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So I've never raced a 1/4 mile in my life at an official track. Any tips for a n00b? Like what RPM should I leave the line at and should I let air out of the rear 'stock' tires? That sort of stuff.

Stats on my car:
V6
Manual Tranny
Running 87 Octane
No real performance mods

I know to empty my trunk of useless crap and not have a full tank, but other than that I'm just up on the basic common sense stuff.
 

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Not too fam with the V6, let some air out, about 25-27 PSI should be good (make sure you have air to add for the trip home.)

Hold it at maybe 2800-3000 RPM and let go (TCS off!), if it spins too much, more than a turn or so, do the same but feather it (let the clutch slip a bit.)

Practice at lights etc. Look for cops and don't go pealing rubber all down the intersection.

Don't burn your tires, don't drive through the water...

HAVE FUN, practice make perfect!
 

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Thanks for the tips we'll see how I do in a couple weeks.
 

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Well it was a fun night, did about what I expected with room for improvement.

1st Run
ET 16.541
MPH 86.87

2nd Run
ET 16.324
MPH 85.89

3rd Run
ET 16.511
MPH 88.94
 

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Don't forget that your at a little higher altitude then most. That will result in slightly slower times. I think the NHRA website has a calculator that will adjust those times to what you would have ran if at sea level.
 

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Would not let me edit my post. Added adjustment for sea level.


1st Run
ET 16.541
MPH 86.87
Adjusted for Sea Level
ET 16.145
MPH 88.86

2nd Run
ET 16.324
MPH 85.89
Adjusted for Sea Level
ET 15.933
MPH 87.86

3rd Run
ET 16.511
MPH 88.94
Adjusted for Sea Level
ET 16.116
MPH 90.98
 
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