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#2520866 - 07/11/18 11:59 PM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: max_maniac]
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Originally Posted By max_maniac
Originally Posted By B3422W5
Originally Posted By justinp61
Don come south and check your numbers on who prefers to race what.


Thats because you dont have a choice most are 1/8 down there. Not the case up here.
Nothing i said wasnt true.





Exactly true Don - I have Norwalk, Thompson, Quaker City and 42 all within a 1 hour and 15 minute drive from me all 1/4 mile tracks. I can go to National Trails and Keystone in about 2 hours and also 1/4 mile tracks!!! and if I head to Michigan and Indy the story continues.

So for you in the South if that's all you have is 1/8 then that's what you run but up here we have plenty of 1/4 mile tracks and we all want to use every inch of them so why wouldn't we????


I haven't seen anyone from down here hating on the 1/4. If running a 1/2 mile gets your jollies by all means enjoy your self.

Several years ago a guy from texas moved up here, he told me the big thing when he was young was to run the 1/4 and then on to 1 mile. So if anyone wants a really long drag race go to Texas.

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#2520884 - 07/12/18 01:31 AM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: Crabra]
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I'll be at US-60 Dragway sat if you get bored Justinp61

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#2520892 - 07/12/18 02:41 AM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: Crabra]
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I like racing 1/4 mile.
I grew up racing 1/4 mile.
I have been successful racing 1/4 mile.
I can set up my suspension to use a 3 speed trans to race the 1/4 mile.
I can gear my cars to properly race the 1/4 mile.
I can build motors that don't grenade racing the 1/4 mile.
I'd drive 200 miles and pass by three 1/8 mile tracks to race 1/4 mile.
I'm not interested in racing 1/8 mile. At all.
I'm not interested in watching 1/8 mile. At all.

At the end of the day, I understand why some tracks are forced to be 1/8mi tracks, due to space limitations.

I understand that the speeds in some classes make it unsafe to run 1/4mi.

I'm not going to bash 1/8mi racers. They may have to do so due to track limitations, and they have a right to their opinion.

Bottom line?

I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU LIKE. I DON'T LIKE 1/8 MILE RACING.
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#2520908 - 07/12/18 06:35 AM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: Crabra]
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1/4 mile for me!! All 1/4 mile around here...
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#2521038 - 07/12/18 12:23 PM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: Evil Spirit]
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Registered: 01/21/03
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Originally Posted By Evil Spirit
I like racing 1/4 mile.
I grew up racing 1/4 mile.
I have been successful racing 1/4 mile.
I can set up my suspension to use a 3 speed trans to race the 1/4 mile.
I can gear my cars to properly race the 1/4 mile.
I can build motors that don't grenade racing the 1/4 mile.
I'd drive 200 miles and pass by three 1/8 mile tracks to race 1/4 mile.
I'm not interested in racing 1/8 mile. At all.
I'm not interested in watching 1/8 mile. At all.

At the end of the day, I understand why some tracks are forced to be 1/8mi tracks, due to space limitations.

I understand that the speeds in some classes make it unsafe to run 1/4mi.

I'm not going to bash 1/8mi racers. They may have to do so due to track limitations, and they have a right to their opinion.

Bottom line?

I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU LIKE. I DON'T LIKE 1/8 MILE RACING.


Yep. Simply said.
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#2521094 - 07/12/18 02:22 PM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: Steve1118]
Neil Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 12790
Loc: Eagle, Idaho
1/4 mile track here. Land to spare so need for 1/8 mile tracks. They occasionally switch to 1/8 if the wind picks up too much. Nobody I know who races likes 1/8 mile racing when your used to 1/4 mile racing 99% of the time.

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#2525923 - 07/23/18 02:24 PM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: BlueRacer69]
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Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 7931
Loc: Left Coast
Originally Posted By BlueRacer69
Drag racing was ment to be 1/4 mile, nothing less. Period.


Really?
Are you risking your life?
Your extremely expensive cars/parts?
Unless you are your opinion is just about worthless.

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#2525928 - 07/23/18 02:30 PM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: Spaceman Spiff]
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Originally Posted By Spaceman Spiff
Originally Posted By B1MAXX
As usual when it becomes all about money, the fun will soon be gone and we start talking about how great it used to be.

If your local track is 1/8 I get it. But if your track is 1/4 and you are doing for the sake of faster program or parts carnage , come on man. Are you a gearhead or not?

My car with my other engine in it (that was the last time I ran 1/8)
Ran 1.3's 60 foots 6.20's at 110. I shifted at 6550 and my shift light would come on within 100 foot of the 1/8. Shift 3rd and get off the gas. Woo that's real fun??????? realcrazy

Now If I was grown up on 1/8 I would probably have 5.38's or something.

As for racing, from 1992 -2014. I never missed a weekend. And could have cared less for what the purse was. We did it for fun. Heck my first child was born on a Saturday, and guess where I was? (I don't recommend this now that I am older work ).


The fast 1/8 mile guys, are going 3.60’s at over 200 mph. They would be at the end of th3 1/4, by the time you get to the 1/8. That kind of power is hard on parts.
It’s not uncommon for those guys to change trans fluid after every run, because it gets cooked. Or change stators in their converters between rounds.
You can’t compare something with say, 700hp, to something with 3,500.


I've done the math for my team. It costs me $1500.00 per 1/8th mile pass. Run farther pay more. Some of the comments here are comical.

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#2525931 - 07/23/18 02:32 PM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: BobR]
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Bob R.....Could you post the formula you use to determine that? Very interesting.





Originally Posted By BobR
Originally Posted By Spaceman Spiff
Originally Posted By B1MAXX
As usual when it becomes all about money, the fun will soon be gone and we start talking about how great it used to be.

If your local track is 1/8 I get it. But if your track is 1/4 and you are doing for the sake of faster program or parts carnage , come on man. Are you a gearhead or not?

My car with my other engine in it (that was the last time I ran 1/8)
Ran 1.3's 60 foots 6.20's at 110. I shifted at 6550 and my shift light would come on within 100 foot of the 1/8. Shift 3rd and get off the gas. Woo that's real fun??????? realcrazy

Now If I was grown up on 1/8 I would probably have 5.38's or something.

As for racing, from 1992 -2014. I never missed a weekend. And could have cared less for what the purse was. We did it for fun. Heck my first child was born on a Saturday, and guess where I was? (I don't recommend this now that I am older work ).


The fast 1/8 mile guys, are going 3.60’s at over 200 mph. They would be at the end of th3 1/4, by the time you get to the 1/8. That kind of power is hard on parts.
It’s not uncommon for those guys to change trans fluid after every run, because it gets cooked. Or change stators in their converters between rounds.
You can’t compare something with say, 700hp, to something with 3,500.


I've done the math for my team. It costs me $1500.00 per 1/8th mile pass. Run farther pay more. Some of the comments here are comical.

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#2525939 - 07/23/18 02:41 PM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: EV2Bird]
BobR Offline
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Originally Posted By EV2Bird
Bob R.....Could you post the formula you use to determine that? Very interesting.





Originally Posted By BobR
Originally Posted By Spaceman Spiff
Originally Posted By B1MAXX
As usual when it becomes all about money, the fun will soon be gone and we start talking about how great it used to be.

If your local track is 1/8 I get it. But if your track is 1/4 and you are doing for the sake of faster program or parts carnage , come on man. Are you a gearhead or not?

My car with my other engine in it (that was the last time I ran 1/8)
Ran 1.3's 60 foots 6.20's at 110. I shifted at 6550 and my shift light would come on within 100 foot of the 1/8. Shift 3rd and get off the gas. Woo that's real fun??????? realcrazy

Now If I was grown up on 1/8 I would probably have 5.38's or something.

As for racing, from 1992 -2014. I never missed a weekend. And could have cared less for what the purse was. We did it for fun. Heck my first child was born on a Saturday, and guess where I was? (I don't recommend this now that I am older work ).


The fast 1/8 mile guys, are going 3.60’s at over 200 mph. They would be at the end of th3 1/4, by the time you get to the 1/8. That kind of power is hard on parts.
It’s not uncommon for those guys to change trans fluid after every run, because it gets cooked. Or change stators in their converters between rounds.
You can’t compare something with say, 700hp, to something with 3,500.


I've done the math for my team. It costs me $1500.00 per 1/8th mile pass. Run further pay more. Some of the comments here are comical.


Every year at tax time I add up all of my race related invoices. I keep concise records regarding every pass we make. I divide the cost to race(invoices) by the number of passes we made. It's actually over $1500.00 and I have an all volunteer crew. My crew chief is my engine builder so that cost is parts only.

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#2525949 - 07/23/18 02:50 PM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: Crabra]
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2464
Loc: Fulton County, PA
Formula? Money spent divided by number of runs. Simple as that. Throw the travel expenses in if you really want to feel bad. I kept track of mine, I got to be pretty surprising. If he's running any kind of Pro Mod type, boosted drag radial, heads up deal, I'm surprised it's that cheap. I know guys with boosted, small tire, drag radial mostly 1/8 mile type deals spending way more than that. But they're not the guys wearing their junk out on TnT night either.

Why would you hate spectating the 1/8 mile? You get to see the whole race. At a 1/4 mile track, it's either the starting line or the finish line games, not both. I kinda like watching 1/8 mile stuff, PDRA, drag radial stuff, even big money brackets. Much more fast paced.


Edited by CMcAllister (07/23/18 04:46 PM)

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#2526076 - 07/23/18 07:16 PM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: CMcAllister]
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Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 7931
Loc: Left Coast
Originally Posted By CMcAllister
Formula? Money spent divided by number of runs. Simple as that. Throw the travel expenses in if you really want to feel bad. I kept track of mine, I got to be pretty surprising. If he's running any kind of Pro Mod type, boosted drag radial, heads up deal, I'm surprised it's that cheap. I know guys with boosted, small tire, drag radial mostly 1/8 mile type deals spending way more than that. But they're not the guys wearing their junk out on TnT night either.

Why would you hate spectating the 1/8 mile? You get to see the whole race. At a 1/4 mile track, it's either the starting line or the finish line games, not both. I kinda like watching 1/8 mile stuff, PDRA, drag radial stuff, even big money brackets. Much more fast paced.


We've been 209.46 in the 1/8th at 3,060 pounds. That's well over 4000 HP by the calculator I used. Twin 106 Precision turbo 521 BAE on methanol.

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#2526088 - 07/23/18 07:45 PM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: BobR]
CMcAllister Offline
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2464
Loc: Fulton County, PA
Originally Posted By BobR
Originally Posted By CMcAllister
Formula? Money spent divided by number of runs. Simple as that. Throw the travel expenses in if you really want to feel bad. I kept track of mine, I got to be pretty surprising. If he's running any kind of Pro Mod type, boosted drag radial, heads up deal, I'm surprised it's that cheap. I know guys with boosted, small tire, drag radial mostly 1/8 mile type deals spending way more than that. But they're not the guys wearing their junk out on TnT night either.

Why would you hate spectating the 1/8 mile? You get to see the whole race. At a 1/4 mile track, it's either the starting line or the finish line games, not both. I kinda like watching 1/8 mile stuff, PDRA, drag radial stuff, even big money brackets. Much more fast paced.


We've been 209.46 in the 1/8th at 3,060 pounds. That's well over 4000 HP by the calculator I used. Twin 106 Precision turbo 521 BAE on methanol.


Yep, I'm surprised. You must make a lot of laps and not hurt anything to get to that $/run number. Or you get free stuff.

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#2526350 - 07/24/18 10:53 AM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: Crabra]
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Registered: 01/18/12
Posts: 1499
Loc: Little Rock, Arkansas
They ought to ban these 1/8-1/4 mile threads.
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