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Old 08-12-2003, 11:18 AM
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Boot: how can you say nitro stinks, (does burn your eyes) but that smell is like adrenaline to me, of course I breath nitrous and drink cam2
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good deal guys...I'm planning to get right at the starting line on the pit side for Sat. and Sunday. I thought this would probably be the best place. I grew up watching it all but never got the chance to go to an event so I'm siked. I'm a die hard John Force fan so pit side is a must
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Old 08-12-2003, 12:28 PM
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Ok got spectator side for Saturday....right at the start line. Sunday I got pit side right at the line. Both are at the end of the row so I can come and go as I please. I guess next thing on the "to do" list would be nitro boats
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We race at Norwalk alsost every week and Go to most events, and one of the coolest things is watching (Camp Force) pull in. He's a really nice guy too. Coupla years ago the named one of the grandstands after him. He was real cool about it. John actually walked through the stands for about a half an hour shaking everyones hand in the stands.
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I took the Wife to Columbus for the Spring Nationals this year .It was her first experience with Nitro.When we first arrived the Alcohol cars were running and She said
this is not that loud!I said wait for the Nitro Funny Cars .
She was impressed and I was told that "We are coming back next year"! I like to sit at half track but walk to the starting line also. Here is a link to NHRA http://www.nhra.com/

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Originally posted by JETBOAT BRIAN
...Get a pit pass for when the top fuel, and funny cars fire their engines ..It will make your whole body shake...Bring earplugs...
I used to go all the time. There is NOTHING to compare to standing behind a fueler when it fires in the pit. But PLEASE where ear plugs. I'm deaf in my left ear now from too many loud motors.
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I live about 45 minutes from Raceway Park in Indy and have been a few times to the US Nationals. It is unlike anything I have every seen or heard before. The pits are my favorite place. Walking around these machines while they are tuning is a thrill.
P.S. They are not kidding take ear plugs.
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STARTING LINE BABY !!!!!!!

Make sure you have ear protection of some kind. The sound waves will rumble your body.

Oh and the smell of Nitro and tire smoke--- Not much else beats that for a gearhead !!!

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Starting line first then move to half track. Especially if you stay for the final round. They really load up on nitro then.
And if it's dark......super cool.
Can't miss seeing those flames at night.

I used to go to Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.
Spent every Sunday at the track for almost three years. Also ran a Super Stock Dodge Dart for one season and competed in the Summer Nationals.
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If you ever want to see a great event, and your in ohio you must go to " night under fire" @ Norwalk. Every year Bob Motz burns down the sign board with his huge jet powered Kenworth. Its pretty cool.
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