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    Video: Drag Racing | 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD | New England Dragway

    It's true. Drag racing is the most fun you can have with pants on (watch the video). In Epping, NH, Wednesday and Friday are Street Nights/Test & Tune at New England Dragway. The track is about 2 hours from Woodstock, VT. So I left work at 5pm and headed south on hwy 89, to 93, to 101, exit 8. I was very curious to so see how well my 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0t AWD would do in the quarter mile. It's been awhile since I've been to the race track (2004!) so I forgot a few things, but it didn't take too long to get it sorted out. And, by the way, drag racing can be stressful at first. But the team at NED is excellent. Professional. Helpful. They make the new guys feel welcome, even when we do idiot things.



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    Re: Video: Drag Racing | 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD | New England Dragway

    AWD/RWD? Bone stock?

    Looks fun though

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    Re: Video: Drag Racing | 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD | New England Dragway

    Quote Originally Posted by Kylebennett7127 View Post
    AWD/RWD? Bone stock?

    Looks fun though
    It says 2.0t AWD in the title If I had mods I would have listed them! It's bone stock. WAIT! I added a K&N air filter. Which is good for 30+ hp, at least.

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    Re: Video: Drag Racing | 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD | New England Dragway

    Quote Originally Posted by sstressfl View Post
    It says 2.0t AWD in the title If I had mods I would have listed them! It's bone stock. WAIT! I added a K&N air filter. Which is good for 30+ hp, at least.
    Ha. Sorry I missed that. I went straight for the meat and potatoes. How much does it cost for the track experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylebennett7127 View Post
    Ha. Sorry I missed that. I went straight for the meat and potatoes. How much does it cost for the track experience?
    $25! Gates open at 5pm close at 10pm. Run as many times as you like. There were only 20 cars there so it was easy passes. Great way to tweak your car (mods) and the safest way to trash on it/go fast.

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    Re: Video: Drag Racing | 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD | New England Dragway

    Quote Originally Posted by sstressfl View Post
    $25! Gates open at 5pm close at 10pm. Run as many times as you like. There were only 20 cars there so it was easy passes. Great way to tweak your car (mods) and the safest way to trash on it/go fast.
    Thanks for posting. I have the US 131 about an hour from me. I may eventually make my way out there once I get a few things done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylebennett7127 View Post
    Thanks for posting. I have the US 131 about an hour from me. I may eventually make my way out there once I get a few things done.
    I was born and raised on that track! Lived in GR until I was 4 and Kentwood until I was 11. My dad bracket raced a 1964 Sport Fury.

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    Re: Video: Drag Racing | 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD | New England Dragway

    That was awesome.
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    That’s awesome. I love south over on Lake Michigan. Living the beach life
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    Re: Video: Drag Racing | 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD | New England Dragway

    Another great vid.
    Always entertaining!
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    Re: Video: Drag Racing | 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD | New England Dragway

    Nice!
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    Re: Video: Drag Racing | 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD | New England Dragway

    what did you run? DA?

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    Re: Video: Drag Racing | 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD | New England Dragway

    I raced my previous car (Stage 2 Subaru Legacy GT, stock everything else) at that track, as well as a few slower, previous cars. It's a lot of fun, indeed! I didn't break anything, but that's the only risk you need to be aware of... I was afraid of snapping an axle or something on the LGT, since it's AWD. But, I did take down a few cars... and almost took an F150 Lightning... the LGT just ran out of breath at the 1/8th and the Lightning walked to a finish. Still, my best was like a 13.4...

    Again, it's good cheap fun. As someone else said, what time did you get?

    In the end, it's not about the time really... and you certainly learn very quickly that there is a skill involved... it's not just about jamming the pedal (well, it was for my manual trans LGT). Never got the ATS there, as I've since moved to CT...

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwinn View Post
    I raced my previous car (Stage 2 Subaru Legacy GT, stock everything else) at that track, as well as a few slower, previous cars. It's a lot of fun, indeed! I didn't break anything, but that's the only risk you need to be aware of... I was afraid of snapping an axle or something on the LGT, since it's AWD. But, I did take down a few cars... and almost took an F150 Lightning... the LGT just ran out of breath at the 1/8th and the Lightning walked to a finish. Still, my best was like a 13.4...

    Again, it's good cheap fun. As someone else said, what time did you get?

    In the end, it's not about the time really... and you certainly learn very quickly that there is a skill involved... it's not just about jamming the pedal (well, it was for my manual trans LGT). Never got the ATS there, as I've since moved to CT...
    My ET is in the video! I made 4 runs.

    I grew up turning wrenches and weekend bracket racing. My last race was in 2004 in Milton, FL. Back then my '99 WS6 ran high 11s and I lived alone (lots of disposable cash). But I met my wife when I moved to Vermont (work related move) and got married, had kids.... and my WS6 turned into a minivan. It was great to be back on the track again. But it has been a long time and I felt like a noob. But it didn't take long for it to come back.

    For Father's day my wife bought me a New England Dragway Gift Card good for 2 more Street Night events! I'll be going back. Hopefully next time will be with the whole family.
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    Re: Video: Drag Racing | 2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD | New England Dragway

    Quote Originally Posted by sstressfl View Post
    My ET is in the video! I made 4 runs.

    I grew up turning wrenches and weekend bracket racing. My last race was in 2004 in Milton, FL. Back then my '99 WS6 ran high 11s and I lived alone (lots of disposable cash). But I met my wife when I moved to Vermont (work related move) and got married, had kids.... and my WS6 turned into a minivan. It was great to be back on the track again. But it has been a long time and I felt like a noob. But it didn't take long for it to come back.

    For Father's day my wife bought me a New England Dragway Gift Card good for 2 more Street Night events! I'll be going back. Hopefully next time will be with the whole family.
    Two more track events, perfects! For the sake of the community- it woul dbe great if you could do a mod or two and test your times. The do a few more and get the times for those! Im sure you are modding so im kidding.....but seriously though =)

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