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Re: Mistaken Identity???? (archive)

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Posted by Karl Asseily on July 31, 2001 at 11:03:15:

In Reply to: Re: Mistaken Identity???? posted by Paul Stock Park on July 31, 2001 at 00:27:35:

Don't forget the Porsches 911 series and the Audi quattros. Those things will leave us M Coupers in the DUST.
I remember my 2nd ProSolo, when I was teamed up against a Porsche RS America. The guy simply took off the line with no wheel spin whatsoever, while I was sitting there hopelessly trying to fight the wheel spin. That's the good thing about rear-engined car. They grip much better on a drag start. Not to mention the Audi Quattros (especially the S4) that grip like crazy with no wheel spin either. They will be ahead 4 car lengths right off the bat, even with your best start.


Karl, if that was your M Coupe in the race, there would have been no race. No one short of a Modified RX-7 or a Z06 could take you off the line.

Unfortunately, there was no clutch dump. I grandma'd it and just shifted normal but quicker. I'll have to try that August 12th at Hollywood Park though (SCCA Event). I was only able to chirp the wheels at launch and rear-wheel drift around the turns. Oh the valuable lessons learned at BMWCCA events :-)

Paul "Stock" Park
King of Granny Launching.

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