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Old 04-18-2004, 21:07   #1 (permalink)
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Drag race vids from weekend :D

I may not have been able to go to the meet in the weekend but the next best thing was the Warrnambool Drags. They have recently constructed a launch pad on the end of one of the runways and now hold 1/8th mile drag races. It is run by the Warrnambool Drag Racing Club and was open to anyone to go there and race. It was the 2nd meet they had had this year after not having one for 6 years. It was really good there. A nice cool 13 degree's pleny of big hp cars. I was one of about 4 street cars there A little intimidating but once i got into it it was awesome. Scrutineering there was quite tight. They required things like tailshaft loop's, oil filter clamps, etc even on street cars. I managed to get through without the tailshaft loop and the guy gave me some ties to use as a clamp. The offcials were really good as well, they were always cleaning the launch area and really doing things by the book. I did 5 runs over the day, 2 qualifying and 3 in the dial-in races. I got through 2 elimenations and lost the 3rd.

I did some varying times... 10.48, 9.72, 9.93, 9.81, and 10.15. MPH ranged between 73 and 80mph and 60ft times were between 2.1 and 2.6 seconds. No real mishaps on the day apart from stalling the car on the first run during the burnout. Then getting massive wheel spin in 1st and 2nd and then missing 3rd :|
All I can say is that it really does pay to warm the tires properly. I had much better launches when the tires were nice and hot :)

The day was extremely well run. They had 4 lanes to line up in for qualifying so basically you went to lane 1 for your first run, lane 2 and so on. It meant that you pretty much went for a run straight away while those who had been on already had to wait a while. It worked really well. The dial in races they divided it into 3 catagories A, B and C according to how fast the car's ran. I was about halfway through the C catagory. Dial in racing is so fun. Its really competative. One of my run's I new I was going to break out so I purposly let the throttle off before the finish as I was still ahead. It payed off as we both broke out but since my breakout was smaller i won. I had dialed in at 9.8 and ran a 9.72.

Anyway here are the vids:

http://www.nzinaus.fordforums.com/ru...tbluething.WMV

http://www.nzinaus.fordforums.com/ownedbyagemini1.WMV

I won the race against the blue thing what ever it was and lost to the V6 gemini wagon. So that was my weekend :s5
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Old 04-18-2004, 22:54   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Drag race vids from weekend :D

BWHHAHAHHA the dude comentatiing called your car a "Green EB Ford 4 Litre."

probably couldnt believe a 302 would move that fast!
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Yeah he was calling it a 4 litre all day.
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Nice video's tho dude. Well done
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haha, Family Sedans. Well done Karl, sounds like you had a great day. How often to they hold the drags there? Wouldn't be a bad meet I reckon.
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Can't wait to get raped by you at Heathcote :p

4 litre, haha good one mate.
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Re: Drag race vids from weekend :D

didnt get to go this time unfortunatley. ive seen the gemi wagon run before and its a turbo V6 which is why you got done. last time there was a good turn out of cars including a 1000hp can and proper drag bike....man that hammered!! you probably got a good taste of all the wannabe lapper cars too...damn try hards!! in the ownedbyagemini clip, the guy that is standing closest to the gemi is chris. i used to work with him at cheese and butter and also you probably seen 'beavers' black LH torrie there? he's one of the organisers who i used to work with as well but at nestles. both have drag cars but im yet to see chris', he tells me its a torrie as well.
anyway glad you had fun and its a pitty i spent all weekend fitting my stereo into my van otherwise i would have went.
maybe next time?
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Ahaha! The oh so mighty v8 getiting called a 4litre!!! buhaha.... your just deserts Karl for starting the TQE - Ghey thing! rofl!
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Yeah the TQE's need all the talk up they can get but we know who'd be laughing at the end of the day :s5
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yep, TQE are ghey, thats why a TQE gemini owned u?
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