: Drag Racing Question



ChurchSTSV
02-06-13, 01:08 PM
So i have ben learning the ropes of this car and have a few questions in regards to perfectly legal, track sanctioned drag racing.

1. Should i turn off traction control when starting from a dig? I know it was a must for the GTO

2. How does this thing move from a roll? Do i need to auto-shift into a certain gear?

3. Is this car a slouch?

I am asking because a G8 GXP was trying to get frisky and i didn;t know what to do.

boomys10
02-06-13, 01:23 PM
play with it and find out for yourself. when i ran a 13.1 with mine bone stock i had TC off and just walked into the gas. when im (not legally) racing i manually shift it to the lower gear. the tranny in them shifts SUPER slow, easier to do it manually and be in the better gear.

ChurchSTSV
02-06-13, 01:45 PM
I see. So the auto shifter is lame, but i can downshift like normal. Makes sense.

Preferred gear?

1madstsv
02-06-13, 05:24 PM
Wish I could help but I don't ever drag race lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxwxiisBY7Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Pm me and I will talk you trought it.

ChurchSTSV
02-13-13, 12:34 PM
Sp i down shifted from a roll at about 35 (i was prepared for the hesitation), this thing moves pretty good!

SC2150
02-13-13, 12:42 PM
There is no "roll racing" at a drag strip so best is to read some of the sticky's like the CF site has: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/drag-racing-90/

The rest is just as the others posted above and learning proper burnout (TC off for burnout) and how to stage and work on reaction time. If a manual trans that is an entire separate technique to use and do a search on "Rnger Drag Racing" for one of the best how to videos for launching and shifting manual trans cars. :thumbsup:

ChurchSTSV
02-13-13, 01:37 PM
There is no "roll racing" at a drag strip so best is to read some of the sticky's like the CF site has: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/drag-racing-90/

The rest is just as the others posted above and learning proper burnout (TC off for burnout) and how to stage and work on reaction time. If a manual trans that is an entire separate technique to use and do a search on "Rnger Drag Racing" for one of the best how to videos for launching and shifting manual trans cars. :thumbsup:

Yeah. I know. I am no stranger to the dragstrip. Just curious as to what this car can do.

boomys10
02-13-13, 05:33 PM
bone stock i did a 13.1 and didnt launch it. so it doesnt do to bad at all. i refuse to EVER launch my car, dont want to break my axles and am not concerned about the quarter mile time personally. havent ran it since i have gotten some work done, and will not.

ChurchSTSV
02-13-13, 07:30 PM
I agree with that! I am not interested in 60' times. Just want to find the sweet spot.

I remember the GTO 4L60 had seom dead spots when driving. Speeds where the trans wouldn;t know what to do. Just want to make sure i don't run into that problem again!