Video's: My Trans Am vs. Camaro SS & BMW 745

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I figure since a lot of use photographers drive and are into cars (per the PT&A gallery) that I'd post some videos here of my drag racing last Friday :)

So all my prior cars that I have tracked have been auto's. Easy as heck to do a burnout in them of course. Different story in a manual I found out. I can do burnouts fine away from the track, but it seems the traction at the track kills me with doing burnouts there. I'll just try sitting in the water box next time I guess? This was down at Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, MD on Friday. I've never seen so few cars there in my life. It was like we rented out the track. You could basically run as many times as you wanted to. Temps in the high 80's with 55%+ humidity and threat of t-storms kept people away. My alternator decided to go so I was running on battery power for most of the runs.

I ran everything from an LS1 powered AMX (running 12.0's all night long), to a BMW, 1st Gen Camaro SS, 5th Gen Camaro SS, and more.

This is my buddy/co-worker's 5th Gen SS with my TA behind it (Crappy cell shot):
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First race is against a 1st Gen Camaro SS (I ran a 13.6@105 and the SS ran a 14.0@101):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH50KRLvCdk

2nd race is against a late 2010-ish BMW 745 (I ran a 13.8@105 and he ran a 15.2@94):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IXrIncFk_Q

More vids to come when I feel like uploading 'em :)
 
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Nice! I miss my LS1 :frown: Any mods? Be careful running battery power only. The fuel pump uses more juice than you'd expect and it's one of the first things to take a hit. Wouldn't want to see it go lean on a run!
 
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Nice.. I'm a fan of the 4th gen f-bodies but being an owner of an LS1 Z28 I'm biased.



he commented on the youtube vid.. just a K&N and Flowmaster catback... soo pretty much stock.
Oops! Missed that, thanks. I was pretty tired last night after doing 14 hours of moving. :m20:
 
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sweet. What are your 1/8 mile times? My sisters TA runs in the 7.70 range 1/8th mile. Drives it to the track and races it. :) I raced it one weekend and may race it again this year.

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13.6 is a very respectable time for a street car. Congrats. Try pulling through the water box until the tires are just out of the standing water. If you do the burnout "in" the box, you'll sling lots of water into your fender wells and track water up to the staging area. Bad for your launch and doesn't make other racers happy.
 
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Thanks everyone! Best run of the night was a solo run here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJJPFGduDq4

13.5@105.

Here are my slips for those asking on 1/8th mile. Remember, I am on 100% street tires (Kumho's):

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Guys were driving straight into the water box all night. No good. Here's an exterior run against my buddy in his 5th Gen Camaro SS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC4y3IvP5k0
 
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Nice.. saw the same post on Ls1Tech as well. On some stickier tires with a decent 60' times in the 1.9 sec range should put the car low 13's. Just don't get carried away and watch out for wheel hop.. M6's love to shatter the stock 10 bolt rearends! don't ask me how I know... I'm glad I have a built Auto with a 4000 stall now.
 
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