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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: jcc] #1757132
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Wait till the "taxman" steps in for his cut from all the winnings being bet each week. Is gambling allowed in Oklahoma??? If not ohhhhh boy. They can't even claim it as a business because its an illegal activity.


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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: pittsburghracer] #1757133
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Wait till the "taxman" steps in for his cut from all the winnings being bet each week. Is gambling allowed in Oklahoma??? If not ohhhhh boy. They can't even claim it as a business because its an illegal activity.




Not an illegal activity.

As someone else pointed out the local PD is involved with the show and has some oversight over the program.

"Reality TV"

Which kneecaps NHRA further since none of the participants are actually breaking the law where its being filmed.

They got their knickers in a bunch since ratings for S.O. are greater than their own show and of course NHRA has seen better times shall we say? Just because NHRA has has stirred up this pot I'm going to look into Street Outlaws which I have never seen before.

Well done bro.




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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: gdonovan] #1757134
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IHRA has a pretty big pond too...I would think they could come and swim in that.


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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: pittsburghracer] #1757135
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MR P Body.. Hey Mike didn't know you when I was racing boats back in the ( old days ) 80's to early 90's..Raced in MI and a lot in FL...You'd be surprised that a lot of those street racers wouldn't step foot in the drag or offshore boats,, just like I don't want any part of their street racing..NHRA should get their own house in order before telling others what to do..PICs a couple of my old boats OK for some reason I can't load more than one pic sorry

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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: gdonovan] #1757136
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Hey I'll be the first to say I enjoy the show and look forward to it every week. But just last week a Yellowbullet member died testing his car on the street. Every time something like this happens its a black eye for drag racing. Multiple times a year our local news broadcasts blame drag racing for almost every high speed wreck. They NEVER even attempt to say "street racing". NHRA and IHRA took racing to higher levels years ago BUT now with the wrong type of circus atmosphere is falling off at a high rate. I personally think the show has probably scratched an itch and a few people that never went to a drag strip have finally taken their kids to a race but at what cost. The truth is it will have more kids hitting the streets and more kids and innocent victims dying because of it.


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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: pittsburghracer] #1757137
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Wait till the "taxman" steps in for his cut from all the winnings being bet each week. Is gambling allowed in Oklahoma??? If not ohhhhh boy. They can't even claim it as a business because its an illegal activity.




Al Capone would I think disagree about illegal activity being taxed.


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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: pittsburghracer] #1757138
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But just last week a Yellowbullet member died testing his car on the street.




While true you neglect to mention it looks like he wasn't belted in and was thrown from the car.

I read all 17 pages (now up to 26) over at Y.B.

If belted in a different story perhaps.




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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: gdonovan] #1757139
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I don't care for the show, the only real draw is the cars not the drama.

What the show does do is this, its gets people interested in racing. I am sure there has been many car covers pulled off that haven't been touched in years just because this show rekindled some interest.


In the end I think the show is a positive for US the racers as it causes interest. NHRA could have handled this differently, and I am sure they are wishing they did.

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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: gdonovan] #1757140
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Though I'm not a big fan of the show since it has no hairs as to real street racing as I witnessed it, I understand TV logistics and their quest to reach a broader demographic. It's a new world in a whole new spin.
On this one, I'll have to say that NHRA has its head in the sand so they might has just go pound on it as well.

NHRA has acted recently like they are the bigger head of the household since they were founded on the heels of trying to curve a reckless young urban phenomenon back in the 40's. They are now acting like they still have all the answers for a bunch of rambunctious youngsters who need to be held by the hand. Maybe the aroma of what's for Supper is not attracting those young people back home.
What they need to do is retool their programs to make it a better attraction and more affordable to those young people that will take it to the streets anyhow. Don't start jumping from one cooking skillet onto another with out knowing what ingredients are there.

I know of some street cars that can give their (NHRA) Pro rank$ a run for the money with the right spot given. Flip the script, change the record to the B-side. Ye$, it'$ about the have$ and the have not$. Talk about Jack and the Bean stalk.

Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: fullmetaljacket] #1757141
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I am surprised it took this long. I like the show because it satisfies my drag race fix and is somewhat entertaining. I also agree it will ad an incentive for people to try street racing, and I am totally against that. I used to do it, but after racing at a track with safety personal and rules, I never did it again.
They should be able to come up with an unprepared track with safety crew involved. Even better yet as someone said, how about a show on Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, or some other sportsman rank?

Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: camastomcat] #1757142
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As far as NHRA even making their statement,,I wonder what they would say if someone accused them of being the reason people are street racing??? I bet they would have said "we weren't aware of any such thing". NOW,,it's obvious they are aware and not happy with it!! I agree with another poster,,need NHRA stickers on those cars along with the other 'contingency' decals some are wearing,,and T-shirts and other 'plugs' that get sneaked in there!! ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!!!


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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: camastomcat] #1757143
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So, all the selfrightous anti-NHRA folks are hot at putting together an 'outlaw' street car right? I doubt those cars are any faster than 'fast' run-of-the mill PSCA cars. Whatever has the anti-NHRA crowd in their rabid temper is funny Whatever floats Your boat. Boat guys in the thread are a bit too selfrightous as well. You all stay away from that nasty old March Meet in Famoso OK? Too many NHRA folks will be there as well.

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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: jcc] #1757144
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Am I correct that other sports have a policy regarding off the track/field maintaining a proper image, ie NFL, Nascar, etc? Is this the basis for this proclamation?




And when have you seen anyone on that show proclaim they were an NHRA member?
You're relating a JOB( professional sports) to a HOBBY(drag racing).


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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: Spaceman Spiff] #1757145
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If the NHRA pulls anyone's license, let's start a CrowdFund to support a lawsuit against the NHRA. As has been mentioned, the races on S.O. actually have local L.E. approval, so they are not as outlaw as either they or the NHRA would have us believe.

It would be interesting to hear what the courts would have to say about that. And besides, the NHRA should not have the final say.

What is it with all these organizations getting ahead of law enforcement? NFL, NBA, etc, all suspend or worse BEFORE there is any legal resolution. What happened to innocent UNTIL PROVEN guilty?

In the case of S.O., there may not even be a real case of criminal street racing. Isn't that a decision for the local cops?

Here's my $20 to go after the NHRA if they suspend anyone's license.



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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: Spaceman Spiff] #1757146
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its the same on both levels.dangerous for sure.but as with any sport you accept the risk.the late lee shepherd was killed and thrown from the car not wearing a belt.the nhra brass have no say whatsoever on your personal freedom off their sites.that is discrimination.its okay to be a convicted felon and drag race.whats the difference?both are breaking the law on their own terms away from nhra.maybe they need to change to nkra...north korean racing association....what you do at or away from their events is two different worlds.period.why on earth would you have to follow their rules and guidlines away from a race or event?thats communism at its best.as americans,there isnt a chance in hell we will stand for that.....

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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: Dduster] #1757147
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So those of You whom are so selfrightous about watching the stupid contrived 'street outlaw' program feel better? In my opinion the show is pitched to the stupid who believe that drag racing is all about racing (or crashing) on public roads in Oklahoma. Talk to real Bracket Racers,.. Most feel the show is weak and staged and phony as to any real race value. If those cars are so unique or fast or ???? Have them go to a track and time the damn things or have them actually compete against other 'fast' but safety certified real race cars. This plays to the non-reality shows the public lsps up. You guys keep bad mouthing NHRA all You want but Your premier 'nostalgia' races like the March Meet aare at NHRA Tracks as the track safety is there. How many ambulances You have out there in Oklahoma or anywhere else the morons race? The is s a hollywood made up [Edited by Moparts - Family Friendly Site - Keep it clean] series the dumb have become addicted to,... nothing more. How many of You critics of NHRA actually race? Boats need not answer but I know You believe You are the worlds authorities on everything from Your comments.




You really believe they don't have safety/emergency equipment on the set of this show? Just because they aren't shown on tv, I find it very hard to believe they would take that chance.

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So those of You whom are so selfrightous about watching the stupid contrived 'street outlaw' program feel better? In my opinion the show is pitched to the stupid who believe that drag racing is all about racing (or crashing) on public roads in Oklahoma. Talk to real Bracket Racers,.. Most feel the show is weak and staged and phony as to any real race value. If those cars are so unique or fast or ???? Have them go to a track and time the damn things or have them actually compete against other 'fast' but safety certified real race cars. This plays to the non-reality shows the public lsps up. You guys keep bad mouthing NHRA all You want but Your premier 'nostalgia' races like the March Meet aare at NHRA Tracks as the track safety is there. How many ambulances You have out there in Oklahoma or anywhere else the morons race? The is s a hollywood made up [Edited by Moparts - Family Friendly Site - Keep it clean] series the dumb have become addicted to,... nothing more. How many of You critics of NHRA actually race? Boats need not answer but I know You believe You are the worlds authorities on everything from Your comments.



I am sure they have a ambulance and safety people on site, They also are NOT on the street as they say, The area where they race is closed to the public, Do you notice they do not have any spectators other than the car owners and their crew/family on the set? It is a TV show! these cars are NOT street cars, they have slicks, rollbars, huge motors etc..They are full blown race cars. NHRA is BORING who gives a rats behind over Top Fuel and Funny cars where 1/2 of them don't even make it to the finish line. NHRA treats the slower racers like crap.If you don't like street outlaws don't watch it. Apparently Discovery Channel has lots of viewers or it wouldn't be on the air

Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: jose jones] #1757149
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They do race on the street most of the time. I have seen the starting line just down from the "shop" while i was in OKC recently and really bored. I even lauched the wifes car from it...thats how bored I was LOL.


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Re: nhra to pull street outlaw license if dont stop..... [Re: Spaceman Spiff] #1757150
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Do any of those guys even do NHRA events?


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I have only watch a couple of episodes of S O. As a drag racer Pinks All Out was much better program. And it was also done at a race track. Also supported very well by racers. S O just shows that something will fill the void left by a successful show P's A O. JMO

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