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    RWYB day

    ...that's run-what-ya-brung for the uninitiated

    Yes folks it's a new year and Santa Pod opens up again on the 25th for the first RWYB day of the year. There's a bunch of us Alfisti going from another forum, few of my mates, and hopefully some of you lot

    It'll cost you £25 for entrance and as many runs as you can handle during the day. More information on www.santapod.com and www.rwyb.com

    Any takers?
    Simon


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    Nope not my type of fun.

    I'd rather slide a car around a corner than race a car flat out in a straight line



    *Disclaimer* - The contents of this message are not necessarily my own opinions,thoughts or views... they may belong to the voices in my head!

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    So would I, but this is cheaper and lower risk

    Besides, the skill is in the launch and the gear changes, not the straight line bit
    Simon


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    Theres a load of MIGers going but not me, prolly do a few later in the year when I get the other cav back on the road...

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    See my other thread "Paid my deposit"

    I may be up for it, although it may be too soon, wanna settle in first. ;

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    Hmm id need a car first wouldnt i!

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    how do they choose what you run against? bhp?? bhp/tonne???
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    ill go if James goes

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    You don't choose as such what you run against. Can be amusing since you get put next to a 2000hp drag nutter

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    oh... so you're always after a PB? you get to go as many times as you like in the day (i just read) so, what best for getting an edge? obviously more power, and weight reduction, what about fuel additives? make any difference to anyone's times???
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    I'll be up fer going, seeing as I'm getting my car this weekend.

    So who's on?
    Shad
    Dave?
    James?
    Lowe?

    Hexus Day out?

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    deffo, if i'm free...
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    Originally posted by J4MES
    oh... so you're always after a PB? you get to go as many times as you like in the day (i just read) so, what best for getting an edge? obviously more power, and weight reduction, what about fuel additives? make any difference to anyone's times???
    Basically yeah, but reaction times are key for drag racing. You get put against the guy infront/behind you in the queue afaik, which is rarely a proper drag car as afaik they don't attend RWYB days.
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    Originally posted by Shad
    which is rarely a proper drag car as afaik they don't attend RWYB days.
    Unless they are out testing - usually a few teams around on the weekend before the big events (when the track has been prepped) - or after major changes to engine/set-up. Though usually 'normal' cars wont run at the same time - fastest cars that Ive seen paired with a normal car usually run around the 9 - 10 sec mark, which is still a BIG difference when you running say 15 sec 1/4.

    May be up for this (as some of the digi darkroom lads are going) depending on the weather and money.

    For those going I would suggest a good checkover of the car the night before, oil & water levels, tyres etc etc - and try to remove anything heavy, still suprises me the number of cars that go down the 1/4 complete with huge ICE installs

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    and spare tyres etc? carpetc? i suppose every little helps... are there any benchmarks that one should aim at i.e. 15 sec 1/4, or terminal speed?? what's the best i can hope for with 120bhp (flywheel) and about 1100kg??
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