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Old 10-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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driving fast

where can I drive my car as fast as I want without it being illegal? I really don't want to race anyone just drive it and see what she's got.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:57 PM   #2
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where can I drive my car as fast as I want without it being illegal? I really don't want to race anyone just drive it and see what she's got.
Race track in your area , normally they do have a day every few weeks that one can pay some $$ and hit the gas , look around .
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:03 PM   #3
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The Autobahn in Germany. :P That or a racetrack.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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Car clubs will sometimes host high speed races at old airport runways. Some raceways will even open their gates for 'test n tune' days.
Do research for your area and you might find something.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:20 AM   #5
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if your lucky the airport run way.. had to say
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:40 AM   #6
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Germany. BTW, like your car.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:58 AM   #7
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:22 AM   #8
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Wish there was a race track near me were I could get my Camaro anywhere near top speed.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:42 AM   #9
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It depends what you want.

If you want to try the twisties there are plenty of two lane roads in the mountains that are a challenge to even maintain the speed limit.

This site has some of the popular runs:
TAIL OF THE DRAGON AT DEALS GAP

There are other roads of course. When you see a sign as big as a house that says "CAUTION. Multiple Switchbacks Ahead. Trucks should consider an alternate route." you know you have found one.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:59 AM   #10
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where can I drive my car as fast as I want without it being illegal? I really don't want to race anyone just drive it and see what she's got.
At track days you will not be there to race. Your car will have to pass tech - the condition of your tires and brakes being particularly important. You are there to learn how to drive fast safely and you will be driving at a pace that is comfortable for you - do not overestimate yourself here. As a novice there will be an instructor in the car with you. There will be a number of other cars on the track with you and passing situations may occur, but there will be very specific rules in place concerning this.

Virginia International Raceway is probably the closest track to you. NJMP is maybe a half day's drive.



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Depending on whereabouts in NY, Watkins Glen, Pocono (PA), or New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millvile, NJ). The Glen might be a bit intimidating with its Armco being fairly close to the pavement. NJMP's Lightning track has a track day scheduled for November 16th, and cars in the instructed hot laps group could approach 130 mph on the main straight (only 25 mph shy of your 155-ish limiter). I've been above 120 there in a car that has a hundred HP less than yours . . . FWIW, a stock SS will use up about 1000 feet of track accelerating from 125 to 140, and its braking distance will also be lengthened, so short of driving the Nurburgring don't expect to be closing in on 155 mph.


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Old 10-28-2013, 10:55 AM   #11
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My thoughts exactly! Great response. My vote would be VIR or Mid-Ohio. If you're just interested in going straight, seek out a standing 1/2 or 1 mile event.

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At track days you will not be there to race.

Virginia International Raceway is probably the closest track to you. NJMP is maybe a half day's drive.

Depending on whereabouts in NY, Watkins Glen, Pocono (PA), or New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millvile, NJ). The Glen might be a bit intimidating with its Armco being fairly close to the pavement.

...so short of driving the Nurburgring don't expect to be closing in on 155 mph.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:03 AM   #12
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There might be one in your area. Make sure you put a cone out as marker for the point of safe braking before the end of the runway .
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:13 AM   #13
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I would love to give this a try sometime... Open Road Racing - select a speed class you feel comfortable with, and enjoy miles and miles of testing your limits.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:21 AM   #14
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How about the dyno? I've gone 152mph on it in 4th
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