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The First 370Z Track Attack

July 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Personal

I took the 370Z out to Raceway Park (watch your volume if you visit the site) for the first time to see how she performed on the drag strip. Being that I was still wearing my Bullrun livery, they were able to use my number 727 for my time slips. Awesome. I got to the track an hour late, but due to threat of rain, or perhaps it was just a slow week, there were maybe only 15 cars total lined up to go. While I was hoping we would get in 4 runs, and I was in fact set to go for my fourth, the skies did eventually open up and ruin the remainder of the evening. Still, I got three runs in, which was what I had paid for.

The times? Pretty crummy. While I should be somwhere in the mid 13′s, I couldn’t break lower than 14. I just couldn’t work up the nerve to properly launch the car. Perhaps it’s still too new for me to really beat on it, I have no idea, but letting out the clutch at 5k RPMs scared me, I imagined smoke pouring from under my hood. I’ve had the car for a little over 4 months now and my fears of damaging it even slightly are still very great. Hopefully next time I’ll be able to drop the hammer properly.

I had my buddy Dizzle along to film, but none of the runs were memorable enough to warrant posting. Here are the times:

Car Weight: 3440

Run 1

Temp: 81F
R/T: .411
60′: 2.432
330: 6.303
1/8: 9.471 @ 78.39mph
1000: 12.128
1/4: 14.410 @ 97.69mph

Run 2

Temp: 80F
R/T: .625
60′: 2.499
330: 6.399
1/8: 9.600 @ 77.12mph
1000: 12.284
1/4: 14.556 @ 98.79mph

Run 3

Temp: 79F
R/T: .983
60′: 2.181
330: 6.013
1/8: 9.141 @ 78.38mph
1000: 11.778
1/4: 14..31 @ 99.81mph

As I said, nothing spectacular. Next time!

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