Re: My first ever dragstrip experience/timeslips
If you're crossing the line at 4800 rpm, you're effectively leaving power on the table by ensuring your engine never makes full power in 3rd gear at all. Traction permitting, you'll absolutely run quicker and probably faster with gears that have you at or just above hp peak rpm as you cross the finish line. That said, you may not want to make that compromise for a street car. Lots of really good suggestions from other folks-remove front swaybar, etc.
'71 chevelle, 468, TH400, 12 bolt posi w/3.08's, drinks a lot of 87 octane.