-When you see the last yellow take off.
-You can try powerbraking; some say it works, some say it doesn't.
-You can try manually shifting; some say it works, some say it doesn't.
-Remove your spare and jack for less weight.
-Keep your stock air pressure; 32f/34r.
-Your times should be around 11.2-11.4 in the 1/8 mile, or a low 17 high 16 1/4 mile, for reference.
Well try it on the street first so you can see how the brakes will hold but the basic Idea is that you hold the break down and push the gas at the same time, that way the engine gets a little head start and your wheels will be going a little. If I had an auto I would try it with the e-brake myself, stage then pull the break a couple clicks and hold on to it, click it back and release it on the right after the second yellow and then you can floor it on the third....with the lack of low-end go you'll have trouble really red-lighting, but practice your technique and see what you come up with...Peace
"WHAT WORKS FOR ONE MAY NOT WORK FOR THE OTHER", but one thing that I could give is don't have a staging dual, try and stage first so you can be ready for the lights. I have to agree with the above as soon as the last yellow light lights up GO!
Personally I drop from about 2300 RPM. DOn't use Ebrake...you'll get a better RT and 60 ft if you use the regular old footbrake.
If you're gonna manually shift, do NOT, i repeat do NOT drop from neutral. NOt only does this murder your tranny, the clutchpacks slip a [censored] transitioning from neutral to drive and you'll lose butloads of time.
Here are a couple things I forgot to tell you...
1. Don't worry about everyone that is watching, they aren't driving so they can go to hell...
2. Try not to stage with your back wheels.. make sure you drive slowly when entering the staging area, I did it my first time, I was so nervous
3. Go out to have fun and talk to people at the track, everyone is there for the same reason, having a good time and staying OFF the street...