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Old 04-26-2016, 04:56 PM   #1
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Track Rental feelers for Etown

I was at a track rental yesterday at Etown, and was approached to see if I could get enough interest in having one there also. I did not discuss dates with them, only what factors would be involved with a rental. One thing I cannot influence with them is the cost, but some leaway with dates may be possible, so here is what they talked about.....the first thing is that all cars must have "chambered" mufflers...no straight thru or glass packs. If you have a turbo car you most likely would meet the noise requirements of a weekday rental....NEXT, would be that the rentals would be on either a Friday or Monday...as long as no other event is going on the same night at the track...and all rentals are daytime. They would go from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and only the driver pays...you can bring friends at "no charge".....NHRA safety rules will be in effect (if your not sure on them, I can fill you in, or you can buy a rule book or check NHRA.com).....TWO lanes will be prepped, and "side by side" runs will be allowed as well as singles.....FULL track crew will be supplied...ie: time card booth - Ambulance - Fire truck - starter & water box (with lane review during the day).....Rental will be open to 35 to 50 cars, so you have plenty of time to run - cool down - adjust your car or just watch.....The cost per car is $125 (1 driver) which includes a lunch (bring your own non alcoholic beverages), and a ground floor tower suite open (and if possible two suites will be available to watch, eat & stay out of the sun/cold depending on time of year), so girlfriends & wives are welcome.

As long as you meet the criteria for your car's performance (safety equipment & NHRA license/chassis cert) you can bring low 9 second or 8 second cars to run. Also, keep in mind the "Street Legal" rules for 2008 and newer cars that can run to 10.00 with only an approved fire jacket. If you need explanation of those rules, PM me and I'll list them on a "per car" basis.

As I mentioned in the beginning, I am only looking for who would be interested, and if enough are (min 35 cars remember) I will then discuss what dates would be available for us to rent. I know somebody will ask, so I'll mention now, the price stayes the same whether it's 35 or 50 cars, so don't assume if we get more cars then 35 the price will drop...it will not.

One thing I almost forgot...you pay at the track, so you don't have to worry about paying an either having a rain out or something altering your attendance plans.

Please ask any questions so I can discuss all details with the track.
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I forgot to mention something about the rental, and it's important to the owners of 2008 + cars. If you were not aware, NHRA instituted rules for "Street Legal" 2008 + cars, each car needs to be examined on a "per car" basis (you can PM or email me for "your cars" acceptance) but the basic line is this. On a 2008 or newer car that is a coupe (or hardtop) you can run as fast as 10.00 and the only requirement is a fire jacket if your faster then 11.50 and don't have certain mods (hence the PM or email). The convertibles still have the 13.50 rollbar rule however (check NHRA rules). This means if you have a GM (or Chrysler or Ford) high performance car (ZO6 - Z28 - Wildcat - Hemi Challenger or Charger - Shelby Mustang -- etc.) you can safely run faster then 11.50 without a rollbar (fire jacket & helmet only) so keep that in mind (for those of you that have been ejected from Etown for being to fast in the past).

Also, for those that say "the track is badly prepped" keep in mind that the new "drag strip" manager is a drag racer and keeps it prepped ALL day long, and at the last rental I was at, we had cars going 9.0 (and faster) and you don't do that on a poorly prepped track..!!!

Let me know if any questions arise and I'll do my best to answer them.
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