So went up to Great lakes Dragway tonight with my 01 ssei. On the way up it started to rain,
we went anyways and we where the 8th car waiting at the gate to get in, there was a 12sec GTP and a low 13 regal, easy to start a converstation with those guys, killing time. I'm not shy. Anyways once track opened I got to run 4 times in row pretty much 4-8 min a run. Than there was a big wreck and waited 45min for clean up, guy hit both walls and spun around. By then there were a lot more cars, then got a little slower and got 3 more runs in and it started to rain, Track closed and we all got a rain checks, 7-runs for free
Good for next year too, I'll wait till more mods till I go back, more on that later, or shoul I say coming soon.
Mods: 3.4 pulley
Intense Shift Kit
Track prep: took out my headlight, spare tire, jack, my JL stereo floor. Weather was COLD 45 or so, and little less than 1/4 tank of 100 octane.
First run through was the best of the night.
R/T----1.145----I was sleeping best was .704
60'-----2.321----rest of slip was the best accross the board
I'm happy with that. Biggest problem was no traction. I've decide that a LSD is going to be one of my next mods, going to look into drag slicks too. My buddy came with me and took some good pictures. I'll have them up in a couple of days.
As the short night went on (2hrs), there must of been 10-12 GTPS and regals, I was the only Bonneville, There were 3 WRX'* plus one STI version, A new Dodge NEON SRT-4 Turbo running 13.1'*, sick. Couple civics running 15-16s, handful of F-bodies and Vettes and couple pro stock cars.
Most of these cars were all running low-mid 13'*, got my butt kicked almost every time. I did win 2 good races though. One was a late 90'* Subaru Impreza 2.5 turbo AWD. Spanked my off the line but I couldn't believe that I caught him and blasted right past him, no top end. Afterwards he was laughing at himself saying how my SSEi put him to shame out there.
2nd win was a Caprice Classic 94-96 style SS, the guy asked me if I wanted to put $20 bucks on it, I passed on that I figured LT-1 will waste me. I ran a 14.81,--15.0 for him, Should of taken that bet.
All in all a had a fun time taken the SSEi to the track for the first time, I think I'm hooked, I'm getting mod hungry, I see LSD, Tog headers and probably rockers in my near future.