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What kinds of legal racing have you done

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by 98_1LE, Dec 10, 2005.


  1. 98_1LE

    98_1LE
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    Like many gearhaeds I was an occasional drag racer for many years, then in '97-'98 I did it a LOT. After that I tried autocross in 2000, and was hooked. In 2001 I tried open track (HPDE) on a road course with other cars, and that was awesome. In April I did my first open road race (BBORR) where we averaged 125.2 mph over 118 miles of highway, starting from a stop twice, with 60 turns in each 59 mile leg. Next April I plan to enter the 135 (or 140 if they will let me) class. I have also ran the Texas Mile a couple times. Here is a video of the T/A hitting 166mph from a stop in 1 mile.

    I guess wheel-to-wheel road racing is the next natural step, but I don't think I have the time, money, or talent for it.
     

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  2. Asha'man

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    eat the eat!

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    I made about 25 quarter-mile passes last season ('05), which for a 20-second car isn't too bad. It'll be much faster next season. :) I'd also like to try autocross and/or road course stuff, but they just closed our only two road courses within a hundred miles or more, and I haven't looked into SCCA for next summer yet. I have a bad feeling that my car would put me in a much higher class than I have the skills for.

    Brian
     

  3. triggerjerk

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    I've been to the drag strip twice.
    It wasn't pretty.
    4500 ft above sea level with 9800 DA and my
    crappy 2.4 60 foots make for an embarrasing
    time for a modded ls1.

    I plan on getting some slp/eibach suspension goodies
    and hitting a road course this summer. . . :cool:

    now, if you want to talk about illegal racing, that is another
    story;)
     
  4. Warp

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    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Drag racing. I got my daily driver '98 Z28 consistently running high 11's naturally aspirated. 1.64 60's. :)
     
  5. 45acp4me

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    Pissed puppet

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    Drag racing - 12 second Talon
    Solo II - Talon
    Open track day - Talon
    SCCA club racing in a SR/SRF

    Still crew for a couple that runs a Panoz GTS car and a SRF in the SCCA. They will also be running in the opening act for the Sebring 12 hour in March.
     
  6. GlockRat

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    Micro Sprint racing on dirt tracks
    Dwarf car racing on 1/4 mile paved
    Road course- open track day on my zx-9r
    I would like to try drag racing and road course racing one day.
    I'm a speed freak ;f ;a ;f
     
  7. streeter69

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    This is Kewl

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    Dirt track cycles.
    Ice race cycles.
    Dirt track modifieds.
    Hair race snowmobiles.
    1/4 mile....when straight up was in.
    Pitcrewed for my bud Winston car.
    Currently getting a car together for U.S.A.S racing.

    That was the legal stuff;Q
     
  8. popinsmoke

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    1/8 mile and 1/4 mile drag racing in anyhting from a 13 second bone stock sedan to high 7 second drag bike.

    Done Motocross,Hare scramble,Hill-climb,Enduro on dirt bikes and atvs

    Drag raced,AMA road race on street bikes.

    Tried autocross and couple of track day had a lot of fun but was very humbled at my driving skills.

    Of all of it I would say I like Hare scrambles the best (cuz I seem to be the best at it ;f )

    Next would be drag racing howeve rthat fact that I have so much room for improvment in the road racing department I think for 06 I am going to try to get much more track time on 4 wheels.
     
  9. XxMerlinxX

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    Autocross with the SCCA and a few passes at the dragstrip. '00 Celica GT-S that has now been sold for a '93 RX-7. Gotta get her runnin' right before I put it on the street or track though.
     
  10. DriBak

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    The faster you make it the faster you break it
    local 1/4 mile and 1/8th mile track stock LS1 and stock HD FXSTD