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Going to drags..Any tips or techniques???

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I am taking my stock 2010 SRT8 auto with all season tires to raceway park in N.J on Sat.. Please share any tips or techniques for launching and getting good 60ft times. What psi in the front and rear (all season) tires is best, Do I put the trans in 1st and let it shift itself or just leave in auto for best results? Should I bring rpms up and stomp on it at the green or ease into throttle? What about traction control(on, partial or completely off)? I plan on going around the water box and doing a short power brake to clean and warm my tires. I have 100's of 1/4 mile passes/runs under my belt but I am new to this car and could use some of your proven techniques to get the most out of this car. Any help would be very much appreciated.
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If the track prep is good, you should be able to power brake it up to the converter stall and then let 'er rip on the 3rd amber.

If you spin (poor track prep), then get it rolling first with as much throttle as it will tolerate without spinning and then hammer down.

Agree with above - just haze the tires in the damp area for 1-2 seconds to clean off any debris. Don't dunk them in the water box - it's bad etiquette with street tires.
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