+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 21 to 25 of 25
Like Tree10Likes

Thread: How many here drive their racecar to the track?

  1. #21
    Administrator ucfbrett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ventura, Calif.
    Posts
    5,646
    Liked
    2363 times

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    That's like all downside and no upside other than no open trailer storage. Hell a dolly would be better.

    Not all transmissions like rolling in neutral too.
    Something about the countershaft that spins in the oil and thus lubricates the whole thing doesn't spin when a car is flat-towed because it's in neutral.

  2. #22
    Senior Member fatbillybob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    by the beach
    Posts
    2,088
    Liked
    1720 times

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    That's like all downside and no upside other than no open trailer storage. Hell a dolly would be better.

    Not all transmissions like rolling in neutral too.
    What manual tranny can't be flat towed?

    If you use a dolly the ubiquitous RWD car tranny is just as in play as if you flat tow it.

    There are way more upsides than downsides. Only downside is if your racecar can't roll home.

  3. #23
    Senior Member robburgoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    7,009
    Liked
    1495 times

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    If you use a dolly the ubiquitous RWD car tranny is just as in play as if you flat tow it.
    Depends on which way it's facing (and which end of the car you smashed)
    Schmoe Money likes this.

  4. #24
    AROSC Comp. Director Slaysman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Manhattan Beach, CA
    Posts
    303
    Liked
    232 times

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    Imo one of the things we do not see enough of is flat towing. You can flat tow a racecar on high profile street rubber behind a lesser suv or pickup that has a small tow capacity. You can then have all your gear, comfortable tow vehicle, but legally only drive 55mph in cali and no trailer storage. The 55mph thing is the only negative. That and if post race your car can't roll.
    I understand that you cannot flat tow in California unless the car is licensed, which means passing smog and getting "Op" tag stickers yearly.
    Terry Watson
    AROSC Competition Director

  5. #25
    Chest hair required Olitho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,237
    Liked
    2344 times

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Slaysman View Post
    I understand that you cannot flat tow in California unless the car is licensed, which means passing smog and getting "Op" tag stickers yearly.

    Through in a small refrigerator and one of those portable potties and call it a house trailer with a race car theme. No smog or car registration required!
    To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts