Mid-Michigan Motorplex

May 10, 2000

1st time at the drags (for me)

Mods at this point: Dual exhaust, 80MM MAF and chip

Detractors: The worst tires in the world (Kelly Springfield), a clutch that slipped when hot

Notes:

I took it easy on the transmission (it's my daily driver after all)

Removed excess weight (subwoofers, spare tire, jack, floor mats)

Images are links to video of run. Each file is 2MB, and requires Quicktime 4 to view.

 
Run 1
Run 2
Run 3
Run 4
 
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R/T
1.094

.991

1.151
.907
60'
2.608
2.484
2.573
2.680
330
6.999
6.783
7.029
7.138
1/8
10.509
10.295
10.555
10.740
MPH
69.76
69.44
68.59
67.32
1000
13.522
13.322
13.606
13.804
1/4
16.030
15.842
16.122
16.329
MPH
90.74
90.27
92.45
92.03
Notes:
1st time! Woo hoo!
Me -vs- Ed in his 94 Escort.
Clutch slipped severely on launch.
Traction issues...
 
Run 5
Run 6
Run 7
 
No Video
R/T
.871
.918
.823
60'
2.361
2.591
2.446
330
6.667
7.269
6.818
1/8
10.182
10.884
10.362
MPH
68.41
67.50
67.71
1000
13.209
13.973
13.409
1/4
15.711
16.509
15.918
MPH
92.83
91.78
92.65
Notes
Best run of the night.
Slipping clutch again.
Bogged down on start, otherwise not too bad.

 


Pictures and such...

 


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$30 profit for Mid-Michigan Motorplex

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Lining up for the 1st run

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Ed's first run of the day

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The big showdown... preparing to stage

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Some of our die-hard fans

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On your mark...

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Cooldown time and engine inspection

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A Taurus at the dragstrip?!

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Ford never intended for this kind of fun in an Escort

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Sweet...

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Look at the determination...

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Action shot... you can almost feel the approximately 40MPH I have achieved by that time...