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    there is this dragstrip that im thinking of going to. so i have a couple of questions. warning some of them may seem stupid but its my first time and im too lazy to research it thoroughly.
    - do they let automatics race?
    - can i race with all the aftermarket stuff on my car ex: exhaust, cai?
    - do i need to wear a helmet?
    - do i have to have a roll cage in my car?
    thats it for now. thanks for any help.
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    in order of your questions.
    yes
    yes
    only after a speed/time that our elantras will never reach
    same as the one above

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    wouldnt be so positive about #3 because elantras can get into 13s and thats when you need a helmet at capitol raceway

    Where are you goin to race? If you come to capitol I will come and meet you there. I come there a lot!

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    i don't think my elantra will be that fast. i was thinking about old dominion speedway in manassass, but i don't know yet. when do u go to capitol?
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    1 and 2 are yes, 3 & 4 depend on the rules of the track.

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    yes, they'll let you race. I think (at my track) its 13.99 or quicker requires a helmet, and 11.99 or quicker requires a roll cage. you wont need a helmet or a roll cage until you have some serious performance work done.
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    I go to capitol almost every friday. let me know when you gonna come and i'll meet you there

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    i looked at capitol's website. ill probably go there either this friday but most likely next friday. looks like a lot of people go there according to their website.
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    SH*T load of people go there! I was only able to get 3 runs last time I was there cuz it was so crouded. let me know when you will be there

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    Yes, go to Capitol. Maryland International Raceway is nice too but it is a little more expensive.
    Old Dominion is only 1/8 mile track. Good for working on launches but you can't really compare results with others b/c most people go to 1/4 mile tracks.

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    he has auto, there is no knowledge of how to launch your car.... power brake and then release brake pedal!

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