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Old 08-20-02, 05:27 PM
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is this forum for drag racing to??

I wasnt sure becuase alot of members are posting things about autocross and road racing.. tell me one thing sence I have already posted , whats the difference in autoX, autocross and road racing.???
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Old 08-20-02, 05:48 PM
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autox = an abbreviation for autocross. Autocross is a big parking lot with cones set up that you get to dodge around and try to race against the clock. It's highly technical, and emphasizes the cars handling, and drivers ability a lot more than road racing (imo).

road racing = what you see on tv, with the indy cars, or le mans cars or whatnot. On the race tracks, racing against other cars.
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Old 08-20-02, 09:50 PM
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Drag racing would go int the Rotary Performance section...
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come on erniet drag racing is racing. it is not my cup of tea, but it seems to be as popular as ever. there are alot of people who could use some race car tech for their drag racing car. seems to fit the defination of the group.
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This might be a stupid questions, but I have never went to a drag strip. Since now a days drag racing is so popular I am thinking of trying that for fun, although my car is set up for autoX and road racing.
How are the set up different (from autoX and drag), also I never know how to do a burn out, how is that done on the drag strip? Do people just drop the clutch at 7k rpm?? when I do autoX I usually let go at 3.5~4K rpm to keep the wheel spin to min.
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Originally posted by ErnieT
Drag racing would go int the Rotary Performance section...
Drag racing tech sounds like a good fit for "Race Car Tech" to me. I don't drag race, but I do appreciate it. If you're going to exclude drag racing from this part of the Forum, then depending on your interests, you could easily argue to exclude any of the other types of racing.
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I don't know how to do a burnout either Anyone? Anyone?
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I don't know how to do a burnout either Anyone? Anyone?
C'mon ... how hard is it to drop the clutch and stand on the brake?

Perhaps burnouts are a seg-way to left-foot braking?
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for some reason I cant see you guys post???
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Old 08-21-02, 09:33 PM
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Originally posted by redrotorR1

C'mon ... how hard is it to drop the clutch and stand on the brake?

Perhaps burnouts are a seg-way to left-foot braking?
You'd be in for a rude awakening if you really think its that easy. Otherwise, we'd all be makin the money John Force does!

As for drag racing in this section, thats fine by me, since Im pretty big drag racer. I won't move any posts, but I can't say some of the other mod's won't.
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sanctioned racing of any kind is good and worthy of the race car tech section IMHO. I am a road racer by nature and love endurance racing, but I respect anyone who takes there car to the track and goes head to head with others to see who is the first to finish. I would encourage all to participate in racing and the board. let's just keep the racing on the track.
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Originally posted by ErnieT


You'd be in for a rude awakening if you really think its that easy. Otherwise, we'd all be makin the money John Force does!

As for drag racing in this section, thats fine by me, since Im pretty big drag racer. I won't move any posts, but I can't say some of the other mod's won't.
That was being facetious, of course. 'cuz John Ames and Erik Strelnieks have only been racing for .. oh, 20+ years. I've been trying to left-foot brake for a couple of months now ... I've spun out like 50% of the time. D'oh!

I agree that drag racing should be included. Although it is like the SM/SM2 class in auto-x ... let's see, who has the biggest pockets?
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