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For those who have reserved a spot already with Buffy, for the 5-22 gathering at The Varisty at Town Center, in north Atlanta, or are thinking of doing so, Reese Cox from MTI Racing may be there with his wife and one of his 427 Corvettes.

At Silver DollarDragway today, I watched this car ran relaible 11.1X times all day , and Reese is actually annoyed because he says it should be in the 10s! Traction was an issue!

Not bad for a perfectly streetable car.

Jim G
 

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Yes, I am not myself a dragracer so don't know the rules, but Reese and Paul tell me the tracks REQUIRE certain safety features, that apparently vary by category and by how quick the vehicle is.

I noticed yesterday when I accompanied Reese and Chuck to the track as a spectator, that at the tech inspection, some things that the inspector seemded to be looking for included driveshaft loop or enclosure, safety belts or harnesses, helmets, long pants, and side windows closed.

I noticed that Reese's car had a full roll cage (not just roll bar), Simpson racing harness, and fire extinguisher.

While this might apear as overkill, the track's tower operators told us that at a recent session, a young guy came out with his Dad's Corvette and lost control when he failed to correctly warm up the tires, and the car went into severe wheelspin and then donuts right out of the starting lights. He damaged the car severely enough that it had to be towed off the track. Apparently his Dad was called, and told the callers that while he had given his son permission to drive the car, it was NOT intended that it go to the track! By the way, damage during any "racing or competitive activity" is not covered under insurance!

Jim G
 
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