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Drag strip....... part II

Made my second trip to the drag strip today.
I strapped the front, but otherwise it's a stock '05 ZX10R, w/Yosh slip-on, 16t.
Temp was near 80, elevation is 4000'.
My previous best was a 10.5618 @ 135.71mph, reaction time of .0051
Today I did a 10.3323 @ 136.24mph (with a horrendous) reaction time of .4676
Problem was I red lighted 4 times straight, and was gun-shy about launching on the third yellow, so when I finally clocked a run I was real slow on the trigger.
Whats bad, is the starter kept telling me to stage farther back, but it ended up I was rocking back slightly and getting the red light from unstaging backwards. So I should have been staging deeper.
Ohhh well, you learn something new everytime you run.
I'm hoping to drop into the 9's once I start hitting my reaction times again.
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nice numbers and dont worry youll be deep in the 9s all it takes is practice..
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Corrected to seal level, I'm running a 9.82 @ 143.33mph.
The 4000' elevation and super dry conditions are hell on horsepower.
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Corrected to seal level, I'm running a 9.82 @ 143.33mph.
The 4000' elevation and super dry conditions are hell on horsepower.
do you have a link for a calculator to correct for sea level.

I was going to say you had very good #s anyway for that elevation,so

Also, do you like the .5 tree....I personally hate it....couldn't you request a .4 tree at the line?...With that tree you just wait for all 3 yellows and go....like a bam bam thing....just a thought but that's what we run for motorcycles on my track.
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do you have a link for a calculator to correct for sea level.

I was going to say you had very good #s anyway for that elevation,so

Also, do you like the .5 tree....I personally hate it....couldn't you request a .4 tree at the line?...With that tree you just wait for all 3 yellows and go....like a bam bam thing....just a thought but that's what we run for motorcycles on my track.
I agree . . . I totally HATE the .500 tree! It is too much of a guess! I like the .400 Pro Tree! Like you said, it is BAM and GGGOOOO!

For our Street Legal Series, they have no choice but to use the .500 Sportsman Tree. But in the Summit ET Series, we have a split tree (.400 or .500 your choice) partly because we have SNOWMOBILES race with us!

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do you have a link for a calculator to correct for sea level.
http://www.wallaceracing.com/altitudecorrection.htm

When I use the Density/Altitude Calculator http://wahiduddin.net/calc/calc_da_rh.htm I should have used 5300' as my elevation.
That puts me at a 9.65 @ 145.81

The more I correct, the faster I go. (I don't need more H.P., I just need more internet research to lower my E.T.)

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We only have the .5 tree.
To really get a good reaction time I have to go when the 3rd yellow gets it's brightest, but not when it first lights up (red light) and not when it starts to dim (.3+ reaction times).
How's that for a hillbilly guess on the tree?
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We only have the .5 tree.
To really get a good reaction time I have to go when the 3rd yellow gets it's brightest, but not when it first lights up (red light) and not when it starts to dim (.3+ reaction times).
How's that for a hillbilly guess on the tree?
Tha's a better guess at the .500 tree than I've ever had. I competed in the B&M Shifter Bracket Nationals in Las Vegas in 2004 (against cars) and I think my approximately 14 times down the track in 4 days, I think I had one good light (the cars use the .500 tree). I told myself "No more .500 tree!"

Keep trying though! SERIOUSLY! Don't worry about the numbers somebody in some magazine is running or whatever. My first trip down the track on my 2001 ZX-9R was like 11.76 seconds at 122 mph and eventually I improved that to 10.024 seconds at 137.29 mph (but, it took a lot of runs to get there).

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