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Is anyone part of a 'street' racing crew?

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So I was daydreaming today, things like the show street outlaws, reminiscing about the past, and so on. And it got me thinking that I've never lived in a place that had proper organised street racing.

I mean I've lived in places WITH street racing and sometimes we'd challenge people and run a few races at the meeting spot but it was never properly organised and there were always way too many bystanders for the seriously fast/good guys to come out.

Does that actually happen? Are there places with a top 10? Do you know people who regularly bet on their races?

Do you have a similar thing at your local drag strip?

(I don't have a local drag strip, or any local tarmac racing, otherwise I'd be daydreaming about starting a street car crew going with that)
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ill let you in on a secret, not everything you see on tv is real. 8)
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I’ve done quite a bit of street racing through the years I live between 3 larger cities in two different states and never seen that type of crap. There’s usually a spot that’s kinda informal hangout for car people races typically get arranged that way and go find a spot. Spectators were always sworn off as it attracts unwanted attention. Watch some 1320 stuff on YouTube there are some out in the country cash days as they’re called but usually struggle to maintain a consistent spot as the police show up. Years back we used a developed industrial area that had yet to have tenants. The buildings helped block the noise and there was no traffic. To be concerned with at the time. These days it’s a lot of roll racing on the interstates
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Most ave people come n go as life these days makes it hard to keep a competitive or even for some a budget car going all the time.
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Street Outlaws.LOL. Permanent Press hats and advertising product T shirts... It's a joke, it's choreographed entertainment.
Back in the day, guys just rolled up and most times didn't even know each other. There was no list, there were reputations..
If a smart ass tried to turn up with a race car on a trailer, he was shown the door..You better be road registered and you better be cruising it around.
You run what you brung and you ran all challengers. You took your chances and always played it cool. You let the car do the talking, not you or your buddies mouth.
I'll tell you this, as little as $50 will sort out the real goers from the time wasters.
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Super_Stock wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 6:36 pm Street Outlaws.LOL. Permanent Press hats and advertising product T shirts... It's a joke, it's choreographed entertainment.
Back in the day, guys just rolled up and most times didn't even know each other. There was no list, there were reputations..
If a smart ass tried to turn up with a race car on a trailer, he was shown the door..You better be road registered and you better be cruising it around.
You run what you brung and you ran all challengers. You took your chances and always played it cool. You let the car do the talking, not you or your buddies mouth.
I'll tell you this, as little as $50 will sort out the real goers from the time wasters.
This is how it used to be. $50 could get a race going too, I remember this.
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When we all raced on the street many years ago I would help some of the faster guys out and then we would bet a few bucks on some races. We won some and lost some. After getting busted a few times I quit street racing. Now all that out there are the WDSR's, who are they you ask?............................................................................................................... Worlds Dumbest Street Racers. :lol:
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