I took the ISF to the drag strip at Pacific Raceways yesterday to the Import Face Off event. Sadly, they wouldn't let me run in the All Motor class because of the V8 (how silly).
I ran the car at a different drag strip with street radials to a best of 12.6 about a month ago. Preparation for this event included 275/40/17 Nitto drag radials, Trick 101 unleaded gas (less than a quarter tank), removed spare, books, carpets, floor mats, jack, anything extra in the car. The temperature was 70 degrees, track prep was excellent. I did a 3-4 second burnout 1st and 2nd gear, I had VSC and Traction off, sport mode on. I tried various launching techniques, including torque braking (left foot brake as hard as I could while trying to raise the RPM’s) to various degrees. The best time I could get was 12.52 at 114.
I tried to take the slack of the drive line and just mash it, but it kind of felt like the car would bog down at the line? I felt like I had too much traction! I had the DR down to 18lbs of air pressure, they never lost traction or even chirped on any of my runs. I was shifting after the beep just as it would tach out. I feel like I either need a better power/weight ratio by either more power or less weight to get rid of that bogging in 1st gear at the line. Would it be wise to add in tire pressure next time to maybe get the wheels to loosen up a bit off the line?
Best 60 foot was 1.98 or so….. Looking at caymandive’s notes on his runs I noticed he weights 160lbs, which is a 70lb advantage right there over me. He also has the lightweight battery which is another 40lbs or so. Maybe I won’t ever get into the 11’s because of car weight? Should I reset the ECU before I run next time?
The car received A LOT of compliments on the exhaust/performance. I enjoyed taking down the C6’s at the track, and had a lot of fun trying to stay ahead of the C6 Z06 that I ran against a few times (even till the 330 foot mark lol).
Any thoughts? I feel like I’m doomed because I myself weight 230 (at 12% body fat, not a fat *** lol).