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Old 03-11-2008, 10:24 PM   #21
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I suppose I could just lower the boost lol.
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:38 PM   #22
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What track do you run at? And how much you looking to get for your bar being im looking for one and your not to far away...
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:57 PM   #23
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Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, WI. Not sure on how much I would want yet.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:10 AM   #24
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Well let me know when you deside cauz I could do pick up if the price is right. And far is that track from Road America?
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:26 AM   #25
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It's near the border of WI ad IL, and for the record, I live way closer to Mike and said I'd take it off his hands
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:31 AM   #26
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Less than 3hr from RA I think. I haven't been there in over two years
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:34 AM   #27
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You should come to the June Sprints this summer, we can make fun of all the n/a miatas.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:51 AM   #28
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If my buddy is racing SM that weekend I might go up
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:04 AM   #29
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I go to the ALMS all the time at RA and down to meet out there and hope the miata could handle the long trip under boost.
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I went to the ALMS race last year and plan on going again this year. Hopefully it won't rain this year.
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Hey Mike, your buddy who races SM wouldn't happen to be Blake? Sam, there is a nice import drag race series at Union Grove Dragaway. Maybe you give it a try.

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Old 03-12-2008, 02:06 PM   #32
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Yup, Blake @ Beat Racing AKA BTDT Racing.

Yeah Sam come down and race so I'm not the only guy running it (import wars) for the first time.
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Oh BTW, Rob @ Flipside said it will cost roughly $700 to make another one of those bars. Too bad he isn't local to me..
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I'm not sure I'll have enough money to start a new hobby, though I do plan on getting a roll bar and maybe seats and harnesses by the end of the summer. I could at least come see you run, maybe take some video so everyone here can make fun of you, too.

Oh, and I bet I could replicate the flipside bar, is PVC pipe against the rules?

Where are you located, NoCrash?
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Sam, I live in South Holland IL. (near the Indiana-Illinois border) and I travel about 98 miles to get to GLD. Last year was my first time drag racing on a real drag strip. I only made it to 4 IW events and made it to the semi-final the last 2 events. It's not that exspensive at $45 per event (once a month). Just think of it, 3 turbo Miatas against all other imports (stock or modified). Mike hope to pass inspection with my Harddog Sport. I don't think we will have any problems and we only have to pass once. Sam, check out to videos!

http://www.hondaddy.com/Videos/drag_racing_videos.htm

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Old 03-12-2008, 07:26 PM   #36
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Sam - You only need a roll bar in a convertible if you are running 13.5 or faster, which you should be capable of, but assume your first time out you wont be running that fast, so you could still race. My first time out I ran a 14 flat at the end of the night, learning to launch at the track is nothing like on the street, takes quite a few runs to get your routine down. Those are the NHRA regs though, if you came to any open racing night I doubt they would say anything since all other non convertible cars have to run a 11.9 to require a bar. BUT the first two weeks that the track is open in april is "free racing", basically you just pay the $12 or $15 admission fee and race for free instead of paying a $35 drivers entry fee. Assuming that the Miata is running, I should be there a lot the first two weeks. It would be a good time to try it out and see how you like it.

Daryl - Honestly I doubt that our sport bars will be an issue, but I do eventually want to swap mine out for a Hard Core just to play it safe. It seems like Ray is cool with tech but some of those other guys annoy the **** out of me and it wouldn't surprise me if they checked.

But seriously, I need to see more Miatas at the track. Its so lonely haha
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