I went to the drag race track in Ashcroft, BC, Canada today.
I have NEVER been to the drag races before.
It was free today for Time Only's so that was pretty sweet. Besides, I had nothing better to do.
I went on the net to get some tips on launching etc last night.
So I got my bike Teched, and dropped the air pressure to 22psi in the rear.
I have a 2008 GSXR1000 - completely stock
I did NO burnouts as I'm trying to get the rear to last the season.
It was quite cool (8 or 10C) and trying real hard to rain (or snow?)
For my first run, I felt like I got a pretty good reaction time, but I gave it a little too much throttle and it spun out for a bit, then I hit the rev-limiter on the top of 1st so I lost a bit there.
I got my time-slip and I got .195 reaction time, with 10.746sec/140.74mph in the 1/4.
I got back in line for the second run, then a car blew up at the line and they had to clean up the mess and shut down that lane.
The runs were taking alot longer then as there was only one lane open. I was getting cold waiting.
Then they pointed a me to "stage". I got up to the staging line and my mind started racing - on my tip toes, revs at 4000rpm, feather the clutch, don't wheelie, don't hit the limiter, ya-da ya-da, and damn it I looked up and the light was already green.
I got a good launch though, and shifted at the right times.
Got my time-slip and I did a 1.09 reaction time!!!, with 10.777sec and 140.53mph in the 1/4. I wasn't happy with my reaction time, but it made me realize with some practise, I think I could put er in the 9's.
I didn't get any more runs as the track was shut down for rain.
All in all, for only about 2hrs of my time, I had a blast and got to learn ALOT. And I legally got to go about 230km/h (there's alot more room at the end to keep accelerating)
Please don't flame me or anything like that. For those who know me, I can ride alot better in the twisties than I'll ever do in a straight line.