NC: Wake Forest area, Purnell Rd
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This is a discussion on NC: Wake Forest area, Purnell Rd within the Fun Drives forums, part of the Regional Discussion category; It runs essentially from New Light Rd to US1 just east of Wake Forest, almost to Youngsville. On the map, ...

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    Registered User Dick Nogs's Avatar
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    NC: Wake Forest area, Purnell Rd

    It runs essentially from New Light Rd to US1 just east of Wake Forest, almost to Youngsville.

    On the map, it's unimpressive, but it has about the richest share of curves and camber/elevation changes of any road in the area. It's got this one 1/2 mi stretch that includes a very hairy 3-curve complex with elevation dip and then into a short straightaway to a little crest in the road. You will leave the tarmac if you take the crest at about 75mph. It's straight on the backside too, so the landing is easy

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    I go to Wake Forest University so I am about two hours away from you, but I have friends at Chapel Hill and State so I am up that way on some weekends. I was wondering if you could give me more exact directions to this stretch of road so that I can get my WRX airborne. Thanks.
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    I use to live in Wake Forest, and you're absolutely right about this stretch of road. It's probably one of the funnest drives I've been on in the WRX. Unfortunately, I live in Charlotte, NC now and I haven't found any roads down here as good as Purnell.

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