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#2554312 - 09/24/18 10:38 PM Some people have life so tough
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#2554317 - 09/24/18 10:47 PM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: pittsburghracer]
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I have a friend that lost his life too soon, he drove for John Hennessy for many years before leaving us too soon. Check out John Kiewicz on google, he has many records and was the man...

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#2554332 - 09/24/18 11:52 PM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: pittsburghracer]
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Looks like they're barely skimming by. Is there a link to their go fund me page?

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#2554341 - 09/25/18 12:39 AM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: pittsburghracer]
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Great news!! the neighbors won't complain about the racetrack!! believe that's BIR

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#2554361 - 09/25/18 05:16 AM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: WedgeFED]
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Originally Posted By WedgeFED
I have a friend that lost his life too soon, he drove for John Hennessy for many years before leaving us too soon. Check out John Kiewicz on google, he has many records and was the man...


I loved when Kiwi wrote for Car Craft.
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#2554388 - 09/25/18 08:39 AM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: pittsburghracer]
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Loc: Frostbitefalls (Rocky&Bullwink...
That is Brainerd International . Right in the heart of Minnesota lake country. Excellent traction, very safe place to race. The drag strip is a portion of the road course. If you lose your brakes, just down shift and coast to a stop!
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#2554393 - 09/25/18 08:59 AM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: pittsburghracer]
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That looks awesome! I didn't know they had that up at Brainerd. Way better that a home on a golf course.
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#2554402 - 09/25/18 09:23 AM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: pittsburghracer]
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Joel there’s another whole neighborhood somewhere in MN that are homes with large garages like that. They have a car show every year as a friend posts pictures from it. I’ve often wondered why there are not more retirement communities in Phoenix with some f these features.

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#2554410 - 09/25/18 09:38 AM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: pittsburghracer]
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When does the racing season start and stop at BIR?

I have seen similar facilities but not with drag strips.

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#2554470 - 09/25/18 11:44 AM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: Hemi_Joel]
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Originally Posted By Hemi_Joel
That looks awesome! I didn't know they had that up at Brainerd.


Hey Captain Observation, you didn't notice them as you drove within 100ft of them on the return road? LOL!!!
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#2554471 - 09/25/18 11:46 AM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: 340Cuda]
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Originally Posted By 340Cuda
When does the racing season start and stop at BIR?

I have seen similar facilities but not with drag strips.



I believe early May, until Early October. They have something going on almost every day. It really is a great track, and would be awesome to start Drag Week from there, but there really isn't other decent tracks within DW driving distance.
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#2554488 - 09/25/18 12:35 PM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: JERICOGTX]
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Yes, all the DW participants could have a cookout, while the track personnel tries to figure out how to run an event. The place has always been the best track, with the lamest programs. No thanks.

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#2554492 - 09/25/18 12:43 PM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: pittsburghracer]
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The Autobahn out by Joliet has the same thing, but only a road course and country club. RT 66 is not far away though.
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#2554504 - 09/25/18 01:06 PM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: Leigh]
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Originally Posted By Leigh
Yes, all the DW participants could have a cookout, while the track personnel tries to figure out how to run an event. The place has always been the best track, with the lamest programs. No thanks.


Huh? DW is basically a day of time trials. Most are one and done, and on the road. It also takes place during the week, so no weekend program is really effected.
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#2554553 - 09/25/18 02:21 PM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: JERICOGTX]
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Originally Posted By JERICOGTX
Originally Posted By Hemi_Joel
That looks awesome! I didn't know they had that up at Brainerd.


Hey Captain Observation, you didn't notice them as you drove within 100ft of them on the return road? LOL!!!





I thought they just fixed up the old out-houses

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#2554557 - 09/25/18 02:24 PM Re: Some people have life so tough [Re: JERICOGTX]
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Sorry, couldn't tell you a thing about drag week. They might be able to be depended on for just time hits. Maybe. I've personally experienced otherwise. twocents

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