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Haven't had the time what with my crazy ass work schedule to get to the track since I bought my G8 and even though the data logging runs on my Cortex showed gains I knew I couldn't trust the times I got. So last night I met up with Travis at Capital Raceway and I got in about 12 runs before it started getting too crowded.
Best time was a 12.7 @111mph worst was a 12.9 @109 I'll post the slips later.

Notable runs were my G8 vs a new 5.0 Mustang, I got him at the light, he caught up at about the 1000' mark and then my G8 just started to slowly pull on him the rest of the way and thru the traps. Very close race but I had him by a fender at the end.

My G8 vs a new M3, it went badly for him the second the lights went green. Had him by about 3 cars.

My G8 vs a 335i with a front mount intercooler, thought I was done when I saw that front mount but much to my surprise he was only a little faster then the M3 and I had him by a car at the end.

My G8 vs a 200? Mustang Cobra, thought SURE I was dead meat but when the light went green I caught him sleeping and he must have had horrible traction problems cause he ran a 13 at 124mph! I beat him but just bearly and he blew past me just past the 1/4 mile mark. LOL!

My G8 vs a 200? Mach 1 with a supercharger, yeah I lost both times we raced BUT he was never more then a car ahead of me at the end! Another I couldn't believe it moment.

Ran other assorted Camaro's and a G37 and a 370Z all lost. Hell the track official kept trying to get people to run me but he said after after they saw me knocking off those other guys none of them wanted any parts of my G8. LMAO! Like it was a bad ass or something.

Then I went to work and got laid off.
 

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Nice! What mods?
 

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you know I saw finally went to the track and your name, and i thought i hope he got into the 12s otherwise this guy does have bad luck LOL. I was thinking you would be running 16s or something haha
 

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Nice! What mods?
Vararam intake, Kooks 1 7/8 LT headers, no cats, modded mid pipe, Solo axle backs, tuned by RPM in Del., light weight wheels with 285's out back, I think thats it.

I left my sub box in the trunk and ran with a 1/2 tank of gas cause I wanted to see what it would do as I drive it daily.
 

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Thats AWESOME to hear you beat a new 5.0!!! I bet you were feeling pretty darn great leaving all those people in the dust!! :)
 

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Congrats on the runs, good times. Sounds like you actually had some good luck for once.

Got any videos of the runs? I need to get back to the strip.

Also damn your PB is right with mine lol 12.7 @ 111.
 

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Congrats on the runs, good times. Sounds like you actually had some good luck for once.

Got any videos of the runs? I need to get back to the strip.

Also damn your PB is right with mine lol 12.7 @ 111.
No video man sorry, all I have is a nice stack of time slips. That 5.0 that I ran did a 12.9 that run to my 12.8.
 

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wow went to the track then got laid off.... umm that really stinks, im sorry man. but im jealous. iv been the track plenty of times and still cant break 13.00
 

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I never had a 12 sec pass either pre cam. Closest I ever came was 13.07, cant beleive you manage that low of a time. Than again lapeer dragway doesnt have the best reputation of getting good time slips.
 

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I never had a 12 sec pass either pre cam. Closest I ever came was 13.07, cant beleive you manage that low of a time. Than again lapeer dragway doesnt have the best reputation of getting good time slips.
Has A LOT more to do with the DA than anything. The week before my 12.79 the best I could squeeze out of her was 12.99 with my friend driving, he is 100lbs less than I. the DA was 1480. A week later I managed 12.79 with a very low DA of 249, SAME CAR. SAME TRACK etc.

I ran a [email protected] at Milan with the DA @ 1,460+ Corrected Time is [email protected] on October 24th around 7pm or so.

So yeah, if the DA is as low as it was the few times @ Lapeer on my next trip to Milan, I have no doubt in my mind that my car will perform the EXACT SAME. Every time I've been to Milan the DA is High, the first time there is was

Especially when I plug my #'s into the DA converter on Drag Times and that are right on point with my time when the DA is closer to Zero.
 

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Sounds like fun! Except that laid off part...
 

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Capital Raceway is damn near at sea level so it has a REAL GOOD DA. Hell for that matter all the tracks here in MD do, we have some of the fastest G8's in the country here because of the great DA.

As for the laid off part I have an interview at Advance Auto this Friday. I figure WTF its better then nothing and its only 10 blocks from my home so a tank of gas will last me a month! LMAO!
 

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Exactly! I have an intake and tuner and I have me last 15-20runs in the 12s

Yes and you are on the other end of the spectrum. You have some freak car that runs some sick times with supposedly next to no mods. There is definitely something not right about your car either.
 

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Just a Strong Well maintained 6.0l

"Supposedly". Haha. Add my 100shot Wet kit this weekend. We shall see what it does then. A higher stall and some skinnies are next on the list.
 

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I notice Almost everyone compares "Their E/T" to a "Corrected E/T" when showing what would happen "IF" they were closer to zero as far as the DA goes. It's always a Better E/T.

Why is it so hard to believe my E/Ts? One was 249, one was Negative 162 etc. I just happened to go to the track during near Perfect weather conditions. Oh well, I have my Time Slips/Photos/Video and I know I only have an Intake and Tuner for performance mods.
 

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Just a Strong Well maintained 6.0l

"Supposedly". Haha. Add my 100shot Wet kit this weekend. We shall see what it does then. A higher stall and some skinnies are next on the list.
Cortex tune, and nitrous.. Won't be well maintained for long.
 
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