YOUR VERY FIRST PASS

Old 12-14-2008, 06:37 AM
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Saw this on another forum and thought it was interesting info. What did you run your first pass and what were you in.

Mine was just a few years ago. The very first pass using the transbrake I have to admit I lifted at about 300'. The car was going faster than my brain.
Then I went 5.29 in the 1/8th this was in a buddies dragster. The next week I was runner up in the same car. A little later I got my roadster and started racing somewhat regularly. Yeah, you know I thought I was a natural after that first race until the next time out and I got busted pretty good.

The truth is I told my buddy to dial me honest in the dragster so all I had to do was cut a light and hold it to the floor. It's a really good car and makes anyone look good.

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Old 12-14-2008, 08:33 AM
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My very first pass was in a 1973 AMX 401 with T-4speed trans in 1978 i bought from a friend of mine that was going with a chassis car anyway 12.55 very first pass down the track and i have been doing it ever since then . Drag Racing is worse than a drug i haven't been able to kick the habit.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:55 AM
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RACING is worse than ANY drug !! It's not JUST the actual race but all the preparation leading up to it until launch time. I lust after the moments before a race of any sort where you're in the staging area getting into 'the Zone'. Very surreal. If you've ever seen 'Two Lane Blacktop', there is a good rendition in the movie where 'The Driver', James Taylor, does just that.
ooops,..sorry to ramble...I'm so addicted that I just get all wound up, especially in the off season :cry:
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:46 AM
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First full pass down the track 8.30's in my dads dragster walked into that ride. Raced it a few weeks later down to 10 in a 5k race been hooked sense of course I grew up as a pit bit ch
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:28 PM
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My very first pass was about 24 years ago in my '71 Chevelle Malibu. It ran in the 15's.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:38 PM
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first ever pass....jr dragster.......................................... ......16's 1/8th
first full size car super pro/top et 68 camaro 540 bbc...........6.40's then off stop running 5.50's 1/8th

fastest pass to date.........spitzer top dragster 526 BAE 8.71 supercharger.......4.04/173 mph 1/8th mile 6.38/212 mph 1/4
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:54 PM
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My first pass was in a heavy boat, 1971 charger, 440,727, ran 13.20 man i thought that was fast.
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by jed5161
first ever pass....jr dragster.......................................... ......16's 1/8th
first full size car super pro/top et 68 camaro 540 bbc...........6.40's then off stop running 5.50's 1/8th

fastest pass to date.........spitzer top dragster 526 BAE 8.71 supercharger.......4.04/173 mph 1/8th mile 6.38/212 mph 1/4
:shock: :shock:

WOW!!
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:58 PM
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1ST PASS 72 EL CAMINO SBC 14.20 BACK IN EARLY 80'S.LATEST PASS 11.64 86 SS MONTE CARLO I BOUGHT FROM MY BROTHER IN MAY FIRST PASS IN IT WAS 12.67 DID SOME REAR END AND TRANS WORK TO GET IT TO THE BEST TIME WITH A CARB THAT HESITATES OFF THE LINE.THATS ALL GOING TO CHANGE IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS I HAVE PURCHASED A SET OF AFR 210 ELIMINATOR HEADS AND A NEW CAM.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:34 PM
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My first pass was in my 68 Roadrunner in 1970. Ran a 13.25 thought it was fast at that time. Sure was fun though.
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