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Old 11-05-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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Default I want to drive my Vette 180 mph+. Where?

I would like to legaly drive 180 mph somewhere in the US. Obviously, it will have to be on a track or a closed highway, but I have yet to find that place. Who's done this and where? Non modded Grand sport.

And no, I do not wish to drop $25,000 to rent Daytona for a day LOL

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Old 11-06-2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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Check out one of the mile events that are held on closed runways around the US.
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Check out one of the mile events that are held on closed runways around the US.
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Or go out for a drive around 3am so the freeway is empty. Make sure the road is smooth though as the car could get jumpy from road imperfections post 120mph
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:35 AM   #4
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I know some roads in western Nevada that I've had my Hayabusa on but you want legal? Not that there's any law enforcement out there but it must at least be a misdemeanor......
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You could run the Mojave Magnum Mile (1.5 mi) in CA legally, but it's doubtful you'll be able to hit 180 in a stock GS. For sure you won't hit 180 at a mile event.
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Salt Lake City UT...http://www.saltflats.com/
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:31 AM   #7
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You could run the Mojave Magnum Mile (1.5 mi) in CA legally, but it's doubtful you'll be able to hit 180 in a stock GS. For sure you won't hit 180 at a mile event.
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And this, although I don't know if it's legal to go do it alone, and I seriously doubt a sanctioned event will allow you do to it without safety mods to the car.

You can go run BBORR or SSCC although not at 180, but it will let you run it at high speed for a long distance, which IMO is much more fun than short blasts for a mile or so. None of the venues discussed so far are anywhere near where you live.

Edit: I've had mine up to almost 170 - legally - and I have six point harnesses, helmet and HANs device, and other safety gear. There's no way on earth I'd go 180 without that kind of stuff, and without carefully inspecting your tires and overinflating them. A tire failure at that speed will most likely end up with you seriously injured or dead.

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Or go out for a drive around 3am so the freeway is empty. Make sure the road is smooth though as the car could get jumpy from road imperfections post 120mph
And make sure there's no deer crossing signs either.

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Bonnville salt flats or some other sanctioned event around the country,and of course you need safety equipment.

Any other way is illegal, and that is what you want to do?

IMO going 180 mph. on a public road is a death wish.

Hey I'm no saint,I bumped 138 for a second or two on rt.18 along Lake Ontario,one time.


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Old 11-06-2013, 06:21 AM   #10
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Thanks gents, keep em coming. Good tips on the safety equipment obviously.

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Or go out for a drive around 3am so the freeway is empty. Make sure the road is smooth though as the car could get jumpy from road imperfections post 120mph
Not recommended IMO on a public road at night.

Not sure what your driving experience is, but events like the Silver State Classic allow for some high speed runs (if it is still being held).
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Check this one out....www.texasmile.net You may be able to become a member of the 200mph Club
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Thanks gents, keep em coming. Good tips on the safety equipment obviously.
Mike when decide where let me know, I will be there
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There are different location throughout the country that hold these type of speed events. I however doubt that a stock GS will run 180 mph plus the organizers will require you to have specific safety equipment.
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Back in the day guys would run low use ex-military runways . 7 - 10K ft long . You need a small team to get onboard with security if any .Listen for radio traffic , have a flag / light man at the slow down point . You need a few warm up passes .
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Going fast in a Corvette safely is not simply a matter of finding a legal venue. If you're going 120+ and were to suddenly turn the wheel a bit, accidentally or otherwise, it could spell disaster.

Attend an HPDE event or two through a local club at a racetrack before you attempt to take on your GSs top speed.

Lacking that, attend a Test'N'Tune at your closest drag strip. You won't attend top speed, but you will know what it takes to launch your 'Vette and go fast.

Once you get a few events under your belt, then you may be ready to test the limits of your vehicle.

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I see you registered for runs at Talladega. Did you go? How was it? I'd love to do something like that at Charlotte.

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Thanks for this post. I was stationed at NAS Chase Field for 18 months as a SeaBee,did some work on this runway.
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You could run the Mojave Magnum Mile (1.5 mi) in CA legally, but it's doubtful you'll be able to hit 180 in a stock GS. For sure you won't hit 180 at a mile event.
Wrong !! I hit 192 stock GS
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Not going to come close in a stock corvette
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