Second Trip to the Track with the GT500

Well, my first trip to the track with the GT500 was pretty much a bust. I couldn’t get out of the 13’s, and only got three runs in total. For the second trip, instead of going to Infineon, we went up to Sacremento Raceway, and boy what a difference! Sac is a lot more ‘blue collar’ than Infineon, but that’s a good thing. This is a typical drag track, with all that entails, but it’s run pretty well, and I managed to get 15 runs in in about an hour and a half of hot lapping. I also managed to get the car out of the 13’s, with a best ET of the day being a 12.4 @ 113. And this was with granny-shifting second and not being able to pull better than a 2.07 60′. If I can get the 60′ down to the 1.6 range, and find a fix to the well known second-gear grind that Ford refuses to address, I can probably get an 11 out of this car yet.

Anyhow, here’s a vid of one of the good runs, along with a vid of the second gear grind for those that are curious.


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