Originally posted by smokey
Well, if this car does mid 13s in the 1/4 mile and its that easy just to punch the gas and hit those times...somethings not quite right with the outcome of this race (not calling BS). The dude must have made a slight mistake or something. I'd say if he can hit mid 13s and since its an auto, its going to be more consistent..and the STI in SGOSWRX's sig is hitting low 13s...and he gave the Benz a "1/2 car to 3/4 car lead before I launched" ...know what I mean?
On the street, things like reaction time means everything. Typically, something like this would lead to a loss IMO. You can't let people launch on you like that man! Also, you typically do this on the street, even when you race 'Vettes and stuff? I don't understand how you do it...give similar cars the jump and then reel them in.
Yes, I know its a mistake to wait leaving the line. I only do it when I'm not 100% sure the other car is racing. I hate lookind stupid by revving to 5k and dropping the clutch when the other car doesn't even race.
So I usually rev to about 3-3.5k and wait. As soon as I see that the other car is going for it. I floor the gas and drop the clutch. I do it pretty fast and it usually only cost me about a 1/2 car leaving the line. I can usually make that up by the top of 1st gear.
If by chance a Vette or 03 Cobra lines up next to me and I know we are going to race for sure. I'm dumping the clutch at 5k as soon as I see the green light.