For stockish LT1 SS's (1996-1997) in our area around Chicago, high 13's to low 14's are common. Stock LS1 SS's (1998-2002) tend to be low 13's to high 13's. This goes for Z28's, Formulas, WS6's, Firehawks, and any F-body in general, actually. Of course, a driver in any car reacting slowly, bogging, mis-shifting, or lighting up the tires will end up being entirely beatable on any given Sunday, whether it's at the track, or on the street. That's the beauty and fun of lining up against another car that is faster on paper.Originally posted by WRX
I raced an SS at the track, and I won by about 1 car.
If you have the timeslip from your run at the track against the SS, it should show his R/T, 60', 1/8 mile ET, 1/8 mile mph, 1/4 mile ET, and 1/4 mile MPH. All of which can be used to help uncover clues about that particular run.
Also, a 1/2 second advantage at the starting line (basically the equivalent of the other guy reacting once he sees you start to move), is the equivalent of 5 car lengths at the end of the 1/4 mile. This is why it's easy for me to believe most any outcome of a race when the two cars are within .5 seconds ET of each other, especially if it's on the street. It's very rare that both drivers leave the starting line (or stoplight) at IDENTICAL times...