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Thread: A.M.E.C. Ice Racing in upstate NY

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2013-02-19 16:07:03
Cool. BRZ man, I wonder how well those things will hold up to the NE Winters?
2013-02-20 01:57:07
Man those are outstanding shots. You really earned those as I heard it was one of those brutal windy days out there. Nice work!

2013-02-28 01:30:22
In a nutshell, my experience with the A.M.E.C Ice Racing club was some of the most fun I've ever had in a car. I love grassroots motorsports! $50 got me a solid hour of seat time - high-speed, road-course style, wheel-to-wheel seat time in multiclass competition! I was in SLS (Street Legal Studded) which runs Hakka7s, and at the same time there were other studded and non-studded Street Legal Classes on course! Speeds upward of 60mph and wheel-to-wheel action on the ice can't be beat! Three heat races of roughly 20 minutes - on the first heat they gridded me in the wrong class, so no results there but it was AMAZING fun! Second heat I managed 2nd place! I would have even won 1st but another driver passed me and a different class car under yellow and didn't get flagged, but still awesome results on my first time out! On the third heat, I was shuffled into the back but managed a respectable 4th while having as much sideways fun as humanly possible! I will definitely be back next year for some more fun on the ice!

Finally got my video to process! I intended to do a quick “rough cuts” video but this ended up being fifteen minutes long. Check out at least part of it if you’d like! You can see a large variety of cars in these clips, all of the “Street Legal” classes run at the same time on course. This includes SL (Studded Hakka7s) and SLU (unstudded Blizzaks) with 2WD and AWD divisions. My SE-R sounds a bit loud and odd due to a leak from the flex pipe and from just behind the catalytic converter!
2013-02-28 01:42:04
Finally got the gallery up from this weekend!

2013-02-28 02:08:43
Randy you've experienced about every type of weather and track condition we see in just three weekends on the ice. Ideal conditions - hard fast ice, warm sun, and no wind on your first outing. Then bitter cold and 30-40 mph winds, and finally mild temps and a chewy slushy track.

Your pictures are outstanding and we are all fortunate that you share them with us!

2013-02-28 02:16:42
Thanks Mike! The weather on the 17th was definitely trying but I think the results were well worth it. This weekend was so warm I didn't even have a jacket on for the first handful of races.

I'm hoping to get in a few hill climbs with you guys in the warmer weather (in either my b13 or the very-soon to be turbo green p10... or both!) before getting into the ice racing with the white p10 next season.
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