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Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 1/4 mile, 1/8 mile, launch discussions.

View Poll Results: How would you like to track your car if you could?
Dragstrip 39 61.90%
Roadtrack 38 60.32%
Drifting 2 3.17%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-05-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Which would you do at a weekend event?

This thread is to gauge interest in certain driving styles. Not to slam a tracking preference. You can vote for more than one choice in this poll.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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I much prefer a road course to a drag strip, and greatly prefer both over drifting. For a few reasons.

1) Drifting requires a tremendous amount of control, skill, and rubber ($$$).....
2) I don't know how to drift.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:39 PM   #3
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Yeah I dont know how to drift..well i can if you put me on some country dirt roads...lol.

Hey everyone remember you can vote for more than one driving style in this poll
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I think drifting is retarded.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:40 PM   #5
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I think drifting is retarded.
lmao..you didnt read the original post did you?
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:42 PM   #6
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lmao..you didnt read the original post did you?
Yeah but I still think it needs to be said lol.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:45 PM   #7
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Yeah but I still think it needs to be said lol.
It's pretty cool to watch
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:15 PM   #8
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It's pretty cool to watch
Never seen one done around here. But I know I sure as heck couldn't do it... I'd fishtail it into a wall or something.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:16 PM   #9
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If we dont get any interest in it we will scratch it and save some money on the facilities
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So far not one person has voted for it... Not looking too good for yall on that end of the deal.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:20 PM   #11
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Never seen one done around here. But I know I sure as heck couldn't do it... I'd fishtail it into a wall or something.
I remember watching a documentary, or something on it...you've got to throw your tail end around, and then apply just enough throttle to keep the angle, while steering in the direction you want to go in. There's special tires...inflations...

It's crazy. Stupid....but crazy.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:22 PM   #12
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I remember watching a documentary, or something on it...you've got to throw your tail end around, and then apply just enough throttle to keep the angle, while steering in the direction you want to go in. There's special tires...inflations...

It's crazy. Stupid....but crazy.
I'll leave that kinda mess to Paul Walker.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:46 AM   #13
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[QUOTE=1320junkie;1009126]Yeah I dont know how to drift..well i can if you put me on some country dirt roads...lol.

How about doing it in snow Kinda the same as a dirt road, plus you can do some drift busting at the same time
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:01 AM   #14
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Well looks like not many have enough money to burn on tires
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:09 AM   #15
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I grew up around drag racing and have worked on some fast car up to Mike troxel's Top Alcohol Dragsters. Though the thrill of acceleration is over the top, I still prefer the prolonged seat time of a good road course event.

I also like drifting as that is a lot tougher then what it looks like and back driving dirt cars it was always a blast to throw a car into a corner sideways at WOT.

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Old 10-06-2009, 07:54 AM   #16
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After the MTI Funfest I would like the drag strip, would like to get mine to 155 or somewhere close. I enjoyed the road course, my tires didn't though.
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The one thing I'd love to do is the rally stuff. Like someone said, something about driving an AWD car on dirt roads seems very intriguing!
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:13 PM   #18
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But I would LOVE to get some seat time on a road couse .
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I prefer road courses and autocross events. Drag racing is fun and that's mostly what I've done but it's over in a matter of seconds.
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Flat out drag racing. No reason other than it thrills me more than road courses. Also seems like a lot less chance of something going wrong with another car.
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I remember watching a documentary, or something on it...you've got to throw your tail end around, and then apply just enough throttle to keep the angle, while steering in the direction you want to go in. There's special tires...inflations...

It's crazy. Stupid....but crazy.
you know what you call someone spinning there wheel on most race tracks? the loser!
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I'll drift someone elses car

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