: Very disappointed with myself



dowlatij
07-11-10, 09:00 PM
I ran a 15 at 92 mph at the strip today. I am very disappointed in my defense it was my first time and all the lights on the tree came on at the same time so i hesitated! God dang it! :(

Stepside
07-11-10, 09:54 PM
Hesitation would be a reason for a slow time but, what is the excuse for only a 92 trap speed? Please explain.

dowlatij
07-11-10, 11:58 PM
96* but still I know :( im going back weds to redeem myself. My only excuse would be it's bone stock and I live a mile above sea level so my car has less oxygen out here? ha

lilgCTS-V
07-12-10, 12:29 AM
what was the temp?

UnsafeAtAnySpd
07-12-10, 12:58 AM
The elevation has a lot to do with it. When I moved here from Cali (I'm at 6200 feet in Cheyenne), it sucked so bad driving the V for the first time. It felt soooo agonizingly slow.

dowlatij
07-12-10, 01:17 AM
It was like 100 degrees out!

Yeah I guess the only way out is to get it blown!:D

HeavyH20
07-12-10, 02:14 AM
Which track, what time? You can always get a corrected number to see how you really would have faired in a zero altitude environment. Your run may not appear very good but it is pretty much spot on where you are.

For example, if you were at Bandimere on the 11th at 2:00 PM, you were effectively at about 8800 feet due to the low barometric pressure and high temps. If you corrected that 15 second run at 92 MPH, you would have 13.3 at 104 MPH which is much better.

You can calculate any run, at any track (they report hourly throughout the day) with the dragtimes air density and corrected ET calculator here:

http://www.dragtimes.com/da-density-altitude-calculator.php

SkullV
07-12-10, 02:23 AM
I dont know what track you ran, but I put it in for Pueblo at 5pm and corrected you ran:

Stock and Mildly Modified Naturally Aspirated Engines
13.497 @ 106.292 MPH