The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

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The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by dinoracer » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:46 am

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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by peejay » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:31 am

I saw an SRT Cherokee at Thompson SCCA Track Night last night. I'm surprised it was allowed. I don't want to live in a world that the hot track weapon of choice is an SUV :|
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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by CalypsoBean » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:00 pm

I was at that launch (I'm an auto journo myself), and just made a post specifically about driving the track.

It's actually far from the first time I've driven an SUV on a race track - and not even the first time driving a Grand Cherokee in that situation! I drove the Grand Cherokee SRT at Circuit of the Americas about four years ago, and the BMW X6 M there too about a year later. Neither are what I would call 'fun' to drive in that setting, but they are very competent and scary fast - I clocked 110 mph on the back straight in the GC SRT, and 130 mph in the X6 M.

At Club Motorsports, the Trackhawk was showing 125-mph at the end of the front straight.

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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by CalypsoBean » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:01 pm

If you're curious as to what I thought of the Trackhawk, one of my full reviews is live at Roadkill:

http://www.roadkill.com/2018-jeep-grand ... rst-drive/

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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by TroyV » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:44 pm

I think I'll pass on this one.
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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by breakaway500 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:25 pm

5400lbs. Gives all new meaning to the expression brick shithouse... :lol:
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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by brucesallen » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:43 pm

a squealing tire is a happy tire.
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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by SandyClam » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:59 pm

Ain't nothing wrong with putting a capable SUV on the track.

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Post by brucesallen » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:02 pm

Just ask Butch
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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by mattd » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:56 pm

SandyClam wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:59 pm
Ain't nothing wrong with putting a capable SUV on the track.
Especially if you need to get to the choppa in a hurry
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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by blazer178 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:08 pm

Bruce I would not know what you are talking about :roll: :lol:

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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by dinoracer » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:15 am

breakaway500 wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:25 pm
5400lbs. Gives all new meaning to the expression brick shithouse... :lol:
Whether it can handle is moot. It just beats the track into submission.....
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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by breakaway500 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:52 pm

I was at WH the other day instructing in an M2 BMW with a green student and going into turn 2, my student says "Hey...here comes the tow truck!!". Huh ????
I can't see anything in the RH mirror till we make it past the track out of 2 and sure enough...here comes the grille of a 1948ish vintage Ford F100! He gets right on our tail. Coming out of 5 I tell the student to..point him by. The truck flies by us..with authority. It crests the top of turn 6 and we glimpse it again coming out of 7..as he is passing a Porsche Cayman and another BMW...and disappears around turn 8. I'm thinking that ain't my grandads pickup! Come to find out it has a Cobra 4.6L drivetrain(T56 transmission) and full coilover suspension,tubular control arms,R&P steering,big Wilwood brakes and respectable track tires and wheels. Car show quality jet black paint job.
And,the guy can drive..:)

I guess you can't underestimate any vehicle these days..:)
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Post by escortracer » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:34 pm


Was it this one?
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Re: The Boston Globe says we should have SUVs at our events

Post by TroyV » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:34 pm

Sheesh Rob.......ever consider giving that hunk of shit an alignment? The wheel looks like it is 40 degrees out.
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