Well, I took the auto to the track today, my first run I beat a new Cad. Catera which ran a 16.332 @ 84.84:
60' 2.303 (Not bad for spinning all through first)
1/4 15.717 @ 82.93
I was fighting the mis-fire like I thought I would be. I was so damn pumped to be there I didn't care about the light OR my launch RPM, I just went.
Run 2 was a Black Honda Civic, wing, exhaust, ext. mods looked FAST, ran a 17.062 @ 82.57
R/T .796 Now that's better (but still HOrrid)
1/4= 15.841 @ 85.29
I got good traction this time and launched about 2K every run. FUCKING MISFIRE!!!!
Run 3 was a Black Z28 (91 or so) beat him w/ a 15.757 @ 84.88 vs. his 16.072 @ 89 Guess what??? Misfire.
Run 4 was a red GTA that couldn't even keep it running in the stageing lanes. I beat him w/ a 16.129 @ 87.75 Well, Hello MPH. I was in the right lane on this one, and got hella pissed w/ the misfire this time, I lifted COMPLETELY TWICE!!! Then dropped the hammer, it was missing pretty bad during this run. He ran a 17.825 @ 76
Everyone else continued to get a 5th trial in, but I decided to wait until elims. to let her cool down. (Thought temps might be playing a role w/ the misfire. 1st round of elims. I got beat by this shitty ass beater like 72 Chevy truck w/ a wood bed. (This was handicap, that's why I lost.) I dialed in @ 15.60 becuase ambient temp dropped about 15 degress and the car had been sitting for over an hour. I thought it would be no problem hitting that. I got the damn right lane (SHIT)
1/4 15.713 @ 85.58
One thing I didn't think about was the lower temps. helped build boost better, the misfires were the worst all night, but I still pulled off my fastest time, but since I change my dial in from the 15.70 that I had already written in, I lost. He ran a 16.3 @ 81.1 beat me by .0945 twas a close one. I went in realistically expecting a 15.5 or .6 so, I'm not dissapointed, I had WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!! Even though I was alone, I saw a guy I bowl w/ and hung out w/ him. It was so awesome, now the jitters are over and I can practice after I get the bugs worked out. Matt, I'll be sending you some slips soon.