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Old 04-11-2013, 10:58 AM   #11
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Maybe there needs to be a camper-van class in autocross?

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I once did a Skip Barber course at Laguna Seca. One of the things they did was take you for a course "walk" in a Ford E250 van; about 8 of us. The driver shot through some of the corners just for giggles at an AMAZING rate. He joked the instructors liked to see what lap times they could get, but wouldn't tell me what. I kinda think he was hinting they could have bested my times, but I'm not sure...
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:09 AM   #12
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Re: Motor sporting SMBers out there?

Had a friend of mine take a motorcycle class at Laguna Seca. After the class, he got to ride a few laps on the back of Jason Pridmore's (AMA Pro Racing rider) motorcylce. My friend told me he's never been so scared in his whole life.

Watched a U.S. Grand Prix (motorcycle) up there one year. Watching bikes being thrown side to side in the corkscrew was unbelievable.


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Old 04-11-2013, 11:54 AM   #13
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^^^ nice toy collection. that truck is badass! details?

Thanks! It's a single turbo forged 370 running on 18-20 lbs of boost on pump gas and methonal. It's got custom Fuel cell/system, Truck arm suspension, coil-overs, Wilwood disk brakes, built 4L80E conversion, built 14-bolt rear end, mini-tubbed and flared, etc...
I took it to the drag strip once and spun the whole way down the track which was understandable because I was on street tires. I have since bought some slicks but haven't bothered putting them yet. I can be going 80mph on the freeway and floor it and will light them up way into the triple digits. I usually chicken out around 120mph+ when the truck is going side to side! Lol
Gonna rebuild it and put it on a diet for my attempt to hit 200mph in the Mojave/Texas mile.






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Old 04-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #14
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siiiiiiiiiiiiick! even more badass seeing whats under the hood! if i was closer id love to bum a ride

i love tucks (and all sleeper style rides), nobody suspects so much badassery till its too late.

a friend of mine built up a dodge a few years back that was a LOT of fun. built 4.7, viper tranny, gobs of suspension, and a bigass snail. cant recall what size it was as he swapped them around quite a bit, but had a sds standalone and it was tuned to the nuts. iirc, it was just shy of 800hp at full boost. he let me autox it a few times and i cant remember the last time i laughed so hard. it was all i could do to keep the assend behind me. thing turned in like a miata though. opened some eyes and hurt some feelers that day. still suprised he sold it (and his skyline), but he started a family and left his motorsports in his past. happens to the best of us i suppose, lol. anyway, heres a pic of it.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #15
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I track my 09 MINI Cooper JCW and a 07 Kawasaki ZX10R. Also hit the rocks and trails in my mildly build Jeep YJ.
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just playing a bit on two wheels

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:52 AM   #17
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Nice photos!

Where was that?
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #18
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I track my 09 MINI Cooper JCW and a 07 Kawasaki ZX10R. Also hit the rocks and trails in my mildly build Jeep YJ.
I've got a Just-a-Cooper myself, and have tracked the crap out of it. LOVE those cars. Where do you run it?

BTW, those JCWs are really bombproof; nice safe vehicle to use on the track.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:32 AM   #19
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Nice photos!

Where was that?
Itīs in Rumania. A very nice country with very nice people living there
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:26 AM   #20
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Not me but a good buddy of mine in #3 car last weekend.
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