Took my 06 coupe to Milan Dragway in MI yesterday. This is the first time I had driven it at the track. Stock tires, American Racing stepped headers, Corsa exhaust K&N filters. SCT tune from Roe Racing. I tried a number of different launches, but could barely break a 60' time of 2.0xx. I did have a couple 1.9xx 60' times. My best run: 60'. 2.0275 1/4: 12.283 Mph: 120.2 The rest were 12.3 s, 12.4. My best trap times came after a 13 Z06 embarrassed me in my second run. (12.0 vs 12.6) when talking to him he said he crossed the line in third. I know he has more rpm but I thought well, theoretically I might be ok, or close. My trap times when I stayed in third were 120.2 ans 121.2. When I shifted into 4th I couldn't get over 117. One pass I had a good run going but screwed up my shift into 4th and coasted over the line at 106 mph but still ran 12.33. Of note, there was a large contingency of Supercharged Roush Mustangs there, running higher displacement supercharged motors. Most of them were easy to beat on that Wednesday. I did not lower tire pressure, so I am sure that affected my starts. I did do a small burn out each time. Trying to wear out the run flats. What's the safe RPM to run a gen 3 at? What is the weak link - valve train? Short block? I know I need to work on the shifting speed, but is staying in 3rd the way go? I shifted around 5600 rpm. Do short throw shifters really help? Looking for all thoughts, opinions and advice. It really was fun, and the car was easy to drive. ( Compared to the 70 Charger I sold to buy this car). I will be back there.