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Author Topic: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway  (Read 5194 times)

ZedThou

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Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« on: September 27, 2014, 10:15:20 PM »

Don't know if anyone on here has tried this, but I had my Gen 3 up at Shakespeare County Raceway today for a bit of drag racing.  My best run of the day was 10.3 at 143.1mph. Finding it hard to get the thing off the line and as can be seen in the video, this was by no means a perfect run. Wheel spin off the line (you can see it bog down as the back wheel hooks up), front wheel lifts at about 9000rpm so short shifted into second. At least another couple of tenths to come I think. If anyone else has had their ZX10R on the drag strip, let us know how you did

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5DquiBpNqo&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 05:54:33 PM »

Some photos from the day and a slow motion video of the start of one of the runs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_i7lcIQM9w





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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 07:40:09 PM »

You've got your high beam on was some one in the way [rofl]

Great shots and little video clip.

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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 07:57:51 PM »

You've got your high beam on was some one in the way [rofl]

Hope not at those speeds  :lol:  I have a DoubleTronics fitted which runs the high beam at about 50% power all the time and high beam works on full power on flash and when switched on.  I never liked the look of bikes with just one light on.
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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 08:06:51 PM »

Looks like you had fun your bike looks good mate i cant offer advice but let me know when your going next i might come along as well [clap] [clap] [clap]
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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 08:37:39 PM »

Will do, I will be going a couple of times next year.  It is great fun, and can certainly help you perfect your launches.  I have lowered the gearing on my bike, as you run taller gearing, you would probably have an easier time of if off the line.  The bike was running 143mph terminals, hitting a high of 157mph at the end of one run (as recorded on the max speed recall on my speedo healer) 
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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 07:55:47 AM »

Good but I'm thinking of doing 1 or 2 before Xmas. I have standard gearing most of the time but will certainly gear down for that sort of fun [rofl]
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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2014, 08:57:46 AM »

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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2014, 01:26:29 PM »

That 25th & 26th look doable B-) 40 quid is value as well isn't it [clap]
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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2014, 01:49:07 PM »

Just depends on the weather, you can't drag race if it is wet.  I only do one day as I only live an hour away, so I just ride up, get there for 10, run all day and leave about 4.  That's enough for me.  I got 16 runs in this weekend, although when it is busy you usually get a lot less.
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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2014, 05:52:42 PM »

Never tried it tbh,

Great pics tho.  :icon_thumright:
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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2014, 07:09:22 PM »

Wouldn't mind a go at that  :glasses9:

2 hours away though... For what I can do locally albeit without the timer  [rofl]

Mind you not the same socially is it  :-P

I'm away for a week soon, might keep an eye on the weather for the 25th, 26th though.
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Re: Drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2014, 07:16:22 PM »

Where you are, North Weald or Santa Pod might be better
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