first...i hope you are doing this on the drag strip and not the street.
the strip is where it is at..hard core numbers, and saftey
next would be a full cat back exhuast, intake, SAFC, ITC and a short throw shifter to help your shifts (the shifter does nothing time wise..but does allow for a smoother crisper shift.
Then, get that all tuned up to it's max, run him at the strip, if you still loose, go to a header, retune, then boost compression ratio, new pistons, heads, valves, etc.
or if you want simple..turbo stage 1 from anynumber of companys
and remember..take it out on the track, not the street