The Launch - a slow 60' will kill your time!
“Getting out of the hole” is by far the most important factor to running a consistent ET at the track, but it is also one of the most overlooked. Drag racers know that races are often won and lost in the first 60’. Focusing your efforts on lowering your 60’ time will pay big dividends in lowering your ET. A good rule of thumb is every tenth of a second (0.1 sec) that you can shave off your 60’, will also lower your ET by around two tenths of a second (0.2 sec). That means shaving just 0.2 second off of your 60’ time could make you nearly a half second faster in the ¼. That could be the difference between an 11 second ride and a 10 second ride. That’s why whenever you see someone mention or post their ¼ mile time, you’ll always see experienced racers chime in with “What was your 60?” Experienced racers know that without knowing the 60’ time of a pass, it’s impossible to know where there might be room for improvement. So, here’s a few tips to help chop down that 60’.