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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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this looks like fun..

http://www.openroadracing.com/

apparently in nevada they can just shut down 50 miles of highway and go ballistic in sports cars.

pretty sweet.

check out the videos as well.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 09:18 PM
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Q. What kind of cars may enter?

A. Practically any 4-wheeled vehicle is eligible, with some restrictions on open cockpit cars without rollover protection. Past entries have included Corvettes, Mustangs, Camaros, Vipers, Winston Cup Race Cars, Panteras, and various Exotics. If it goes fast, it can probably race!

Cars only, I sent an email off to see if we can get bikes in...

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 09:31 PM
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yikes.

$50 for a 1 year required membership
$250-$550 event fee, depending on show fast you want to go ($550 is for 130-170 mph)
$125 practice and instruction-- required for rookies
$35 for a certificate showing your top speed

Grand Total: $760

Then you factor in travel to/from NV.....that's not cheap stuff! Might be best to have your buddies scope out a local straightaway for cops and then have at it.
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Quote:
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yikes.

$50 for a 1 year required membership
$250-$550 event fee, depending on show fast you want to go ($550 is for 130-170 mph)
$125 practice and instruction-- required for rookies
$35 for a certificate showing your top speed

Grand Total: $760

Then you factor in travel to/from NV.....that's not cheap stuff! Might be best to have your buddies scope out a local straightaway for cops and then have at it.

F'n right, isn't that what I55 at 3AM is for .

Disclaimer: I don't condone and would never participate in such nefarious activities .

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Quote:
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yikes.

$50 for a 1 year required membership
$250-$550 event fee, depending on show fast you want to go ($550 is for 130-170 mph)
$125 practice and instruction-- required for rookies
$35 for a certificate showing your top speed

Grand Total: $760

Then you factor in travel to/from NV.....that's not cheap stuff! Might be best to have your buddies scope out a local straightaway for cops and then have at it.
I think they tend to operate under the "If you gotta ask" creed

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-13-2006, 09:29 AM
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I have some family that gave this a try in a 200+ mph camaro, they spent cubic dollars on the car and the trips. Sounds really fun though.
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if I remember right, and this is like the silver state classic. there are a ton of restrictions, safety wise to go really fast. Even if you have a 140mph car, if you don't have a huge cage, and harnesses galore you can't go much over 100... and 100 is something that you do on a busa every time you get on one, that aint a whole lot of fun

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I think they tend to operate under the "If you gotta ask" creed
ha ha, yeah you're right. Didn't mean to be the Cheerio Pisser-- I was just shocked at the 3 pages of lists of fees!
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-13-2006, 12:48 PM
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Sounds like more of a pain in the ass, and more expensive than track days!

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i have heard of this before, there are some videos somewhere on this thing called the "internet" that show a bunch of people doing this. Me, i perfer 97Fizzers method, its a whole lot cheaper if you dont get caught

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Dear Brian,

Thanks for your interest in our events. Unfortunately, the State of Nevada
Department of Transportation, who grants us our road closure permit, will
not consider allowing motorcycle events in this state. We have approached
them numerous times, but they remain adamant that no bikes participate. We
have explored options in Utah for a bike event there, as that state is more
willing to consider a bike event. If such an event were to come to pass, it
would be a bike only event and not a mixed event.

I'll add your name to a small but growing list of bike racers who have
contacted me and if we make some headway in Utah, you'll hear from us. In
the meantime, come out with a 4-wheeled vehicle and have some great fun with
us!

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>From: Brian Wink
>To:
>CC: Brian Wink
>Subject: RoadRacing?
>Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 20:16:23 -0500
>
>Can motorcycles run in OpenRoadRacing?
>
>I race with CCS, and WERA and am a licensed racer for motorcycle
>roadracing.
>I have a group of friends that are as well.
>
>Are the events limited to cars?
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>If they are limited to cars, would it be possible to coordinate a
>motorcycle
>event only?
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>Thanks,
>
>Brian Wink
>Wink Racing

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In the meantime, come out with a 4-wheeled vehicle and have some great fun with us!
I just dont think this would be fun in my 1988 OLDS 4-door.....................

"When in doubt, use full throttle. It may not improve your situation, but it will end the suspense."
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It would suck in my Excursion as well...

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