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I've decided that it would be more efficient to just post my info, rather than put the graphics on here. If you want to see the physical timeslips, then you can click on the date above each series of timeslips and it will take you to the page with a scan of the actual timeslips. If you notice a discrepancy between the actual timeslips and the information I have posted here... please e-mail me.

March 28, 2000

In each of these runs, I was in the right lane, and my friend Sanah was in the left lane. Sanah drives a bone stock 1997 Prelude Sportshift, and I was in my bone stock 2000 Prelude 5-speed.

Vehicle Sanah Me
R/T 1.534 1.328
60' 2.719 2.541
330' 7.212 6.850
1/8 10.794 10.567
MPH 69.38 65.15
1000' 13.858 13.754
1/4 16.459 16.368
MPH 86.62 87.76
Winner   0.297
Vehicle Sanah Me
R/T 0.551 1.080
60' 2.776 4.319
330' 7.295 9.847
1/8 10.907 13.600
MPH 68.71 66.43
1000' 14.000 16.740
1/4 16.626 19.338
MPH 86.00 87.37
Winner 3.241  
Vehicle Sanah Me
R/T 0.788 1.384
60' 2.726 2.428
330' 7.263 6.741
1/8 10.851 10.266
MPH 69.17 69.70
1000' 13.928 13.296
1/4 16.539 15.836
MPH 86.31 89.22
Winner   0.107
On this run, I missed the shift from second to third just before the 1/8 mile marker. You can see how low my speed was at the 1/8th mile mark. Just as an explanation, on this run, I dumped my clutch and my car bunny hopped off the line. This caused it to pop out of gear on me (twice), so then I decided to just put it in second and ease off on the start.  

 

April 14, 2000

In these runs, I had a new AEM Cold Air Intake installed. I can't decide if the improvement in times/speeds is from the increased airflow or just from having more experience.

Vehicle 1999 Prelude Me
R/T 0.890 1.018
60' 2.402 2.522
330' 6.624 6.800
1/8 10.080 10.260
MPH 71.28 70.93
1000' 13.044 13.242
1/4 15.538 15.742
MPH 90.26 90.10
Winner 0.332  
Vehicle Civic EX Me
R/T 0.999 0.786
60' 2.473 2.466
330' 7.043 6.692
1/8 10.802 10.151
MPH 64.77 70.84
1000' 14.072 13.141
1/4 16.829 15.641
MPH 82.19 91.18
Winner   1.401
My competition here was a guy driving a 1999 Prelude 5-speed. The driver was supposedly the owner's younger brother (implying that he didn't have much experience behind the wheel). This car had the full intake/ header/ exhaust package... but it also had a full bodykit. Here, I raced a current generation (1999?) Civic EX Coupe. I didn't get a look under the hood, but from the times, I'm guessing it was stock.

My reaction times seem to be improving slightly. I'm hoping to hit 0.5... then I'll be happy.

 

June 17, 2000

I learned here just how much engine temperature affects the power my little engine can produce. I ran the first two runs immediately after arriving at the track. After these runs, I let my engine cool down about an hour or so, and ran the third run. Considerable difference.

Vehicle Me Camaro SS
R/T 0.975 0.591
60' 2.587 1.954
330' 6.884 5.488
1/8 10.616 8.447
MPH 62.47 82.45
1000' 13.987 11.030
1/4 16.725 13.208
MPH 84.05 103.69
Winner   3.901
Vehicle Me Camaro SS
R/T 0.996 0.887
60' 2.567 1.933
330' 7.008 5.502
1/8 10.619 8.469
MPH 68.53 82.27
1000' 13.748 11.056
1/4 16.369 13.238
MPH 86.67 103.55
Winner   3.240
Vehicle Civic HB Me
R/T 0.837 0.918
60' 2.547 2.459
330' 7.248 6.762
1/8 11.131 10.290
MPH 64.16 69.29
1000' 14.481 13.340
1/4 17.362 15.890
MPH 78.26 88.79
Winner   1.391
On this run, I had a great shift from first to second. I tried to perform the shift from second to third just as swiftly, but ended up botching it. Clutch slipped a little at the start, but other than that I had a smooth run. Just got spanked. At least I got one victory this night... even if it was against a Civic. At least I can go home feeling a little better about myself.