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And proof that all street racing is not illegal as long as the township allows u to get a permit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycsux...e_gdata_player

Notice the cop and fire truck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDpoH...e_gdata_player
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no tech value, moving to lounge forum
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Street Permit Racing

Back before there were drag strips within driving distance from a large portion of the population there may have been more need for racing on street surfaces. But a street surface is a far cry from a professionally prepared and seasoned drag strip launch pad. Really no comparison, IMO- even if the street surface is prepped it will not be anywhere near as good as at a decent strip.

Add to that the lack of timing equipment in most cases, and no 'tree, it just doesn't seem to be a viable alternative, unless the vehicles involved were in no way traction challenged. Otherwise, it would be an exercise in pedaling to see who could manage to get to the big end w/o flipping the car. My opinion- YMMV.
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real street racing.

Rigby Idaho, has a car show and street race every summer. The total "track " is only 1/4 mile long. The street in front of the courthouse and sherrif's office is blocked off, They have a christmas tree and set of timing lights. The course is about 200 ft long. burn outs, rubber smoke and nitro smell in the air. " run what you brung. " The car show is in the park a couple blocks away. If brakes fail there is a dirt field at the end of the street.
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That might be a good way to get folks interested enough to go to the real track...
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How many local governments are going to give you a permit?

Sure, here in Toronto, they have the Indy race on city streets.....whole different ballgame
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Gymkhana style time trials are a better accepted style of "racing" that's not actually on a race track, per se. It only requires a largish parking lot and cones to lay out the track and someone to time/score it. The SCCA used to (and may still) organize this type of deal. The emphasis is on cornering, acceleration and stopping, but is kept to lower speeds due to the way the courses are laid out. Might not be for everyone, but better than nothing and much more likely to be allowed by municipalities than "street drags".
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Duluth, Minn. has a street race venue every year. 1/8 mile, run what you brung.

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This is like comparing apples to oranges, when someone says they are a "street racer" that congers up visions of a bunch of idiots with absolutely no regard for anyone's safety. They race anywhere they think they can get away with it...for fun or money.

Impalexss, you're talking about a "LEGAL" street race with the blessings of the city, Police and Fire depts on scene. BIG difference between the two, when a new guy comes on this forum and mentions he's a street racer he gets jumped on because it's Illegal, Dangerous and Stupid!
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Seems the tone and timbre changed once the no street racing policy was mentioned, but maybe this was what he was talking about all along. But "street racing" does almost always mean the illegal type, IMO.

When the "Safety Safari" was first formed, they went to towns and asked the powers-that-be for permission to do an exhibition-type race deal where the kids would be invited out to race, 'legally'. That (along w/the tireless work of guys like the late Wally Parks) led to tracks being built and the rest is history, as they say.
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Back before there were drag strips within driving distance from a large portion of the population there may have been more need for racing on street surfaces. But a street surface is a far cry from a professionally prepared and seasoned drag strip launch pad. Really no comparison, IMO- even if the street surface is prepped it will not be anywhere near as good as at a decent strip.

Add to that the lack of timing equipment in most cases, and no 'tree, it just doesn't seem to be a viable alternative, unless the vehicles involved were in no way traction challenged. Otherwise, it would be an exercise in pedaling to see who could manage to get to the big end w/o flipping the car. My opinion- YMMV.
My mileage does vary...I prefer racing on a street surface, don't need no prep. But I did get a 1.43 60' with a street legal radial on a prepped street surface last friday nite, actually just street drags held on the front straightaway of a local 5/8mi paved oval track. Pretty rough surface, probably not been paved in 30 years or so. Not enough room for a full 1/8mi, so we ran 540'.
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Back before there were drag strips within driving distance from a large portion of the population there may have been more need for racing on street surfaces. But a street surface is a far cry from a professionally prepared and seasoned drag strip launch pad. Really no comparison, IMO- even if the street surface is prepped it will not be anywhere near as good as at a decent strip.

Add to that the lack of timing equipment in most cases, and no 'tree, it just doesn't seem to be a viable alternative, unless the vehicles involved were in no way traction challenged. Otherwise, it would be an exercise in pedaling to see who could manage to get to the big end w/o flipping the car. My opinion- YMMV.
Much too serious, Cobalt... from what I see that street racing is for fun and giggles... oh and did I say FUN ?
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Much too serious, Cobalt... from what I see that street racing is for fun and giggles... oh and did I say FUN ?
Oh, it's exciting, no doubt about it. But it's just not worth the chance of maiming or killing yourself or God forbid someone else. Not to mention the tickets involved. I heard that in some places the law was even confiscating the cars!

Wait- are we talking permit street racing, or street racing on the sly? Obviously my comments are aimed at illegal street racing. If you're talking about sanctioned racing, then no problem other than it seems like it would be a pedal-fest.
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Wait- are we talking permit street racing, or street racing on the sly? Obviously my comments are aimed at illegal street racing. If you're talking about sanctioned racing, then no problem other than it seems like it would be a pedal-fest.
Agreed -- but a fun pedal-fest !
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If you're talking about sanctioned racing, then no problem other than it seems like it would be a pedal-fest.
You are still competing against the guy in the other lane. Remember this is supposed to be legal street racing. Running on an unprepped surface helps keep the dedicated drag cars from showing up.
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