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#2520866 - 07/11/18 11:59 PM Re: 1/8 mile vs.1/4 [Re: max_maniac]
justinp61 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 9538
Loc: W. Kentucky
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]
FastmOp Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 5138
Loc: Hot Rod Ridge
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]
Evil Spirit Offline
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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]
Dartsport540 Offline


Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 1424
Loc: Ringtown, Pa.
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]
Steve1118 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2690
Loc: Walton's Mountain, Pa
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
I Live Here

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 12633
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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