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The Long Haul, Part 2: What drives endurance drag racers?

In the first part of this series, we introduced you to a handful of the racers from this year’s Rocky Mountain Race Week (RMRW) 2.0. This kind of drag racing reads like the script of Two-Lane Blacktop, so we decided to dig into what makes this kind of automotive crazy break out of the restraints of common sense and normalcy. RMRW 2.0 entrants hit five tracks in five days. The 1300 miles accumulated between the tracks test a street car’s real-life manners as much as the races test its threshold performance. Sure, everyone has dreams of winning the $1000 best-in-class prize, or even the overall $15K pot, but these racers crawl across the U.S. in search of something more elusive and less quantifiable: a “good race.” What that means to each racer varies, as you’ll find ... Read the full article on

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great photos, great stories. wish i were there!

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