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Old 05-29-2009, 01:17 PM
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Tips or tricks drag racing?

Can you guys give me any tips or tricks of the trade for drag racing?? Like for engine cooling, and at the line, engine timing, carb work??

Thanks guys!!

Caleb

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Can you guys give me any tips or tricks of the trade for drag racing?? Like for engine cooling, and at the line, engine timing, carb work??

Thanks guys!!

Caleb
I'd check out www.yellowbullet.com "where the weak are killed or eaten" is not just a tag line. They mean it.

Strictly dragracing. I'll warn you up front, it's a rough board, but years of experience there. If you register be sure to say HI on the sticky thread, they don't like if you don't.
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:18 AM
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Been to yellow bullet and didn't care for all the hype and stuff. Just go out to the track and practice. That's the best thing. For your first couple of passes, just drive down the track and pay attention to everything along the way. There's also a lot of info on 'how to drag race' on the web so read it. It won't take long to see what works for you. As for cooling, if it don't run cool on the street, it won't run cool on the track. At the line....focus on the last yellow and adjust from there.
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This could go on for days. It depends on how serious you want to get about it. Like said above, the first steps are to go on several drag-racing related sites and study up. Then, go to the track and observe. Do you have any good friends who are into drags? Go with them, ask questions. Make a few easier passes to get a feel for the process.

Then you can decide if you just want to do it for a hobby, or come back on Sat. nite for eliminations. You'll figure out if you want to put electronics (delay box, crossover, etc) in your car, or run like a real drag racer. You'll figure out that what you see on Pinks is not real drag racing, and just get some good insights.

You might want to invest in a Practice Tree, a miniature replica of the christmas tree at the track. There are also some video games and programs for the PC that will offer practice scenarios and racing simulations.

This should be enough to get your feet wet, and let you find out how much you really want to get into. Above all, do it for the fun of it!
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You will be suprised at the level of help you wil get at your local track. When i first started i learned from making passes down the track,listening and watching others. There will be some that wont give up anything but most are very willing to help someone new out. From dialing in to staging your car. You will be suprised at some of the little secrets you are about to learn. Cole
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And if you like it and get more serious, there is lots of info on how to set your car up to perform at it's best. There's a lot of people out there that know what they are doing and can help with this but there's also a lot of people who don't have a clue but think they do. Books like Dave Morgan's "DoorSlammers, The Chassis Book" is good to have for one. You can and start with searching the internet...type in 'how to drag race' and all kinds of info will come up.
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Your questions are really general Caleb.... It would help us out if we knew more about your current setup so we can get specific with you bud.
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