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PostSubject: SRT Track Experience   August 7th 2011, 4:57 pm

Going this Friday to the SRT Track Experience at Autobahn Joliet. Sooooooooooo excited!!!!



Gonna try to get tons of pictures for a blow by blow. Drool checkflag

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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 7th 2011, 5:52 pm

Fun track, I've been there on my bike a few years ago. Drive it like ya stole it!
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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 7th 2011, 6:30 pm

raced there a few times, its a great facility.

they hold you back quite a bit at the SRT experience but its still fun. are they running the 2012 392 cars yet?

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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 7th 2011, 8:24 pm

When I went the instructor asked me if this was all too much for me; after the first laps. I said huh? He said the lead driver said you were falling a little behind. I said oh, well I didn't want to get kicked out after the first lap; like at the gokart tracks. He said the leader will go faster if he thinks you can keep up. From that moment on I tried my best to run his ass off the course. I was glued to the leader and he just kept going faster and faster.
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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 7th 2011, 8:53 pm

Have fun! I"m sooooo jealous!

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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 8th 2011, 3:51 pm


Is it Friday yet ????

dammit!!!!


What's takin' sooooo long for Friday to get here...

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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 8th 2011, 7:26 pm

lol. I'm doing something similar on wed. i have a ride n' drive for michelin tires at toyota park. i get to beat the crap out of BMW's to test michelin tires.

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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 9th 2011, 11:49 am

Oh SRT fun!
Have a great time.

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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 9th 2011, 12:36 pm

I wanna join...
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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 9th 2011, 3:42 pm

I am going on Sunday, to bad we didn't select the same one LOL
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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 9th 2011, 4:23 pm

AlterEgo wrote:
Have fun! I"m sooooo jealous!
Do you even know what this is??????

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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 9th 2011, 4:23 pm

Illinois Chaos wrote:
When I went the instructor asked me if this was all too much for me; after the first laps. I said huh? He said the lead driver said you were falling a little behind. I said oh, well I didn't want to get kicked out after the first lap; like at the gokart tracks. He said the leader will go faster if he thinks you can keep up. From that moment on I tried my best to run his ass off the course. I was glued to the leader and he just kept going faster and faster.
And this is because you drive like a grampa when you are not at the strip Smile

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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 9th 2011, 7:43 pm

KevinDSClark wrote:
I am going on Sunday, to bad we didn't select the same one LOL

Damn Kevin, shoulda posted up earlier..I would have tried to get the same day. I just did the registration for it but Sunday wasn't even an option for me...guess it was full.

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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 9th 2011, 8:54 pm

The only thing 'open' now is for Monday...

So Kevin, you and vagrant should do a thread and compare experiences..

Different perspectives from each of you... thumbsup

Oh, and take LOTS of pics, both of you.. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 12th 2011, 9:46 pm

Well today was the big day and all I gotta say is DAAAAMN it was fucking awesome! I encourage everyone to check it out SRT owner or not! Had an absolute blast...maybe the best time of my life.

We did 4 events, 2 on the road course and 2 autocross style events. I would say the road course events were my favorite...hella fun, lots of speed and twisties. My top speed was 108 in the Challenger 392. I hassled Xenon to pay the 100 bucks to be my guest so he came along, took some pics, and got to ride with the instructors all day long. I'm actually a little jealous because they didn't do one on one in car instruction for the drivers. A little coaching here and there but it was more like follow the leader and try to keep up. Would do it again in a heartbeat! Kevin lemme know if you need me to fill in for ya on Sunday Very Happy.

Cars I drove: (?)300c SRT8, (2011) Jeep Cherokee SRT8, (2011)Charger RT, (?)Charger SRT8, (2011) Challenger RT, (2011) Challenger SRT8 392.

They had a really cool in-car video system they use for training that was on all the cars except the RTs and they gave us USB thumb drives to capture video onto. I'll post some vids up tomorrow..too tired to upload them right now. Here's some pics to tied you over.







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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 14th 2011, 2:13 pm

SRT Track Experience. First event was autocross. My first time autocrossing, this is my one and only run through the course with a Jeep SRT8. These things have an incredible launch! So incredible that the speaker system has a tough time keeping up. Watch between the seats for a laugh...scared the crap outta me.



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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 14th 2011, 3:20 pm

On the road course with the 300c SRT. Though not the fastest car in the fleet it proved to be one of the more fun cars to lap with, 2nd only to the Challenger 392.



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PostSubject: Re: SRT Track Experience   August 14th 2011, 4:00 pm

Meet Grant...he drives fast! Grant was the instructor in the 300c SRT during the road course events. Here he is showing me how its done on the hotlap we got to take at the end of the day in the Challenger 392. I asked him if he was gonna make me pee my pants but the video capture unit didn't start till after that so it starts with him talking about taking a leak Razz



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