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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012 Thread Starter
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Going to Flashlight drags

I haven't raced my 2002 Gt, but they are holding Flashlight Drags in my area and I want to see what it will do against my brothers c5 Corvette. It has a 5 speed, 3.73 gears, cat back, cold air and stock Kumho tires. That's it! If anybody has a similar setup, At what rpm would you launch for max take off and minimum wheel spin. There's no where to "practice" around here without risk of supporting the police department's retirement fund!

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Glad to hear that you're not willing to "practice" on the street. Unfortunately there is no way we can answer that question for due to all the variables involved, tire condition, weather the day you race, track prep the day you race, etc. Even the guys with a similar setup can only guess as a lot of the variables are specific to the particualr track you're at and the particular day of the race.

Your best bet would be to try to get to a test and tune sometime before your race and play around with it, try different launch rpms, launching techiniques, etc., that will give you a much better starting point than any of us can provide. If this isn't possible, use these Flashlight Drags as a test and tune and postpone the sibling race until you get more seat time. Have fun but be careful, Vettes are not to be taken lightly, lol.


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You're right, I just have to try a few passes to find out. I was a serious racer many years ago, so adjusting shouldn't be too hard. I won a National event but it's been about 40 yrs. I chuckle at the "rookie" label at 67!
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You're right, I just have to try a few passes to find out. I was a serious racer many years ago, so adjusting shouldn't be too hard. I won a National event but it's been about 40 yrs. I chuckle at the "rookie" label at 67!
Hey you're not the "Hudson Hornet"...are you :smilie!!!!
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HA, HA, not quite that far back. Ran a 57 Chevy fuel injected, best time 12.99 107 for a 283 in middle stock! 1966 NAAR nationals. Come to think about it, not too far off from the"Hornet!"
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You're right, I just have to try a few passes to find out. I was a serious racer many years ago, so adjusting shouldn't be too hard. I won a National event but it's been about 40 yrs. I chuckle at the "rookie" label at 67!
I bet it'll come back pretty quick based on your past experience and credentials. Don't worry about the "rookie" label, it's only in regards to the forum, not driving/racing ability, haha.

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