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Drag Strip Gathering: 17 August, Sacramento Raceway

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by George Parrott, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. George Parrott

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    17 August, Wednesday Sacramento Raceway GATHERING
    Submitted by George with SacEV on July 11, 2016
    Come out and join in with others in the Tesla and broader EV community as we congregate at Sacramento Raceway for their Wednesday "Time and Tune" sessions allowing any car to take as many runs as they want and get full printed feedback on performance down to the thousands of a second for the paltry fee of $20 for the car and driver and ride alongs pay $8 as spectators.

    Any Tesla driver needs a decent helmet, but a quality motorcycle helmet usually suffices and approved helmets CAN BE RENTED on site. Any Tesla with LUDICROUS upgrade will be expected to have the driver in a fireproof jacket, but if you cannot borrow or otherwise get one of those.....Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association (SacEV) will have a few on "rental loan" for a $5 donation to our local chapter.

    We would LOVE to see ALL versions of the powertrain options tested here under comparable conditions: S60, S85, P85, S70, S75D, etc. Let's see those new Model X show up and "strut their stuff" as well.

    Generally we leave by 7 pm or so and then adjourn to a pizza place on the way back into Sacramento for "debriefing" and recharging. There is the Folsom SUPERCHARGER venue only about 12 miles from the Sacramento Raceway, so it is easy to go by there and fully charge before arriving at the Raceway.

    Sacramento Raceway
    5305 Excelsior Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827

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  2. George Parrott

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    Less than 36 hours to THE gathering of the latest software upgrade Teslas to find out EXACTLY what their performance limits on the quarter mile REALLY are.

    Hope to see several variations of the Tesla Product Line out there tomorrow. I will have extra "fireproof jackets" for rent ($5 for the 2 hours or so we will be making timing runs. ALL Tesla drivers will need helmets, but these CAN BE RENTED from the track onsite. Generally GOOD MOTORCYCLE HELMETS are OK.

    See you "in the staging area."
     
  3. mspisars

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    So... Did this event take place?
     
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    Yes it did. See the forum at Tesla Motors.
     
  5. George Parrott

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    Confirmed: 4 Model S cars and a Model X
    P85, P85DL, P90DL(classic), P90DL(gen2 nose),
    Model X 90D

    Critical summary: Neither of the P90DL cars carrying the LATEST SOFTWARE configuration could produce an ET of quicker than 11.26 seconds. The newest version P90DL did turn a 119+ mph trap speed, but could NOT dip under 11.22 seconds (the previous best time on this track for that version).

    Those "Southeastern" P90DL cars must be running on a "turbo juice" electric supply, as our Sacramento area utility must be giving us "lower class electrons."

    For that is the ONLY explanation the deeply devoted Teslans will accept for WHY we are not seeing ET times under 11 seconds.

    BAD ELECTRICITY here in Sacramento.

    8 - )
     
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    Interesting results.

    Might be time to quit referring to them as "V2" and "V1" cars since they're producing about the same results despite the power difference.
     

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