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Author Topic: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!! **UPDATE**  (Read 12861 times)

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First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!! **UPDATE**
« on: September 26, 2006, 11:15:23 PM »

So my first time to the track, never raced or anything befor. So dont laugh at me alright? I am only going to post my times cause this was a test and tune night, and every car I lined up against was a 10 sec car. Needless to say, I was way outta my league on the competition... I had my rear tires at 50 PSI and my fronts at 34 PSI except for my last run. Trunk completely empty except for spare tire, jack, tire iron, wifes purse, and jumper cables. I also did not do any type of burn out, this was going around the water slick. My scanner broke when the wife tried cleaning the glass, so it may be a bit befor I get the slips posted.

1st run... Not to bad, they had to clean the track after someone blew a oil line on the start line and left oil from start to finish. It was about 80 degrees. St Louis Elevation (not sure what the feet is).
RT         .276
60'         2.241
330        6.348
1/8        9.874
1/8 mph  69.2
1000      12.983
1/4        15.653
1/4 mph  83.90

2nd run...
RT         .052
60'         2.187
330        6.197
1/8        9.634
1/8 mph  70.89
1000      12.679
1/4        15.306
1/4 mph  85.27

3rd run... and my best  :icon_cool:
RT         .647
60'         2.138
330        6.132
1/8        9.547
1/8 mph  71.61
1000      12.539
1/4        15.105
1/4 mph  87.36

4th run... and my worst. Spun all the way thru first gear... Big old red light...
RT         -.220
60'         2.576
330        7.029
1/8        10.517
1/8 mph  70.40
1000      15.565
1/4        16.182
1/4 mph  85.57

5th run.. My second worst. Spun all the way to the middle of second gear...
RT         .026
60'         2.621
330        7.095
1/8        10.573
1/8 mph  70.90
1000      13.585
1/4        16.155
1/4 mph  87.37

6th and final run... My second best run. Dropped my front tire pressure down to 24. No more spin. Also red lighted, but just barely.
RT         -.003
60'         2.228
330        6.233
1/8        9.655
1/8 mph  71.45
1000      12.659
1/4        15.237
1/4 mph  86.98

All in all, not a bad night for a first timer. And the first time for the TGP. Dont forget my mods are really simple. Just a K&N cone on the turbo. Jeff M TG160 Chip and thermostat. L36 injectors. Thats it.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2007, 10:50:04 PM by pontiac6ksteawd »
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2006, 11:58:17 PM »

15.1 isn't too bad, your trap speed seems low for your modifications though Brian. Are you sure the chip you have a is a TG160 and not the "stock performance 160?"  Most TG160 cars usually go 90mph or a bit higher if @ a track that is no more than 2,000 or so feet above sea level. Maybe you have a small boost leak or some other issue that is holding the car back a little...Want me to add your time to the 1/4 mile page? ;)
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006, 12:33:07 AM »

That works if you would like mfewtrail. Looks like I get to be about 11th on the quater. And 3rd on the 1/8.

I think my tranny is dieing. But I might also have a boost leak. I will be checking over the car this weekend to make sure I didnt break something. I can only assume that I have the TG160 chip. I bought it from Skalor, and he says he bought it from JeffM. So, I am just taking skalors word for it. Dont have any reason to doubt him.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2006, 12:35:37 AM by pontiac6ksteawd »
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006, 01:08:09 AM »

I'm sure it's a TG160 is skalor says it is. Did you race at Mid-America Dragway(did you race Saturday the 23rd? If so, what was the approximate time of your 15.1 run, I'll look up the weather for that date/time and convert your times for density altitude to see if they would explain the slightly low trap speeds ;))? If so, the elevation is 550'. Your x-over has been repaired, right? Is the stock cat original on the car?

http://www.wunderground.com/ has past weather conditions for the past few years(temps, etc. broken down into 24hr increments), good info for correcting timeslips :icon_mrgreen:. Then plug all the info in here.
http://www.smokemup.com/auto_math/da_to_da.php and you can correct the times for DA. ;)
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2006, 01:30:06 AM »

It was today, 9-26-06 that I raced. It was at Gateway Raceway in East St Louis IL. Time was 9:09 PM. Temp was 68* at 7:00 if I am readin it right. I have no idea what the altitude is over there. I dont have a subscription over on that smokemup site, and I dont need another one LOL. So if you wouldnt mind??

EDIT: yes my x-over has been rebuilt. And it has the Stock Exhaust for now.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2006, 02:49:05 AM by pontiac6ksteawd »
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2006, 02:58:19 AM »

Oops, I meant to post this density altitude link(no subscription required).
http://www.modulardepot.com/density.php

Gateway Raceway = 407' elevation.

9pm  = 58*F, 80% humidity, Barometric pressure - 29.93

Correcting your 15.1 ends up w/ 15.01 @ 87.9. I think that 80% humidity probably hurt your trap speeds a bit more than that though.
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2006, 12:16:35 PM »

Im quite happy with a flat 15 (almost). But I agree with the humidity, it was muggy as all get out, luckily with all the burnouts, and gas fumes in the air, there were no bugs!

PICS!!!!





Forgot to mention, on my final run, the 15.2, I realized half way down the track, my hood was open LOL..
« Last Edit: September 27, 2006, 12:20:47 PM by pontiac6ksteawd »
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2006, 03:42:07 PM »

Here is a pic of my time slip. Its of shitty quality cause its taken with my camera phone...

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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2006, 07:31:16 PM »

Drop the spare tire & Jack.  (read everything from the trunk) :icon_eek:

I also used to lower the pass side tire 4 additional pounds because it was the side that allways spun

Good runs for the first time out.
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2006, 09:20:19 PM »

Here are the scans of my slips. I am car 861F..




You can modify the pics if you want for your 1/4 mile times page.
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2006, 02:02:58 AM »

Added ya'/updated the page. ;)
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2006, 03:50:41 AM »

Hey mfew/Matt, just looked at your page there, and the link on the bottom for here is no good. just thought you should know so you could update/fix it.
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2006, 09:42:13 AM »

Hey mfew/Matt, just looked at your page there, and the link on the bottom for here is no good. just thought you should know so you could update/fix it.

Thanks for pointing that out Brian. ;) I fixed it and added a link to the TGP section over at the W-body board.
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2006, 03:03:03 PM »

Hey, pontiac6ksteawd:

Cool photos from the drag strip, especially the bottom one.  Verrrrrrrrrrry nice.  : )

I noticed that your reaction times seem to vary.  ; )  Some are very good, but 1.645 seconds?  LOL

RE: the open hood. Well, you won't need a parachute.  ; )

Thanks again for the photos and time slips.
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Re: First time ever at the track, for me and the TGP!!
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2006, 02:41:53 PM »

No probs on the pics and things. I dont see the 1.645 you mention, my worst was .647. I am not consistant yet, but as mentioned, it was my first time to the track, so reaction times arent all that,,,,YET!!

I am just glad the hood didnt flop back at 80-90 MPH going down the track!!
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