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Old 03-15-2012, 09:14 PM   #251
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Does the auto place out in Mville have alot more/better than a like a pepboys/etc and cleaning supplies? Never been there or heard of it before so I have no idea.
Yes. This is higher end stuff. Chemical Guys, Pinnacle, P21S, Zymol, etc. They have a lot of other supplies as well (orbitals and polishers).

They have a site, but not all of the products are on there from what I can tell:
https://www.autoality.com/store/pc/home.asp
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:14 PM   #252
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Does the auto place out in Mville have alot more/better than a like a pepboys/etc and cleaning supplies? Never been there or heard of it before so I have no idea.

I am hoping to goto every form of track at least once this year.
I guess Beaverun is now called Pitt Race or something
If you mean autoality, they have much more, and better detailing supplies than normal auto parts places like pep boys
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #253
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Yes. This is higher end stuff. Chemical Guys, Pinnacle, P21S, Zymol, etc. They have a lot of other supplies as well (orbitals and polishers).

They have a site, but not all of the products are on there from what I can tell:
https://www.autoality.com/store/pc/home.asp
Damn, you beat me to the post!
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:19 PM   #254
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Damn, you beat me to the post!
Haha, sorry! Good stuff there though. I'm going to pick up an orbital from there for the spring. The guys that work there are awesome when it comes to advice and tips.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:43 AM   #255
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I have this terrible feeling that by the time they open the weather will turn to crap again
Yeah, bad spring last year then hot summer. That plus the days my car was in pieces equaled not many days at the track for me last year.
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Yeah, bad spring last year then hot summer. That plus the days my car was in pieces equaled not many days at the track for me last year.
I couldn't get there to save my life last year. Same problems as you. went two or three times and it ended up cancelled right when it was supposed to open gates, and the car was always being worked on when it was open. finally went and the clutch slipped hellish bad on the first run. got a new clutch and sold the car before i went back
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I couldn't get there to save my life last year. Same problems as you. went two or three times and it ended up cancelled right when it was supposed to open gates, and the car was always being worked on when it was open. finally went and the clutch slipped hellish bad on the first run. got a new clutch and sold the car before i went back
Sold the car? You don't have a Camaro now?
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:26 AM   #258
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Autoality is nice...I miss the Ross Park store.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:59 AM   #259
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Accoring to their site, Test and Tune at PRP is each Saturday in April, then it reverts back to each Thursday. When does everyone generally go? I can't wait to get down the track!

My old "home" track, Beaver Springs Dragway (http://www.beaversprings.com/ if anyone is interested in perusing), had TnT each Saturday, so this "during the week" thing is new to me. Friday night's were street nights and were always packed.

I like TnT because I can get as many runs in as I want. I'd presume since they're on Thursday's that it's pretty easy to run as much as possible, no? Seems like a great excuse to use a vacation day

I'm also hoping to make it to BeaveRun (or whatever it's called now) at least once this year.

If anyone wants to set up a day to go to either track, I'd love to be a part of it.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:24 AM   #260
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Accoring to their site, Test and Tune at PRP is each Saturday in April, then it reverts back to each Thursday. When does everyone generally go? I can't wait to get down the track!

My old "home" track, Beaver Springs Dragway (http://www.beaversprings.com/ if anyone is interested in perusing), had TnT each Saturday, so this "during the week" thing is new to me. Friday night's were street nights and were always packed.

I like TnT because I can get as many runs in as I want. I'd presume since they're on Thursday's that it's pretty easy to run as much as possible, no? Seems like a great excuse to use a vacation day

I'm also hoping to make it to BeaveRun (or whatever it's called now) at least once this year.

If anyone wants to set up a day to go to either track, I'd love to be a part of it.
I'm sure I'll be out there with some friends as soon as it opens in April. I can let you know.

TnT can get crowded at PRP, especially if it's a nice day. In the past, they were a bit slow to clean up after spills and breaks. They've gotten better, but I've been there on nights where street cars only get 3 runs. I've also seen nights where street cars get 7+ runs.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #261
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Based on my experience 3 passes is more common then more uless you stay until they close. I like Saturdays better, but last year I think the weather was good enough for only one day in April.

I would not mind finding another track with tnt on Saturday, but Beaver Springs is a little far for me.
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Based on my experience 3 passes is more common then more uless you stay until they close. I like Saturdays better, but last year I think the weather was good enough for only one day in April.

I would not mind finding another track with tnt on Saturday, but Beaver Springs is a little far for me.
BSD is too far for me, too. The only way I'll end up back there is if I'm back home visiting.

I'm not familiar with tracks in Ohio, but 75-80 outside of Hagerstown, Maryland is probably the only other close track aside from PRP (still a 3+ hour hike, though).

Are you guys saying that even the Thursday test and tunes are packed at PRP?
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:19 PM   #263
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Yeah, even Thursdays are busy there.

There's Quaker in Ohio:
http://www.quakercitymotorsportspark.com/index.php
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:36 PM   #264
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I do Wednesday night Test n' Tune / Bracket racing at Thompson Raceway (Thompson, Ohio), but a good 3 or 4 hour hike from you guys (and a weekday). Quaker is close to where my parents live, nice track. I've never actually ran there though.
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Jeez....QCR...haven't been there in years. Ever since it changed from NHRA to IHRA it went downhill. It was a very nice track back when my dad ran his Super Street Camaro in the 1990s. When it changed over to IHRA...we took our cars (Super Comp dragster/Super Gas Roadster) for a test and tune since IHRA never gave them a divisional race and it just wasn't the same anymore. They never really prepped the track well enough and the return roads and parking were....eh

Sad, cause that track is only about an hour from home.

As for Beaver Springs....gone there for a couple IHRA Divisional races. I dont' mind the track very much. I don't like having to back up a rail into the waterbox because of those sound boards. Very nice environmental there. When in the area, I'd prefer Numidia.

PRP isn't bad, if they would lengthen the top end. Can wear the brakes pretty good over a short time there. And until they do, they won't ever get a National Event there either. Its not regulation length in order to support a 300mph car.

Ohio guys....you know anything about Edgewater? Used to be a great track, had a fish sandwich thing Friday night after time trials were over for the D3 race, but I heard the owners have come upon hard times and the track has gone to crap.

Hagerstown..not a fan of. Drove all the way down there because my father needed his Super Gas license runs, and they wouldn't let us run because we didn't have mufflers. What race car has mufflers? Needless to day, not very accommodating. Ended up having to drive all the way down to Capital Raceway and that was a scary experience in itself. Having to lock your trailer up just to make a run? And shady home boys almost rolling their cars making accelerating left turns into the water box? My tip to you, stay away from there.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:03 PM   #266
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Sold the car? You don't have a Camaro now?
No I had an 03appointment cobra then. Bought the camaro after that
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Oh, wow, Quaker City is really close (probably quicker than getting to PRP from Seven Fields).

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As for Beaver Springs....gone there for a couple IHRA Divisional races. I dont' mind the track very much. I don't like having to back up a rail into the waterbox because of those sound boards. Very nice environmental there. When in the area, I'd prefer Numidia.
BSD was kind of hit or miss at times. They repaved the track in the early 2000's but it still went up hill and one would often roll back in the staging lanes. I finally got to the point where I only ran from the right lane as it seemed most consistent. Not sure how things are now since I've not raced there for a good 5 years or more. Great environment, though, like you mention.

I always wanted to make it out to Numidia, but never had a chance. Heard a lot of great things about it, though.

Anyone ever make it to Maple Grove or Cecil?
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Oh, wow, Quaker City is really close (probably quicker than getting to PRP from Seven Fields).

Anyone ever make it to Maple Grove or Cecil?
Yes, Quaker City is just a hop up on the Turnpike.

Yes, of course I've been to Maple Grove an Cecil County, both are division 1 races.

Maple Grove is a great track. I wish they'd move the date for the division race away from the very beginning of spring, I'm tired of freezing my ass off and wearing the firesuit around just to keep warm. I love the shutdown area, even at 175mph I can coast out the entire lenght without much brake pressure. And going through the trees at the top end is very nice.

Cecil I find to be an overall nice track. Its just the drive thats a bit of a pain in the butt. Only been there once though.

Delmar is another track, its in Delaware. Long drive there too. Its nice, but not worth the drive IMO.
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I've never heard a bad thing about Maple Grove, so I'd be willing to do a trek out that way.

Would anyone be interested in doing a track rental for PRP since it seems so busy? Maybe I could convince PACE to do some sort of thing for it.
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I've never heard a bad thing about Maple Grove, so I'd be willing to do a trek out that way.

Would anyone be interested in doing a track rental for PRP since it seems so busy? Maybe I could convince PACE to do some sort of thing for it.
~4.5 hour drive out that way to Maple Grove. Actually...probably longer than that but I can't recall at the second. Norwalk is closer.
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I've never heard a bad thing about Maple Grove, so I'd be willing to do a trek out that way.

Would anyone be interested in doing a track rental for PRP since it seems so busy? Maybe I could convince PACE to do some sort of thing for it.

I'd be in for a track day at PRP. 3 hour drive ain't too bad if we rent the track. I can probably get a couple guys from up this way also.

I can also get some buddies... '11 Mustang GT and another with his '11 SRT8 Challenger. If it's open to non-camaros.

I can talk with Morgan (NEOCC President) to see if we can try and get a group of NEOCC cars also to make the trip down.
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I would be interested. It would be a good time just getting together, let alone some racin!
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I can talk with Morgan (NEOCC President) to see if we can try and get a group of NEOCC cars also to make the trip down.
If you might have better luck with Quaker, then that'd be fine with me -- assuming the same with the other Pittsburgher's, correct?

I don't care if there are non-Camaros (I just won't involve PACE then). The more the merrier -- and it keeps everyone in check to see what the competition is capable of!
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If you might have better luck with Quaker, then that'd be fine with me -- assuming the same with the other Pittsburgher's, correct?

I don't care if there are non-Camaros (I just won't involve PACE then). The more the merrier -- and it keeps everyone in check to see what the competition is capable of!
The outsiders aren't a deal breaker in the least. I'd have to do some serious arm twisting anyways to get them on board... they might get it dirty or put some miles on it!

I think we could pull a better turn out if we had PACE/NEOCC involved. Even if it's just to spread the word to the members and show their support?

I think PRP is fine. Maybe next year an Ohio spot. Could be a yearly doing in the making?

Maybe we should start a thread to gage the interest? Maybe a poll with potential dates? I'm willing to get it started.
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Let me know when you guys get something going.

I have access to my Camaro (obviously), my dads supercharged Mustang GT or my moms Sky RedLine.

I could bring one of those if the timing works out.


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