat'ls they have a turtle race where everyone trys to run a 19.99....maybe I should bring the Geo for that! It's hilarious to watch guys that are running 10 seconds in their FWD Mopars at 140 mph try to slow down to a 19 second pass. I usually win by launching as I normally would tio get a great reaction time, then shift into high gear (full manual valve body) at 3000 rpm and not exceed 60 mph. The 1st time I tried this was by leaving in high gear (easy to do with efi and a 4000 stahl convertor)....flat out it would then the 19.9 somethinng but the reaction time would suck.
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