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Old 04-24-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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Great Lakes Dragaway

Anyone regularly race there? I'm thinking I'll head there this Friday or the following Tuesday. I have a converter to dial in.

If anyone has a bone-stock L99 who wants to try to run 12.99 holla I think I can help coach someone to run better than the 13.15 I did last year.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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John,what size stall did you get? Yank? let us know how much difference just the stall made.This should put you into the 11's...right?
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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Wife just asked me to stay in Friday, she's got something she'd like to go to...

So I'm thinking next Tuesday.

Stall brand? Not that one. Otherwise can't say it's for an article (along with other potential mods over the summer).
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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John, I won't be there next week but I will be there this summer and I hope to meet up with you sometime. I have an L99 which is not totally stock and my best time last year was a 12.89. I think there is some more in the car and with a few tips maybe I can get it out of it.
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Used to over 20 years ago.

Have several close friends that are current and former track champions there...Randy OKeefe is one have known for 50 years....watch for him in the points standings.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:44 PM   #6
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Sure it would be cool to meet up. If you have drag radials on there no reason you couldn't go 12.3 two of us locally have.

Planning on Tuesday right now.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:57 PM   #7
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Good luck man, personally I hate that track. I like us41 and byron allot better, you ever head to one of those let me know.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:12 PM   #8
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I like racing at NLR (formerly US41). Have experienced really long waits at Byron so not worth the drive for me.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:40 PM   #9
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I went up there and tested and its an awesome track. Very cool to see an old track that was happening track in its day.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:03 PM   #10
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havent been to GLD in a few years. Normally end up at Byron.

Your name sounds familiar John - did you used to have a red single turbo WS6? That car made me drool even though it looked like a diesel going down the track
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Have experienced really long waits at Byron so not worth the drive for me.
This is why i stopped going to GLD

Byron can be bad and even worse when it is amateur hour but I find saturdays with overcast skies normally lead to low turnout and all the laps you can have.

Hopefully they put lights in and open up on friday nights other than once a year
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Yep, I'm glad you liked it, raced and modded it for almost 10 years:

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:05 AM   #13
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I'm always game for a couple passes at GLD. But Tuesday won't work for me.

My 5th gen is the only car I haven't run on that track yet.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:18 AM   #14
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I hear ya, I've raced everything I've owned except for my old 2002 Z06.

I like going weeknights at GLD because the lines are short and I can hotlap once in a while trying different little changes.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:17 PM   #15
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I'll probably get to GLD around 6:15 - 6:30 pm depending on traffic from downtown.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:51 PM   #16
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Spun spun spun 1.97's lol
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Spun spun spun 1.97's lol
I told you that you put too much tire shine on.
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What tires did you have on John?
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20" Nitto 555R's but there were hardly any cars out last night.

I was talking to the track guy I know, Frank, and he said that Wed and Thur would be better, more cars out, more rubber.

I'll get back out next week.

I even tried to walk it out and still had to pedal it once I floored it. I've been racing at this track for 15 years so I knew pretty quickly I wasn't going to run anything good so I just hung out and tried a few things for fun.

My 1/8th and 1/4 MPH matched yours camarojt but I couldn't hook it up.
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Thats why I dont go there, every time I have been there its total crap prep!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #23
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Good luck man, personally I hate that track. I like us41 and byron allot better, you ever head to one of those let me know.
When are you going to Rt 41 ? I was wanting to go there. I am getting gears and suspension work done at SuperCar Performance in Minooka right now. So i should be ready to go in a week or so. Hit me up
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20" Nitto 555R's but there were hardly any cars out last night.

I was talking to the track guy I know, Frank, and he said that Wed and Thur would be better, more cars out, more rubber.

I'll get back out next week.

I even tried to walk it out and still had to pedal it once I floored it. I've been racing at this track for 15 years so I knew pretty quickly I wasn't going to run anything good so I just hung out and tried a few things for fun.

My 1/8th and 1/4 MPH matched yours camarojt but I couldn't hook it up.
Yea if you don't get it to hook it will suck the life out of ur ET!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #25
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I will defenitly be up for that, not sure if I can get out for a few weeks though. Let me know if your going if I dont get back to you within a few weeks. Have to install my gto res and flush my fluid before hand.
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