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Drag Racing at Luskville

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Doug_G, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Doug_G

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    #1 Doug_G, Jul 6, 2013
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    Had an opportunity pop up to go drag racing at Luskville with some people from the local club. The Model S did quite well, with 1/4 mile times in the 12.7 range. As soon as I did my first run a guy came out and told me I was too fast and had to run with a helmet. Fortunately I had stowed one in the Frunk just in case.

    Here are some pics and video.

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    The heat and humidity wasn't helpful for the ICE cars. I did a number of runs against a very fast Saleen Mustang. The two cars were fairly evenly matched, although under the conditions I always got the faster time (although a couple of times due to reaction time he got to the finish line just ahead of me). There was a Porsche Turbo there that I didn't get a chance to run against; he was running in the 12.2's.





    Interestingly each run was slightly slower than the previous one... not sure why.

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    Thanks for sharing. How much range did you have to start and how much after your last run? I have read where the best times achieved are when the battery is at full charge and decline as range goes down.
     
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    I arrived with about 85% charge and left with about 65% charge. So yeah it probably was the battery voltage dropping slightly.
     
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    Here's a solo run from outside the car.

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    And here's one racing against the Saleen from outside the car.

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    Standard S right? I got 12.645 with my P but you were slipping through the beginning similar to how it is when I ran so without stickier tires I think that's it on a slippery drag strip.
     
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    It's a P85.

    Luskville is a very well-worn facility; the track is in pretty rough shape. I was getting a fair bit of wheel spin. Also it's a bit of a drive from home so I wasn't at 100% battery either.
     
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    ok.
    I only ran 2 slips and 1 was a 12.64 the other 12.7 but I am spinning up to just above 45 mph or so too.
     
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    Thanks Doug. Very nice, especially that high speed photo and of course the rear facing video :wink:. Congrats.

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    Do they have any on-site EV charging facilities? And if not, do you think they might be open to considering the installation of evChargers?
     
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    No, there are no chargers on site. The place is pretty rustic; I think everything they have there was installed 30 years ago. I wouldn't hold my breath!

    If you want to run there, you can charge up in Ottawa (drop by our office!) or at the Hull Casino.
     
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    This is great thanks for sharing.
     

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