Before you go get a 180* t-stat and drill it with two 1/16 holes to prevent heat shock and to keep the temps from getting outta hand as they can get right up there while the stat is closed.
Also, you can disconnect the front Vehicle speed sensors. When I did it to mine I ruined my 60', but picked up 1.5 mph, and dropped .1 off the e.t., but that was in the 1/8, so you can expect .1 - .3 drop in the e.t, and up to 2 or 3 mph more.
Also, if you can get a couple guys to sit in the trunk while the air ride fully loads, and when it reachs full load, pull the fuse -the back end will be fully jacked up, and will help with the launching.
Also, be sure to bring a couple bags of ice (dry ice preferably) and put them on the SC and intake between runs.
Also, avoid the water hole and don't do a burnout when staging.
Good luck and be sure to let us know what you run.