The other day, one of my buddies asked why an old friend of ours doesn’t come to the track anymore. I laughed and said, “he’s a street racer now.” My response was immediately met with another question. “Okay, but why can’t he come to the track anymore?”
In recent years, I’ve come to learn that some people think that drag racing isn’t drag racing—and that all long and smooth roads are not created equal. I’m not talking about blacktop versus concrete or high-altitude versus sea level. I guess I never received the memo explaining that if you race on the “street” or a no prep surface such as an airstrip that you can’t race at the track—or vice versa, for that matter.
The guy my friends were referring to would only take his car to the track for the longest time. I invited him on multiple occasions to go on road trips with me to street events and always got the same answer: “No, I’m a track guy!” What’s funny is that his car is registered and insured and he even takes it around town for an occasional cruise. Recently, he started hanging out with a group of “street racers” who’ve convinced him… Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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