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For those of you who are interested, Darlington International Dragway (, one of the fastest 1/4 miles in the country, is re-opening on May 3rd. After being allowed to go down the crapper by the previous owners, it is under new management, is completely repaved and is once again an IHRA ( sanctioned track.

If you live anywhere near the area, come on out and show your support and see the best of the best race. :thumbs:

posted by  vwhobo

So now we know vwhobo lives in or near Hartsville, Sout Carolina :laughing:jp

Looks like a pretty good track from the pictures...I'd go there, but I'm about 1,500 miles away :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

what makes it quick? the surface? if so, what are the odds that the new surface will be as quick?

posted by  windsonian

Because the first 300 feet is the same concrete that's has been there for years, the track prep will be better than ever and it's still only 130 feet above sea level. That makes it one of the lowest tracks in the country. On a dry, cool night it hurts going so fast.

posted by  vwhobo

I am jealous! I hate my track It has NO traction, potholes in the staging lanes, etc

But then again, the hobo should know about ABQ nat'l dragway :wink2:

posted by  Zalight

Excuses, Excuses. :laughing:

posted by  Pythias

Well, you get used to the no traction thing and learn how to launch at this particular track. (my 2.06 60' can atest to that :wink2: ) But for really high horsepower cars, or cars that are in the 10's or quicker up here....traction is non existent for the first 330.

posted by  Zalight

I couldn't decide if this should go in Motorsports or Asian Imports, but... A friend of mine just e-mailed me this vid. We saw the car run last Saturday and it was amazingly quick. According to Lee (?), the guy who owns and built it, it's the quickest AWD automatic DSM on the planet. It is a damn fast car, really pretty close to stock and testament to how good the new surface is at Darlington. Imagine how fast it'll be with some rubber on it. I've already put down my share. :wink2:

posted by  vwhobo

heh, sounds like the strip we have in my hometown. New York International is not to bad though

posted by  glagon1979

My home is route 66 and holds power really well. We run consistent 8.20's

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umm, car?

posted by  nighthawk

a couple of mid 80's mustangs with 500 inch big block 460's

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wouldnt that make it a 460 inch big block 460?

or a 500 inch big block 500?

bored out?

posted by  nighthawk

they start as 460's but we do some bore and stroke work to them

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