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Discussion in 'NHRA' started by mick, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. mick

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    still one short in TF, hope they find someone. in the last 29 years @ BIR, i think i remember one short
    field in TF? i don't think there has ever been a short one in FC? i wish the total car counts weren't
    so darn low like they are now. BIR used to have over 600 cars on property. they have 4 days.
    IMO they could raise the quotas for a number of tracks that have 4 day events, much less tracks
    like BIR that have ample sportsman pits.
     
  2. Just Paul

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    I'm sure it will get filled.
    Maybe Signpro could step up and get another car up there??? :D
     
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  3. mick

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    blew it all on golf extravaganza at craguns across the hwy 2 weeks ago :cool: lucky if i have an extra beer for you this year paul :D
     
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  4. NJ4MULA

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    Got a Costco membership Mike? 48 pack of Kirkland Light, $22
     
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  6. mick

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    one week till pros run @ BIR.....still only 15 TF'rs.....this weekend dixon, d. lagana, p. dakin, b. litton, k. wurtzel, and t. paton
    will run their TF'rs @ martin, mi......the weekend following brainerd dixon and lagana will run @ cordova.....dixon ran last
    weekend at great bend.
    if BIR comes up 1 short, i'll be amazed......please someone, what does nhra pay a first round loser?.....will this group of
    racers (and a few others as well) pass up easy nhra money? because they are too busy running match races? because their
    chassis will not pass nhra tech? no hotels left in brainerd? .......what is it? i don't get it.....who cares anyways. go there, watch some
    racing (including s/ss), and go home. doesn't matter if there's 15 or 20 cars in each class (to me at least). i'm the least excited to
    go this year as i've ever been.

    do TF and FC racers make the same or more match racing as they do a first round nhra loser?
     
  7. Just Paul

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    The racers have 'till Monday afternoon to sign up. Hopefully we get a couple more. I wonder if Worsham's would put their TF car in at the last second just to collect the R1 loser money.
     
  8. MM

    MM
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    It's 11 grand to lose first round at an NHRA event so with 1 qualifier and 1st round $5500 a run. These guys get between 7 and 10 a run to match race. Brainerd is pretty notorious for high hotel costs.
     
  9. mick

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    thanks for the money figures mike......i can assure you brainerd is not the lone price gouger. hotels there are packed all summer; book early if you go there, regardless of day, week, or month. last minute reservation, if you even find one, will cost you. stayed at craguns three weeks ago (resort on gull lake across hwy from BIR) and asked if i could be moved closer to a group i was with....front desk gal tried and could not. they were 100% full.
     
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  10. NJ4MULA

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    The only way to make hotel costs cheaper would be to move Brainerd event outside the Memorial day to Labor day Brainerd Lakes Area tourist bubble. The issue there is that the weather would be too iffy.
     
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  11. Just Paul

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    Annndddd we now have 16 cars, as this just came true.
     
  12. mick

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    barely.....nice call paul. was hoping maybe b. alexander could put something together to drive the car.
    i predict chrisman will be a first round winner.
     
  13. Just Paul

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    Yeah I jumped the gun saying first round loser money. Would be nice to see an upset!
     
  14. NJ4MULA

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    25 more minutes of work...
     
  15. ironpony

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    Work? whats that?
     
  16. megadeth

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    Man watching Brainard Friday 1st qualifying session it's a very sparse crowd.
    It looks more like test session than a national event!
     
  17. mick

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    rain in rainerd again.....i'm not there today, but radar doesn't look good for 2nd session.
    watch for hilights from today though. brian stewart crossed in front of creasy at speed. waaaaay to close for comfort.
     
  18. flapjack

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    Is @Mark Krogen there? LOL
     
  19. megadeth

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    They are running again weather looks much better and Alan said they are gonna run both sessions!
    Leah #1 with a 3.67
     
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    Hight just laid one down....
     

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