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Discussion in 'H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals' started by Kevs56, Feb 8, 2011.
Whats the altitude at the strip?
Looks Like 940 ft, http://www.dragtimes.com/Mo-Kan-Dragway-TrackID-254.html
HAMB Drags '03 (the first one) was lower than death valley. Hot as Hell. They must have raised it to 940 ft.
It's either 920 or 940. As hot and muggy as it was this past year 20ft don't matter too much.
Colo Springs, CO
Here are a couple of pictures of my favorite track (MoKan) last week. Who has a snow shovel? Let's go racing!
Actually I think it was deeper than it looks.
Yep, it is. If you look in this picture you can see the score boards (finish line). Whatever the elevation it is, and regardless of the summer heat, it gets cold too. But.....that snow is mostly all gone less than a week later, and it will be 65 on thursday. When i travel between Springfield and Wichita I take the long way so I can drive by the track.... I know, it is stupid, but it puts a grin on my face....
Between Feb. 1 and Feb. 9 we got about 26 inches of snow at Mo-Kan. Most of that came during the "blizzard" on Feb. 1. Plus on the night of Feb. 3rd it was -10.
I actually got the Kubota tractor high centered and stuck in a drift.
Don't you just love living in the middle of this great country. Hot as hell in the summer and colder than a witches tit in the winter, coupled with the best little dragstrip (my personal opinion) in the U.S.A.
I noticed the '11 schedule is coming together. Fun drags up and running, Mopars Invade sheduled for April 2................better than Easter weekend but sure to be cold.
Easter this year is on April 24. prolly a little warrmer tha n the 2nd.
The elvation is right at 940 feet - years ago a bunch of us used to fly over there to watch the races. we would land alongside the highway to the east, park the plane, walk over and spend a few hours before taking off in the grass and heading home.
mo-kan is the best dragstrip i have been to as far as my opinion goes. i like the people and the crowds are great
yep, probably watch it snow.
Thats why iam STUCKIN, KANSAS
"AND THE BOWTIE ROLLS ON"
You are probably right!!! snowed last night and more on the way tonight.
Yep, it is definitely the best. Out in the country like they ought to be.
If you are in this picture you can see the score board (the end). Whether it is above sea level, regardless of the hot summer months, the weather turned cold. But most of all ..... this snow is gone, after less than a week, it will be 65 on Thursday...
At noon the attitude is about 2 beers, at 4:00 the attitude is about 10 beers. Oh my bad, your were asking about altitude. The altitude is "mile high and so am I"... Can't wait!!!
Did your '56 get picked? I'm in. What day are you going over to Joplin?
Gathering weather station and barometer info for a nostalgia Drag... I'm not knocking it but I have to chuckle as it is ironic. Gotta love it. See ya in August.
Ken! Whats up?? Yes she made the cut, and My Dad and I will prolly drive out on Thursday. I know a couple other guys are headin out from Aurora, I'm guessing Thursday also. We oughta meet someplace and convoy most of the way. What are you thinkin? Kev
We are actually leaving Wednesday after I get off from work. I have a good friend in Plato, MO that I am going to visit with the better part of Thursday then head to Joplin that evening and then go the the Springfield swapmeet on Friday.
Schweet. Hope alls well in Plato after the goings on in recent history....I will get your number before we all leave so if you're broke down or something we're right behind....err, a day behind. Also I'm planning on hittin at least one of your cruises this summer. My broken Indian friend lives down there and I gotta get him outta the house to go cruisin Kev
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