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Old 09-02-2021, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default The 2021 East vs West Drag Race Competition

Rules: (nicked from http://www.turbobricks.com/evw.php)
Summary
The "east vs. west" shootout was created by Pat D. (tuff240) to help motivate the group by creating a friendly yet competitive event we could all participate in from our home towns. The goal is to lay down the fastest time you can and earn points for your side. Report the results of your efforts to improve your times and power output to hopefully grab bragging rights.
So far the results have been:
2020 - Covid-19 won
2019 - West(Volvo Power)
2018 - West(Volvo Power), West(Naturally Aspriated), East(Engine Swaps)
2017 - West(Volvo Power) East(Hybrid).
2016 - West(Volvo power) East(Hybrid). I will break the tie. Because of some really fast times the overall win goes to East!
2015 - West
2014 - ??
2013 - ??
2012 - ??
2011 - East
2010 - West ( I know broken board but at the time West was way ahead and East lacked submissions)
2009 - West
2008 - West
2007 - East
2006 - West
2005 - East
2004 - West
2003 - East

2019 Thread
2018 Thread
2017 Thread
2016 Thread
2015 Thread
2012 Thread
2011 Thread
2010 Thread
2009 Thread
2008 Thread
2007 Thread
2006 Thread
2005 Thread
2004 Thread
2003 Thread

How The Competition Works:
Turbobricks members from each side (East Coast or West Coast) visit a track throughout the course of the year and record their fastest 1/4 mile time. Submit your 1/4 mile time to the contest admin. The idea is to work on your cars performance
throughout the year, returning to the track, grabbing more points, and updating your time.
The points scheme is like this:
0 - 9.99 = 100
10.00 - 10.99 = 90
11.00 - 11.99 = 80
12.00 - 12.99 = 70
13.00 - 13.99 = 60
14.00 - 14.99 = 50
15.00 - 15.99 = 40
16.00 - 16.99 = 30
17.00 - 17.99 = 20
18.00+ = 10 participation points, everyone gets a ribbon.

Each side is divided up into 3 classes of cars, Turbocharged, Normally Aspirated, or "Hybrid" - a non-Volvo powered Volvo. Essentially there are now 3 competitions running simultaneously per side. Each class is equally important since the final victory in that class holds 1/3
of your sides total wins.
At the end of each year all the points are tallied up for a final count in each vehicle class. The side with the majority of class wins is declared victorious and thus has the bragging rights for the next year.

The Split:
Please verify the side you are grouped in by state. The states are grouped as evenly as possible by member representation. The west gets Hawaii, the east gets Puerto Rico. If we have forgotten or over
looked any other represented US, Canadian, or Mexican governed land masses please let us know so we can assign it a side.

Countries outside of North America please send times. I can start tracking an international category if we get some participation.

Rules for Competitors:
  • Be mature, no cheating/bending rules, and no complaining. This is for fun. If you cheat, you're out.
  • Your time submission should include a photograph or video of your car and the score board reading your time. Also a time slip photo and or fellow member verification can be used if approved.
  • Any runs made must be in the current year.
  • 1 registered run per owner/vehicle combo, so send me the fastest run you have. That's the one I'll record. If you own 2 Volvos, I'd love to see the data collected for both.
  • If a vehicle is sold to either side, points remain until new owner beats the standing entry and the previous time and points are removed.
  • If a Driver moves sides, points remain until driver runs at new location and previous points are removed.
  • All runs must be made at an official timed 1/4 mile drag strip. Estimates from 1/8th mile tracks, self timing, or non sanctioned timing devices are not allowed.

How to Submit a Time
Submitting a time is as simple as dropping me a PM, or posting in this thread. Posting in this thread will not guarantee that I'll see your post, sometimes I'm busy and get behind reading. So follow with a PM too. If my PM box is full someone can surely email or catch me on facebook so that I can clean it out.

I will need the following things from you for a verified submission:
  • Board Username
  • Car Model
  • Brief (A paragraph or two) Description of your Vehicle
  • Location (East, West, or International) and Class (Turbo, N/A, or Hybrid)
  • A Scan of your timeslip, for verification purposes. Either circle your number on the slip, or (better!) include a photo of the car with the numbers on it.

So get wrenching and racing! I think we have some fast passes in the works this year. I know there are a couple running swap cars that didn't run last year.

---------------------------------- And without further ado, The Leaderboard -----------------------------



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Old 09-02-2021, 01:44 PM   #2
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I need to tune up the leaderboard I-frame of the google spreadsheet. In the meantime could somebody sticky this thread? Probably can drop the 2019 thread from the top too.

Start sending timeslips friends!. Or post them here. Feel free to make suggestions to modernize this. There was a question about using 1/4 mile dyno mobile apps. We can discuss that. I'm not sure that is safe and should be condoned. But I'm not the police. What does the community think?
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Old 09-02-2021, 03:02 PM   #3
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I would second not encouraging that. Additionally, dragstrips are built to a formula, where public highways definitely are not.
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Old 09-02-2021, 03:37 PM   #4
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w00! I'm not sure if I'll get a drag strip time this year, but I did at least drive my 240 for the second or third time this year yesterday!

Are you going to go back in your 12 to get an NA time, Ken?

Also, interesting to note that you and Harald both have 16V setups with 2.5 60' times in the low 14s and 103-104mph...
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Old 09-02-2021, 04:03 PM   #5
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From what I remember of the rules on here, any street racing discussion will get deleted. If someone does not have a legitimate time slip from a closed course, their time should be rejected.
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Old 09-02-2021, 04:36 PM   #6
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Can we use times from dragy?
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Old 09-02-2021, 05:06 PM   #7
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w00! I'm not sure if I'll get a drag strip time this year, but I did at least drive my 240 for the second or third time this year yesterday!

Are you going to go back in your 12 to get an NA time, Ken?

Also, interesting to note that you and Harald both have 16V setups with 2.5 60' times in the low 14s and 103-104mph...
My 122 is not even Naturally aspirated at the moment. I can say for sure it won't be running in 2021.

And yeah! That was one hell of a race between Harald and me. Side by side the whole way down the virtual track. No holeshot from either car but when the boost hits, HOLD ON BROTHER.

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Can we use times from dragy?
Personally I don't really like encouraging 100+ mph passes on public roads. But I have no idea where you live and drive. Maybe you have access to an airstrip.

From a safety perspective I'm going to draw the line to closed course 1/4 mile times. I'll enter 1/8 mile passes too if you have those.
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Old 09-02-2021, 05:49 PM   #8
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They'd be 12s cars with a decent hole shot.
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Old 09-02-2021, 06:49 PM   #9
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No times for me this year guys, sorry. New motor won't be broken in and tune won't be solid before the year is up. 140 is still torn down.
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No times for me this year guys, sorry. New motor won't be broken in and tune won't be solid before the year is up. 140 is still torn down.
Did y'all year that? Get on it East! You might have a chance this year.
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Old 09-02-2021, 09:27 PM   #11
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I wonder if the PV would pass tech here? They let it race down in the Gump once, but they let anything race down there.
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Old 09-03-2021, 05:23 PM   #12
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Did y'all year that? Get on it East! You might have a chance this year.

Unless Kenny gets his **** to the track, they won't have a chance in the Volvo powered class. Thems guys is all about the ellis juan swaps.
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Old 09-05-2021, 11:42 AM   #13
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Unless Kenny gets his **** to the track, they won't have a chance in the Volvo powered class. Thems guys is all about the ellis juan swaps.
yeah. glide goes in next, but I have two other volvo powered volvos at my disposal (not counting the R), I just need to get to the track.
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Old 09-05-2021, 08:11 PM   #14
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Doooo it!
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Old 09-22-2021, 11:37 PM   #15
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Thumbs up Sweater weather means better ETs

Me and Superfridge, my red 740 wagon made it to the Wednesday night test n tune at Bandimere speedway tonight. The weather is finally cooling off to more turbo friendly temps. I think it was mid 70s at the start and high 60s after the sun went down. My car was loving it. So much faster than the 100 degree days we had all summer. And since I run this friendly competition, I'll update my points in the first post...

I'll start listing my excuses for slowness first...
Some of the best altitude readings all year...



Timeslip:



Views out the windshield while waiting in that line up...


The car was really running great! A 25hp shot of nitrous helped my 60' times by over a second! The AW71 is holding up like a champ! I am somewhat surprised it's still alive. Best ETs were done just leaving the stick in drive. It seems to shift between 6100 and 6200 rpm which is almost perfect for the 16V motor i think.

Best ET and mph was a 13.02@110mph. 2.2 60 foot.
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Old 09-23-2021, 01:04 AM   #16
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Well, now Iím curious! The pictures arenít working.
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Old 09-23-2021, 01:12 AM   #17
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Yeah they work on mobile but not desktop for me. Weird.
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Old 09-23-2021, 02:09 AM   #18
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oop. I suck at permissions. They always work for me. :-)

Let me know if that is working now...
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Nope, still only have 1 of 3 pics working.
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Old 09-23-2021, 11:46 AM   #20
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I see a 13.0 at 110mph slip!
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Old 09-23-2021, 12:26 PM   #21
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OK... Just attached pictures to the post instead of linking to my google account


Yeah! 13.0 at 110mph.
I didn't expect to be going that fast, but when I saw my first timeslip I got really motivated to crack into the 12s. I ran a 13.3, a 13.1, and a 13.0. Faster and faster as the night time temperatures dropped. A tiny bit of megasquirt tweaking between rounds...

Maybe I'll try to get one more track day before they close in October. I think I have a little injector headroom to run another 1-2 psi boost. Famous last words...
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What kind of 60' numbers do people run at sea level with 4 cylinder Volvos? I'm trying to figure out where to get that last 10th of a second for a 12 second pass. It felt like a decent launch for a street tire car. The track was well prepped. Super sticky last night.
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Old 09-23-2021, 12:51 PM   #23
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Best I can ever muster with the T5 and 3.73s on street tires is 2.5 without being extremely abusive...
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Old 09-23-2021, 07:22 PM   #24
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Damn Harald, I did better on that in the the 140. Granted 4.1's and W50 at the time, with a TRASHED clutch that couldn't launch over 2k without slipping, but still...
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Old 09-24-2021, 01:22 PM   #25
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It’s a 16V NA race camshaft with turbo problem. Ok, maybe not, but maybe.

In the past I think the best I've seen was a 2.0 but it usually was more in the 2.1-2.4 range.
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