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itlbrnmoff
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From: Indianapolis,IN.USA
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 02-18-2003 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok...ok...I'm missing out on a lot of action and fun with this hotrod thing...
I've never been to the drags...ever...period.
But I've been to circle track type races before...
The only satisfaction of speed I ever get is a blessed event... finding a deserted road where I can pop the clutch and get sideways taking off, but I've never maintained a high speed for very long...
I bet I would on the track...with a rollcage...
So how do I go about this wanting to go to the track?
Call my local track (IRP), and get the facts, the rules, the cost?
I hear about street cars running on weekends for a fee...
Is this expensive?
I really want to see how fast my car goes, short of finding an abandoned air strip using a G-tech meter...

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Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 02-18-2003 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check this site out,

http://www.staginglight.com/guide/ET.html

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 02-18-2003 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Call IRP back and find out if they have a Test and Tune night. Usually on T&T nights they might have a bracket program, but most often you can get in a few runs. Since there are no eliminations, you keep on running and practicing. Beech Bend here in Bowling Green only charges $10 for T&T, cheap fun. Fond memories of IRP, got busted in 1971 at the Nationals, violation of the 1935 Liquor Law, contributing to the delinquecy of a 20 year old minor.

Mike

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Fstln69
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Posts: 281
From: Westmont,il
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 02-18-2003 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
here at rt66 its $30 for t&t but hey its close and what else do you do on a tues evening

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always in search of more HP and faster ET'S

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Fastymz
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posted 02-19-2003 02:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For sure go it's a lot of fun.Do you know any other local guys that would go with you.Maybe they can help you alittle.Give your car a good tune and safty check 1st.Then find out when and where and how much.Around here it's about $25.Them when you get there take your time watch a few cars go.Line up and your off,after a few runs you'll have the hang of it.

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two89w
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From: sydney australia
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posted 02-19-2003 05:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for two89w   Click Here to Email two89w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
itl......find a track(circuit)that has practise days which allows any type of car on the track and drive it hard.
you will have and absolute blast,i take my car on the track 4 times a year(due to cost and time) its awsome

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capri man
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From: doerun, ga.
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posted 02-19-2003 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
e-mail this guy. [email protected] his name is dave cook and he is a great racer and super nice guy. he lives in indy. tell him capri man sent you. im sure he will help you in any way possible.

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
1.54 60 ft.
http://prestage.com/site/site_display.asp?SiteID=141

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Mike_R
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From: Indianapolis, IN 46237
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posted 02-19-2003 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_R   Click Here to Email Mike_R     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
IRP has test n tune every Tuesday night during the summer and often on friday nights. It's all street cars and don't worry, if you're a novice you'll fit in just fine. There aren't alot of really radical cars there, it's mostly daily street drivers.

I think it costs about $10 to $15. You could go the first time as a spectator and get some information if you want. Then the next time you can try it yourself. It's alot of fun.

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capri man
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posted 02-19-2003 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey that guy above has the same name as me. domm hes lucky!! lol

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
1.54 60 ft.
http://prestage.com/site/site_display.asp?SiteID=141

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Mike_R
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From: Indianapolis, IN 46237
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posted 02-19-2003 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_R   Click Here to Email Mike_R     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I need to get a little more creative with my username, huh (LOL). There are about four Mikes in the area where I work. When somebody yells "hey Mike" mass confusion occurs.

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 02-21-2003 01:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds to me...
That was alot of good info guys...
I don't know why I haven't done this before?
I really haven't been trying to risk my life much in the past...but now, h&ll with it, I'm almost 40...did I live so far? Barely!!
My car needs new front struts, brake work, some new tires (and rims)...
I should've kept the factory 10 hole rims instead of tradin' em to a kid for some less than perfect aluminum rims...
But really, my car is driveable now...
I shouldn't have a problem being ready by the time warm weather creeps in...
Ahhhh....Mashin' the go pedal and not lettin' up....
Powershifting the 5 speed like an amature...
Listening for those strange sounds to erupt when something is about to break...
Something breaks...then stand around like a nimrod wondering why I never bought a car tow dolly...
But really, thanks alot guys...
I'm goin' racin'...

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Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

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