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Old 09-18-2013, 07:46 AM   #1
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Legal places to open up a Convertible?? (Chicago)

Hey everyone,

I have a convertible. I want to open it up (step on it), but have little interest in getting in trouble with the law.

Therefore, is there a place in the Chicago area where I can LEGALLY take my car up to (say) 130-140 MPH? Perhaps do some turns (at lower speeds), and work on 1/4 mile, 0-60 and 0-100?

I'm too chicken-shit to try this on public roads. Not a risk I'm interested in. Looking for a safe outlet.
(also, still love the car)
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:59 AM   #3
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Of course you need to find some place privately owned (including tracks). You might want to post this in the local region thread as there should be people more familiar with the area.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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The Auto Bahn Country club near Joliet and Route 66 Dragway also near Joliet. The have open track days ( Test and Tune). you will have to refer to their web sites.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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Of course you need to find some place privately owned (including tracks). You might want to post this in the local region thread as there should be people more familiar with the area.

This and look for some autocross events, you won't get over 60-70 but you will get to do alot of aggressive driving. In my area AutoX runs between $30-$60 and you get around 6 runs. Don't know about your area but down here Convertibles are not allowed to run track days but AutoX is fine.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:41 AM   #6
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Here is a look of my z on the track at the Joliet autobahn, Track days run 4 times a year, Next track day is in October for the last one for the year. You can run there top has to be up but its an awesome track, 3.5 miles of heaven,
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:16 AM   #7
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Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, WI. Check out the Chicago5thGen site. People are going up there all the time.

http://www.greatlakesdragaway.com/
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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There are a few of us going to RT 66 in Joliet tonight at 5pm. I think you can run verts there. Also Oct 14th we are running the Autobahn in Joliet. Maybe hitting RT 41 in Indiana in a few weeks. PM me and I can get you more details if you want them.
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