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grudge racing during national event ??????

megadeth

Nitro Member
#61
All part of the show folks. The current show is stale and even NHRA is starting to realize that they've got to do something to breath life into it. As someone said, these guys are the modern day AA/FA.

http://www.dragracecentral.com/drcphoto.asp?ID=328756#indextop

Monti is a good guy and is an asset for keeping drag racing going in Northern California.
Drag racing has been going on without him unless he works for NHRA which he doesn't!
There is a place for racers like this it's just not at a national event!
Anybody who drives a race car knows when to lift and always pull to the side of the track and stop!
 

megadeth

Nitro Member
#62
This ^^^^ kind of thinking is why NHRA is so far behind the times. Too many old school guys who could not/would not understand EFI and computers working for NHRA in the past It seems like they finally have some fresh minds willing to try something new. These cars are obviously no joke and why not tap into a show with high ratings.

And thanks Jim for helping me state my point.
Really! People left the stands right after last Nitro car went down the track.
That includes the next session they ran.
The only reason where in the stands is they had them run a session just before the Nitro cars ran or the stands would have been empty then to.
NHRA has been trying this kind of stuff for years the last time it was riceburners.
I'm all for change but cars like those are a dime a dozen!
 

Cliff

Nitro Member
#63
At Tucson this year, at a nostalgia meet, there was a guy with a motorized bar stool towing a dragster. OK, how about an 8 stool class, heads up, on nitro? :eek:
 

glofria

Nitro Member
#64
Drag racing has been going on without him unless he works for NHRA which he doesn't!
There is a place for racers like this it's just not at a national event!
Anybody who drives a race car knows when to lift and always pull to the side of the track and stop!
I'm sorry you feel that way Bob, but I have to say you don't know Monti. Here, learn something about the man;
https://www.streetcarweekly.com/sin...own-with-WCPGA-Tech-Director-Monti-Fitzgerald

These guys may have "Street" in the title of they're style of racing, but that is more or less has to do with the look of the cars and not the venue of the racing. All they're races are either done at Sonoma, Sacramento Raceway or Redding Drag Strip. All NHRA sanctioned tracks and not the back streets or roads.

He may have been overly excited and caught up in the moment, but certainly not the first time this happened. Monti has devoted himself to organizing the racers and keeping them safe. NHRA only does so much for races and it's guys like Monti that do it purely for the love of the sport and his fellow man. Right now he is paying for the mistake that he made. Both with his health and financially.

And let me just add while your looking down on him with your opinionated view, think of all the stupid shit you've done and wished not to be judged.
 

RM FAN

Nitro Member
#65
Really! People left the stands right after last Nitro car went down the track.
That includes the next session they ran.
The only reason where in the stands is they had them run a session just before the Nitro cars ran or the stands would have been empty then to.
NHRA has been trying this kind of stuff for years the last time it was riceburners.
I'm all for change but cars like those are a dime a dozen!
Bob did you used to work for the NHRA? Again these cars are not catering to your demographic but to the younger crowd. Its people just like you working for the NHRA who are stuck in the 60's, alienated a generation of racers calling them "riceburners" instead of race cars. You are judging fan interest on once race.....wow. Let me guess , your idea of change is Nostalgia cars......
 

TR

Nitro Member
#67
Bob did you used to work for the NHRA? Again these cars are not catering to your demographic but to the younger crowd. Its people just like you working for the NHRA who are stuck in the 60's, alienated a generation of racers calling them "riceburners" instead of race cars. You are judging fan interest on once race.....wow. Let me guess , your idea of change is Nostalgia cars......
Sorry Wayne but nobody wants to seen "rice burners", the move by NHRA to Top Dragster and Top Sportsman has been a move in a positive direction.

Rick
 

NJ4MULA

Nitro Member
#68
So a delay box is that thing that makes them leave hard, then fall on their face for a second or two then take off again?
No, that's a throttle stop. A delay box lets them release the button on the top bulb and the car actually goes on the bottom bulb (if they are leaving second), delaying the launch. Cross talk lets them release the button on their opponents top bulb (again, if leaving second) but the car actually leaves on their bottom bulb.
 

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