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Old 09-07-2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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I Hit 143MPH ....

at the Pocono Speedway!!!

My wife got me a day at the track for my Birthday. Big Suprise since the car was supossed to be my gift.

Stock Car Racing Experience ran the event. There was a drivers class on course and car saftey then 20 miles around the 2.5 mile tri-oval in a NASCAR Sprint car. It was awesome. Drive with no instructer in the car but following one around the track to stay in the "line". I was able to hit around 160MPH on the front striaght.

Next up was "Drive your Own Car". After taping up the Camaro to protect against stone chips we ran two 20 minute sessions around the track.
I was able to hit 143MPH on the front straight. I handled the corners at around 90MPH. No limits on speed and you could pass the other cars on the 2 longer straights. Running in 4th gear for most of the sessions my best lap was 1:26. I adveraged 89MPH for the 2 sessions combined. This included the warm up and warm down laps as well as the entrance and exits from pit row.

It was my first time ever on a track and I ws pleased with both mine and the cars preformance. No issues with the car all temps were fine throughout and I drove it home to Long Island right afterwards.

They will be doing this again next year about 4 times through spring and summer. I highly recommended it. Here are some pix. I will post a Video once I get it edited and converted from tape.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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LOLZ at the masking tape! that is sweet!
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:28 PM   #4
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Jarvis who was the fastest ?
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:39 PM   #5
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Now that looks like fun...
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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hell yes that does!!
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:24 PM   #7
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Sweet! that must have been fun!
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:27 PM   #8
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Awesome, I truly envy you!
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:08 AM   #9
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Great! I want this.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:36 AM   #10
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at the Pocono Speedway!!!

My wife got me a day at the track for my Birthday. Big Suprise since the car was supossed to be my gift.

Stock Car Racing Experience ran the event. There was a drivers class on course and car saftey then 20 miles around the 2.5 mile tri-oval in a NASCAR Sprint car. It was awesome. Drive with no instructer in the car but following one around the track to stay in the "line". I was able to hit around 160MPH on the front striaght.

Next up was "Drive your Own Car". After taping up the Camaro to protect against stone chips we ran two 20 minute sessions around the track.
I was able to hit 143MPH on the front straight. I handled the corners at around 90MPH. No limits on speed and you could pass the other cars on the 2 longer straights. Running in 4th gear for most of the sessions my best lap was 1:26. I adveraged 89MPH for the 2 sessions combined. This included the warm up and warm down laps as well as the entrance and exits from pit row.

It was my first time ever on a track and I ws pleased with both mine and the cars preformance. No issues with the car all temps were fine throughout and I drove it home to Long Island right afterwards.

They will be doing this again next year about 4 times through spring and summer. I highly recommended it. Here are some pix. I will post a Video once I get it edited and converted from tape.


During the "Drive Your Own Car" segment, did you pass anyone or get passed by anyone?
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:46 AM   #11
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Jarvis who was the fastest ?
The porsche 944 passed me and had the quickest lap time.
I passed the trans am a couple of times.
After the first session I just popped my hood to cool down the motor, everything was fine. The 944 lost a screw on his turbo exhaust, the 930 sprang an oil leak and the trans am overheated.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:47 AM   #12
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LOLZ at the masking tape! that is sweet!
This was recommended by several people. It may not have been pretty but it worked! No stone chips.
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did you get to keep the "5" I would have liked it at the end
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:52 AM   #14
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Great! I want this.
Here is the link. They aren't running any more "drive your own car "this year but will doing it next year.

http://www.877stockcar.com
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:47 AM   #15
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thats pretty cool nice tape job btw lol
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thats awesome man, sounds like it was fun.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:17 PM   #17
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thats awesome man, sounds like it was fun.
It was exciting, nerve-racking and fun all in one!
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:27 PM   #18
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Man that sounds like fun.
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Thats one hell of a big straight there. Over 1200 yards long ... sounds like you had fun
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