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posted June 02, 2003 10:57 AM
at our track (large 1/2 mile banked high) stockcars were clocked at 105mph going into turn 1. that is top speed not average. most of us turn 7000rpm and run 5.29s or 5.43s


rico 08
posted June 02, 2003 01:22 PM
My old track was a big 3/8( 3/8 on the pole) and close to 1/2 around the top 1.89 second 3.23 rear 87 rollout 6200 end of straight at around 80-83 mph.

posted June 02, 2003 01:41 PM
with that tall a tire you should be safe with up to a 6.0 gear. we are called a 1/2 but like 93 said 1/2 isn't the same everywhere ours is a 1/2 on the outside. our hobby cars run 65-7000 the 6.0 and 84 in roll if you have anything more than stock rod bolts you will be good up to 7000 ez you should be safe with a 5.83 tho to start with to be on the safe side

posted June 02, 2003 05:26 PM
no late models...just mods. but they are aluminum headed 700hp mods (some of them anyway) i dont know what they ran but my guess is about 115-120...they are haulin. our track is 1/2 on the inside..more like 5/8 around the racing groove. has wide sweeping corners so you carry alot of speed.


posted June 03, 2003 07:39 PM
I'm running 1/2 mile at the inside rail with 5.67 gear 86--87 tires and turning 7000 rpms the groove is half way up the track.Alot of cars run 5.14 . I figure that puts me right around 100 at the end of the straight.

posted June 04, 2003 07:54 PM
our track is supose to be a half mile but Im not sure now with yalls gear ratios cause all our guys in super street run 6.20 and 6.33 finals and I running a 5.75 in pure stock car so it must be shorter than a half.

posted June 24, 2003 11:49 AM
We run a high banked 1/2 mile track. Street Stocks are doing about 95, not sure RPM/Gear ratio. I run Modified Street, hit about 110 using 5.43's turning little over 7200. Late Models are doing 130+ turning near 8000ish, not sure of exact gears, will have to check with my brother as that's his class.

posted June 24, 2003 12:41 PM
We ran a 1/3 mi. highbank (worlds fastest 1/3 mile), with a 6.26 gear (1.68 with 3.73 rear) and turned around 6300. That's 84 MPH.
Late Models were clocked at 108 MPH. WoO track record is 13.84 seconds.......WOW

posted June 24, 2003 03:05 PM
I've always kept my car set up so that when I enter the turns (turn 4 is a little wider so can turn little more in 3/4) I'm hitting 6800-7200 before I back off. I'm not sure about other makes, but we run Fords and the way we set our engines up (can't run strokers and bottom is heavy using steel/cast) the higher RPM's keep the engine up high enough for a quick response when getting back on the throttle. Using weight jacks and tire pressure I'm usually able to keep the rear sticking without getting overly loose.

Also I know it depends partly on the banking, ours is a very high banked (near what Bristol Motor Speedway is) so we are able to come in harder and back on the throttle faster. Another thing is I've noticed from going to other tracks it depends alot on the other drivers running. If most of the people you are runnning with are kicking the rear around in the middle of the turns (most at our track do some), higher RPM's keep the engine wound even though your spinning. But at some tracks the drivers try to keep the car straight with no spin or rear slip, so a lower RPM and easing on the throttle would make a difference. I've found that with my personal driving style and possibly partly because of the engine setup, that kicking the rear around and spinning up helps me down the straight.

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