My first trip to the 1/4 mile strip in about 10 years resulted in some decent (and embarrassing results).
I drove the G to work yesterday at about 5:15amto be in at 6. I work in Redmond, which is about 20 miles away. As I was driving back roads, from Monroe to Duvall, I was doing a mental check list. I'd been up late finishing wiring on the kill switch so it would kill the car and not just cut off the battery +, and I'd had one too many double IPAs. My brain was functioning a bit slowly. I get to Duvall and slow from a 55mph zone to a 30mph and realize "FUCK, I forgot my helmet." I drive 12 miles back to the house to get it, and wind up at work around 7am. Work day flies by, and I leave at 230 to the track for TnT. Get there at 330, pay the fees, get teched (lazy fuck didnt even check my kill switch... real confidence inspiring work, bud) and park to wait for TnT to be called.
First run: 13.3 @ 111.5 1.9 60'. Spun thru 1st, and wimped it into 2nd.
Second run: 13.6 @ 113.4 2.1 60'. Spun worse thru 1st, failed harder at grabbing 2nd while bouncing off 8250 revlimit.
Third run: 12.9 @ 114.9 2.2 60' More wheelspin. Decided to lower launch from 5500 to 5k.
Fourth run: 12.7 @ 115.7 2.1 60' Wheelspin again, but an almost decent shift to 2nd. Lower launch to 4500.
Fifth run: 14.699 @ 108.6 2.6 60' Minor wheelspin but i had my hand on the shifter thinking i'll short-shift into 2nd, and i pull it right out of gear at 6k. FML.
Sixth run: Feels awesome. Spun first a tiny bit about 30 ft out. Snagged 2nd at 7500 perfectly. Spun 2nd a tiny bit. Ran it up to 8200 in 2nd and 3rd. 4th felt a little flat when i grabbed it, but MPH seemed high. I was moving, so took the long rundown exit. Get to the slip booth, and the girl tells me "sorry, this one didn't print, i screwed up. If you want to know how you did, go to the 3rd floor in the tower."
I go to the top of the tower, and this girl working there is scrounging around "Where the hell did i put the Test n Tunes? I just had them!" for like 5 minutes. She finally finds the printout... "Did you run against the same car twice?" To which i reply, "Yes, I did". She's like "Shit, IDK which one it is, do you know what you ran last time?" I tell her 14something. Then she goes "oh, here it is" and she writes this down:
I had to check the printout. Twice. I couldn't believe i had run that well on my own street tune, nothing but pump gas, and my 6th pass after 10 years of not being to a track, in a new car with a totally new setup. I was ECSTATIC!
I don't think 11's are too far off.
tl;dr = I ran 12.1 @ 116.3 with a mediocre 1.8 60'