Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums -
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - > Technical Camaro Topics > Road Course/Track and Autocross

View Poll Results: What one do you like more
1/4 Mile 44 33.08%
Road Race 89 66.92%
Voters: 133. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools
Old 10-31-2013, 02:00 PM   #15

lscamaro's Avatar
Drives: 2011 CGM Camaro LS A6
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 10,309
This is a different point of view from others but I like watching drag racing when it's street cars or "real cars". The NHRA series's on espn or something are boring as hell to me because you already expect them to run blazing fast times. I like seeing cars that can drive in, put down some great times, and then drive back home. That's impressive to me. Plus I like seeing cars that I didn't expect to run super fast actually put down a great time.

I do like watching road course racing. I've never participated but would love to. The only thing is that drag racing is easier to get into because it doesn't take such a toll on things like road course racing. I'll be participating soon though.

Click Picture for Build Thread
lscamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 03:48 PM   #16
Boosted Moderator
SSE 4 2SS's Avatar
Drives: Bone Stock LS3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kyle Tx
Posts: 14,691
Send a message via AIM to SSE 4 2SS Send a message via Yahoo to SSE 4 2SS
Originally Posted by ddunerider View Post
Road...Fast Driver
Drag ..Fast car
How about combining both of them and making it a one lane, one car drag race for a mile.... My chosen form of racing....

Standing start, go as fast as you can... unprepared track surface, DOT tires.... drag radials not permitted...
If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow. -Ross Bentley

Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti

If you can turn, you ain't going fast enough...
SSE 4 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 06:29 PM   #17
cornfield camaro
Drives: 2011 l99
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 284
Originally Posted by Slapshot View Post
It really depends on whether I'm a participant or watching.

Drag is a blast if I'm in it, boring as **** to watch IMO

Roadracing is fun both ways to me

I'd rather have my toe nails ripped off with pliers than watch circle track..
You've probably never seen a dirt track modified race then. It's the most intense racing I've ever seen! Sprint cup is boring though, I'll agree.
cornfield camaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 06:33 PM   #18

cornerspeed92's Avatar
Drives: 2013 1SS 1LE
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,137
Road race!
cornerspeed92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 07:13 PM   #19
Norm Peterson
corner barstool sitter
Norm Peterson's Avatar
Drives: 08 Mustang GT, 10 Legacy 2.5GT, ...
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Eastern Time Zone
Posts: 5,267
Road racing. Been a corner-carving enthusiast (addict?) as a licensed driver for over 50 years. Go-karts before driver's license, a downhill buggy specifically built to take corners before that.

Norm Peterson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 09:23 PM   #20

2012-1822's Avatar
Drives: Black ZL1
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: City of Champions, Alabama
Posts: 3,700
I had an absolute blast at AutoCross, I've done drag racing at test and tune a bunch over the last year. Not saying I get bored at it, but I definitely want more of the other kind. Waiting until I can afford to do a road course. Fees, special insurance, tires, it's more expensive for me to feel comfortable than just going and doing a couple of passes on the drag strip. But it's all fun.
Check out Alabama Camaros, for Camaro enthusiasts all around Alabama
2012-1822 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 09:36 PM   #21

cdb95z28's Avatar
Drives: 2014 1SS 1LE NPP Recaros SIM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Johnstown, PA
Posts: 1,338
I've done both, in my (now gone) '95 Z28. By a gigantic margin, open track road racing is the most exhilarating thing I have ever done in an automobile. There is zero comparison, and the road racing requires a lot more out of both car and driver. I'm thinking about getting a 1LE just to play on the track again.
2014 1SS 1LE NPP Recaros SIM-Build Thread:
My Instagram:
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 5.3L-Hauls stuff
2009 Pontiac G8 GT-SOLD
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L-SOLD
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT-Hauls Kids
1981 'Vette-Chevette that is, "Yeah, I had a 'Vette"-SOLD(obviously)
1984 Chevrolet Caprice Classic/1991 Chevrolet Caprice-Old man cars while I was in my 20s & 30s
cdb95z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 09:55 PM   #22

i2disturbedSS's Avatar
Drives: 2010 SS L99 IOM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 1,916
Originally Posted by PoorMansCamaro View Post
I live my life 1/4 mile at a time...
For those 10sec or less nothing else matters, not the mortgage, the store or the team...

Only done one auto-x once and I loved it! So leaning toward that
"Spending money I don't have, to buy parts I don't need, to impress people I don't know!" -Jenkins
i2disturbedSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #23

Drives: not stock
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Banjo Country
Posts: 4,448
Racing, like sex, should last longer than 9-13 seconds.
Synner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013, 05:52 PM   #24

Camarojt's Avatar
Drives: 2011camaro SS
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Allen, Tx
Posts: 2,199
1/4 Mile DRAG racing on the road!

Last edited by Camarojt; 11-01-2013 at 06:11 PM.
Camarojt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013, 06:09 PM   #25
2010 SSRS

2010 SSRS's Avatar
Drives: 3 V8 Camaros
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Ocean State
Posts: 111,204
Definitely Drag Racing
Jannetty Racing JRE Street Package
2010 SSRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013, 06:56 PM   #26
JDP Sales

JDP Sales's Avatar
Drives: Chevys at the limit
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SLC, UT
Posts: 10,580
I like the twisties!

Best regards,


Click HERE to send me a PM | | | 801-545-4215
JDP Sales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013, 07:50 PM   #27
Only drives on Sundays
Padre's Avatar
Drives: '16 2SS A8 NPP MRC NGray
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dalton, GA
Posts: 2,500
I like to tell people I'm to old to road race, and I'm not very good at turning left (NASCAR), so I stick to what I can do: drag racing.


OLD HOTNESS: The "Heretic": '11 2SS/RS L99 A6 Black/Inferno. Build Journal, Videos
D1SC GT9 JBA-LT = 720/680 | 10.330 @ 133.61, 1.546 sixty... Camaro King at ECS V, Darlington.
NEW HOTNESS: '16 2SS A8 NPP MRC. Bone Stock, 1/8th: 8.051 @ 89.44, 1.919
Padre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2013, 02:09 PM   #28
Love me some Tacos
Ir0nM4n's Avatar
Drives: 14 1LE
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Washington
Posts: 2,728
As much as I read about 1/4 mile I would think the poll would tilt that way. Though allot of owners like road racing. Nice to know.
Ir0nM4n is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.