F350 1/4 mile times....
My regular race truck wasn’t ready in time for the NMRA’s season opener in Bradenton, FL this past weekend so I decided to take my F350 tow rig instead so I could still get some points for the season. I wasn’t sure what to expect because I’ve never raced the truck before so everything was a shot in the dark.
As I rolled around the water box the person on PA system said the normal stuff and then made a comment like “I wonder if the truck’s going to fit between the staging tree and the wall”… I just laughed. My first pass was a 14.98 at 101 with a 2.76 60’ but she spun pretty good off the line. The PA was shocked I just took a 8,600 truck through the traps at 100+ mph and ran under 15 seconds. I was pretty happy with the run but knew there was more in her.
On my next pass I launched off ideal with no spinning and clicked off a 14.54 @ 101 with a 2.46 ’60. I followed that with a 13.98 @ 101 mph with about the same 60’. For the 4th pass I got on the convertor a little so it wouldn’t flash from a dead stop and this time she ran a 13.63 @ 102 with a 2.24 60' and a .049 reaction time. The dude on the PA was going nuts because he couldn’t believe a truck this size just went mid 13’s @ almost 102 mph. Needless to say I was a happy camper and very surprise it went that fast. I didn’t win the race but she still ran a 13.93 @ 101 on the last pass so I was pleased.
These truck don’t move very fast off the line but with a little work on the the 5/10ths pro tree I crack off an .049, .090 and a .076 reaction time while keeping the times in the 13’s.
Here’s the info from the quickest time and a little detail on the truck and track
Truck info - ’08 F-350 4x2 CC dually long bed, 8825 lbs with driver and everything still on/in it.
Tires - Stock BFG’s with 57,000 miles on them.
Track – Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL.
Temp - Approx 70 degrees with a 5-10 mph headwind.
Mods - Spartan
310 mild tune, 3.5" DOC/DPF delete pipe and a S&B intake kit. Everything else is bone stock…