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View Poll Results: Street or Drag Racing? whats your prefrence?
Drag Baby! 1 5.00%
Street racing Rules 2 10.00%
I like Both 9 45.00%
Im into track racing only 4 20.00%
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Street Racing or Drag?

What would you guyz prefer? Street racing? or Drag Racing? And why?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 07:55 AM
 
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Never done either, but been around both while growing up. Drag racing is what got my interested in bikes. And seeing guys street race them, got me hooked. Granted this thread will have people say how unsafe street racing is, and I could preach it to the choir, but I'm not going to, both types are great to watch!
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Track racing is best. No questions.

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Never done either, but been around both while growing up. Drag racing is what got my interested in bikes. And seeing guys street race them, got me hooked. Granted this thread will have people say how unsafe street racing is, and I could preach it to the choir, but I'm not going to, both types are great to watch!
I do agree with you, but if you look at it really so is drag racing, so is stunting but when its done rite and always wear protective clothing your basically in the same zone.
Some people may argue but neverthe less street racing has brought out some of the worlds best riders/drivers
Whatever can happen on street can happen on the strip/track.
If its meant to be it will be.. I dont know if you read a thread about a friend who fell off doing 190mph wearing jeans and a shirt..he walked away with brusies.. on a track day, some guy fell doing 50mph and fell into a coma for a day and broke his collar bone. Just my 2cents
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Whatever can happen on street can happen on the strip/track. If its meant to be it will be..
Wrong, endangering lives/property of others on the roads around you who aren't racing doesn't happen at the strip or track. The strip or track doesn't have people on cell phones, doesn't have people walking on the sidewalks/crosswalks, and it doesn't have moms taking their kids to get ice cream, but it's nice to see you only think of your well being.

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I do agree with you, but if you look at it really so is drag racing, so is stunting but when its done rite and always wear protective clothing your basically in the same zone.
Some people may argue but neverthe less street racing has brought out some of the worlds best riders/drivers
Whatever can happen on street can happen on the strip/track.
If its meant to be it will be.. I dont know if you read a thread about a friend who fell off doing 190mph wearing jeans and a shirt..he walked away with brusies.. on a track day, some guy fell doing 50mph and fell into a coma for a day and broke his collar bone. Just my 2cents
Glad we agree on this! People flip out all the time when you say street racing. Guess its all personal opinion. Like Trip says... he's got his own opinion about it. I've watched alot of injuries, but also alot of great races... both places.
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Glad we agree on this! People flip out all the time when you say street racing. Guess its all personal opinion. Like Trip says... he's got his own opinion about it. I've watched alot of injuries, but also alot of great races... both places.
My first post is opinion, my second is fact.

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Wrong, endangering lives/property of others on the roads around you who aren't racing doesn't happen at the strip or track. The strip or track doesn't have people on cell phones, doesn't have people walking on the sidewalks/crosswalks, and it doesn't have moms taking their kids to get ice cream, but it's nice to see you only think of your well being.
Very True... Tracks are controlled areas and everyone there has the understanding and respect for what can happen. I love watching the Drag strip and the Track races but I won't go to the street races... The Risk isn't worth it so I watch it on TV untill I have the chance to make it to the Texas Mile.
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Both are great to watch, but i'm a roadracing junkie.
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Track racing for me!!!! I'd like to try out the strip sometime though... it'll help me with my launches when track/club racing!!!
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Track racing for me!!!! I'd like to try out the strip sometime though... it'll help me with my launches when track/club racing!!!
I think in my opinion, this is kinda a no brainer...If you do it on the street there are way to many factors IE: cars, police, lack of medical personell. At least in a controlled environment you can at least have a thought of having your life saved.

Case in point.....
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I think in my opinion, this is kinda a no brainer...If you do it on the street there are way to many factors IE: cars, police, lack of medical personell. At least in a controlled environment you can at least have a thought of having your life saved.

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Wrong, endangering lives/property of others on the roads around you who aren't racing doesn't happen at the strip or track. The strip or track doesn't have people on cell phones, doesn't have people walking on the sidewalks/crosswalks, and it doesn't have moms taking their kids to get ice cream, but it's nice to see you only think of your well being.

Track for me. I might drag a knee now & then in a canyon, but if someone asks me to try to beat them to the top I just tell 'em "you win".
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Track for me. I might drag a knee now & then in a canyon, but if someone asks me to try to beat them to the top I just tell 'em "you win".
Exactly, it's like people who ride at 100% or more on the dragon, there isn't a trophy at Deal's Gap waiting for you. There isn't records kept for time, cough cough.... There is a mob of angry locals that will approach you if they catch you endangering too many people though. I have been there when they do it.

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all good points, i dont condone street racing, but if you are in the middle of bfe and you have a clear view ahead, case in point OH where **** is flatter then a witches titty and you can see for miles, a good run is fun with friends, i havent done it but flat out racing in the roads



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I enjoy both drag racing and street racing. I've had great times at the local track, making a day of test and tunes and the local bracket challenges, but I've made some $$ and had just as much fun on friday night in the old abandoned intustrial complex we used to race at in high school (abandoned, lil less than 1/4 mile straight stretch, in the middle of nowhere) the only problem we had was with dumb kids getting too close to the racers at the line. We had fun, no one got hurt, and nobody's property was messed up. Both have their attraction, but there is a time and a place.
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the track is the place for racing.
but damn, some places are just right for opening a bike up. 495 in delaware comes to mind. or out middle of nowhere, hell ill drag on the street. isnt that part of the freedom of a motorcycle? freedom from bad hp to weight ratio? atleast thats why i love riding, if my car was faster, handled better and got better gas mileage i wouldnt want a bike.
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id say track for me, how else will you know if you're gettin better, its timed. but lotsa guys/girls learn on the street (i did), and if you're not a pro, LOTS of money is won on the street. i dont know if they still do it, but prostar used to run a program called streetbike chaos after their actual race, and it would be packed, goin on into the nite. they would turn off the scoreboard and just have a win lite come on, you could set up any kinda race you wanted with whoever for as much as u wanted. fun to watch, and safer
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i wonder if that guy got ran over after he crashed, looks like he got tossed rite in front of the bike with the cam. hmmm
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What i meant in street racing is on an open road.
Where im from, the "street race" is held on a highway, its about 4km stretch of straight road, with no turns no traffic lights..nothing the only thing you hit at the end of the 4km is an inter-section to make a left or U-turn to come back. This is how we street race. I have seen some "IDIOTS" racing between cars and on real busy roads, i dont agree with that totally. But street racing the way we do it, it has its thrill..there is something about it, I just cant seem to get away from it. I do own 3 bikes, one is for the track , one for drag and well one is for street racing. i made my name here on the streets from street racing and i learned alot, it kind of got me ready for the track and i guess thats why the track is easy for me and i've had a few wins on it.
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