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Just my luck..... #2782146
06/06/20 02:39 PM
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At 41 today for the Box/No Box race. 2nd time run went .003. They just announced the bye runs. Box was .006. No Box was .0007. I shoulda run Box. boogie


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Re: Just my luck..... [Re: slantzilla] #2782151
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Originally Posted by slantzilla
At 41 today for the Box/No Box race. 2nd time run went .003. They just announced the bye runs. Box was .006. No Box was .0007. I shoulda run Box. boogie



Just because you got the bye doesn’t mean you will get the bye. Even amount of cars has screwed me lots of times.


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Re: Just my luck..... [Re: pittsburghracer] #2782255
06/06/20 08:33 PM
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Dennis,
How did the rest of the day go?
MJ

Re: Just my luck..... [Re: moparjohn] #2782277
06/06/20 10:19 PM
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I know exactly how you feel. Last week at London, Ky, my first race since oct, 3rd rd, I'm .004 on the tree thinking I got a good shot at the bye next round, but it took a .000 to get it. Then on sunday, I'm .008 on my (only) time trial and earn the bye run 1st round. Go figure. My second entry I got the bye at 5 cars with a .010 light. I figured out real quick 1st rd sat how the weekend was going to go, I'm .015 dead .008 and just wasting gas. One reason I keep coming back is I can't wait to see whats going to happen next... And all this was in Modified (no box)

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Re: Just my luck..... [Re: moparjohn] #2782279
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Originally Posted by moparjohn
Dennis,
How did the rest of the day go?
MJ


Went out 2nd round. I was late (.026) against the guy who got the bye in rd 1. He was .006. I was .02 off, he was .01 off. All in all real happy with the car, weather was decent, and I got to hang out with old friends. Car drives really nice since I had Patrick redo the steering. Made 6 passes between last night and today, 60' was 1.82-1.83 on all 6.

72Cuda, I am a firm believer that No Box can be every bit as tough as Box. I could have bought back, but I had an unbroken car on the trailer so I was happy.

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Re: Just my luck..... [Re: slantzilla] #2782337
06/07/20 09:59 AM
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I had a buy at 16 or so cars (dang near a full lane) one time with a .032....Guy come up to tell me I had the buy and I said "But RD I only had a .032...."

He said yep and that was the best light.....

I said oooooo K! lol

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Re: Just my luck..... [Re: slantzilla] #2782528
06/07/20 08:24 PM
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If we're sharing unlucky stories, one time at Quaker City Dragway I went 6.6809 on a 6.68 in a dial for dollars. Second to last pair, a dragster went dead 0 with an 8, bumping me out by .0001.


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Re: Just my luck..... [Re: A39Coronet] #2782771
06/08/20 01:20 PM
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Yeah, my Ford buddy had luck like that last weekend too. First round was .007 and dead on and got treed. Bought back in and lost by .005 in a double breakout.

I'm going to try Coles County's $5K Box/No Box race this Saturday. 3 hour tow, but a nice little 1/8 mile track with lots of hitters.


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