Calder Park Drags :thumbsup:

Discussion in 'Post Event Discussion' started by MaxsZX, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. MaxsZX

    MaxsZX Active Member

    Went down to calder tonight to see what my car "official" runs the 1/4. Its the first time i have ever been to a drag strip and after the 3 hour drive to get to Calder i finally took my zed out to race my workmates Escort v8.

    He got 13.579 and i got 13.811, not bad i thought considering it was my 1st ever run.

    Ok 2nd run was against Chris's(rom-vg30dett) yellow TT zed. This was such a great race, very close all the way(neck and neck pretty much) but i won with 13.763 and he got 13.886. A difference of 0.123.

    The 3rd race was a funny one as it was against some van. I was not ready at all and i bogged down majorily causing the van to get to an early lead(my 60' time was 2.966) but thank god for the Twin Turbo's boost i ended up winning it with a time of 14.386 to the vans time of 16.801. I even have a video clip of the race, it looks awesome.

    The final race was again against Chris. The red vs yellow 300zx TTs. Again it was a very close race, i actually thought that Chris won but the results(again very close) saw Chris with 13.734 and me with 13.633 a difference of 0.101.

    It was so much fun that i am planning to go again in a few weeks once i get a few more mods added.
    There was also so many quick cars there aswell, 1 car ran a 8.9 from memory.
    My workmate ended up running a 12.9 on his last race so i will be hearing all about this week at work.

    But such a great night:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: with plenty more to come. Once i scan them tomorrow i will post them up and also send them to Risk, looking at the Australia 300zx Top 10 list i jump into 11th spot and Chris jumps into 13th.:LOL:

  2. HoeMan

    HoeMan New Member

    Glad you had fun Max!

    I've got the day off work next friday, do you want to come with? I've never been on a strip and pretty eager to see how i perform. You got msn?

  3. red32

    red32 You talkin' to me?

    Abfab times, Max

    So glad you were able to do justice to the Zed fraternity, and had fun doing it. I'm only sorry I couldn't make it out there to give some support!

  4. RedZedMikey

    RedZedMikey RZM should now be DZM

    Congrats Max,

    OK, so you're ahead of me on the list now. See you out there in a couple of weeks! Those times are about what I reckoned you'd get, yes? Did Calder have new timing readout boards for the spectators???

    It's quite possible that Chris did win with a slower time. This is where reaction time counts for something. If you ran 13.633, and had a reaction time of 0.8 seconds, thats a total of 14.433. If Chris ran a 13.734 with a 0.6 reaction time, then that's a total of 14.334, and he would have got there first. Reaction time is shown as R/T on your slip. Down the bottom of the slip it will say which lane came 1st, left or right, and by how much.

    If you ever go to an actual elimination race meet, the target is to go as close to 0.4 as you can - anything faster and you've redlighted. Reaction time can win you a race!
  5. Caz1

    Caz1 New Member

    Well done Max! Not sur about you moving me down the list tho:angry::LOL:

    How much fun is it Max! Thats a great time. Have to see what I can do about gettin my spot back. Don't think it will be for a while, found out yesterday that my baby isn't as healthy as I thought.Compression test showed 2 pots way low:( (rings)and on the Dyno she has lost considerably. Not happy.
  6. J4Play

    J4Play New Member

    "so they got a van... and just as they were about to catch me,

    the twin... turbos... kick... in" :D
  7. JEDI-77

    JEDI-77 Jedi Master

    good stuff maxy boy....:thumbsup::thumbsup:
  8. BlaZeit

    BlaZeit New Member

    nice one Max :thumbsup:
  9. MaxsZX

    MaxsZX Active Member

    Ryan and Mikey.....

    Yes i want to go out again and maybe we can go out in a couple of weeks? together!

    It was great just being the only 2 zeds out there last night but it would also be nice to see some more.
    Ryan i'll go in 2 weeks as i know Mikey will also be wanting to go. How does the 25th of Feb sound(by the way its my birthday that nite:LOL:) Let me know.

  10. method

    method Active Member

    I think i actually saw a yellow Z behind me when i left

    chapel st last night, he beeped but i didn't see who it was as i turned off infront of him. He had numbers on the side so he was at calder.. I was in the silver Z with the white n silver rims.

    Nice work though max!
  11. HoeMan

    HoeMan New Member

    Nah cant do the 25th I'm working that night.

    But if you're keen to go next friday I'll certainly go with you as its my day off work. Anyone else itching for next friday?

  12. rom-vg30dett

    rom-vg30dett Always Broke


    my reaction time was 0.8 and max's was 1.1 on our last race. I finished ahead but he got a quicker 1/4 mile time. go figure that one out :LOL:

    Chris :zlove:
  13. rom-vg30dett

    rom-vg30dett Always Broke

    yeah it was me

    i saw you but i thought you didnt see me. I went down chapel for some souvlakis but they made me feel sick. I havent been down chapel for a few years now and i think it will be that long till i go down again haha.

    Chris :zlove:
  14. rom-vg30dett

    rom-vg30dett Always Broke

    I had a great time

    since I was only expecting to get low 14's. I was totally wrapped with my time and I cant wait to go and do some more runs in a few weeks.

    Max, we gotta really work out our reaction times. maybe with good R/T's we can get low 13's????

    Chris :zlove:
  15. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet

    Reaction time dosen't impact on elapsed time.:)
  16. MaxsZX

    MaxsZX Active Member

    So can you or anyones else explain.....

    How to get a quicker time? some pointers on what to do then?

  17. MaxsZX

    MaxsZX Active Member

    Yeah i know....Can someone explain it?

    Is the ET covered only for the time it takes to cover 400metres? I'll post the results later tonight.

  18. zx299

    zx299 Well-Known Member

    You got it in one Max, you had the quicker 1/4 mile time but.......

    really, rom-vg30dett won the drag race because he crossed the line first because of your slow reaction time.
  19. FranZ


    Reaction time isn't counted in the 1/4 mile run!

    It just decides who wins when going head to head.
  20. FranZ


    What terminal speed were you getting?

    What 60ft time too?

    The biggest time lost is in the first 60ft. When I did my 12.7 @ 110mph, that was done with a 1.8sec 60ft time. Best 60ft time I've done is 1.7sec.

    Get the launch right, ie, no wheel spin and no bogging down, after that, get good clean gear shifts and you're home and hose.

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