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Old 06-07-2012, 05:06 AM
 
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Default Public race tracks in the NorthEast area?

What are some good public racetracks in the northeast area?

Me and some people want to settle "our differences".

We need an actual race track and not a drag strip.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:15 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Very hard to find 'public' road race tracks.. I don't know of any you could attempt to 'settle your differences' with friends. Here is one near me and its a gorgeous track.

New Jersey Motorsports Park
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:16 AM
 
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Watkins Glen, Summit Point, Pocono, lime Rock... these are the ones I know of that have performance schools and car club events.... not sure if you and a buddy can just go up there and settle a bet or something (unless you rent the entire track).
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:17 AM
 
Location: The Triad (nc)
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What are some good public racetracks in the northeast area?
The SCCA
45000+ door-to-door, cone clipping and dirt-throwing individuals
make us the largest amateur motorsports club in the United States.
The Sports Car Club of America - Home

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Me and some people want to settle "our differences".
Grow up.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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Watkins Glen, Summit Point, Pocono, lime Rock... these are the ones I know of that have performance schools and car club events.... not sure if you and a buddy can just go up there and settle a bet or something (unless you rent the entire track).
VIR - Virginia International Raceway is the only one I know of that hasn't been mentioned so far. The above list is pretty complete if you NJ Motorsports Park and VIR. Also, as macroy said, AFAIK, none of them are just going to let you head on the track and have fun unless it is part of a club event, racing class or you rent the track.

Summit has a regular series of FATT events, but those are instructional and very regulated, not just open racing.

Friday at the Track

The other option would be to look into what your local SCCA club is doing. At the very least you could get into solo events and run your car through cones in the parking lot and see who gets the fastest time. It's usually mocked as being "cheesey" but it's actually pretty competitive and a lot of fun.

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Center Township (Pittsburgh), PA
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Go to a local autocross and compare times?

No idea... we settle our differences on the drag strip.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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I'm the business and deal with most of the tracks mentioned on a regular basis.

None of these tracks are going to let you loose to do a demolition derby with one another. Even when you rent the entire track, they'll usually post marshals to watch you and there are rules to follow.

The best thing to do is get involved with something called Time Attack or do a track day where you compare times. Again they all have rules however.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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The SCCA
45000+ door-to-door, cone clipping and dirt-throwing individuals
make us the largest amateur motorsports club in the United States.
The Sports Car Club of America - Home


Grow up.

It's all in fun....
Thanks for the info though..
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Twin Lakes /Taconic / Salisbury
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:22 AM
 
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Lime Rock race track may have what you want but as said before you wont be just let loose on the track,you have to show the people in charge that you actually know how to drive first,ultimately you will be allowed to race but it will take some time and you will have fun in the process..
Thanks for having the good sense to take it to the track.

Lime Rock: Car Clubs, Driving Clubs and Lime Rock Park - Lime Rock Park
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