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any TRACK in NY/NJ where i can just pay and drive?(no instructor)

Discussion in 'New York Tri-State' started by giandu, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. giandu

    giandu Rookie

    Dec 10, 2003
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    any TRACK in NY/NJ where i can just pay and drive?(no instructor)
     
  2. tuttebenne

    tuttebenne F1 Rookie

    Mar 26, 2003
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    Andy
  3. kdross

    kdross Formula Junior
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    Feb 10, 2002
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    The Turnpike! As to closed tracks, I am not aware of any. Atco has a drag strip open to the public if you are into that, however, Ferraris are not about drag races.

    Ken
     
  4. YellowMaranello

    Jan 7, 2004
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    Pete Gold
    Englishtown Raceway is currently in the process of building a closed road course. I'm not sure when it will be open though.
     
  5. EricImports69

    EricImports69 Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2003
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    I heard about that E-Town rumor...I think its true..Im big into the import scene now cuz thats all i can afford..no F-car yet. But everytime I go to E-Town event there is always Ferrari's, but just not racing..
     
  6. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Aerial Photo - Anticipated completion in late Summer, 2004.
     
  7. BigHead

    BigHead Formula Junior

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Yes, depending on your experience level. Some organizations I run with allow "pay and drive", if you're qualified. Are you?

    vty,

    --Dennis
     
  8. mfennell70

    mfennell70 Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Middletown, NJ
    Guys, the pavement has been down since late 2001. I snuck out on Thanksgiving that year for a few slow laps in the street car (ssshhhhh!) I have heard various stories. One is that they never got the right approvals to put it in.

    Regardless, it IS NOT SAFE. Period. There are several places where an off track car could easily intersect another part of the track. Worse, the "backstraight kink", which is a good 110mph corner in anything fast, exits 10-15ft from a fence, then the access road to the dragstrip!

    It's a pity. There are some cool elevation changes not obvious in the pictures and a banked turn too. They posted a drawing of the course before breaking ground and a friend of mine photoshopped it to point out the dangerous bits. Either they never got his comments or they ignored them.
     
  9. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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  10. FormulaRacer

    FormulaRacer Formula Junior

    Nov 18, 2003
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    If this tracks gets "LEGALLY" approved for anything it'll just be for karting. The track, as mentioned, is VERY unsafe, several cross over points are easily achieved, meaining if you run off course, you are just about going to die no matter what direction you go.

    The problem was they did not build these legally really, they bypassed the normal stages you go through when designing and building a normal road course...Its really a pity, because if they did this properly and got maybe twice the land, it could have made a lot of money, having regional scca races and whatnot.

    Don't plan on this opening for a while. Hopefully this thing will be open for Karts, so we can all go shifter karting and use the track for something.

    But definitely don't plan on driving a car on there :(
     

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