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[28 Oct, 2017] Halloween Weekender Drag Racing Public RWYB! (Stratford-Upon-Avon Warwickshire)

Discussion in 'Euro , National and Regional events' started by Adey, Aug 17, 2017.

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Halloween Weekender Drag Racing Public RWYB!
Start Date: 28 Oct, 2017 08:00 AM
End Date: 29 Oct, 2017 01:00 PM
Time Zone: Europe/London +01:00 BST

Shakespeare Raceway
Long Marston Airfield Stratford-Upon-Avon Warwickshire
Stratford-Upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 8LL

Posted By: Adey

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  1. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    So guys and girls, back in the day we used to get to plenty of these RWYB drag days, and as its looking like Shakespeare Raceway will be closing for good itd be good to get there and lay down some rubber before it becomes a housing estate or supermarket. The RWYB is open all weekend, so Sat and Sunday, would be good if those attending could all head up the same day, or if you like i could take a look into camping arrangements? Anyway, Who wants to get involved and tear up the tarmac? happy to open this out to all the clubs out there get some turbo vs NA stuff going on too (y)
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  2. Jezer101

    Jezer101 Well-Known Member

    Will be there, just as long as I'm not on a last minute holiday!
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  3. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    @Kris M@Kris M still fancy a loan of the drag slicks for this?
  4. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

  5. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

  6. Duncan Grier

    Duncan Grier Well-Known Member

    Few good events in years gone by Adey

    That was when the limitations of a welded driveshaft showed itself in the early development of the vag powered 5

    Iirc you helped to push it to the road outside and when I called breakdown.......nope never even knew it was a drag strip Mr AA man lol

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  7. Sparkysparks

    Sparkysparks Well-Known Member

    Hmm. Def a target for me. Hopefully my shafts will be back and all good by then.
    I think youll have the advantage with the td04 though.
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  8. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    only in torque should be similar power I think. whole month away though, you should be good by then (y)
  9. Spooky

    Spooky Well-Known Member

    I might come to this
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  10. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    was this the time i was in the boot? with my feet on the bonnet of another car to get it out? come along, be good to say hello
  11. Duncan Grier

    Duncan Grier Well-Known Member

    It was indeed that same technique lol

    Long overdue a catchup for sure!

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  12. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    If you've always fancied taking your car up the drag strip in a Run What Ya Brung Public Track Day event, but have been put off for the fear of coming a cropper or embarrassing yourself, it's time to overcome that fear! Everyone has to start somewhere, and a RWYB event is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to do it. Here's how....

    Step 1:
    Find a RWYB Public Track Day at Shakespeare County Raceway and get your self down there. All you need is your car/bike, your driving licence and a crash helmet. If you haven't got a crash helmet then we can hire you one for the day for a minimal fee.

    Step 2:
    Get scrutineered. The Scrutineer does basic checks to make sure that your car/bike is safe and doesn't have any major fluid leaks - a seasoned scrutineer has seen it all before, so don't try to sneak unbolted seats, loose batteries or worthless brakes past him! Once you have passed he will write a RWYB number on your back window in shoe-white.

    Step 3:
    Sign on. Take your scrutineering slip and your licence to the signing-on office. Pay your money and sign your disclaimer. Sometimes there's an information sheet for the benefit of the commentator.

    Step 4:
    You're ready to race! Take your place in the queue in the staging lanes/fire-up road that leads to the start line. There will be a staging lane marshal at the end of the fire-up road who will tell you when you're ready to go, and a start line marshal who will tell you when to approach the start line. Be ready with your crash helmet on and your windows wound up by the time you reach the front of the queue, and always follow the marshals' instructions.

    Step 5:
    When the staging lane marshal waves you on, head towards your lane. If you are going to do a burnout, there is a concrete burnout pad with some water on it for this purpose. A marshal will wave you into the right spot. If you're not going to do a burnout, try to drive around the water on the burnout pad.

    Step 6:
    Stage. Watch the marshal - when the track is clear, he will wave you forward into stage. This is tricky first time - there are two beams of light crossing the start line about 6 inches apart. Approach slowly, and when you front wheels break the first beam, the top set of yellow lights on the christmas tree marked 'Pre Stage' will light up. Creep forward about six inches more and when your wheels break the second beam, the second set of yellow lights will announce that you're in 'Stage'. Stop!


    Step 7:
    Get set, go! When both cars are in stage, the start line marshal will start the tree. At a RWYB you will usually get a 'Pro Tree' - this means that all three amber lights will light up simultaneously, then 0.4 of a second the later the green light will come on. Floor the accelerator pedal and keep it floored for 440 yards....

    Step 8:
    The End. The end of the quarter mile is marked by the timing scoreboards. Back off the throttle and look for the first exit road on your right or further to the end of the shut down again to your right. Be aware of where your opponent is, and make sure you don't turn across his lane in front of him. If you haven't slowed down enough to make the turn, don't worry - the starter won't send the next pair down until you're clear.

    Step 9:
    Well done! See, wasn't that easy? Follow the return road to the pits and you can either join the back of the queue for another run, or park up and go and collect your timing ticket. You'll get your tickets at the office where you first signed-on. Just tell them your RWYB number and you can see how well you did!

    Step 10:
    After a few runs, you'll learn how you can improve on your times, such as lowering the tyre pressures for a bigger footprint, different gear shift points and rpm's away from the line. But be careful though. This drag racing lark can get addictive!

    For 2016 Shakespeare County Raceway offers a wide and varied selection of Public Track Day RWYB events catering for all tastes. Please see our events page. General admission to the raceway for Public Track Day RWYB's is £12 per person or £22 for a weekend pass. Track fee is £25 per day or £40 for a weekend of unlimited runs or at least until the fuel runs out! There's no pre booking either. Just arrive at the track and we'll take care of the rest. Check out our Safety Requirements pdf page in the Downloads section of this web site.
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  13. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    @Neal R19@Neal R19 will yours be ready for a shakedown?
  14. Neal R19

    Neal R19 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm it's not impossible!

    Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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  15. Sparkysparks

    Sparkysparks Well-Known Member

    There may be a large chance that my clio wont be ready. Can I still come in the Z?
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  16. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    yeah man it's not a tr exclusive event or anything so just rock up in anything
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  17. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    don't suppose anyone who might be coming has a wideband and a sniffer pipe they fancy bringing?
  18. Alexmac329

    Alexmac329 New Member

    If on my car was back together
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  19. Sparkysparks

    Sparkysparks Well-Known Member

    Shafts wont be ready till next week. The oasis showdown will have to wait. Still If I'm good enough I should be in the 12's in the nissan.
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  20. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    ahh mate what a shame, whats done to the fairlady then? one of the cars on my list i never owned.
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