Josh Hart DNQ and he is pissed. (1 Viewer)

I saw John Stewart on the TV show. Brief shot. I will always remember him as a long haired teenager, driving an ex-Herm Petersen T/F car, beating Don Garlits at Irwindale. 500 years ago.... heh
Cliff
I knew John long before he got his top fuel license he always had great reaction times in his bracket dragster. that night at Irwindale I was talking to Garlits and said please take it easy on my buddy John , You are his first race ever🤭. Don said is it safe, I said he SHOULD be ok. he left on don 2 cars.😴. We bought the S&L Joint Venture from John's dad and uncle. John has come a long ways.
Larry Sutton---🤠
 
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.............The chassis just doesn’t seem to respond to changes or they have some hard to work with clutch discs. They don’t seem to be blowing a ton of stuff up so it’s not like they are chasing gremlins.

I think this is more likely what is going on. No major changes needed with personnel. Like someone else said, maybe bring in a tuning consultant for a race or two to get another set of eyes on things. And maybe some new pipe IS needed. That seemed to have turned Doug Kalitta's season around last year. Pull the spare car out of the rafters and see what happens.
 
john stewart officially coming onboard to assist ron douglas. good luck to them.
Per Facebook post by Hart:
Welcome to the team, Stewie!
🤘

We’re adding veteran crew chief John Stewart to assist Ron Douglas in tuning our R+L Carriers machine! Looking forward to doing some testing before we head out west to Seattle
💪
 
I think this is more likely what is going on. No major changes needed with personnel. Like someone else said, maybe bring in a tuning consultant for a race or two to get another set of eyes on things. And maybe some new pipe IS needed. That seemed to have turned Doug Kalitta's season around last year. Pull the spare car out of the rafters and see what happens.
Wouldn't the front half be new pipe for the rules change?
 
Sunday's race brackets were like Pro-Stock......EVERYBODY had a good car. Given the twitchy nature of a fuel machine it seems inevitable some good car(s) would DQ. FWIW: It's a wonder Tony Stewart (and/or Leah....or Clay) haven't yet gone nuts. This season there are no first round "ducks on the pond".
 
I think this is more likely what is going on. No major changes needed with personnel. Like someone else said, maybe bring in a tuning consultant for a race or two to get another set of eyes on things. And maybe some new pipe IS needed. That seemed to have turned Doug Kalitta's season around last year. Pull the spare car out of the rafters and see what happens.
Didn't Doug's team go back to old pipe last year for the turn around?
 
Boy, John Stewart is a very busy guy these days. He’s tuning several cars.

Plus, he’s hosting the daily show again.;)
While this is a plus for team Hart, it’s a negative for the class in general. I assume he is exclusively with Hart for the rest of the year which means he won’t be helping out the many other teams he tunes for.
 
While this is a plus for team Hart, it’s a negative for the class in general. I assume he is exclusively with Hart for the rest of the year which means he won’t be helping out the many other teams he tunes for.
that's a good question. i've been wondering if guys like johnny west, although working with cruz, are still available to consult other teams when away from track monday thru wed/thur?
from comments made during broadcasts recently, with good running car of dan mercier, it sounds like they are on their own, but have carefully massaged the combo left to them
by wedland.
 
that's a good question. i've been wondering if guys like johnny west, although working with cruz, are still available to consult other teams when away from track monday thru wed/thur?
from comments made during broadcasts recently, with good running car of dan mercier, it sounds like they are on their own, but have carefully massaged the combo left to them
by wedland.
There needs to be some type of crew chief school to teach the younger crew members how to tune a nitro car. Something similar to Frank Harley’s but only on tuning. I know Anthony Dicerio had Nitro University in which he was training members to work on his A fuel car several years back. There is definitely a shortage of quality crew chiefs that are available now with almost every car having two guys.
 
While this is a plus for team Hart, it’s a negative for the class in general. I assume he is exclusively with Hart for the rest of the year which means he won’t be helping out the many other teams he tunes for.
Nope! Stewie is keeping his commitments for this year with Kyle, Patons and Tripp so he said in another post.
 
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