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Old 07-09-2006, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Closest drag strip to chicago?

Will be visiting family there in a few weeks and want to go to the nearest dragstrip. Thanks.
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All depends on where you'll be.

Northside: Great Lakes Dragway
Southside: US 41
Westside: Byron
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dont forget route 66 out in joliet
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NW suburbs so I guess Great lakes Dragway? All are 1/4mi length?
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yea greatlakes is closest to you and its a 1/4 mile track
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dont forget route 66 out in joliet
Damn your right, Man we sure have a lot of drag strips around here.
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dont forget route 66 out in joliet
Unless you plan on getting in more than a couple runs. I never went there because from all the people I talked to it sounded like you would get 10 max, but that 5 or less was typical and I have heard of people only getting 1 run the whole night because of them giving preference to faster professional cars and oil downs. IMO 41 is worth the extra driving time if you want to race. I usually get 20 passes or more a day, and last year they were $10 cheaper to race, haven`t checked this year yet though.
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went to Joliet route 66 dragstrip, it was awesome!
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what'd you run?
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How about in Central IL... i would like to find a 1/4 mile track but the closest i can find is Coles County Drags, which is only 1/8 i believe, plus it's 2hrs. away. It'de be great if they added a track finder on here so people could search by state. I'm in between bloomington and springfield.
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if you go to 66 get there before the gates open at 4 and you should be able to make it through the slowest tech in the country and get some runs in before it gets crowded. Otherwise don't bother. Nice track but I have had some horrible experiences there.
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if you go to 66 get there before the gates open at 4 and you should be able to make it through the slowest tech in the country and get some runs in before it gets crowded. Otherwise don't bother. Nice track but I have had some horrible experiences there.
Get youreself a eti and you wont have to wait in tech. Went there yesterday and got 5 runs in no problem could have had more in if I wasnt cooling down and trying different things.
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Damn your right, Man we sure have a lot of drag strips around here.
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How about in Central IL... i would like to find a 1/4 mile track but the closest i can find is Coles County Drags, which is only 1/8 i believe, plus it's 2hrs. away. It'de be great if they added a track finder on here so people could search by state. I'm in between bloomington and springfield.
I'm not sure if this track is close to you?

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