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Offline lcorriveau3

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Want to try and run Loring in 2011, where to start??
« on: August 05, 2010, 07:54:46 PM »
Name is Lewis,42,  I have a few questions & looking for guidance. I attended the running over the weekend and now I want to try it out for myself. I own a 1999 v6 mustang. This is what I would like to run. I am not attempting any records (yet, LOL) I just want to start somewhere. Can anybody point me in the direction to start. I purchased the rule book, have read it and not sure of everything I need to have to start. Want to be safe. I understand I don't need a cage to start, but it is recommended. My question is what tires, wheels and where to purchase? What other recommendations would anybody suggest? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Want to try and run Loring in 2011, where to start??
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 09:09:11 PM »
With the car in good running shape and a current helmet you should be able to get tech'd to run T/O (time-only) up to 135 mph.  You really should consider a rollbar and I am fairly certain it is mandatory if it is a convertable.  The tires should be rated at or above that speed of course.  I believe they ask rookies to make a 100 mph pass on their first run.  Then you can step up to 125 and work on 135.  That is the way to go, unless there is a class that you believe the car will be competitive in for a record.

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Re: Want to try and run Loring in 2011, where to start??
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010, 06:28:49 AM »
Thanks for the answers. Car is not a 'vert and I agree with the rollbar. My car is in very good running condition, I baby it. I heard the gentleman who did tech at Loring talk about the slower runs being completed first.