2nd Mr beast
Dumping the clutch is never the way to go - on the street either for that matter. Wanna make a real good time? Be prepared to replace your clutch a lot. I'd leave at an even higher rpm, nice and up there in the powerband... 5K maybe? Slowly let the clutch out just on the edge of spinning the tires keeping the rpm the SAME until the clutch is fully out - then get into the throttle as much as you can, in the SS you can probably just nail it.
The above would be too extreme on a street car, so the 2K seems like a decent compromise, the point is, once that clutch is all the way out, do NOT be below 2000 rpm (or higher, if you like buying clutches)
Oh, and go around the water box, and don't do a burnout - a very quick spin of the tires to clean them will be plenty. Drag radials (or even decent tires) on 15" wheels would help too - low profiles make for bad drag tires.
I think that's a good starting point... though I don't have an SS and don't even own a front-driver anymore - sound reasonable guys?