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    bighit2883 Gold Member

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    I've never raced at a drag strip until today. My car is a M6 with the all seasons tires. Not even the summer tires haha. It was a blast but i found it very frustrating to launch this car. Too low of Rpm it bogs too high i spin like crazy. I took about 15 passes and i consistently ran 12.5 at 119 mph. I need to get some different tires for sure. The Camaro was sprayed and i still beat him. The Monte has on what appeared to be slicks and i ran him down at the end. The only cars i lost to were a highly modded chevelle that looked like a pile but man it ran. Then i lost to an older mach 1 who i should have beat but i couldn't get grip. Oops title meant to say 1st time racing. Screenshot_2015-06-07-17-28-51.png Screenshot_2015-06-07-17-28-58.png Screenshot_2015-06-07-17-29-06.png Screenshot_2015-06-07-17-29-14.png
     
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    Sounds like you had a riot!



    Now go cut your grass!!!:p:D
     
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    I'd say 12.5 for your 1st time out on street tires & a manual is pretty respectable...
     
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    I know the grass has been growing like crazy. Today was the 1st day in a week without rain
     
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    Get some drag tires...that will help
     
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    i think w/ stock tires you did great.....when i went to the track its about what all the beginner M6 guys were getting

    im jealous of the 15 passes...the night i went all i got was 4

    i wish i could just keep lining up and going.......

    wouldnt it help to heat up the all seasons? i see no rubber on the back of your car?

    i got my nitto's at 500 miles, so i dont know how well the stock P0's would do......get the Nitto's
     
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    I heated them up a little. My dads friend who is a seasoned racer and even people operating the track suggested not warming them up too much. That they said typically with street tires they go better not having them so warm. Something about it actually flings off some of the stickiness from the track. I did have some gunk on the back but wiped it down during a little cool down period.
     
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    Fargo ND ?
     
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    Yes sir. Well the track is in sabin mn but yeah im from fargo
     
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    From the area?
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't heat up street tires. It will only make them spin more.
     
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    It's tough to launch a Manual at the track, keep trying and definitely get the drag radials. (those you do want to heat up)
     
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    Manitoba Canada actually. We hope to come up to Fargo soon to make some passes as well. I have a Phantom black Hellcat Challenger with the A8 trans. is the track open every weekend? or can you suggest a good time to come?
     
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    Topenddragways.com the schedule isn't up to date on the website but if you email them they can let you know. It was my 1st time out there. Sounds like this weekend will be bracket racing. Then i think they said next weekend off. The tintmasters street legal day is what i did. Open track. Bikes vs cars. Bikes vs bikes. Cars vs cars. Trucks so on so forth. Good time. Friendly folks.
     
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    Sweet man! Mad props for drag racing!
     

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