Why the sudden hostility, NDSP?
The reason why MPH is more important than ET to LS1 owners is because most LS1 cars aren't trailer queens that only race at the track. Most of my
racing is on the street. And most of my
racing is from a roll. I don't plan it that way. Personally, I like racing from a stop. But, the fact of the matter is that it's hard to get lined up next to a car at a red light on a city street with no traffic around. Especially, when alot of the cars I run into refuse to line up with me fairly. So since I do most of my racing on the street, mph is more important than ET. I'd rather race a car that has a timeslip of high 11s at 110mph that cut a 1.5 60ft on ET Streets than a car that ran low 12s at 120mph that cut a 2.0 on street tires. Why? Because it would be a unlikely probability that that high 11 car is wearing his ET Streets on the street. And that 1.5 60ft. is going to turn into a 1.8 even if he is wearing drag radials.
Different strokes for different folks. If I only drove my car from the garage to the trailer to the track back to the the trailer back into the garage to be put back on jackstands, I would probably only care about ET too.
MattB, even I have teased the Plano crew for letting thier parents pay for thier car. But this is a thread about racing. It has absolutely nothing to do about ownership. If you get beat by a mommy bought LS1, do you pull out your title and say, "You may have beaten me, but I own this car?"
There are probably just as many mommy bought F-bods as mommy bought Mustangs in this metroplex. Do you really think all the 16 year old girls in new V6 Mustangs pay for their cars?