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I love passing BMW's on the track
#1
I finally got the 72 Mach1 on the race track that wasn't exactly designed for a 40 year old muscle car. Anyway, I did a "hyperdrive" and for 30 minutes drove the piss out of the Mach1 and the only car I had to point by was the GT500 after he caught up to me after about 3 laps. I looked behind me and never saw another car but after about six laps I caught up to some cars and passed a Mustang and BMW with ease. I'll post more pics - a buddy had a real nice camera and was taking pics rapid fire.

This was the Shennandoah circuit at Summit Point Raceway in West VA.


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After being to quite a few tracks now, I've realized that a lot of people are scared to go fast, and take it really easy, which defeats the purpose to me...

Last time I went around a track my completely stock mustang gt was passing Porsches and bikes, scaredy cats.

Looks awesome by the way!

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~Buddy
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#3
How fun running a track must be.

How does it work? Do you all start at the same time or are you set off at intervals?
Can you only pass one one side or the other? Does the person in front have to indicate that they are letting you pass?


'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#4
Well done! The most fun I've ever had in a car was on a road course, REALLY. It is addicting and very hard on everything, especially your wallet but, fun it is. Chuck
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c9zx;32978 Wrote:Well done! The most fun I've ever had in a car was on a road course, REALLY. It is addicting and very hard on everything, especially your wallet but, fun it is. Chuck

It was $60 for a half hour which was plenty of time. An SVT provided instructor (and fellow Mustang club member) gave me some hints on the correct line to take to get around the track the quickest. There were passing zones and the instructors were good about telling the drivers to let a faster car pass. I've been on a lot of road courses and it's a blast - I should it more often but it can run $250 or more a day and it's a lot of wear on the brakes and tires if you push the car. I was going 9/10th for me. Shy
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#6
Wow looks like a blast. I would like to that some time. My wife and I had a 88 LX 5.0 that we installed a Saleen Auto sport racecraft suspension. The car handled incredible. We sold it before I got a chance to take it to a road course. The guy I sold the car to finished turning the car into a Saleen clone. Then he gave the car to his daughter to race at Willowsringe road course were he runs his 66 Shelby GT 350.
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