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Old 10-02-2009, 10:18 AM   #1
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HMP Tonight Fri. 10/2/09

Its the only track open tonight. Who is down?
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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I'm down.... moreso as only a spectator unless someone wanna lend a fat girl sum leathers!!! Buh hey...what time yall goin?
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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This is the chance for those without full leather. Im not even sure if you jacket has to be leather there. We are fixing to leave.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:22 AM   #4
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Its confirmed, you can wear a textile jacket.
Best slip by ET
R/T .238 Not my best r/t had an .005 best for the night
60' 1.56
330' 4.080
1/8 6.155
MPH 118.67
I hate that place. We only got 6 runs. There were several oil downs
The good news is, I beat my best 60' of 1.59.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:53 PM   #5
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Nice run right there.... 4.08 330' is getting it down there....
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I had fun watchin you guys... the track had a lot of dew on it. Very damp out... the lids were even fogging as soon as you shut the visors!
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Nice run right there.... 4.08 330' is getting it down there....
It sure felt like I was doing something. Glad you make it out BBG
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Noob here but since you said they let you race in textile jacket what other requirements do they have?
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From the link I posted above.Race day at HMP Dragstrip

What's first?

First, prepare for a day at the drag races. Bring only the essentials including: a camera or video (for bragging rights), folding chairs to be comfortable in the pits, helmet (required if car is quicker than 8.6 seconds & ALL motorcycles), long pants, shoes and sleeved shirt (for drivers). Also, if you don't want to leave something back in your pit space while you race, leave it at home.

Check your vehicle for safety. You will be asked at the gate if you want to race or watch. Racing participants pay $20 (car + driver). You will receive a "tech card" and you'll be directed to the "technical inspection" lanes where your car will be checked for the basic safety items. Fill out the card, open your hood and trunk for inspection.

Technical Inspection

Before any vehicle can race it must first pass the basic safety inspection. Things such as tire tread, brakes, safety belts and steering are checked closely. No leaking fluids are allowed. Our friendly SFI Certified tech inspection personnel will assist racers with compliance issues.

Most late model factory original vehicles pass through tech inspection in only a few minutes while some of the highly modified muscle cars require more scrutiny. Approved racing type slicks are allowed since they are safer for the quicker accelerating vehicles. Some street legal racers choose to bring their vehicles in on trailers complete with shade canopies, barbecues and tools for a full day of safe, legal and fun racing at the track. Vehicle must be clean inside and out.

Racer Registration

Once the tech inspector is done checking your vehicle, he will sign it off allowing you to go to the next step at racer registration. All drivers must show a valid state driver license, and sign a liability release form before being allowed to race. You will be given a wristband and a "run-card" that shows track personnel that you have successfully completed the technical inspection/registration process. Finally, a number is applied to the windows of your vehicle using a white "shoe polish" like marker. That number is used to identify and group the competitors to race control personnel.

The Pits

You the racer, can now go find a pit space to claim as your own for the day. Using cones, tires or chairs to mark a space is common and acceptable, however you must be careful not to block fire-lanes or park in someone else's pit space. While it's acceptable to work on vehicles in the pits there is no draining of fluids allowed. Vehicles on jacks must use jackstands. Anytime the vehicle is running a licensed driver must be in the driver seat with all safety equipment in place. The speed limit on the return road and all pit areas is 5 mph (Total complex, except dragstrip).

Spectators are welcome to walk in the pits. Kids are allowed in the pits if supervised by an adult. Only licensed drivers may operate autos, golf cars, motorized scooters and motorbikes.

Staging Lanes

When only a small number of racers show up at the track the "staging lanes" will be open to all racers at the same time. However, when a large number of racers show up on race day, the lane calls will be made by groupings. The groups will be called depending on the nature and format of the event. In example, if about half of the cars are imports and the other half are domestic cars then the call may be made by these groupings. Other times the groups will be made by car numbers…cars with 300 series numbers, then 400 series and so on.

When your group is called you may proceed to the rear of the "staging lanes". Be sure to bring your run card and have all loose items removed from the vehicle. As you drive into the rear of the staging lanes a track official will ask for your run card and direct you to a lane. This allows the track officials to verify that you have been through tech inspection and to give drivers some instructions if needed.

When you get to the front of the staging lanes another track official will again ask for your run-card. He will punch a hole in it to show that you've made a run and he may even do a quick check for safety items on your vehicle. He will then direct you to the starting line area of the track.

The Burn-Out

The area directly behind the starting line is called the "water box" and is designed for heating the tires to maximize traction. A track official will signal you to stop when the drive tires are in the water box. On his signal you may "powerbrake" the vehicle to spin the tires for up to 5 seconds. Properly done, the tires will heat up from spinning and start smoking as you allow the vehicle to move forward out of the water box.

A burn-out is not required and it's not even necessary for most tires. Vehicles that use racing slicks benefit the most from a good smoky burnout because the hot tires will provide maximum traction on the track.

The RACE

Immediately after the burnout you may stage your vehicle on the starting line. Once both vehicles are staged, the Christmas tree will be activated to signal the start of the race. A good race will result if you're able to prevent the tires from spinning, drive straight and let the engine rev to maximum r.p.m.'s before shifting.

It's common for drivers in quicker cars to "feather" the accelerator to keep the tires from spinning. Excessive spinning of the tires will result in lost traction, slower speeds and can even cause you to lose control of the vehicle with disastrous results. If you feel you're spinning or losing control you should let off the accelerator and try racing again later.

How'd you do?

After your run, pick up your "time-slip" and return to your pit area. Relax and compare your times with others, make any needed adjustments before your next run.

Your time slip will have your vehicle number, the class you're in (if applicable) and the incremental times of your run. The first number is your dial-in printed as "R/T", followed by your 60' time, 330' time and finally you're 660' time printed as "E.T.", and your our top speed. Another number prints below as "MOV" which shows the mathematical margin-of-victory for your race.

Drag Racing Summary

Now that you've passed tech inspection…

Give your signed TECH CARD to registration.
Show your DRIVER LICENSE.
Sign the "RELEASE OF LIABILITY" form.
Get a WRISTBAND and RUN CARD.
Get a CAR NUMBER written on you windows.
Find a pit area for you car.
Go to "STAGING LANES."
RACE ! ! !
The basis of competition is in the performance numbers.
Drivers perform as consistently as possible while tuning their machines for optimum
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:21 PM   #10
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You wear lid,jeans, and boots minimum. They take your tech card and write your number on the headlight. You race.
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I am just about ready to hit HRP friday night, worked on the bike all day yesterday....just got a couple more things to do....

Unfortunately, its looking like the weather is gonna be on Friday......I checked the HRP calender, no scheduled sunday races....PERIOD....at least not until Feb 2010. Sux..... We are gonna have to find a track that races on Saturdays....Maybe Evadale...
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Week after week they have shown they cant predict our weather this far out. I still have my hopes up.
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