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Gainesville Raceway Drag Racing
Pictures and a video clip of a day of drag racing at the Gainesville Raceway track in Alachua County Florida.

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Gainesville Raceway Strip
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My brother and a few of his motor sports enthusiast buddies pooled some money together to rent out the Gainesville Raceway for 4 hours of friendly drag racing on a partly cloudy Saturday morning.

Gainesville Raceway is located at 11211 N. County Rd. 225, Gainesville, FL 32609. The track management's phone # is 352-377-0046.

This quarter mile drag strip track is NHRA approved (National Hot Rod Association) and home to the GatorNationals event.

Gainesville Raceway also holds a weekly "Test & Tune" session and a Summit Racing Series event.

Some of the racing classes that run at Gainesville Raceway include JR Dragster, True Street, Fast Trophy, Pro Cycle, Street Cycle, Street Legal Drags, Street Sportsman, & Sport Compact.
 

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Pontiac Trans Am LS1
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1970 Chevy Nova SS
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Nitrous Oxide Bottle
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Chevy Monte Carlo
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NOS Bottle & Fuel Cell
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Ford Mustang GT SVT
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Pontiac Trans Am LS1
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Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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Pontiac Firebird V8
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Chevy Nova Burnout
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1979 Nova Vs Trans Am
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Mustang Vs Mustang
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Ford F150 Lightning Truck
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
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Icing Down Eaton M-90
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Above you'll see my 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L S/C four door sedan with the Eaton M90 supercharger getting iced down. For the drag strip, I also remove the driver's side headlight to allow more air to flow into the CAI (cold air intake).

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Mustang Burnout
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2000 Yamaha YZF R6
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R6 Sportbike Motorcycle
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Unfortunately, my 2000 Yamaha YZF R6 bike had recently developed the infamous 2nd gear slip so my times were a bit slow. It was still a lot of fun to run my motorcycle at the track for the first time. But I'd choose riding a twisty road over drag racing anytime. Two of my favorite riding areas are the Tail of the Dragon @ Deals Gap and W. Ozello Trail @ Crystal River, FL.
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YZF-R6 12.22 1/4 Mile
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To see a short movie from our day of drag racing at the Gainesville Raceway, left click on the link below or right click and choose "Save Target As" to download it to your hard drive. The video is encoded in the Windows Media (.WMV) format, runs about 2 minutes long and has a file size of 12 megabytes.

Gainesville Raceway Drag Racing Video Clip
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'00 Yamaha R6 11.84 1/4 Mi.
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To see more motor sports action check out my other updates including the Fun Ford Weekend @ Gainesville Raceway, the South Florida International Auto Show, NOPI Nationals @ Atlanta Motor Speedway, and the NSRA Sportbike Stunt Show.

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