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Sorry, busy at the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack
 

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2ndgen - How long is the closed highway run? I know insurance is expensive so I understand the mile races fees, but I'd have no problems paying more for longer than a mile run while also having some money go to charity and it's still less expensive than Kennedy.
Not sure exactly--long enough for top speeds well above 200 MPH though. Pretty sure it's at least a mile, I think I read somewhere it was more than 2, but I can't find that source.
 

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Bull, i was thinking...There's always a chance someone could see this vacancy and, take the initiative to try an event out at Front Range again in the near future. Obviously putting on a Mile event requires a lot more effort and, definitely more *insurance* capability than a similar 1/2 Mile run. Someone might be out there with a plan in the works. Time will tell.

Maybe even ECTA? We've got Red_Cat up there twisting arms. o_O I mean a short run (for me) to ArrrrrKansas could be in the works to give the new owners a try. Hey, i do forgive and, forget sometimes.

Just wanted to give thanks for representing us M6 guys, that video in post #1 really got my heart beating. So this year i finally made the time to go to Texas and, make a nice little shake down run of only 173.7 mph before i had to pack up and, race back to the land of endless cornfields due to a major malfunction back home.

I may have said it before but-

Racing an Automatic is like watching Porn.
Racing a Manual is like *doing* Porn.
Everytime i get near an Airport runway or Dragstrip it's a knock down Battle Royale of an Orgy going on in my car...


Good luck at the Peak and, keep us posted! ;)
 

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Looks like the Colo. Springs airport half mile wins out. Not enough room for both half and full mile events I guess.
 

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Bull, i was thinking...There's always a chance someone could see this vacancy and, take the initiative to try an event out at Front Range again in the near future. Obviously putting on a Mile event requires a lot more effort and, definitely more *insurance* capability than a similar 1/2 Mile run. Someone might be out there with a plan in the works. Time will tell.

Maybe even ECTA? We've got Red_Cat up there twisting arms. o_O I mean a short run (for me) to ArrrrrKansas could be in the works to give the new owners a try. Hey, i do forgive and, forget sometimes.

Just wanted to give thanks for representing us M6 guys, that video in post #1 really got my heart beating. So this year i finally made the time to go to Texas and, make a nice little shake down run of only 173.7 mph before i had to pack up and, race back to the land of endless cornfields due to a major malfunction back home.

I may have said it before but-

Racing an Automatic is like watching Porn.
Racing a Manual is like *doing* Porn.
Everytime i get near an Airport runway or Dragstrip it's a knock down Battle Royale of an Orgy going on in my car...


Good luck at the Peak and, keep us posted! ;)

(So FYI the PPAA 2019 was this past weekend)

I ran a 147 as my best. This was a bit off from what I expected, but to be completely honest, I was there to meet people and have a good time, so I wasn't really giving it my all. I didn't have any of my support vehicles with me (so everything I had was IN the car while I was running).

  • 145.54
  • 144.49
  • 144.18
  • 125.94 (oops... A bit of driver issues going on... :oops: )
  • 144.23
  • 146.72
  • 145.87
  • The 22.77 that is in the "Official" record is NOT me. :mad: I was in the Pre-Staging lanes at the time that my "Ghost" crossed the traps (RFID tag based timing)
Meeting up with LaserDoc and 81cj8 made for a worthwhile trip down (2hrs), I was hoping to have seen others, but it just didn't work out. It really is a bit more of a hectic event with how they run it. The Colorado Mile is a bit more laid back and relaxed.

I still can't get over the crowds, there were a LOT of people there. Unfortunately they also didn't have a clue how to behave in the pit area. The girl with the Camaro with the Gull-wing doors (neat!) next to me was telling me about people that just got into her car and sat down without even bothering to ask. :eek::mad:

The day the Colorado Mile was cancelled, Shannon called me because I've tried to help promote the event and keep it alive in the past. We talked about why things were the way they were and why the event was no longer viable in Colorado. They are looking at re-focusing and trying to solidify their business-plan. Once they've done that, maybe they'll come back this way.... :)

If you look at the differences in even just the runway lay out between the two airports, and taking into account that shutting down a runway at an active airport is a BIG deal, it becomes apparent why they can do the Mile at the Frontrange Airport and probably can't do it at the Colorado Spring airport.

As for liability, even though it's only a half-mile, they have some of the highest HP cars, and some of the fastest speeds you'll see.

One of the REALLY nice things about the half-mile course at the Colorado Springs airport, when you're at ~150mph speeds, you can damn near coast down to reasonable speeds before the turn off. :confused:

At the Frontrange airport, you better be standing on your brakes as soon as you cross the traps! At the Colorado Springs airport, I was intentionally/maliciously standing on the skinny pedal LONG after the traps... ;)
 

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(So FYI the PPAA 2019 was this past weekend)

I ran a 147 as my best. This was a bit off from what I expected, but to be completely honest, I was there to meet people and have a good time, so I wasn't really giving it my all. I didn't have any of my support vehicles with me (so everything I had was IN the car while I was running).

  • 145.54
  • 144.49
  • 144.18
  • 125.94 (oops... A bit of driver issues going on... :oops: )
  • 144.23
  • 146.72
  • 145.87
  • The 22.77 that is in the "Official" record is NOT me. :mad: I was in the Pre-Staging lanes at the time that my "Ghost" crossed the traps (RFID tag based timing)
Meeting up with LaserDoc and 81cj8 made for a worthwhile trip down (2hrs), I was hoping to have seen others, but it just didn't work out. It really is a bit more of a hectic event with how they run it. The Colorado Mile is a bit more laid back and relaxed.

I still can't get over the crowds, there were a LOT of people there. Unfortunately they also didn't have a clue how to behave in the pit area. The girl with the Camaro with the Gull-wing doors (neat!) next to me was telling me about people that just got into her car and sat down without even bothering to ask. :eek::mad:

The day the Colorado Mile was cancelled, Shannon called me because I've tried to help promote the event and keep it alive in the past. We talked about why things were the way they were and why the event was no longer viable in Colorado. They are looking at re-focusing and trying to solidify their business-plan. Once they've done that, maybe they'll come back this way.... :)

If you look at the differences in even just the runway lay out between the two airports, and taking into account that shutting down a runway at an active airport is a BIG deal, it becomes apparent why they can do the Mile at the Frontrange Airport and probably can't do it at the Colorado Spring airport.

As for liability, even though it's only a half-mile, they have some of the highest HP cars, and some of the fastest speeds you'll see.

One of the REALLY nice things about the half-mile course at the Colorado Springs airport, when you're at ~150mph speeds, you can damn near coast down to reasonable speeds before the turn off. :confused:

At the Frontrange airport, you better be standing on your brakes as soon as you cross the traps! At the Colorado Springs airport, I was intentionally/maliciously standing on the skinny pedal LONG after the traps... ;)
I thought I heard your engine still purring past the flags!! Haha. Fun day
 

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I know it was two months ago, but went looking for this and didn't realize I was so far behind. Couldn't get it last year due to cost, save up the money and now see this. Very disappointed. Was hoping to get some runs in with the last year with my cat. Some sad times in more ways than one.
 

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Spanish Fork airport (Utah) did an event a few weekends ago. (I believe it's annual from now on).
It included a 1/2 mile runway attack, only $300 fee, no specific equipment requirements (other than street legal). As many runs as they have time for (just depends on how many participants--just get in line and go again). Also includes a dinner.
 
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