1/4 mile times good or bad?

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Re: 1/4 mile times good or bad?

Post by wannabe » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:28 am

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Re: 1/4 mile times good or bad?

Post by theholycow » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:53 am

According to http://www.dragtimes.com/Volkswagen-Rab ... 14945.html my car is good for 16.010 @ 88.020mph. I wouldn't know, I've never accelerated from 0 to hitting that wire with the connecting hook at precisely 88mph the instant the lightning strikes the tower...
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Re: 1/4 mile times good or bad?

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:50 am

NHRA is resperimenting with reduced displacement in Top Fuel dragsters as a way of getting them back to running full 1/4 mile races. No more asterisked times in the record books if they can do it. I bet there are some folks in NASCAR that can show them how to do it with restrictor plates for drag strips with insufficient run-off areas (or high banking)
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Re: 1/4 mile times good or bad?

Post by LHOswald » Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:31 pm


fast forward to around 1:15

did a 6.96 lol

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Re: 1/4 mile times good or bad?

Post by OzZyMaN2438 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:05 pm

Last time I ran I ran a 14.4@98.6 mph. Give or take .1 or .2 because it's been a long time since I looked at the timeslip...I lost it somewhere when I moved to billings

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Re: 1/4 mile times good or bad?

Post by LynnF1 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:57 pm

Haven't run it yet (maybe won't - got a 2011 on order), but supposedly around 12.4-12.5 @ 117mph. The 2011, a tenth or two quicker. Of course, with my sorry self running it, add half a second! :lol:

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