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Jed
07-02-2004, 10:24 AM
I know in terms of motorpsorts events, the emphasis is primarily on autox and DE's, but how about a night at a drag strip. Mix it up a little and see what our cars do in a straight line. I know BMWs aren't drag machines, but it would be fun to do it.

Several of us go to Capitol once in awhile and I know Neil Simon wants to take his twin screw supercharged M Coupe out.

bren
07-02-2004, 10:27 AM
I know a few guys who have been considering this.

We need to find out if it's possible to rent a track so we don't have to wait around with the other 500 people on an open track night.

AlfaEric
07-02-2004, 10:29 AM
I know a few guys who have been considering this.

We need to find out if it's possible to rent a track so we don't have to wait around with the other 500 people on an open track night.
If you get there early enough this usually isn't a problem.

---Eric

bren
07-02-2004, 10:31 AM
How early are we talking about?

Do you guys normally go up on a Friday?

Jed
07-02-2004, 10:33 AM
I know a few guys who have been considering this.

We need to find out if it's possible to rent a track so we don't have to wait around with the other 500 people on an open track night.

Yes-we've gotten there at about 5 or 6 and gotten like 5-6 runs in less than 30 minutes. Even at 7, it is not too bad.

Maybe we can all meet up somewhere and then go as a group. Solidarity brotha!!!!

Then all go to Annapolis for dinner!

Jed
07-02-2004, 10:33 AM
How early are we talking about?

Do you guys normally go up on a Friday?

Yes, Friday nights are the test n' tunes.

AlfaEric
07-02-2004, 10:41 AM
I've only been once and I think I got around 12 runs. I could have had more if I felt like it.

---Eric

Doby
07-02-2004, 10:42 AM
Nicky wants to go to run her car too. I'll let her run it, and then I'll run it. :D

Pete
07-02-2004, 10:51 AM
I'm down for a drag strip run.

bren
07-02-2004, 10:51 AM
I know a few guys who have been considering this.

We need to find out if it's possible to rent a track so we don't have to wait around with the other 500 people on an open track night.

Yes-we've gotten there at about 5 or 6 and gotten like 5-6 runs in less than 30 minutes. Even at 7, it is not too bad.

Maybe we can all meet up somewhere and then go as a group. Solidarity brotha!!!!

Then all go to Annapolis for dinner!
Wow, most people I've talked to said they got maybe 3 or 4 runs the entire night. I guess they are going much later...

Doby
07-02-2004, 10:58 AM
I had 7 runs in the first 30 minutes I was there last time.

bren
07-02-2004, 11:00 AM
Ok, well now I definitely want to go....

Doby
07-02-2004, 11:01 AM
Get there 15-20 minutes before they open and you're good to get at least 6 runs in the first 30 minutes.

BahnBaum
07-02-2004, 11:43 AM
I'd definitely be up for this...

Alex

Jed
07-02-2004, 12:00 PM
Maybe I'll run it with my Ecsta V700s...

Doby
07-02-2004, 01:18 PM
You could try the Ecstas, but I don't know how they'd lauch compared to street tires. I can tell you they launch pretty damn well in the rain. :)

Jed
07-02-2004, 01:38 PM
You could try the Ecstas, but I don't know how they'd lauch compared to street tires. I can tell you they launch pretty damn well in the rain. :)

I know that R Comps have stiffer sidewalls than street tires, but the Ecstas are softer sidewalled than most Rs.

Well you'll be happy to hear that the team.BAR rain tires weren't torn up yesterday. I was waiting for the last session, but then it rained and we all bailed. SCARED! It's probably a good thing I didn't run them, my brakes would've been annihilated.

Doby
07-06-2004, 07:35 AM
:D Good, I need those tires for Topeka... we haven't discussed that one yet. ;)

1996 328ti
07-06-2004, 10:36 AM
For this to work please don't go off topic. ;)

Jed
07-09-2004, 09:46 AM
Anyone interested, sounds like several of the guys are headed to Capitol tonight.

I believe Neil may be taking out the twin screw supercharged beast.

Doby
07-09-2004, 09:48 AM
I'll be there in the wife's car... my clutch can't take another night there, and it wouldn't benefit anyway since it slips really bad in 3rd dn 4th now :(

Jed
07-09-2004, 10:03 AM
I'll be there in the wife's car... my clutch can't take another night there, and it wouldn't benefit anyway since it slips really bad in 3rd dn 4th now :(

I was thinking about stopping by on my way to Ocean City, but not really down with running my Explorer with a ton of stuff in it at the strip. Besides, I already ran it at the "beater drag race" we had last year and beat George's 240SX and Andy's Prelude on a couple of runs. hahahahahaha!

Doby
07-09-2004, 10:09 AM
You should so I can get Bill's Gun from you :D

AlfaEric
07-09-2004, 11:08 AM
I'm heading to the beach too. :cool: Post some results when everyone gets back. Have fun.

---Eric

AlfaEric
07-12-2004, 11:35 AM
Did anyone go on Friday?

---Eric