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Unread 05-11-2011, 07:25 PM   #16
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Anywhere from 5 to 2500 miles...
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Unread 05-11-2011, 08:06 PM   #17
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The better I score, the farther I'll go...........When my scores slip I tend to pull back and lessen my costs of competing. Farthest to date: St. Lou to Talladega.
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Unread 05-11-2011, 09:13 PM   #18
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We're pretty lucky here in the Mid-Atlantic the last couple of years. Most of our comps are typically 1/2 hour to 2 1/2 hours away. But this year, we'll probably venture out to a couple that are about 4 hours away.
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Unread 05-11-2011, 10:18 PM   #19
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I'm going to average about 475 miles round trip this year
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Unread 05-11-2011, 10:49 PM   #20
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Up to 8 hours 1 way is not uncommon.
1,400 miles one way was my farthest.
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Unread 05-12-2011, 06:33 AM   #21
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5 hours one way has been our longest to date. Hoping to extend our range even further this year....Farkin' price of gas!!!!!

Anybody found a way to haul a trailer with a Geo Metro ?
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Unread 05-12-2011, 06:38 AM   #22
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I am usually under 4 hours but there are exceptions.
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I live in NY and travel as far south as MD and as far north as NH. About 5 hours each way.
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Lately not more than 50 miles.
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We try to stay within 2 to 5 hours from home, but if we make it to the regionals and the nationals for the Sam's series...WE ARE GONE!!!!!!!
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Unread 05-12-2011, 11:27 AM   #26
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Being in the Kansas City area, I really don't have to travel more than a 2 hour drive to get to any contest (and some weekends, I have up to 6 contests to pick from), so I stay mostly local. We are planning on one contest in Castle Rock, Colorado which will be about a 10 hour drive (this is more for family, old friends, and old classmates).
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I've done up to 8 hours (470 miles) each way in the last two years but because of gas prices I won't be doing that anymore. Next year the maximum distance will be cut down to about 4.5 hours (250 miles) each way. Basically in half. Sucks because there are a couple of comps that I enjoy but will be forced to drop them.

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Our farthest to date was about 6 hours, 1 way, but I'd consider longer if I thought it was worth it. With gas where it is though, feeding my avalanche pulling a trailer gets expensive quickly
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Typically no more than 6 hours, going is not so bad, it is the darn ride back that gets long
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Quote:
Originally Posted by roksmith View Post
Anybody found a way to haul a trailer with a Geo Metro ?
No, but I'm adding a hitch to my Toyota Matrix . . .

That way we can take just one car instead of two.
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