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First time Ever at the track

Old 01-29-2008, 12:19 AM
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So i brought my car to Houston Raceway on Sunday. Pretty embarrassing because i just fishtailed and i dont know why(i was REALLY close to hitting the wall). am I suppose to take the car to the track on the 20's( i have a Saleen 3 Valve) or do i have to buy smaller wheels with some meat on the tires? Also Im auto and i took traction control off, am i suppose to do that? Sorry but Im a HUGE newb at tracking....... Heres a vid with me next to a Z06.

BTW i only have C&L race CAi and 93 BAMA race tune, nothing fancy.

http://media.putfile.com/saleen1mess
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:27 AM
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[&:]...at least you saved her David...you gotta feather the throttle especially with those 20s
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:30 AM
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aww icici i didnt think i have anough power to have this problem, me being an automatic and all
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:41 AM
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I fishtail a lot. It takes practice. I have a manual, so my launches are different... I launch around 2500 RPM. I still fishtail some. I would ditch the 20's at the track...and get some slicks, but you'll need to get some safety equipment (driveshaft safety loop) to be safe.

The more you race, the better you get, but don't expect to be John Force your first time out!
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:53 AM
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David, I forgot to ask if that was Baytown
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:40 AM
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I think there was a shop that tried to prove the 20's could be driven at the track, but I think their car had a supercharger and some other mods...personally I wouldn't be driving on 20's at all...lol...but thats just me the more times you go the better you get at it...it just takes practice...
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:48 AM
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It just takes practice. You will greatly improve as you go more often. Feather that gas off the line. Yeah 20s aren't the best thing for drag racing, but it's not like you can't do it either. Pretty much everyone spins like crazy their first time,inexperience and nervousness. My first time, I probably moved my car 4 ft down the track with all of first gear, just spinning like crazy.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:37 AM
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Thank for the help everyone. I am going back down this Friday. Ill just keep practicing(something i couldnt do last tim ebecause it was too crowded)

And Mickey yes it was Baytown. First town there
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:48 AM
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you weren't lying when you said you fishtailed!!!! Good save though....would have really blown if youd lost the race to the wall too!
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ChiDiddy did you roll through the water box?

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