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Old 03-19-2002, 04:25 AM   #1
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Talking My quarter mile time and pictures

Went to Santa Pod raceway in the UK on Sunday.

I managed to get in 2 runs, as it was very busy. The weather was wet to start with, so I didn't expect my first run to be any good, it was also my first time at a drag strip.

I got to the line, I was against a little Renault Clio 16v. I held the throttle at 3.5k and then slipped the clutch out when the lights went green.

The Clio got a better start, as my car just span all through 1st gear, then part way through 2nd, the back end squirmed like a bitch, but once I had traction I caught the clio up easily and passed him. My time was 17.072 at 85.02mph

My 2nd run was later on and the weather had dried quite a bit, I was also in the other lane this time. I did a very nice burnout on the start line, just for entertainment and snaked up to the lights. Same again, 3.5k and then slipped the clutch out, this time no major wheel spin, the car just went. I chirped the tires changing to 2nd, then again changing to 3rd.... I could feel this was a better run. I got 16.293 at 75.66mph

I'm pleased with that, my car is standard engine wise and it was my first time at a drag strip. My mates Sierra Cosworth did 13 second run against a TVR Tuscan and beat it The Cosworth is putting out 350bhp+ with 4wd

Quickest run of the day, was a Nitrous Motorbike, 139mph across the line
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Old 03-19-2002, 04:26 AM   #2
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me on start line
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Old 03-19-2002, 04:26 AM   #3
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against the 16v Clio, just as the lights changed
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Old 03-19-2002, 04:28 AM   #4
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last one. This is the Cosworth in the nearest lane

Apparantly we got some really great footage, so hopefully I can upload it soon.
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Old 03-19-2002, 04:55 AM   #5
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Old 03-19-2002, 10:44 AM   #6
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No offense to you Neil.

..... but you car should be quicker than that. A bone stock E30 will do the quarter in 15.9s, one with some bolt ons will hit 15.4 and an M20 w/cams and everything else will hit a 15.0 (I've done it all along with numerous friends). Maybe it was the altitude or the weather.... or a big ICE?
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Old 03-19-2002, 11:08 AM   #8
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No offense to you Neil.

..... but you car should be quicker than that. A bone stock E30 will do the quarter in 15.9s, one with some bolt ons will hit 15.4 and an M20 w/cams and everything else will hit a 15.0 (I've done it all along with numerous friends). Maybe it was the altitude or the weather.... or a big ICE?
The weather ? well it was crap rained most of the day, so the strip was wet hence why I screwed up my first run. The 2nd one was better, but I still got to much spin at the start.

I'm pleased with it, as it was my 1st ever attempt at drag strip racing, I'm sure I could have got it down some more with another couple of runs. The engine was also running hot, as I sat in the queue for 20 mins, before I got my turn, maybe that would make a difference, everyone else was pushing theirs, but I didn't want to get wet

I'm going to look at some mods, as I have some money burning a hole in my pocket, but I'll pass on the chip, as I will get a Uni chip eventually, but they are big money.
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Old 03-19-2002, 01:11 PM   #9
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my friend's stock E30 325E 5spd runs anything from 15.9-16.5 and I don't think that's too bad for an old car... I'm amazed you can launch that high up, I would try a little lower and go for traction. nice pics
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Old 03-19-2002, 03:19 PM   #10
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What are you talking about, old?!?!? Classic maybe but not old!!!
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Old 03-19-2002, 06:46 PM   #11
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It might be a classic but you cant hide the fact that its old,
maybe brand new, you could hit miid 15's but not anymore,
unless its just tuned.
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Old 03-20-2002, 12:16 AM   #12
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Sweet pics Neil. Practice makes perfect.!!
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Old 03-20-2002, 11:54 AM   #13
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Wanna run my old car?
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Wanna run my old car?
sure... I always like a friendly race... I have been to cayuga before but I normally run at NYIRP in western NY... once the weather is better I'll be in TO lots more.... anybody know if there are any issues about bringing nitrous into canada?
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