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Cruise Night @ Raceway Park

August 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Personal

Cruise Night is an event held once a month during the main season at Raceway Park. This year they only had three – one each in June, July and August. I wish I had looked into them sooner to find out what they were because it’s a pretty cool event – you get free admission to the raceway and you get one free timed run down the 1/4 mile drag strip. Note that the free admission applies to everyone and anyone, so lots of spectators come too in order to check out the cars and watch people drag down the strip.

It was a good time, went with my friend Andrew and saw a lot of cool cars on the lot. Took a run down the strip against a 350Z with lots of mods – however the guy (Carlos) got a bad launch and I smoked him. Wish it could have been a closer run. Here’s my time slip:

Temp: 88F
R/T: .762
60′: 2.202
330: 5.993
1/8: 9.125 @ 79.89mph
1000: 11.760
1/4: 14.022 @ 99.12mph

While this is my fastest time yet, it’s still nowhere close to what I should be getting. I should be pulling down 13.5 easy. I got wheel spin off my launch this time so I’m almost at the chirp point. Somewhere between 3000 and 3500 RPMS seems to be the sweet spot, I just have to find it. Maybe next Friday I’ll visit the track again for 3-4 timed runs.

I’m definitely going to try and hit every Cruise Night next year, it was a good time!

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