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If you're going to take it easy on the launch there is no point getting the tire pressures down unless you have traction issues on lower gears. Just leave the seat so it's more like every day driver timesplip. Get the tank level low and pump the best fuel you can get (some booster if you like) about 1/4 tank.

Depending on your torque curve choose the shiftpoints so that you use the best possible area under the curve considering the torque to the wheels.

Having a G-meter would be helpfull. One run in every gear and then put the runs on the same exel sheet with mph at the x-axis and accel at the y-axis. Then look at where the acceleration crosses between the gears. That point is pretty close to optimum shifting mph. If there is no crossing then it would be best to run to the rev limit.

The ET is a lot about the launch and the mph is more about power to the ground. So if you are after the ET you will benefit the most of a good launch.

This IMO, others may shime in with better advice.
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