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Participated with the Corvette Club of Michigan today at Milan Dragway. We had plenty of time to make practice runs, and check out the track before eliminations.

My first practice runs:

13.1551 107.61
13.4111 107.09
13.023 108.44
13.1359 106.64
13.1174 107.90

After the first run, I was determined to get a 12 sec time in.
The next run did it!

12.9162 109.47
13.055 107.67

They call off practice, and have a driver's meeting before starting eliminations. I used a 12.7 as my dial in.
The first run was my last! :(
Eliminated. :mah: My own fault. The rear started getting a little squirrely, so I backed off it a bit, and didn't realize I wasn't past the 1/4 mile light, and I backed off!!!! How dumb! Et was 13.6881 at 97.03! 10 mph off what Iwas running in practice. Oh well, I had fun and learned a lot..isn't that what's it all about?
 

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how did the rear get squirly when you were near the finish line in a stock c6?
 

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Darius said:
how did the rear get squirly when you were near the finish line in a stock c6?
The squirly feeling happened happend early on...I let up towards the top end.

Zip :( :(
 

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Darius said:
how did the rear get squirly when you were near the finish line in a stock c6?
Its a bit confusing to me too, but I believe he's not talking about spinning, hes talking about waving side to side from acceleration on the top end, happens mostly with low psi in the tires from flex of the tire, even if not it could be wind somewhere and do that under accelration even if tires are in proper psi :yeadog:

BTW congrats on the runs Zippy :usa:
 

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Yes, by squirly, I meant the rear end going side to side...not much, but enough that I backed off the gas a bit to prevent it from getting worse and possibly hitting the wall. This is my stret driven car, and I definitely don't want to break anything.

Don't know why it happened....no squirly issues during the practice runs. One of our experienced members made mention of the wind changing while we were there, and another said traction was much better during eliminations because they groomed the track...whatever, like I said, I gained valuable experience and had fun. :cheers:
 

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Zippy said:
Yes, by squirly, I meant the rear end going side to side...not much, but enough that I backed off the gas a bit to prevent it from getting worse and possibly hitting the wall. This is my stret driven car, and I definitely don't want to break anything.

Don't know why it happened....no squirly issues during the practice runs. One of our experienced members made mention of the wind changing while we were there, and another said traction was much better during eliminations because they groomed the track...whatever, like I said, I gained valuable experience and had fun. :cheers:

Problably just hit some wind or the tires grabed on asphalt groves or both, dont get scared of it, leave comp mode and no issues :thumb:
 

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Place a ice bag on top of the intake, It will help, Its like a mini nitrous quicky, I havent used to my benefit but I believe it does work :thumb:
 

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Nice runs. How did the Zs do?

Alex
 

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Good driving, Tony!! Wish I could've been there. I am in need a fix for a pass down the strip.

Btw.....how did the helmet feel?
 

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Darius said:
how did the rear get squirly when you were near the finish line in a stock c6?
If you've never been to milan, a 94 Cavalier can get squirrely near the end... :screwy:
 

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holedgr said:
Good driving, Tony!! Wish I could've been there. I am in need a fix for a pass down the strip.

Btw.....how did the helmet feel?
Helmet fits just fine!

BTW, Milan dragway is hosting the IHRA Motor City Nationals the weekend of July16, for those who want to see Top Fuel, Funy Car and other top name racers.

Zip:) :)
 
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