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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.
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
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.


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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