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Old 07-17-2018, 01:55 PM
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The next street night at my local drag strip is this Friday. I've been planning on going since last month's street night, but I was looking at the weather forecast and it's showing highs of 106 on Friday, which in Texas when you add in the heat index that temp goes up to 113-115. This means that by 8 PM when the races start the heat index might be at around 100-105. I'm a little concerned about this much heat when pushing my car to the limit over and over again. Would you race anyway, or would you pass?
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Watch your oil temps and go have fun till they get out of hand

Plus I mean, its just drag racing.... 10-15 sec of heavy acceleration followed by braking. Plenty of time to cool off between runs.

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Old 07-17-2018, 02:38 PM
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Watch your oil temps and go have fun till they get out of hand

Plus I mean, its just drag racing.... 10-15 sec of heavy acceleration followed by braking. Plenty of time to cool off between runs.
That's the thing, at this time of year very few people show up at the track, so it's almost back to back runs with no cool down time between.
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They force you to get right back in line? You can't just take a break yourself?
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That's the thing, at this time of year very few people show up at the track, so it's almost back to back runs with no cool down time between.
just because you could run back to back doesnít mean you have to. Pick a number....6.... go run those 6 times spread out over 90 minutes and youíll be fine.

These cars arenít nearly as delicate as everyone makes them out to be. Look at all of us that run HPDEs or time trials. 20-30 minute sessions in 100*+ temps, several hours of total run time, average rpm in excess of 4K during those sessions, all with no ill effects. Itís worse on the person than the car.
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People race these cars on road race tracks for 20-30 minutes all full bore and are fine (even in these temps).
You will be just fine entering your little show and shine Ed.


Just messin' with ya. Take a break now and then, and pop the hood on the return road to get that hot air out and moving. Put your DIC on oil temps and as long as you're under 300 you'll be fine.
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just because you could run back to back doesnít mean you have to. Pick a number....6.... go run those 6 times spread out over 90 minutes and youíll be fine.

These cars arenít nearly as delicate as everyone makes them out to be. Look at all of us that run HPDEs or time trials. 20-30 minute sessions in 100*+ temps, several hours of total run time, average rpm in excess of 4K during those sessions, all with no ill effects. Itís worse on the person than the car.

^ this. A road coarse 20-30 minute session in nearly the same heat will have far more heat soak than a few drag pulls.... hell I do drag pulls daily with no temp issues
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Put your DIC on oil temps and as long as you're under 300 you'll be fine.
Wow 300?! I didn't realize that was an acceptable threshold. Interesting.

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What track are you going to?
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Wow 300?! I didn't realize that was an acceptable threshold. Interesting.
It certainly isn't ideal, but you won't see limp mode until 310.
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What track are you going to?
Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
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I'll see if the big boss will let me come down. I've been wondering what the car will do with the new heads and cam anyway.
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I'll see if the big boss will let me come down. I've been wondering what the car will do with the new heads and cam anyway.
Gates open at 7, and racing starts at 8. Roll racing starts at midnight.
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just because you could run back to back doesnít mean you have to. Pick a number....6.... go run those 6 times spread out over 90 minutes and youíll be fine.

These cars arenít nearly as delicate as everyone makes them out to be. Look at all of us that run HPDEs or time trials. 20-30 minute sessions in 100*+ temps, several hours of total run time, average rpm in excess of 4K during those sessions, all with no ill effects. Itís worse on the person than the car.
I guess I hadn't considered that people were running HPDE's in the middle of summer. That would be brutal here in Texas.
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Originally Posted by SlothX311 View Post
Watch your oil temps and go have fun till they get out of hand

Plus I mean, its just drag racing.... 10-15 sec of heavy acceleration followed by braking. Plenty of time to cool off between runs.
I just noticed this. Your range goes up to 15 seconds? I'm a little better than that, and am running 12's while having a blast doing it.
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Originally Posted by Corvette_Ed View Post
I guess I hadn't considered that people were running HPDE's in the middle of summer. That would be brutal here in Texas.
Ed, I would not hesitate to do it. I just did it here in Vegas this past week, got 5 runs in about 90 minutes, no problem. Whenever I was in the secondary staging lanes, I had the engine off and hood up, and the car always cooled down 10-15 degrees on trans and coolant temps. Highest I saw on the trans was 208, and 212 on coolant. Very manageable.

Good luck, and have fun.
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Ed, I would not hesitate to do it. I just did it here in Vegas this past week, got 5 runs in about 90 minutes, no problem. Whenever I was in the secondary staging lanes, I had the engine off and hood up, and the car always cooled down 10-15 degrees on trans and coolant temps. Highest I saw on the trans was 208, and 212 on coolant. Very manageable.

Good luck, and have fun.
Oil and coolant will always cool down quicker with car at idle. Keep fluids running through engine and into coolers. No brainer. Engine off equals heat soak.
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Oil and coolant will always cool down quicker with car at idle. Keep fluids running through engine and into coolers. No brainer. Engine off equals heat soak.
I realize what you say is correct, but I was parked for 20 minutes, each time. Is that not long enough to counter the heat soak?
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I use to live at the strip! I raced the Motorplex, Kennedale, and Denton. My home strip was Hallsville Raceway. I used to race the TMCCC series, it was fun. I was overall champ one year. That was a fun part of my life, I miss it!
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Gates open at 7, and racing starts at 8. Roll racing starts at midnight.
What's roll racing? Starting from a roll, I assume?
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