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1, 2, 3….GO – Autodrome St.Eustache | Woods Racing

Yup…Autodrome St. Eustache…that’s where I was last night. Why? Well…wanted to check up on the crowd that was there, see if there were any upgrades to the track, and well..for more selfish reasons, it’s just good visibility for us.

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The “dragway” there at the Autodrome, isn’t really a dragway… it’s an 1/8th mile, which is provided by the straightaway of the lapping course, a makeshift launch tree and a whole bunch of kids and their cars.

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It’s by no means professional, so if you’re looking to snag you’re best time…this isn’t the track for you. But what it is…is an evening of..”Hey…let’s go beat up the car for a few hours” kinda thing.

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Now…it’s different how they have it set up. Along the raceway, there is the standard 2 foot cement wall and behind it is where the spectators stand. Literally a foot from the radial screechs of the Protoge’s and Civic’s.

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On the other side of the track (via a little walkway across the track) is the standard bleacher style stands. Now..oddly enough, in this fenced in, safe area, you’re not allowed to bring alcohol…but right in front of the 2 foot barrier within grabbing distance of the cars, heck, feel free to drink all you want. I found that bizarre, but hey…I don’t make the rules.

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Parking is plentiful, well..unless you’re changing tires to slicks..then you’re pretty much stuck doing it on the road cause we all know about jacking a car on grass…but it can be done.

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The caliber of car is also..different. Its mostly younger kids beating up on their first car…or their parents sedan for that matter, but they line quickly turns into really nice cars. It’s like there is no “middle class” race types. Beaters, then invested cars. There are also a lot more girls racing here, which is always a good thing. Creates a good aura for the crowd.

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Overall, it’s a fun night that no one really takes seriously..well, and serious racer anyway…but hey, if you’re looking to kill an evening, head up there with your buddies and tear up the track!

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Jul 23rd by Bannon



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