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I had my wife's Viper SRT out at Sacramento Dragstrip yesterday to see how it would do in the cool weather we're having (~40F). Unfortunately, lots of HP + stock run-flats = no traction - I was getting wheelspin in 3rd at times . I did manage to rack up a few 12.1 @ 120 passes, but clearly nothing which reflected the SRT's capabilities -- 1/8 mile MPH was 86

On the drive back from the 'strip, I ran into a black Z06 and a Pontiac GTP messing around on Bradshaw (a 45-55 MPH 4-lane road leading to I80). The Z06 slowed down to about 35 to wait for me As I pulled along side, they gunned it a couple of times to let me know they wanted to play, and I could hear what sounded like headers + aftermarket exhaust. I downshifted to 2nd at about 40 and they immediately punched it, pulling about a carlength before I hit the gas. Once on it, the SRT stopped their pull and reeled them in, then rocketed past when they shifted at ~75. Horsepower + traction = win from a roll.

Viper: 1, Z06: 0

At the next light we lined up 3 wide, but had a stutter-start as no one could decide whether we were going to race. At the light after that however everyone was waiting with raised revs, and it was clearly on. When the light turned green the sound of three pairs of spinning tires filled the air, but it was the Z06 who first regained traction and pulled ahead by a solid carlength. The Viper was still spinning when we reached 40 and I shut down. Better traction + better gearing = win from a dig.

Viper: 1, Z06: 1

I turned in to Starbuck's to pick up coffee before the 125-mile drive home, but the Z must have done something similar because I ran into them 20 minutes later on I80. The Z pulled alongside and waved, I smiled and waved, and we went our separate ways. All in all, a fun day (despite frustration at the 'strip) and a couple of good pick-me-up races.

So the real question is -- when is Purner going to come out with some 18" rear wheels for the SRT so I can spoon on drag radials? Better still, if they also fit gen-II cars I could just use one set for all my racing!
 

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what is this starbucks, he smiled and waved, you smiled and waved. Are you sure the smiles were about the race????? :yotony: was that a strangers in the night.
 

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kool story, sounds like fun
 

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treynor said:
I had my wife's Viper SRT out at Sacramento Dragstrip yesterday to see how it would do in the cool weather we're having (~40F). Unfortunately, lots of HP + stock run-flats = no traction - I was getting wheelspin in 3rd at times . I did manage to rack up a few 12.1 @ 120 passes, but clearly nothing which reflected the SRT's capabilities -- 1/8 mile MPH was 86

On the drive back from the 'strip, I ran into a black Z06 and a Pontiac GTP messing around on Bradshaw (a 45-55 MPH 4-lane road leading to I80). The Z06 slowed down to about 35 to wait for me As I pulled along side, they gunned it a couple of times to let me know they wanted to play, and I could hear what sounded like headers + aftermarket exhaust. I downshifted to 2nd at about 40 and they immediately punched it, pulling about a carlength before I hit the gas. Once on it, the SRT stopped their pull and reeled them in, then rocketed past when they shifted at ~75. Horsepower + traction = win from a roll.

Viper: 1, Z06: 0

At the next light we lined up 3 wide, but had a stutter-start as no one could decide whether we were going to race. At the light after that however everyone was waiting with raised revs, and it was clearly on. When the light turned green the sound of three pairs of spinning tires filled the air, but it was the Z06 who first regained traction and pulled ahead by a solid carlength. The Viper was still spinning when we reached 40 and I shut down. Better traction + better gearing = win from a dig.

Viper: 1, Z06: 1

I turned in to Starbuck's to pick up coffee before the 125-mile drive home, but the Z must have done something similar because I ran into them 20 minutes later on I80. The Z pulled alongside and waved, I smiled and waved, and we went our separate ways. All in all, a fun day (despite frustration at the 'strip) and a couple of good pick-me-up races.

So the real question is -- when is Purner going to come out with some 18" rear wheels for the SRT so I can spoon on drag radials? Better still, if they also fit gen-II cars I could just use one set for all my racing!
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treynor said:
When the light turned green the sound of three pairs of spinning tires filled the air, but it was the Z06 who first regained traction and pulled ahead by a solid carlength. The Viper was still spinning when we reached 40 and I shut down. Better traction + better gearing = win from a dig.
Viper: 1, Z06: 1
Surprised you didn't take him out the hole...you must have been on a oil patch./images/graemlins/laughing.gif
Find another Z06 and try it out again, you should fare better.
The Z06 is fast but the Viper SRT-10 is faster. :thumb:
 

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> Surprised you didn't take him out the hole...you must have been on a oil patch

Our SRT has ported heads (509 RWHP / 538 RWTQ), and on cool days it's a bear to launch. It'll spin the tires in 1st at 3200 RPM every time, even if I launch at idle. It's actually better on warm days - less power, more traction.
 

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Hey Ben! screw that truce man! Hunt him down and make him do 50 pushups! /images/graemlins/supergrin.gif
 

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So the real question is -- when is Purner going to come out with some 18" rear wheels for the SRT so I can spoon on drag radials?
Unfortunately, it ain't gonna happen. /images/graemlins/bawling I'd love to have a nice looking set of 18" deep dish rims for the same reason, but about the only thing out there is the VR-1's and I really want 5 spokes.
 

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Yes, I just asked him /images/graemlins/smiles There may be some new wheels in my immediate future...
 

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I was wondering when someone would catch on. This seems to slip right past alot of people.

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Yes, I just asked him /images/graemlins/smiles There may be some new wheels in my immediate future...


Then we can see just what your car, I mean your wifes car, can do. /images/graemlins/laughing.gif

Does she ever drive it at all? Or is it a weekend only car?


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It's got 4000 miles on it, of which I put less than 1000. She commutes in it when the weather's decent /images/graemlins/smiles My wife -does- know how to drive...

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