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Jalop Article with Pictures - 1st Houses going up


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EricJ

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https://jalopnik.com...stor-1832209109

 

 


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I feel like we've gotten better pictures from @N546RV, including some with actual houses in them.


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Kong Sheng Han

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The owner is considering opening the short course. I don’t think I’d want to drive on the short course

I'm a lost soul.


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Either build the fucking subdivision or keep it a track. Developer is a fucking idiot. Nobody is going to buy a house with the track stuff in the back yard, ESPECIALLY if they open the short course again.

I wonder what house is going to get built on the sinkhole?

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Pete

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I was on the short course once in 2000 for a California Superbike School event.  Fast exit through turn 3 isn't rewarded in that config....nor is an inside pass going in.

 

It was a drag race down the front straight, make a U-turn, run through some S's, make a U-turn, and drag race down the straight again.  I'd sign up and run it though before passing final judgement.  



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Any of you DFW'ers remember Green Valley Raceway? It was a local drag strip in Smithfield (NRH/Keller area). I'd go out there in my high school (pre-racing days) years and watch folks drag race. You could hear them running on the weekend from our patio...was a glorious, but run down, place! So - you guessed it...suburban sprawl...now its covered by a bunch of houses...we'd still go out there and check it out before it was totally gone, I used to have this thing for abandoned places. Trans Am even raced there back in the day...progress, eh? Or regression....


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Any of you DFW'ers remember Green Valley Raceway? It was a local drag strip in Smithfield (NRH/Keller area). I'd go out there in my high school (pre-racing days) years and watch folks drag race. You could hear them running on the weekend from our patio...was a glorious, but run down, place! So - you guessed it...suburban sprawl...now its covered by a bunch of houses...we'd still go out there and check it out before it was totally gone, I used to have this thing for abandoned places. Trans Am even raced there back in the day...progress, eh? Or regression....

 

Drag raced there a few times before it closed.  Here's a cool old video link my son sent me a while back of the 1984 Trans Am race there...

 



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The owner is considering opening the short course. I don’t think I’d want to drive on the short course

 

 

Either build the fucking subdivision or keep it a track. Developer is a fucking idiot. Nobody is going to buy a house with the track stuff in the back yard, ESPECIALLY if they open the short course again.

I wonder what house is going to get built on the sinkhole?

 

 

I was on the short course once in 2000 for a California Superbike School event.  Fast exit through turn 3 isn't rewarded in that config....nor is an inside pass going in.

 

It was a drag race down the front straight, make a U-turn, run through some S's, make a U-turn, and drag race down the straight again.  I'd sign up and run it though before passing final judgement.  

I've run the short course a couple times.  SCCA used to have to run it on race days when they didn't have enough corner workers to staff the long course.

I also ran it at my SCCA comp school.  I had a ton of fun running 2-wide through the entire back section with Adam Poland in his Spec Miata and Derek Kulach in one of their 350Zs..   


And just because I'm a shitty driver doesn't make a miata any less slow.

I drive slow as shit. LOL

geez, now I realize I drive slow everywhere. haha!


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My first on track experience happened at TWS, with many HPDEs and OTDs to follow. Many fond memories of cars and laps gone by. On the bright side, there's COTA :)


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