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Old 10-13-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Two C7's duke it out at Drag Strip. VIDEO

Auto vs 7 speed at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston. First timers obviously but cool to see them already at the track. Check it out.

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Old 10-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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Fresh meat! Lol
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
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Was the AW the auto
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:09 PM   #6
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Looks like a ball of fun.

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AW kicked *** I bet it was the A6 as it got off without really any wheel spin
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AW kicked *** I bet it was the A6 as it got off without really any wheel spin
The stick was late off the line...and also spun badly.
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For a first timer, that's a really good time he cut in the right lane. They only get quicker from here on out.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:27 PM   #10
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Automatics are much more consistent on drag strips...less driver error.
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For a first timer, that's a really good time he cut in the right lane. They only get quicker from here on out.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:37 PM   #12
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Bet we see some decent runs yet this fall.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:37 PM   #13
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The AW was a Z51 and the VY a base model. Wonder if Z51 goodies helped.
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So much for a "easy break-in" period ---- Nice!
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:09 PM   #15
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Watched it twice, he (white car) got about a half second better start, just about exactly the time diff.
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Watched it twice, he (white car) got about a half second better start, just about exactly the time diff.
I don't know if you are a drag racer, but each side of the track has a timer and when the front tires leave the laser the timer starts it does not start at the green light... the first number on the board it the reaction time and when the cars pass the finish line the 12.2 does not include reaction time. The total time from green to finish is near 12.7 but 12.2 from laser to laser.

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A common misconception of newcomers is that the ET (elapsed time) clock begins when the green starting line bulb is lit. This is a false misunderstanding. In fact, there are two separate time recordings taken on the race track: reaction time and elapse time. The reaction time is the time elapsed from the flash of the green bulb to the motion of the vehicle as it completely leaves the starting line beam. If that seemed a bit too much, let me refresh your memory and elaborate further.

http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Matter-o...ned&id=3953793

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I don't know if you are a drag racer, but each side of the track has a timer and when the front tires leave the laser the timer starts.

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A common misconception of newcomers is that the ET (elapsed time) clock begins when the green starting line bulb is lit. This is a false misunderstanding. In fact, there are two separate time recordings taken on the race track: reaction time and elapse time. The reaction time is the time elapsed from the flash of the green bulb to the motion of the vehicle as it completely leaves the starting line beam. If that seemed a bit too much, let me refresh your memory and elaborate further.

http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Matter-o...ned&id=3953793
Yeah but wasn't that a heads up race, first to the finish line?
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Every Race is first to the finish line. If your not first your last Ricky Bobby. The real story is the MPH on each side. The car is the right lane is making big MPH over the Left.
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Every Race is first to the finish line. If your not first your last Ricky Bobby. The real story is the MPH on each side. The car is the right lane is making big MPH over the Left.
Yeah I know that, lol. Was just wondering how E.t. Came up.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:31 PM   #20
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You may be correct, I'm not a drag racer and could write a book on what I don't know about it. I was just watching the film and reacting to what I saw. Seemed like the white car had a better time but left 1st by about 1/2 second. But I admit I could be in left field, not my specialty.
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I don't know if you are a drag racer, but each side of the track has a timer and when the front tires leave the laser the timer starts it does not start at the green light... the first number on the board it the reaction time and when the cars pass the finish line the 12.2 does not include reaction time. The total time from green to finish is near 12.7 but 12.2 from laser to laser.

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A common misconception of newcomers is that the ET (elapsed time) clock begins when the green starting line bulb is lit. This is a false misunderstanding. In fact, there are two separate time recordings taken on the race track: reaction time and elapse time. The reaction time is the time elapsed from the flash of the green bulb to the motion of the vehicle as it completely leaves the starting line beam. If that seemed a bit too much, let me refresh your memory and elaborate further.

http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Matter-o...ned&id=3953793
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