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Old 03-06-2014, 02:02 PM   #11
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I've always been into circle track racing. I was able to take a friends 700 hp dirt late model out for some practice laps on a test and tune day. That was a fun ride but I couldn't afford to race with them guys so I stuck to the street stock class witch was too expensive for me at times. As far as drag racing I had a couple of buddies who were into it and I went to the track with them a couple of times but it was a little boring for me. Sure it was fun watching the cars go down the track but the waiting around between rounds sucked. I remember my buddy beat the car next to him and I was like cool he won! and the other guy was like no we just broke out. I couldn't wrap my head around the thought of going too fast means you lose. About 6 years ago a different buddy had a extra ticket to the top fuel races in Sonoma with hospitality passes to the Kalitta pit. That gave me a new found respect for drag racing! Standing next to 7000HP when they pull the trigger is like standing next to a bomb when it goes off. It'* intense.
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there is alot more to it than some think. a couple things draw me like you say some things are just amazing feats of engineering. some of the local draw though is tinkering with your car and making it go faster and i have a few buddies that have cars and you help them do stuff, its a social deal too. sometimes you go look at other cars and see what they did and sometimes others come and ask you. its sort of like a forum only "real life"
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Yeah that is one thing about the circle track scene, the other race teams don't like you looking at their cars in fear of reviling some speed or set up secret. I got to say I've seen more fist fights at the circle track than the times I've been to the drags. It'* funny cause it'* very rare guys go out on the track with intentions of hitting other cars but when it does happen the guy getting hit takes it personally.
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might be different at pro levels but nobody at the local drags is in a serious competition with other people, the races are get close to your dial in with out going over. so it doesnt matter if you have a stock neon or a sbc swapped fbody, its all about being a consistent driver. most of the time i just go to the test and tune nights anyway because you cant tweak and tune your car when you are racing because if it goes faster you lose
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I'd probably kill myself in one of those, but I'd take one! lol
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