View Full Version : RallyCross and Milan Dragway

09-10-2009, 09:45 AM
I had the Bird out at a RallyCross again last Saturday. Good fun. I broke the Passenger Side Sway Bar Bracket (and a 12-14 chunk of Pseudo Frame) off before the event, so it took some getting used to running without the sway when transitioning. I wouldn't have competed if the event was as rough as they normally are, but this one was on a Horse Track so it was smooth as could be. An Air Pressure adjustment (dropped the rears) between rounds better balanced the car with the lack of front sway, and I ended up finishing ahead of all the rotarys there (RX2, 2-RX7s, and a RX8) which was a very nice feeling. A couple of them were running Rally Gravel tires too compared to my Dunlops Winters Tires. The two RWD Vehicles that beat me (Miata and a Taco) also both had Rally Tires.

No Pics Yet, but an honorable? mention here:


More Pics to follow.. and results can be found on the Detroit Region SCCA Site (in case someone is actually that interested!)


FMC NIGHT AT MILAN DRAGWAY THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 The club will make a return to Milan on Thursday September 17. Cost to race is members $45 - non members $60 (includes a 1 year membership to the club) and spectators 12 and over $5. Gates open at 5:30 racing starts promptly at 6:00.

I doubt the Bird will be running down the track (probably next spring), but it will probably be there. I think it is more expensive to run FMC nights, but it is the cheapest night to Spectate!


09-10-2009, 05:33 PM
I will be at Milan on the 17th, running the Mustang. I thnk it's a great way to celbrate my birthday!

My wife looked at me in disbelief a few weeks ago when she asked what I wanted to do for my Birthday. She asked two more times over the next week to make sure I was serious. I would think she would know by now that I would prefer to go the drag strip over most anything else!

09-16-2009, 12:27 PM
Just a couple pics:

86T-Bird, I'll be sure to find you and say hello!

09-17-2009, 10:42 AM
Just a bump for Milan Tonight...

$45-$60 to Run, but only $5 to Watch!!!! I have yet to see more than 40 cars running at a FMC Event, but I bet tonight will be an excellent blend of lots of cars and still a lot of runs. Temps are dropping into the low 60s towards the end, and clear skies.

Lite the fires!

09-23-2009, 08:38 AM
Milan was a good night last Thursday. 86T-bird was there with TWO cars. He brought his Bird in addition to the Mustang. The highest number we saw on a car in the pits was 36, so again I believe there were less than 40 cars. My brother took a long break in the middle, left at 8, and still got in six runs in. One other notable (for us four-eye people) was a very clean 1986 Mustang GT in Black.

Have a good Fall,