Chicago 1/2 mile Shootout

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Chicago 1/2 mile Shootout

Postby Hugh Guynes » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:11 pm

I just posted 2 Youtube videos taken this past weekend at the 1/2 mile races in Chicago. The first video , "Tiger and ZR1 Corvette" shows 2 races. My fastest time of the weekend was during the second race when I did 149.7 mph. The ZR1 did 157mph. In the second video,"Sunbeam Tiger vs ZL1 Camaro" we were never more than 1/2 a fender apart the entire race. I ran all weekend on my street tires 205/50 15 BFG Rivals , so no hard launches .
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Re: Chicago 1/2 mile Shootout

Postby Mark1A » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:53 am

Thanks for posting up the info!
I'm guessing you were still pulling pretty hard at that 1/2 mile point? How is the new motor working out?
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Re: Chicago 1/2 mile Shootout

Postby Hugh Guynes » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:51 pm

The car is still pulling hard , at 150mph I am at 5900rpm in 5th gear. The problem I have at the 1/2 mile races is I have a lot more drag than the newer cars.
In the video you can see the LAT hood pulling up and the top of the window pulling out.
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Re: Chicago 1/2 mile Shootout

Postby Mark1A » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:18 pm

What... the aero on a Tiger is not as good as a new Corvette??

I was sorta surprised to see that you didn't have the front "spoiler" on... I guess for short bursts it isn't really needed?
Car looks very stable at speed... even if the hood wants to flip open and the windows want to blow out :roll:

Great Stuff, thanks again for posting!

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Re: Chicago 1/2 mile Shootout

Postby camila » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:40 am

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