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Old November 15th, 2009, 05:32 PM
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anyone race their cars?

Anyone here been to a strip with there cars? What fun I had at englishtown.Any of you folks near enough to new jersey to make the event? Early October,drove through torrential rain the day before and was rewarded by super sun,below sea level air quality,huge field of cars. Never been to a drag strip before. Had a 2.2 second reaction time the first round. lol. .75 the second-much more relaxed. Already have ideas for next year. Seriously- if any of you guys with a big olds in the vicinity of englishtown want to have a BLAST with their cars DO IT!Ck out rop for the date-That's where I found it.Just in time too.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 05:39 PM
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Old November 20th, 2009, 04:43 AM
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I have raced all my cars. Both my 71 Royale and the 67 ninety-eight have raced at the Miller meet. This picture was at Thompson drag strip, 3-14-2007-42.jpg
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Old November 20th, 2009, 04:58 AM
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Drag reacing 101


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I raced my 1964 Olds 98 at the dragstrip in KCMO. My time was HORRIBLE!

I haven't raced my 1971 Olds 98 yet. Hopefully I will get it out to the dragstrip this summer.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 08:39 AM
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Olds Club of Am. now has a Race Car class for the annual show/meet. In 2010 it will be in Sturbridge, MA.
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When I was younger I did a lot. More on the street than the track. My 70 isn't going to see the track, maybe if I build a G-body I'll build it to race.
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Excellent article, well written and informative. I think I might print it out and reread it several times, prior to the Texas Zone Show next year. I wonder what kind of reaction time one might expect from a 71 year young driver???? LOL! Few years back (on a Wednesday) before real racing began on Friday at the Fall Nationals (Texas Motorplex) I had an opportunity to race a Quad4 Cutlass. Oldsmobile dealer provided 8 of them for heads up racing (our company was one of the sponsors, at the time). First time, the other car just creamed me (*3 car lengths)! We talked it over prior to our racing each other again shortly thereafter. Keep in mind they were using a Pro Tree (all yellow lights light at once, after staging, then it's go time). Guy told me to nail it when I saw the yellow(s), no way (as a novice) I could ever red light before the green light came on. He was right. Going down the track, I got a cramp in my right (foot feed) leg from trying to press the gas pedal through the grill. He beat me by about 2 feet the second go around. Talk about the shakes after we got out of the car! What fun. You gotta' try it, but keep re-reading that thread mentioned above.
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Race em' or wreck em'.
Anything else is like driving to work.
If you're going to have horrible gas mileage get the most bang/fun for your buck.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 10:32 AM
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I plan on racing my car but not in the way most here would think to. I plan on doing road racing track days. It's usually around $200 for the day but you get atleast an hour and 20 minuites of track time. Usually 20 min at a time. I typically have run at Pocono when I was running an S-10. So I don't run what one might expect to see doing this type of thing. But I have to say it is the most fun a person can have in their personal vehicle IMO. Imagine going as fast as you will at the strip(maybe faster) then standing on the brakes to make a tight turn only to accelerate out of the turn and head for the next braking zone and turn.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Olds Club of Am. now has a Race Car class for the annual show/meet. In 2010 it will be in Sturbridge, MA.

Look forward to meeting alot of you guys.
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lol i've raced the olds a couple of times, 84 delta 88, she does fairly nice for a almost stock 307, i raced a civic (with fartcan muffler haha) and the guy almost **** himself when i said it was stock haha shoulda got an olds
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I was saddened to hear that there won't be racing at the 2010 Nationals and neither will there be a Race Car show class.
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