Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Drag Racing' started by WRC Fan, Aug 31, 2013.
Went to a different drag strip... I suspect the trap speeds were not measured correctly.
Hoping to see better this weekend ..
Russ from DHM was the Driver not me..
I'm glad to see you were able to get the Fiesta under 15/s on the 1/4 mile with a stock setup.
Unfortunately your R/T time is under .500 that means you jumped the green light, in other words that 1/4 mile time is invalid.
If you add .203s to your time your 1/4 mile is 15.084s, however I would add another .100 to that time and that's being generous, 15.184s is your true 1/4 mile.
I've never been able to get better than .638 R/T time.
All you guys that are posting time slips, please only post slips that don't have an R/T time less than .500, it only means you jumped the light.
That's not how 1/4 times are calculated and reaction time has no bearing on 1/4 time. As far as the numbers are concerned, you're right and wrong.
R/t is a measure of the time between the last amber light coming on and your front tires leaving the staging beams. Your 1/4 time does not start to run until after you leave the staging beams. Some prefer to "deep stage" or barely cross into the second beam so they can get a sort of running start and leave when the last yellow light flashes. Some prefer to scoot up as far as they can.
.500 is the perfect light. But most tracks and slips show your vehicle reaction time without the .500 included. So that slip with .297 is technically .797 but shows that you took .297 to leave the staging beams which is pretty good. If you jump a green light your R/t will say -.297 and most the time the slip will say red light.
This is my experience. Maybe I'm wrong.
^You are absolutely correct.
On a side note. What is the Fastest Bone Stock trap speed?
Best ET run - 14.582 @ 96.5
Best MPH run - 14.777 @97.02
Both were at Mid Michigan Motorplex on 4/19/2015. Conditions were absolutely perfect. I am car #2022 and I was racing my friends Veloster Turbo with a upgraded ECU and exhaust #2021. I took 6 passes that day. This was my 2nd track day with this car. I have been drag racing for 25 years.
My 2015 ST is completely stock. It had 14,900 miles on it at the time. It is my daily driver and I commute 90 miles a day.
I was running 93 octane fuel. Tire pressures were 29 front, 42 rear. Traction Control completely off. I took out the baby seat and the spare tire.
I took 3 passes then let the car cool down for an hour. After I got the 14.77 I was ready call it a day, but my friend said 2 more passes.......I'm Really Glad I Stayed!
Best advise I can give is to launch this car soft and let it bite before getting into the boost. Nail the launch and the rest is easy.
Date at the track was hosed it was really done on the 24th of May 2015 Milan dragway Milan Michigan
Really strong mph for stock! Fastest I've seen. Picking up 21mph on the big end, woo.
14.5 stock is amazing too. Nice work
Thank You. The MPH had a lot to do with the track that day. There were not many cars there. The temps were in the mid-high 60s with a light tail wind and Mid Michigan does a great job of prepping the track. On the 97 MPH run I had let the car cool down and had only 2 pairs of cars in front of me when we pulled up. I was well below normal temp on the first of those 3 passes and you can see how the MPH dropped each run after.
I plan to run it again in the Fall when it gets around 25,000 miles.
Maxd Out Stage 1+ 14.666
last weekend at the track 67 degrees, tires @ 30psi, spun a little through first. cant wait for a tune and tire. local track is only a 1000 ft, sorry.
Name is Niel I'm from South Africa I did a 13.89 in my stock turbo Fiesta ST
Mods : ITG intake , custom 76mm Downpipe , custom intercooler , COBB rearmount and stage 2 Stealth software
Ran 225\50\15 Bridgestone Potenza re11 semi slick
Track : Killarney in Cape Town , South Africa
Unfortunately this track those not give time slips , I know it sucks hay !!
They only give results week later like this ->
I have a video of the run I will create YouTube account and post link here .
Have a good day guys.
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