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How do i drive my automatic on the 1/4 mile

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Old 01-09-2009, 12:48 PM
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hey guys thanks for all the input sorry ive been out and couldnt get back.
as to the thread jacking, thats no problem. and also im from san antonio, adn usually go out to San Antonio Raceway.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian10jones View Post
...or do i pump the gas at certain points...
I remember I used to be able to do this in my Grand Prix. If I did it at just the right moment, I could break the wheels going into second gear.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian10jones View Post
hey guys thanks for all the input sorry ive been out and couldnt get back.
as to the thread jacking, thats no problem. and also im from san antonio, adn usually go out to San Antonio Raceway.
Brian are you on LSS? I'm on there (same ID) and AustinAreaStangs.

Looking to make it out to SAR at least once this year, maybe later this month; it's farther away than a more local track, but much better.
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If your just starting out Try to get the best launch . But more importantly , pay attention to your reaction time. You will be way ahead of the game if you can consistently cut a great light. I don't know what kind of tree light you race from but if it is the one that lights up 3 yellow like 1..2..3..green then pay attention to the 3rd yellow . I mean watch it as if it is going to try to kill you and you have to take off as soon as it barely starts to glow to save your life.
Don't take off on the second and don't anticipate the 3rd yellow too much or you may red light. What this dose is when the 3rd yellow comes on your brain is reacting on yellow but by the time you move your feet and the car actually starts moving the light will be green and no red light. If you wait until green you have already blown it. It takes practice but worth it once you figure out your car . Also try to stage the same way every time . an inc or two can give you inconsistent results.
A pro tree is almost the same method but all three yellow light are ready to kill you all at once. get pumpt and be on high alert . I also like to punch the air and yell and throw my body back in my seat all at once when I launch

Remember that your time dose not start until you break the beams so just because a car can run 13 flat and yours might run 13.5 you can still beat him to the finish line if the difference between your launch and his is 0.51 seconds. For example
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