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I know he and some other friends with 'turned up' diesels were at the track at LaRue for test and tune a couple of weeks ago. I heard he did pretty good, but didn't get his actual numbers. This group usually goes in for the truck pulls but were having an old-fashioned pissing contest that they were smart enough to take to the track. It's kinda funny to see these "good ole boys" out there on the track with their 4x4s and laptops (hooked up to monitor the truck). Crazy.

I think I'll look into it. Maybe head to the track before it gets too cold and check it out. Who knows - maybe I could even do it and NOT chicken out! I'm just really concerned about doing damage to the car....

Thanks for all the advice, comments and encouragement!


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Do what you like, but you'll have fun racing. I race my car on the track, and one night I was able to give my wife two rides down the track and she loved it.
Here's a video of me racing a Dodge pickup with NOS, and I have a 05 mustang GT with the Saleen supercharger.



Depending on the track prep and how bad you spin the tires on take off, I won't race on the track with street tires anymore. I fishtailed real bad one night where I went into the other lane and headed for the wall, lucky for me I fishtailed a fourth time and went back into my lane. If you race him, make a few runs down the track first to get use to it and then race him. Get some pointers from the guys at the track on what to do and not to do. If you fishtail, LET OFF THE GAS and keep the front wheels pointed down the track. Don't try to over correct, that's what I did and I fishtailed four time in that one run, plus that was with street tire.

Don't let me scare you. It is a lot of fun, you just need to know what your doing and you'll do fine.
If you do race him, VIDEO tape it and we can make fun of him when you win (J/K). But do video tape. Best of luck if you race and if you don't that's fine also.


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