Where I work there's this one mechanic who's heavily into racing. I don't mean sitting at home watching NASCAR, but actually doing it. He's got this wicked 68 Camero pushing 1500hp. This thing has some serious sick power....drag chute and all.
He's been bugging me to take"Christine" to the track and run in the tuner series. Bracket racing. Now I've never done this before and I know my little 2.7 doesn't stand a chance against these nitro blown Mustangs or anything else that has been performance tuned.
I've got a stock 2.7 and I don't pretend I've got anything else. That being said he explained bracket racing is basically racing yourself and the key is consistency. Keeping your times as close together as possible. So I decided to check it out.
Very Cool. If you've never done it and have a local 1/8mi track it is a must-do thing to do. I asked my buddy's wife to take some pictures and she forgot....until the last race where I was up against a Volvo. I got him off the line, but he toasted me at the finish.
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I left the race feeling both awed of some of these cars and having a serious Jones for a lot more horse power! So here are the questions... Before answering know that I have a 2001 Intrepid 2.7 without traction-control and no modifications other than Auto-Stick.
1) I saw a few FWD cars doing burnouts. How can I do one in my car?
2) How can I get the most out of my motor without changing it to a 3.5 HO?