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1/8 MILE TRACK IN EVANSTON

Postby STEVE SCHOENFELD » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:14 am

???? Has anyone been there??? I just found out they've been running a couple of years. unsanctioned but so...I understand it's where the old airport runway was off of HWY 89 that was built in the 80's to support the oil & gas fields. I need info!!
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Re: 1/8 MILE TRACK IN EVANSTON

Postby StacAnderson » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:13 pm

Here is their web site. http://hypoxiadragway.com/
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Re: 1/8 MILE TRACK IN EVANSTON

Postby Dave Yonemura » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:58 pm

And you can sneek fireworks, high point beer, smokes, and XXX porn back in your trailers! :woohoo:
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Re: 1/8 MILE TRACK IN EVANSTON

Postby proracer719 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:28 pm

STEVE SCHOENFELD wrote:???? Has anyone been there??? I just found out they've been running a couple of years. unsanctioned but so...I understand it's where the old airport runway was off of HWY 89 that was built in the 80's to support the oil & gas fields. I need info!!


Steve, Bill Gilling knows the guy that runs it and has been there. He and Kirk Walton (along with a few other bike guys) have been going up there for a few years and says it is great. They Say it reminds them a lot of pocatello.
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Re: 1/8 MILE TRACK IN EVANSTON

Postby Scouder » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:10 pm

Let me introduce myself. :newhere:

I just got set up on this site and found this thread.

I'm the President of the non-profit group (Uinta County Motorsports Association) that built/runs the 1/8 mile track in Evanston. It is true, this is our 5th summer having races here. We started with an old runway the county leases to us, and worked up from there. It is all volunteer, no public funding. The track was pretty rough when we first got it. The asphalt was so old there was no traction at all. We've been making it better every year. This year we tore out the first half of the track and laid new asphalt and It made a HUGE difference. Traction is really good. Lots of wheels up launches and big grins.

From the beginning we have tried to keep our track fun. It is open to any kind of vehicle, and all ages. A typical event for us starts at 11:00am and runs grudges/tuning/dials until about 3:30. Then we have an informal bracket race. Between the bracket rounds, and after, grudges can continue. We close the track when everyone is tired of running, or 7:00pm, whichever happens first. Honestly, most people have made so many runs by 5:30 or so they just load up and leave. We usually don't have enough bracket racers to make classes, so you run whatever stages next to you. There is no trophy, money, or recognition for winning the bracket. It's all for fun and bragging rights. I can't cool out my Blown alcohol car fast enough to bracket it, so a couple of weeks ago I entered my tow vehicle. It wasn't even fast enough to blow my hat off, but was funner than hell. That's our environment. Grass roots. There was a guy talking to his friend at one of our races this summer and I heard him say "This is the way drag racing used to be, back when it was fun". I wanted to do a fist pump. That is exactly why we exist.

We will never compete with the "big" tracks. We will never have huge events. We will not likely get into offering payouts. We will, however, offer a place to make alot of runs in a relaxed, unhurried environment....and a place to learn how to tune in REALLY bad air! When we get a density of 8400 guys are running to the trailer to try for a record! It's also a perfect place to get some seat time with a new car or driver. Much of our pit area is grass or dirt, so John Force, if you are listening, this probably isn't the place for you, sorry.

Anyway, you are all welcome to pay us a visit. If you have questions, go ahead and give me a call.

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Re: 1/8 MILE TRACK IN EVANSTON

Postby Scouder » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:12 pm

Dave Yonemura wrote:And you can sneek fireworks, high point beer, smokes, and XXX porn back in your trailers! :woohoo:


And yes, Wyoming allows you to be an adult! :lolfunny:

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Re: 1/8 MILE TRACK IN EVANSTON

Postby Dragn » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:58 am

Welcome Brian, Glad you came on and explained. We could all use more seat time. Maybe some printed schedules that Dave and I could make put out on the counter at the machine shops next year. Good luck I sure we will make it up to check things out. Thanks Bob Seamons
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Re: 1/8 MILE TRACK IN EVANSTON

Postby Jack Ferris » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:01 am

Only Yonemura would be concerned with the availability of smut.
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Re: 1/8 MILE TRACK IN EVANSTON

Postby Scouder » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:21 am

Our schedule is easy to remember:

Our first event is the Saturday of Memorial weekend, then the third Saturday each month June through September. Same every year.

We do have a test and tune from time to time, which is racers and crew only, no spectators. We have a volunteer who is going to redesign and manage our web page over the winter, so test and tunes and general info will be posted there as well as the "Hypoxia Dragway" group on Facebook. Right now Facebook is the best place for info, just FRIEND us. When you come to the track, if you put your email on the tech sheet we will also email bomb everybody when we have a special event or cancellation.

Here's a fun pic from an event we had September 10th to support the Veterans.

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Gotta go to work now. Talk to ya Later.

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Re: 1/8 MILE TRACK IN EVANSTON

Postby Dave Yonemura » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:24 pm

I just read the sports stories in those mags! :rofl:
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