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  • #10250

    Matt Steele
    Participant

    Just wondering who listens to music while focusing/meditating/relaxing (or pumping yourself up, if that’s your thing.) before a race?

    If so, what’s your music of choice?

    I personally prefer Miles Davis.

  • #10252

    Bernard Muminovic
    Participant

    Trance!

  • #10253

    tony zambos
    Participant

    +1 for Miles, but on the way to or from the track.

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  • #10255

    Ray Lovestead
    Participant

    I listen to the Star Spangled Banner.  Over and Over and Over again.

    "Karting Expert Since 2015"

  • #10264

    Bob Baldwin
    Blocked

    The ONLY way to RELAX at the track is to PLUG in a tape by the BEST Songstress EVAH !!!

    Ladies and Gentlemen STAND UP AND MAKE SOME NOISE FOR :

    MISS  JANIS JOPLIN !!!

  • #10266

    TJ Koyen
    Moderator

    Our theme song on the way to the track is “Superfreak” by Rick James.

    We also like to listen to all the hard hitting MJ hits like “Dirty Diana”, “Billie Jean”, “PYT”, “Thriller”, “Smooth Criminal” etc. And that’s what we name our Leopard engines after.

    I have my own 80 song playlist on my iPod that I have titled “Battle Soundtrack” to get me pumped up on the way to the track or before I go out. Lots of really soaring anthemic rock stuff, some self-motivational-no-one-can-touch-me hip-hop and other things.

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  • #10268

    Curtis Ruth
    Participant

     

    AC/DC   “Back in Black”

    Foo Fighters ” The Pretender”

     

  • #10272

    russ Jolly
    Participant

    Danger Zone and Radar Love?

     

  • #10275

    Andrew Pachon
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    My Life with Thrill Kill Kult

    KMFDM

    Nitzer Ebb

    S. Aoki

    808 State

    … just to name a few.

    ~Andy

    • #10277

      Tim Blaney
      Participant

      “One Vision” by Queen

      Chapyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

  • #10283

    Peter Zambos
    Participant

    No need. There is no music better than the sound of my engine turning over.

  • #10290

    Mike Clark
    Participant

    Just getting ready the days before & getting up in the morning does. It is the ritual I guess.

    Any music I like will do:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pSlu2okpqM

    I like this video as far as driving. Something about it just gets me going:

    We race near the end of the cycle of classes. Plenty of time to hear the sounds and smell the castor. Plus the track plays music over the P.A.

  • #10305

    Byron Rothenhoefer
    Participant

    Lamb of God!

    Stock Honda 13

  • #10321

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Blaney, I knew you would remember that.

    A lifelong albulm playlist that I heard going to the racetrack year after year

    Styx – Pieces of Eight
    Eagles – Hotel California
    Eagles – On the Boarder
    Alabama – Can’t remember but it was mostly 80s songs
    Def Leppard – Hysteria
    Blues Brothers – Briefcase Full of Blues

    Others have been added, but anytime I hear those songs, I think of the trips to the track with the family.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #10322

    Greg Dzielinski
    Participant

    Early morning, while driving to the track with my son

    Eyes Of The World

  • #10331

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    +1 Grateful Dead – 1st choice

    Bluegrass – close 2nd

  • #10337

    Craig Drabik
    Participant

    +1 to KMFDM, plus Frontline Assembly and Fear Factory for me.

  • #10350

    Jim Derrig
    Participant

    I’m usually on the road about 6:00 a.m., so its classical music for the first hour or so.

    Then a wide variety of thumping guitar stuff.  Hendrix, Cream, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, etc.

    Sorry, no 1980’s hair bands.

  • #10392

    Mark Erpelding
    Participant

    Come feel the Noise..   Quiet Riot!!!  I can’t Drive 55  Sammy

    We spend our money on Racin, Whiskey and Women.... The rest we waste....

  • #10393

    Mark Erpelding
    Participant

    After the Race-  “We are the Champions”

    We spend our money on Racin, Whiskey and Women.... The rest we waste....

  • #10398

    Rhonda Mims-Brown
    Participant

    Good selection, David Cole…we would get along well on the road.

    My favs always in my head during a race are taken from the Top Gun soundtrack:

    Playin’ with the Boys & Danger Zone

    This was especially so when we raced the Air Force base in Las Vegas – pretty cool watching the Blue Angels do fly overs while on the track as well!

  • #10521

    TJ Koyen
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    This is an accidental survey of the average age of forum users.

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  • #11832

    Robert Brooks
    Participant

    Huey Lewis and the News:

    The Heart of Rock N Roll

  • #12079

    Roberto Perez
    Participant

    THE REPLACEMENTS — any of their CDs —

    Also Bash and Pop

  • #10256

    Matt Steele
    Participant

    Either that or the Team America World Police song.

  • #10333

    James McMahon
    Participant

    Slayerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr|

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFVuSwzYlGk

  • #10467

    Don Guilbeault
    Participant

    Papa Roach  (ask Keith)

    Breaking Benjamin

    Seether

    Three day’s Grace

     

     

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