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post #1 of 273 Old 08-20-2009, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Felix's drag racing thread! Chasing 10's!

Well I've got a couple of threads so I thought I'd combine them here and keep a online record of my drag racing...

I've had three separate trips out to Willowbank Raceway, all previous drag racing experience was on four wheels. I'll update this first post with each trip out. As of yet, all runs have been with the bike stock as a rock, running high octane fuel.

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19/08/2009

2.532 97.251 13.757
2.460 111.698 13.081
2.366 110.424 12.880
2.692 111.493 13.213
2.163 119.925 12.259

5/09/2009

2.070 120.596 11.941
1.984 116.277 12.068
2.238 116.246 12.312
2.078 119.558 12.053
2.097 116.787 12.128
2.119 119.838 12.073
3.984 121.031 13.782
2.057 118.899 12.026

24/10/2009

2.194 120.664 12.141
2.141 121.174 12.070
2.042 120.987 11.897
2.044 120.975 11.900
1.950 121.397 11.694
2.009 122.404 11.680
2.013 117.744 12.015
1.988 122.802 11.704
2.027 122.845 11.720
2.043 122.435 11.802
2.128 122.354 11.799
1.941 123.510 11.649
1.996 123.230 11.711
2.003 123.025 11.743
1.955 122.634 11.548
1.953 124.293 11.539
1.945 125.604 11.511
1.952 124.883 11.443
2.011 124.653 11.432
2.014 120.875 11.742
2.048 125.287 11.490
1.989 123.895 11.516

11/10/09

1.968 122.920 11.535
2.059 124.440 11.717
2.038 124.820 11.552
1.999 124.960 11.535
1.923 124.880 11.664
1.950 125.410 11.486
2.000 125.540 11.632
2.104 124.590 11.678
2.017 124.050 11.616
2.104 125.270 11.529
2.008 125.090 11.542
2.068 125.130 11.677
2.054 125.760 11.518
2.019 126.770 11.252
2.037 125.340 11.339
2.104 126.100 11.466
2.005 126.290 11.266
1.998 127.050 11.223

9/01/2010

2.163 122.470 11.992
2.027 125.250 11.602
2.037 124.100 11.654
2.050 125.040 11.521
2.027 120.050 11.837
1.972 125.580 11.463
1.959 125.110 11.441
2.073 126.030 11.513
1.980 125.300 11.553
1.953 125.390 11.434
1.923 125.520 11.369
1.942 126.530 11.454
1.951 126.280 11.251
1.927 125.020 11.360
1.939 126.820 11.174
2.011 125.240 11.390
1.986 126.410 11.415
1.964 124.900 11.253
1.925 127.020 11.206
1.913 126.000 11.189
1.940 125.400 11.485
1.960 124.820 11.204

16/10/2010

1.956 117.940 11.885
1.937 123.430 11.341
1.914 122.100 11.449
1.940 100.550 11.594 Oil on track.

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good start Felix, at least you had a realistic idea of what to expect.

Did you have much work done to your ute?

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well done felix still some wicked times for first time on that bike!!

this guy in the shop yesterday came 22nd in a wheelie compatition....he did a wheelie for 1km and crossed the line at 153 on the back wheel!!

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Well I'm no newbie to the drag strip, but for the first time, I was on a bike!

Had a blast, even if the night didn't go too smoothly. Got there before racing started and got through scrutineering pretty quickly so got a chance to sit and chat with a couple of other bikers. Only 10 of us in total and about 100 cars :|

Usually this would mean we were going to get lots of runs but one thing I didn't count on was car after car crapping themselves on the track and spilling gallons of oil! So many oil downs, wait for tractor, clean, tractor, clean.... Damn cagers :P

So I got 5 runs in, as follows.

13.7 @ 97
13.0 @ 111
12.8 @ 110
13.2 @ 111
12.2 @ 120 mph

My first run was purely a sighting run, main aim to get down the strip and see how it felt on a bike. Then I started trying, missed gears, bogged it off the line, hit rev limiter, shifted too early, too late, back off throttle too early... I wanted low 12's for the night, just so I can say I was faster than my ute :P But I'll be heading back soon to get some more practice before doing any of my performance mods. I know there is a low 11 in this bike before modding... 10.9 if everything is PERFECT.

Other bikes that were there; couple of GSXR's, couple of harleys, CBR, R1. One of the GSXR 600s I kept running against, was running 10.40s at 125mph. Best bike there apart from the full drag kitted Harley that run a few 8's was a streetable ZX10r running 9.1 @ 150mph.

Gonna have a look at some pics that were taken, might stick them up if they are worth it.

To do list, focus on shift points, slipping the clutch, rev's at launch, seating position...

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good start Felix, at least you had a realistic idea of what to expect.

Did you have much work done to your ute?
Thanks guys! Yeah had quite a lot of work done on the ute, it had high 11 in it I reckon, but never got a chance... mid 12's were the best I ever got out it.

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i want to go to a drag strip!! damn that ute was fast!

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Re: Felix's drag racing thread! Chasing 10's!

Heading to this as well.



Cant wait, had a blast and just cant stop thinking about my next trip out there. It has effected me a lot more than when I was going out there in my ute!

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we need pictures !!!! Sounds like a blast!

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which track is this Felix?

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Willowbank Raceway.

You should come up :P

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