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So, does anyone here get onto any tracks other than drag strips? I'm a fan of autocrossing, myself, with potential aims towards making my tbird a cheap road course car.

It seems a bit of a waste simply to drag our birds, since they have so many pluses that make them better-suited to cornering and large tracks than our equine brethren... (the better Cg being a big one... .31 vs .38+)
 

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i would love to get on a real road course ,but there are none close to me.
but i do autocross alot in salina,ks
 

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So, does anyone here get onto any tracks other than drag strips? I'm a fan of autocrossing, myself, with potential aims towards making my tbird a cheap road course car.

It seems a bit of a waste simply to drag our birds, since they have so many pluses that make them better-suited to cornering and large tracks than our equine brethren... (the better Cg being a big one... .31 vs .38+)
I really wouldn't call it a waste......choose to do what fits in your budget, be it a road coarse or a straight line.

I chose the straight line stuff, cause thats what I like to build and race.....that, and everyone else and their brother builds mustangs and camaros for this stuff....so why not be different.
 

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an expensive alternative is look up scca or speedventures. asically what they allow you to do is take any car you want and go around your local road track all day or even 2 days it does get a tad pricey around 150 a day
 

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no one mentioned drifting...so i did. Its probably the cheapest way you can go other than autocross... and the most fun, at least in my opinion
 

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i would love to get on a real road course ,but there are none close to me.
but i do autocross alot in salina,ks
Uhh... What, do you spend your whole day in your parents basement playing World of Warcraft or something??? What about Heartland park?? You've lived in this area longer than I've been alive and you don't know about it???

http://maps.google.com/[email protected],-95.674095&geocode=;Fc72UQIdESFM-g&dirflg=&saddr=Olathe,+ks&f=d&dq=heartland+park&sll=37.370157,-95.712891&sspn=36.242538,78.75&cid=13011469565757037912&ie=UTF8&ll=38.775499,-95.29129&spn=0.559932,1.230469&t=h&z=10

A little over an hour away....

Where as Selina is an hour and 45 minutes away.....
 

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no i don't spend all my time playin wow.
I didn't know they road course.
plus it's going to be way to expensive.
 

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I really wouldn't call it a waste......choose to do what fits in your budget, be it a road coarse or a straight line.
I chose the straight line stuff, cause thats what I like to build and race.....that, and everyone else and their brother builds mustangs and camaros for this stuff....so why not be different.
I agree on the choice and budget part, road racing is VERY expensive. drag racing is relatively inexpensive. and common now no bashing on stangs haha
 

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well lets break it down to the 2 types and pricing....both have expensive tires, both have expensive suspension, both can use more fuel, engine mods are to be expected on both(not needed though)....paying the way to do both can be expensive either way....depends on what event you do...

bottom line, either will cost you money.....how fast you wanna go, how much you wanna spend!
 

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well lets break it down to the 2 types and pricing....both have expensive tires, both have expensive suspension, both can use more fuel, engine mods are to be expected on both(not needed though)....paying the way to do both can be expensive either way....depends on what event you do...

bottom line, either will cost you money.....how fast you wanna go, how much you wanna spend!
well if you think about it this way no. i go drag racing once a month and its $20 to race. if you go road racing its going to be upwards of $150 for the day. if you go drag racing, if your car doesnt break, your only REAL cost is fuel. if you go road racing, your gona go through a set of tires (roughly $700), a set of brake pads (roughly $100) plus the cost of getting in. at the drag strip (at least where i race) theres a long strip so you dont have to slam on your brakes thus no brakes, no tires, no $150 fee not to mention fuel.
 

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Well, one difference that few have mentioned is that there is a local drag strip almost everywhere. Might not be big and fancy, but its there. MOST of them have some kind of "fun drag" night, or a test and tune, or a challenge night... something where you can run what you brung, be it a full blown pro stock camaro, or your parents Taurus.

On the other hand, an autocross event can be harder to find, and further to drive to. And a road race course most folks would have to drive across a state to get to. Once you got to it, your car would have to pass inspection for its event. depending on your class, you might get by with a good set of performance street tires, but it'd still wear them down some. same with brakes. If you had to have racing tires, then the expense goes up yet again.

For the record, I'd LOVE to get the bird out on a true road course and cut loose. But I'm fairly certain that neither Heartland Park (Topeka) nor the course in Tulsa would just let me drive up, pay a fee, and head out on the track without some more safety mods (roll bar, harness, etc.)
 

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For the record, I'd LOVE to get the bird out on a true road course and cut loose. But I'm fairly certain that neither Heartland Park (Topeka) nor the course in Tulsa would just let me drive up, pay a fee, and head out on the track without some more safety mods (roll bar, harness, etc.)
over here in cali theres the streets of willow that will let you run what you brung but its upwards of $100 to run for a day and the weekend is around $200 i think
 

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Hello

It costs me $35.00 per week to race up here. Weather permitting lol!

That is after I Modded my car. Role cage, Fuel cell, Racing seat & Belts.
Stock type Engine 351W + 2bbl, Auto trany, 3.90 open rear for Ford.

tires mostly last the entire season, About $90.00 each.

This is a Full contact sport. Not Boring, 25laps of swaping paint.
After a 8 lap heat race.

Have Fun, Any way YOU like!

Paul
 

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Actually reading the 2009 rules in the Grand Touring Class, we might get away with no modification, the only safety one they might require is a fuel cell.

Really the only thing I'd expect SCCA to what you to have is a license (one of theirs), because looks like they can find you a class.
 
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