Originally posted by AZScoobie
Very simple. You are not getting a good launch. I know its hard to believe but you are giving up about 3 tenths and 2-3 mph with your slow launch. I am not bagging on you and you did very well for racing that car for the first time. I did worse my first time out.
The only way I have ever found to get 1.7 and 1.8 60 ft times is to hold at 3000 rpm. Then floor it at the second yellow. When the tach hits 5500 rpm let the clutch go. Dont pop it. Just let your foot straight up off of it. You should not get any clutch slip. You should get some front wheelspin. Hold it WOT till 7000 and the go for second.
I bet 3-4 more runs with this launch will get your 14.0-14.2
I concur 100% with this method
The problem of course is that the stock clutches only last so long with this method when you start making over 300 wheel hp - - - don't even try one of the aftermaket clutches - I tried 3 of them and the stock one was the best for drag racing - - like I said trouble is that after a few passes it can start to let go and slip when you slam it hard