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      02-22-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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Hay guys. Moving from Sofla to chy town.

I might be moving pretty soon to chicago and iam a quarter mile junkie i was wondering. Whats the nearest track to chicago.





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Route 66 in Joliet

If you're up on the north side, you could even drive up to Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove, WI
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thanks bro...LOL everywhere i go the track is over 1 hour away lmao.
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Do you know what part of town you'll be moving to? (Joliet is a Southwest suburb btw)
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business^^..I think iall be near evanston.
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Even if you lived next door, i'd pass on Joliet T&T... Extra hassles, and you would be lucky to get 2 passes in a night. GLD is probably under an hour for you, Byron about 1.5hrs, US41 A bit longer. Id recommend Byron overall. Us41 is probably the most inconsistent with track prep, but if you wanted you could make 30 passes.
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Byron is going to give you better times because its got a downhill grade...
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Great Lakes is usually where I hear people from the North burbs wanting to go to.
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if it take 2 hours i dont car as long as it is a good well prepped track btw that track byron thats mentioned above might be cool i would love to see what 30 passes is like lol
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ive been to GLD, its only 45 mins north of where youll be. im no expert but the track seemed well prepped. i know they are nhra certified so that made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. it was pretty full for the hour or so i was there but managed to get a couple runs in. that is before a guy on a hayabusa decided to spill and hold the course up for a hour and a half. im not sure how but he fell off his bike at 120 and naturally put his hands down to brace himself. bitch of it was he had gardening gloves on, bye bye skin.
my best run was 12.7 @ 109

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I was referring to US41 for the hot lapping, its down in Morrocco, IN. Any of the tracks mentioned will be more than sufficiently prepped for our 335s.
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GLD is not bad it depends on what event they have that day, but its pretty nice but there is usually a line and wait. Route66 is horrible from what i heard.
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The Euro charged boys went to the morocco strip. I heard the track wasn't prepped at all. Nebster can give his review. He attended
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yeah I saw the track... looked like a fuckin asphalt playground at a middle school.
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Lol. Fucking weeds growing up in between the cracks
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Having run at all of the mentioned tracks, I would recommend GLD. Byron is kind of a hole, US41 is a real hole, and Rt.66 is just good if you like sitting in your car waiting an hour and a half to make a pass. The last 2 times I was at 41, I was driving a 700hp SL and I couldn't make it hook, no matter what I tried. Then I got into the BMW, and couldn't run within .75 seconds of my consistent times at Indianapolis Raceway Park 2 weeks before. Horrible track prep every time I've been there. GLD is pretty well prepped, unless they have the jet cars or the Nitrous Streetcar Brawl, then it's torn up pretty good for a few weeks. Also, avoid the weekend after True Street Drags, since they are hard on the track also.

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