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Old 12-17-2013, 03:56 PM
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You Know you are a Red Neck when your Wife of 25 years buys you a Ticket to drive a Hot Rod,for your Birthday...Anyone Been? what can I expect?
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i did the ride along at Pocono very impressive. slamming gears coming out of pit lane and going into turn one is impressive to say the least when you feel the g forces in the turn and the car press down to the track in the banks... its awesome you wont be disappointed
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My son and I drove at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Watching the in-car video, I drove one lap without taking a breath. Damn, it was fun!
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I did the Rusty Wallace in Homestead with 12 other guys one blew a motor and another wrecked into the pit. I would recomend buying the insurance for 69 bucks still leaves a thousand deductable. money well spent. Very humbling experience cant wait for this year. Wife did the ride along and those guys dont let off the pedal at all. Very cool .
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Thanks for the feedback Gentlemen,I have owned a 4 speed Hot Rod since I was 16,just turned 48 yesterday an still have an Ol Hot Rod out in the shed.Maybe I wont do to bad,at the gear jamming part anyways.
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Did the Richard Petty in Orlando. It was great. Would love to do Daytona. You will love it.

What can you expect? Wishing you'd bought more laps.
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Did the Richard Petty in Orlando. It was great. Would love to do Daytona. You will love it.

What can you expect? Wishing you'd bought more laps.
This I did 16 laps and that was nice.
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My dad did it many years ago and enjoyed it. At that time they had a pace car leading the pack and 3 other cars on the track. My dad said the guy in front of him was driving a little slow so he had to lay back then hammer it the last lap and a half.
The cars are set up to run wot the whole way around. If I remember right the top speed was around 165, he said it feels like your going much faster, like driving a big go cart.
I had tickets to go to Atlanta years ago but it got rained out, never got to go again.
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I did the 5 lap ride along in Orlando. Real cool, but It went real fast. 1 lap ramp up, 1 lap windown, 3 Badass laps that went real quick. I told driver to not hold back.
Wish I could of done 40 laps. Orlando is a short track.

On a side note, I did drive around Daytona for 1 lap in a Black Ford Econoline Van, nicknamed "The Slutwagon" after the 24 hours of Daytona race.
Track officials said 'Go ahead" after that lap, they said GO HOME, or go to jail...

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In Homestead there were 6 cars on the track at a time with 2 ride alongs also .More of a real racing experience
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I've done New Hampshire and Charlotte...both were an awesome experience of which I would recommend to anyone who has never done it, you will not regret it.
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Did Charlotte twice. They drive you around the track in a van beforehand and explain the track to you and some other stuff. They are adamant about not spinning tires when taking off out of pit road, if it happens just ease back. We were following an instructor car and got 8 laps each time. Stay in the gas the whole way, they want you to practically draft that instructor as they have up to 8 groups just like you on the track at the same time.

You will get out of your comfort zone. Stay in the gas the whole time, keep up with the instructor no matter what your instincts tell you. The car is more capable than you are.

Also, do a ride along, it's killer. Riding with a pro hitting up to 170 while he/she is talking to you the whole time. Your ass will swallow your boxers.

BTW- There was 1 instructor car per student car. 8 student cars on the track = 8 instructor cars on the track at the same time. Plus 2 to 3 ride along cars dodging the rest of us. Friggin Amazing. Makes it hard to believe how easy the pros make it look on Sunday.
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I did the Richard Petty driving experience at Charlotte a few years ago. Like other's have said it was great. They encourage you to stay on the back bumper of the instructor car. I thought I did pretty good until I came back to the pits after the 8 laps and my wife and kids wanted to know why I was going so slow. LOL My wife did the ride along and I believe she wet her pants. Mark
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