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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: RiceRacePrep on May 29, 2012, 09:13:26 am

Title: Local Test Road/Lot?
Post by: RiceRacePrep on May 29, 2012, 09:13:26 am
I operate a small race team that participates in SCCA road racing in the NorthEastern USA and Ontario. We race small displacement Formula cars. We are based in Sanborn, NY.
I am looking for a local location where I can do some very basic straightline testing and shakedowns after engine installations, etc. I just need to be able to accelerate to about 60-70 mph and then brake to a stop. I would make adjustments and do it again. Depending on what issues I am dealing with, it may take several hrs or 1/2 a day. One car at a time. No racing. Not even timing.
I am looking for a private paved road, dragstrip, runway, private paved parking lot or similiar. My alternative is going to lapping days at road race tracks, all about 3+ hrs away.
I will pay a reasonable amount, and could pay in cash if that helps. If it worked out well, for all involved, then I would probably do it again several times through the summer.
My immediate timeline is I have two cars to be "debugged" next week (June 4-8).
Suggestions? Please advise.
Thanks,
Greg Rice
Rice Race Prep
please contact me directly at greg13rice -at- hotmail.com
Title: Re: Local Test Road/Lot?
Post by: Dave D on May 29, 2012, 10:31:17 am
Greg,
There is a small go kart track on 800 Bullis Rd. Elma, NY that might work out. MXK Racing
674-9494 nice people.
Title: Re: Local Test Road/Lot?
Post by: UrbanB on May 29, 2012, 12:50:20 pm
dunn tire raceway park in Lancaster, NY has test and tune drag strip on tuesday nights. it's only an 1/8th mile, however.
Title: Re: Local Test Road/Lot?
Post by: JayS on May 30, 2012, 10:37:03 am
I was really curious how big that cart track was compared to Batavia so I pulled the two up in google maps, both at the same 50m scale, and put them together in photoshop.

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd75/jsears77/two_cart_tracks.jpg)

Batavia Motorsports Park is on the right, the track at the lower left is the one in Elma. I don't think there's any way a car, even a formula car, is going to hit 60 mph there.
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