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      04-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Think you are hard core? How about this in your back yard?

http://jalopnik.com/5849231/in-his-f...vate-racetrack

If anyone saw the American Top Gear epiosode where they were choosing cars for Donald Chump, and they had a section with old women driving a Gallardo, Turbo S cab and a Conti GT driving around a track, you might have been wondering where the track was...well here it is...

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      04-17-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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      04-17-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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Pffft. Mile-long? The private racetrack in my front yard in my imagination is 3.1 miles long. A mile-long track makes Lime Rock seem like the Nurburgring.
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I actually visited something similar in the 1980s. I lived in Midland, Texas at the time and went to meet Jim Hall (the Chaparral and Indy racing guy) to ask some questions about I guy I was thinking of going to work with. Out in back of the shop was a race track. I think, if I recall correctly, it was called Rattlesnake Raceway. It was just under a mile and pretty snake-like. Of course, they tested cars out there in the hey-day of Chaparral.

It was like a museum in the shop, with several of the Chaparral sports cars in race worthy condition. Jim was very cordial and straight talking about the guy I was considering going to work for.

I think I remember reading that either Jim Hall or Hap Sharp had a big "off" at Rattlesnake and needed extensive surgery and recovery to be put back together. It's like, pavement, then cactus and easy to ball up a car with a roll. Of course there was probably no safety equipment, but the drive to the Midland Memorial Hospital was only about ten-miles.

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      04-17-2012, 01:34 PM   #7
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that would be soooo sweet. just needs to be about double the length.
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Very Cool! Remember seeing another vid showing this track awhile back.

Guess the true element of surprise would be if someone was leaving the house and you were on a hot lap...... that will test the reflexes
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wow; talkabout hardcore...I like this track config...pretty sick IMO; 1st time I've seen this so initially i was like.. this is too narrow; but then... and that banked turn... ; aaah well back to work.. I need only 16.9 mi to build mine..
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I wonder how much that cost to build. Looks sweet.
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I wonder how much that cost to build. Looks sweet.
$7.5-million... not including the cost of the cones..
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btw JayPod; i saw your ride @ bimmersport; pretty sweet man; was there with Canuckistan

Thanks man!
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i was wondering where that was. if we all ring his doorbell and ask politely will he let us around?
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