EuropeanAutoSource attended this past weekend the Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack and shares with us photos and a video from the event.
The event took place at the New Coalinga Municipal Airport in Central California (3 hours north of LA, 2 hours south of the Bay area). It included a 1/2 mile, side by side racing event and trap speed competition.
So how fast can all these supercars can go on an open field?
Here is what the official rules say:
It is required that all cars aiming to trap over 180+ go through our own independent tech inspection in addition to filling out your self tech form. This will occur on grid either before your first run or before your second run.
To be licensed to go 180+mph, each driver must do two solo passes (one in each lane) between 170mph and 180 mph. This is to ensure that you can do a safe pass at that speed as observed by our staff. Once we see you have accomplish two safe passes, we will issue you a wristband licensing you to go over 180+mph.
Qualifying for a license on Saturday will be good for both days of the event.
At our discretion, we may issue provisional licenses for certain individuals we have seen at past events accomplish these requirements already.
If you exceed 180MPH with a car that has not been through our tech inspection and/or you are not licensed to go over 180MPH, you will be restricted to sub 180MPH. If you continue to go beyond that, you will be removed from the event without refund.
All cars exceeding 200MPH still require a 4-point roll bar.
Let’s have a look.