Golf is more of a sport than going to an HPDE. Geeks who sit around for 5 hrs and do three 20 minute sessions of sitting in a car and turning the wheel…this is sporting to you ? lol The car is sporting. The driver is almost as passive as it gets.
Shooting the shit about how dialed in your suspension is all day is not something done by athletes and you are not playing a sport. It’s closer to doing nothing than it is doing something because you sit around all day…and when you are driving, what you are doing is closer to playing a video game. It’s fun as fuck, and I get it…I’m not denouncing the road course or guys who go. I’m denouncing the road course elitists who think they’re doing something serious out there. It’s a fucking pastime.
The problem you road course elitist guys have is the same…you think people who go to the drag strip are
a) beneath road course guys
b) doing so as their hobby
We are doing so instead of going to a dyno. That’s pretty much it. It might get a bit competitive if there’s a record that is being passed back and forth, but really we are just benchmarking our cars.
The only road course guys who rail against the drag strip are the guys who fucking suck at it.
westwest - ran 13s (slower than stock) on race gas and tune at the 2nd fastest track in the country
mickf29 - ran 13s (slower than stock) on a full bolt on RS4 and FUCKING STALLED IT AT THE LINE…TWICE
ngng - lol
badblueRS4 - ran high 13s (WAY slower than stock) in his RS4 and then lied that his timeslip blew out the window to avoid the shame
daytonaRS4 (LawrenceGibson) - ran 13s (slower than stock) in his RS4 and then denounced the drag strip as a terrible test…but not before challenging everyone on the forum to $10,000 drag races all over the continent
That’s only a few of a couple dozen loud mouthed road course geeks who have said the same shit as you in the past after they flopped at the strip, and they all looked stupid because they think shitting on the strip will somehow hurt lol. As if this is a big deal to us. it’s a measuring stick…that’s it.
Road course elitists? It’s their frigging life lol. They spend $10,000 a year to go and pretend to be race car drivers. And they suck. But they talk like they’re in a competitive racing series.
Road course HPDE days are to proper motorsports as playing catch is to playing professional baseball.
You are not racing…you are practicing driving. There’s no race element involved. It’s practicing … for nothing. And it’s your biggest obsession lol. That’s funny as shit.