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The track sucks!

I hadn't been to 75-80 in 20 years.. Not much has changed. Still having timing light issues.. After sitting for 3 hours pst the start time, they started running off arm drop, no tickets, no et, no data. Worse off, I blew the trans at the 800ft mark, sent trans fluid and parts down on the track. Yes it was smoking like a freight train. I wasn't off the track and they sent more cars down.. I kept waiting for someone to check the track, or at least come and check on the car, still smoking sitting at the end of the track... Never happened..

About 1hr later, a twin turbo Willy's caught fire at the starting line.. Then the annoucement, "Does anyone have a fire extinguisher??" As the Willys cooked. They didn't even have a fire ext at the starting line...

Pitting in the grass/dirt, no operating timing system, poor safety...

I'll stick with Cecil...
 

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I hadn't been to 75-80 in 20 years.. Not much has changed. Still having timing light issues.. After sitting for 3 hours pst the start time, they started running off arm drop, no tickets, no et, no data. Worse off, I blew the trans at the 800ft mark, sent trans fluid and parts down on the track. Yes it was smoking like a freight train. I wasn't off the track and they sent more cars down.. I kept waiting for someone to check the track, or at least come and check on the car, still smoking sitting at the end of the track... Never happened..

About 1hr later, a twin turbo Willy's caught fire at the starting line.. Then the annoucement, "Does anyone have a fire extinguisher??" As the Willys cooked. They didn't even have a fire ext at the starting line...

Pitting in the grass/dirt, no operating timing system, poor safety...

I'll stick with Cecil...


Was the willys blue and look like a pro mod? If it was that is Jeff Mullins car. How bad did it cook? That is one BAD MOFO I hope it didnt get to messed up! I seen that car spit and sputter down the track and still run 200mph. Sorry to hear about your trans. That sucks. They sure have alot of stuff to get straightened out at the track.
 

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Just talked to my uncle that was there last night. He said they DID send guys down the track to make sure it was fine and from his vantage point he could not see your car still on the track. He also said the Willys did not burn up and made another pass after the smoke incident.

Also learned that the track is being powered by generators because the power company refuses to hook up power. They were informed last night by a spectator that in order for the generators to work properly they need some sort of breaker and that's why they keep having power issues. Im sure they will get that taken care of. Also learned the county is trying to make it impossible for them to stay open. They claim they can not have porta pottys on the premises for more than 90 days. That is complete BS I know of many places that have permanent porta pottys. Im sure that's also the reason the power company wont hook them up. County pressure. County also wouldn't give them food permits so they had to have a vendor come in. They are working against the odds here so lets give them a break. :yes:
 

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They may have sent someone down the track, but they sure didn't go to the end. I was standing beside my car until I heard 2 cars coming.

I am all for them getting on their feet, they said they had 8000 spectators Friday, so at least they are pulling in the $$. Good luck to um, but I won't be going back. I talked to Jay Sat, I know they are giving it a go, but man it
actually scared me. My car was smoking like it was on fire, fortunately it was just trans fluid cooking. But I stopped to think, if this was on Fire, it would have burned to the ground.
 
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