First time at the strip

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First time at the strip

Postby Merzbow » Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:27 pm

So granted, I did run 17's the whole time I still had a blast, and it was my first time to ever race my Vibe officially. Basically proving to myself that Vibes are one of the slowest cars in production at this point in time but it was still A LOT of fun I could race up that strip all day long! Here are some pictures and videos:









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Postby joholste » Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:00 pm

that's a cool dragstrip..i've never seen one where the two lanes were separated by grass except on a couple 1/8th mi. strips in NC
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Postby AKLGT » Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:02 pm

hey, i believe Mav's first time at the track on his base vibe was also 17's. so you're doing well. drag racing isn't normal daily driving. glad you had fun!
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Postby northvibe » Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:32 pm

I think the yota echo is slower hahha dude thats awesome though, just go get a supercharger

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Postby WaveAction » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:25 pm

my sunfire was 17's aswell as for the strip of grass "between the racers" i think that it's actually the return road from the end of the strip to the beginning
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Re: (WaveAction)

Postby Merzbow » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:34 am

Yeah, you got it. There isn't anything separating hte two lanes. The black top is the return road.

I have been trying to get a supercharger but then I'll still be driving a slow car but it will have another $3500 invested in it (removed)....it might sound a little more intimidating though.

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Re: First time at the strip (Merzbow)

Postby djb383 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:48 am

Did you do a pass on the scoot?
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Re: First time at the strip (djb383)

Postby Mavrik » Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:16 am

yeah I ran 16.8 as the best time. couldn't get the car to hook up on the launch.

you got pwned lol... but then again so did I. All but one run, I did beat a honda.

Fun times eh?


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Re: First time at the strip (Mavrik)

Postby Merzbow » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:38 am

Yeah, it was definately fun, even though I was racing myself lol.
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Re: First time at the strip (Merzbow)

Postby djb383 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:33 am

No pass on the scoot?
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Re: First time at the strip (Merzbow)

Postby ajflan » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:52 am

WOO-HOO Ghostriding!
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Postby zionzr2 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:50 am

not to be a stick-in-the-mud here....

but....

doesn't this thread belong in the "THE TRACK" section

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Postby AKLGT » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:28 pm

LOL. i just assumed it was. never even paid attention to what forum it was in since i usually look in "active topics"
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Re: (zionzr2)

Postby Merzbow » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:28 pm

I knew they had a racing forum at one point but I thought they took it out. I didn't know there was another one. The mods can move it if they want. Doesn't matter to me.
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Postby wyatt89 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:07 pm

haha, you got owned by what appeared to be a mustang gt...meh, drag racing is really fun, i really only like 1/4 miles though, 1/8's are no fun...
the fastest ive ever run was a 12.14 in my stock vibe gt! lol, just kidding it was in a 2001 camaro ss with a few mods and a 3200 rpm stall
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Re: (wyatt89)

Postby Merzbow » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:14 pm

Yeah it was fun. I raced a few mustangs, That one in particular I raced about 3-4 times. I beat him off the line all 3-4 times!!! Only took a second for him to blow by me though. I slaughtered everyone's reaction time too. I just need to take out the 300lb stereo next time and learn how to play with the throttle, as this was my first time.
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Re: (Merzbow)

Postby Kamikaze » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:46 pm

It's called Bracket racing.. you can win at that Merz.

I'm sure you can be WAY more consistant, and that can make you win.

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Postby AKLGT » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:10 am

yep, i you can be consistent, you can win bracket racing.
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Postby LOUROK » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:12 pm

nice pics and video's
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