I bet not always - especially if the guys know how to drive. It IS true that any bozo can drive an auto down a drag strip, however ... whippee what fun, I saw the light turn and pressed the gas ...And the guys with the 09 R/T's and SRT Challengers will beat them.....
If its the exact modded truck, yes you will loose everytime.....There are two sides to this as far as drag racing (street) cars (or trucks) goes.
The auto is more consistant. If the driver gets a good reaction, and hooks on launch, and is driving an automatic, from there on out he is just along for the ride....assuming he can keep it straight. Unless he has a manual valve-body. Still no worries about missing a shift.
A stick-driver has more work to do on launch (modulating the clutch) and still can beat himself if he misses any shifts. But......then there is the reward/satisfaction one gets by becoming more of an integral part of the equation.....and also putting more power to the ground.
With the turbo diesels......I get it.....the auto lets you stay on boost longer/more....and that will make a difference. If there was a fast-shifting manual that could hold the tourque....things would be different though.
If I were to square off against the automatic equivilant of my truck......do you really and honestly believe I'd lose?
Only way that's gonna' happen is if "I" screw up....and while possible.....ain't too likely.....
:thatfunny....................:crazy:If its the exact modded truck, yes you will loose everytime.....
Hey Andy - how you been? I got a kick out of this guy who ran a record 8.04 @ 185.2 in his 6 speed Supra. I would love to learn to learn to drive a beast like this because even if you loose - you win
No.....you are talking about a turbo diesel. I already said "I get it" in regards to that.We aren't talking about a gas powered car, we are talking about a turbo diesel. How do you build boost off the line? How do you stop from loosing boost on the shift? Proven fact auto's are faster than sticks in turbo diesel pickups. Why does nobody use sticks in race cars anymore?
they are only one speed forward and reverse. When they do the burn out they fully engage the clutch to spin the tires. Then they use reverse to back up to the line. Then they launch to race a pnumatic system slowly engages the multi step clutch allowing it to slip to keep the wheels from spinning. By the end of the race the clutch is fully engaged and has welded itself together from all the heat. They use a new one every race.