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sammi

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The staff at Barona are friendly, enthusiastic, hardworking and really dig their track. It is a great place for a new racer to learn the craft as you can make a zillion runs on a TnT day. I would advise anyone thinking about drag racing to rent a car, go to Barona and make laps. My wife had a great time making her first passes ever in our tow vehicle. The Beef N Chedda is a wonderful lunchtime treat.
 

wireguy

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Clarence, Gary Beck was actually from Washington. He did live in Canada a few years (Edmonton), but I think that was because his wife was Canadian. Lotsa people back then (including me) thought he was Canadian, but he was US citizen. He did bring a lot of exposure to Canadian drag racing, so maybe you could call him a semi-native. :) Many, many great racers from Canada. Wish they still had a national meet there.
If you were to marry a Canadian it would definitely rub off and also make you a dual citizen. We had for a number of years up until the crash of 2008 IHRA national events that were really up to par with the big show.
 

megadeth

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For every thread and comment when FOX cut coverage short, or started late, or missed whatever.
Not one Atta Boy! for last Friday night, when we were delayed by rain, and then had an oil down first car down the track and FOX stayed with us over an hour past our scheduled time and showed every Nitro Car that went down the track.

I guess I'm really not all that surprised.

Alan
It’s because the customer is always right! LOL
 

SoCal Racer

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Cliff, Barona shut down looks short but its really not. However the track will probably never switch to 1/4 mile due to a dispute with a neighboring land owner. There are some other options but I dont think you see it happen as the costs would be just huge.
I am on the brakes a little harder at Barona than some other tracks - definitely no coasting - but never felt the shutdown was too short. However, the hairpin turn onto the return road is another story! :)

The staff at Barona are friendly, enthusiastic, hardworking and really dig their track. It is a great place for a new racer to learn the craft as you can make a zillion runs on a TnT day. I would advise anyone thinking about drag racing to rent a car, go to Barona and make laps. My wife had a great time making her first passes ever in our tow vehicle. The Beef N Chedda is a wonderful lunchtime treat.
They really are passionate about how the track is run and it's where my son got his first passes on a drag strip. I was just reading a thread on ClassRacer where an inexperienced racer cut another car off trying to make the first turnout (not at Barona - there's only one). Suggested solutions were driver's meetings prior to racing where they talk about things like courtesy staging and turnout etiquette. To their credit Barona does this, unlike many tracks.

Whelp, this thread is completely off the rails.......
 
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sammi

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You are right. Barona is the only place with regular drivers meetings to cover things like turn-off eitquette and other simple but important things to observe while you are making your zillion laps. I licensed there and made all six laps before 3p.m.
 

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