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Dirt Forum Champ
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posted November 10, 2002 10:17 AM UIN: 54865418
was wondering what size tracks you guys all run on we have a couple pretty big 1/2 miles that are picking up what they call hornets basily it'a a 4 banger knock the windows out and put a cage in her class have a 500 claim on the whole car plus exchange. pesronally i think this is going to be a big mistake it's just to much track we have a few 1/4 and 3/8 that run them now thats a decent show.but what do you guys think of running on a big 1/2

Dirt Maniac

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posted November 10, 2002 12:22 PM
run a 1/2 mile every sat nite from feb. thru oct. in fla.they run a pure stock div. and a mini stock in the 4 cyl. class.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted November 10, 2002 10:13 PM
I run on a 3/8 track in Texas that started the "mini".... and it is scary out there >> people are throwing anything with a 4 cyl together in about a week and then driving it... there are a lot of cars out there but none of them have any experience and you have to dodge things falling off of them (trunk lids/ bumpers..) because they are hitting everything on the track! >> They are starting to get some standards but there is a long way to go!

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted November 11, 2002 07:37 AM UIN: 54865418
they have to weld or chain the bumpers on and pin the hood and trunk so that shouldn't be a problem i just think they will be so slow and take for ever one of the tracks i ran in bombers and it seamed to take a long time going down the shoots i can't imagine how that would be in a stock 4cylender

Dirt Freak

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posted November 12, 2002 07:18 PM
i work at a 1/5 mile track with 4 cyl stocks and mods

Dirt Maniac

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posted November 12, 2002 11:57 PM
Our track is, they say 1/4, but honestly I don't think it is quite that big.

"Blood, Sweat, and Gears"

Dirt Forum Racer

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posted November 13, 2002 12:31 AM
1/2 mile is not a biggie. I run a pinto with a 4 banger at a 1/2 mile track. I am the slowest CAR (not driver, heh heh) out there. I run a 23.5 second lap average. The fastest car is about 21.5/22 sec per lap. That works out to an average speed of ABOUT 80 mph for the whole lap, faster in straights and slower in the turns. I dont know of anyone in my class that ever puts it in third gear, not too shabby for a 4 banger only in 2nd gear on a 4 or 5 spd tranny.

Also, the "show" depends on how many cars are running. One night we only had 3 cars, and our biggest night was 11 cars. 5 years ago they had an average of about 25 minis every race night, then the track shut down. it reopened two years ago and all classes are growing steadily. When I started racing this year (rookie year), I was the 5th consistantly showing driver. At the end of the season there were 8 consistants that showed up weekly.

But anyways, I prefer to race at a 1/4 mile track. keeps the cars close together. I actually led 7 of 10 laps in the main on the 1/4 mile track. But they dont run minis there normally, it was a special invitation on a Saturday night from a neighboring town since our track (Friday night racing)was rained out.

im gonna be in front someday

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