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Old 04-18-2021, 10:12 PM   #1
Slim Jim
 
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Atco Adventure Becomes Island Paradise!

It took me a little over 2 hours to get to Atco from my place this morning. I got there around 9:40am and the line to get in was at least 2.5 miles long. Both my friends were ahead of me at different spots along the line. It took 2 hours for my first friend to get in, but my other friend and I weren't so lucky. We were told they closed the gates because they were "at capacity".

So now, it's a little after noon... I've got one friend going back to Maryland empty handed, and the other by himself at the track I invited him to. I'm determined to get at least one run in somewhere. Island Dragway is closer to home and I checked the website, it said they were open. OK - so I go there... +2.5 hours later, I finally reach the track. (I'm now 6.5, almost 7 hours on the road now - and completely exhausted.)

The good news: despite getting there so late, I was able to get 2 runs in and met some really cool people.

The bad news: I was so tired from all the traffic and driving around, I forgot how to shift.

Run1 (missed 2nd gear, aborted the run - but got back into it when I realized it was a 2018+ Honda Accord in the other lane lol).

60' = 2.218
1320 = 14.202
MPH = 108.00


Run2 (missed 3rd gear, but kept the throttle pinned until I found the gate, kept the Audi SQ5 at bay the entire time)

60' = 2.316
1320 = 13.399
MPH = 111.99


DA for the 2nd run was around 1,515 ft. Bottom line: need more practice, need a better tire, need to go to the track on a day when it doesn't get shut down due to "capacity".



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Last edited by Slim Jim; 04-24-2021 at 04:19 PM. Reason: adding timeslip pictures, as promised
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Old 04-24-2021, 04:46 PM   #2
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Part II - went back to Island Dragway last night; got 8 runs in. Here are the results:

Run1: Straight off the highway. 35 psi in the tires all around. Walked it out of the hole around 2,200rpm, no missed shifts. (DA = 682ft)


Run2: Missed 2nd and 3rd, aborted the run...

Run3: No changes from Run1, but track getting cooler (DA = 552ft)


Run4: Aired rear tires down to 26 psi. Slightly more aggressive launch (~2,700 rpm). Half throttle through half of first gear until I could feel the tires bite. My first 12-second timeslip! (DA = 412ft)


Run5: No changes from Run4. Best run of the night! (DA = 271ft)


Run6: No changes from Run4/5, but drop in track temperature made hooking difficult.


Run7: Dropped rear tire pressures to 24 psi and did a very small burnout to put a little heat in the tires. (DA = 165ft)


Run8: Slightly longer burnout. Track is bordering on frigid, but I get cold easily, so... (DA = -32ft)
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Current:
  • 2020 Chevrolet Camaro LT1 6MT - Satin Steel (Best 1/4: 12.576 @ 115.41)
  • 2006 Honda Accord EX V6 Coupe 6MT - Nighthawk Black (Best 1/4: 14.72 @ 97.72)

Previous
  • 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII - Deep Evergreen - 4.10 gears, 3600 stall, built trans, tune (Best 1/4: 14.398 @ 95.92)
  • 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII - Silver Frost (Best 1/4: 15.37 @ 92.67)
  • 1994 Ford Taurus SHO 5MT - Moonlight Blue
  • 1988 Volvo 740 Turbo wagon - Gold - manual boost controller, upgraded "A" cam
  • 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe - Silver - manual boost controller
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