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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:06 pm 
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I read the safety tip post, but there was no tips for 1st timers at the drags

things like, there is high grip on the start line - so dont drop clucthes - my mate found this out the hard way

and practice to get a good reaction time


any more would be great, thanks

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:07 pm 
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When the light goes green, be sure to be in a forward gear.......those who know what I mean will get a great laugh.....
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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:03 am 
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there is a wet patch. if you go through it make sure to spin the wheels just a little or you'll end up with a light coating of water on the tyres. or if you dont even wanna spin the wheels, go around it.

use good grippy tyres, don't throw on some crappy 185's cause you wont launch it even if you lower the tyre pressure.

personally, i dont dump the clutch off the line, but some do to get an extra 1/10 of a second.

the main tip is to take off on the last yellow light (hard to master) cause you'll get a better reaction time. run too quick and you'll red light it.
the perfect reaction time is 0.400, and i think i've gotten 0.460 before.
as i said, it's hard to master but with practice (and stuff-ups) you'll get the hang of it.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:10 pm 
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dont worry about the lights.. run your own race.. reaction times dont mean s**t when ya trying to get a good 1/4 out of a street car in a street meet :)

enjoy yourslef
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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:16 am 
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eed-250 wrote:
dont worry about the lights.. run your own race.. reaction times dont mean s**t when ya trying to get a good 1/4 out of a street car in a street meet :)

enjoy yourslef

it does when you cross the line before your mate :D

 

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