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Was stupid & broke a promise

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So yeah I promised myself I wouldn't go back to the races for awhile after a rather nasty incident over spring break with two cruisers... (not sure if I told you guys about that one, but we can save that for another bed time story)

In any case, I've been working hard these past couple of weeks - So I figured i deserve a break. So I head out to some of the usual places saturday night, you know - tryin to get a feel for where the activity is gonna be. I finally meet up with this pack on rocket blvd. & central florida pkwy.

I only got to watch a black cobra & a blue 94'ish? mustang (Horizontal tail lights)- Cuz almost immediately afterwards a Camaro Interceptor came in and busted the place. The usual routine goes... everyone is peelin out and tryin to get the fcuk out of there.

And lucky me, I get stuck behind 3 of the slowest fcuking rice corolla(s) I have ever seen. So of course, I pull out into the next lane to pass em (This is that stupid part I mentioned earlier- actually, the whole night was stupid on my behalf- but this was the apex of stupidy)

...I pull out into the next lane and I pass em all easily- I passed them all easily cuz they were slowing down for a sharp curve up ahead that I didn't see :eek:

So we all know what happens to our car w/ stock suspension when taking a sharp curve at 60- you lose the ass, and thats exactly textbook of what happend to me. So when I realized that there was no fcuking way I was gonna regain traction control back- I yank the ebrake at the last second as I'm staring at HIDs flooding my passenger window.

I pulled down a clean 180 inside of a two lane curving road- scared the **** of the corollas- and was now facing the wrong direction- I'm thinking Holy ShIeT! any second now - those guys are come flyin around the corner to get the hell out of there- So I try shiftin into reverse- But apparantly (celeste) didn't like that spin out- because her engine just died on me right then & there.

I was set in Drive tryin to move in through neutral then reverse, nothing! I tried 2 & L nothing! I couldn't freakin restart the engine- I'm thinking Oh Crap, that Camaro is gonna catch me here with my pants down- and I'm desperately trying to think of excuses to tell the officer - like how my 17" rim w/ an exhaust car got into the other lane facing the opposite direction - died on the road near race central!

Just then, I realized i had to hold the brake down- shift her into park, take the key out- and try to restart it- ...and it worked- I didn't bother to try and follow the others out through the exit road- I just ditched my car behind a nearby U-Haul and walked around for a few minutes- after i saw the camaro blow by chasin some bikers- i got back in my car and got the hellafcuk out of there.

I had to get this out of my system before I forgot the details, Sorry. But no more stupid **** for me for awhile.
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o...**** haha, you're one lucky ass mutha
so you and the car are fine?
Damn Ken, you go thru some of the worst experineces and never get caught.
what would the penalties be if someone in that group (who wasnt racing) be?
Damn Ken. So freakin Lucky.
Racing with an that's where you started to go wrong.
stay clear kiddo...there are other places to have fun you know...
Damn Ken, that's nuts man.

2002GT, please be nice, no need to dis autos, we all like our celicas. Thanks.
Yeah, I was very freakin lucky. And the car & myself are fine- but I couldn't tell you what the spin out did to the inerts of my car- definitely loss more tire tread- but other than that she feels fine driving.

I wasn't racing either- I was just spectatin'/admiring.

But here's the penalty that was issued Oct 1st - not sure how they stipulate between spectators and participants- but I'm sure they're severe about as well.

October 1st.

Ch. Law 2002-251 HB 1225 ? Racing on Highways Effective 10/1/2002

316.191(2)(a) Any person actively participating in any unauthorized motor vehicle or motorcycle contest of speed, acceleration or endurance on any highway, roadway, or parking lot is guilty of a misdemeanor of a second degree. A fine shall be imposed of not less than $250 and not more than $500, and the Department of Highway Safety shall revoke the driver license of a person so convicted for 1 year. A hardship hearing may be requested pursuant to s. 322.271.

316.191(2)(b) A second violation of paragraph (a) within 5 years of the first violation will result in a misdemeanor of the first degree and a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1000. The department of Highway Safety shall revoke the driver license of a person so convicted for 2 years. A hardship hearing may be requested pursuant to s. 322.271

316.191(3) Whenever a law enforcement determines that a person was engaged in a racing contest as described in subsection (1), the officer may immediately arrest and take such person into custody. The court may enter an order of impoundment or immobilization as a condition of incarceration or probation.

316.191(3)(a) The impounding agency shall release a motor vehicle under the conditions provided in s. 316.193(6)(e), (f), (g) and (h) if the owner presents a valid driver license.

316.191(3)(b) All costs and fees for the impoundment or immobilization must be paid by the owner.
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lol im glad your ok.
Those camero cops are scary for some reason ... VERY intimidating, so when you going to a meet like that again ... this week?:chuckles:
Acilec said:
Damn Ken, that's nuts man.

2002GT, please be nice, no need to dis autos, we all like our celicas. Thanks.
Umm...I own an auto.
sounds like sumthin out of F&F
2002GT_Celica said:

Umm...I own an auto.
bwahahaa, I thought you were bashing. sowwy.
Acilec said:

bwahahaa, I thought you were bashing. sowwy.
It's just a little ribbing from auto owner to auto owner, but then again, how were you supposed to know that I own an auto? :)

Now I find out that he was just watching, which is good because I can tell you for a fact that about the only thing an auto Celica is going to take out easily is maybe another auto or a Civic DX.
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