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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: Leigh] #3000078
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I turn 72 in two days. In the back of my mind is the thought for this season maybe the next I will continue running a reasonably fast car(8.50?) But it's a 115 mile haul plus load, unload, check lash, etc. My bride has her own health battle to fight as well, so our outings will be few. My main goal is to get told SLOW DOWN, your cert is only 8.50😁 at some point I may retire to a slow class where only a helmet and long pants are required. Maybe my mustang, which will run hi elevens and has AC😊


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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: Brad_Haak] #3000126
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I've drag race off and on since 1964, I quit several times and came back realcrazy grin
I'll be 77 years old at the end of next month and I may be able to sell my current S/P car and have enough money and hopefully ambition to finish the new drag carcar as well as finish two other street car projects I have luck
My wife has been hollering at me more this year for not getting out into the shop before noon and working until after dinner, maybe I'm slowing down whistling
I'll continue to do both drag racing and working on my own street muscle cars until I can't or don't want to anymore twocents


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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: Cab_Burge] #3000141
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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: birdtracker] #3000150
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I'm 65 and still in decent shape and I still enjoy the sport but the cost could be the deciding factor for me as I have to keep employed to keep playing. The only time I usually say I'm to old for this is when I'm climbing under the car to pull the trans or motor out. wrench


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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: 77DragracerR/T] #3000197
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Justa tad over 40 here but I’m a bit lazy ........

Still like to complete that round tube chassis 27 Roadster as a ZERO MAINTENANCE car .....

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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: dOc - 3.0 !] #3000208
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im 62.raced all my life.but the money and time.keeps from racing.still have the car.trying to sell.but something tells me to keep it

Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: Leigh] #3000271
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Originally Posted by Leigh
Originally Posted by cudaman1969
Down side of 72, I’ll find out this summer. I’m a one man game, building, install, upkeep and driving


Yep, I hear you. Same here. Loading up at the end of the day was tiring 20 years ago. lol eek

I hear ya on loading, all I could do to get the ramp door up and closed the other day. I’m looking at one of those cheap winches and jury rig it into the cable. 3 years ago I took the trans out of my van overhauled and back in in a day, this time it took a week and forgot a couple things and had to redo, lol

Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: cudaman1969] #3000279
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I am not as chronologically advanced as some of you old guys smile But I plan to race as log as I can at some level. I will admit one reason I sold the Stratus was comfort, it simply was not a comfortable car for me to be in. At this point in life to me being comfortable in the car is a big thing. While maybe not as old as some I am 57 and have had my fair share of injuries over the years and those things tend to creep up on a guy, but do my best to ignore it. The one thing I cannot ignore is being a diabetic and as long as it stays in good control and I feel like I do or close to it now I pan to be runnig a stocker at some of your guys ages laugh2


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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: Al_Alguire] #3000288
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I'll be 67 this year. I believe racing and working on race cars is some of the best therapy money can buy. I hope to keep it up as long as I can. Lots of injuries through the years and paying for my life style now. This stuff can be alot of work but I still love it !

Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: Dynoguy] #3000303
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Originally Posted by Dynoguy
I loved racing from age 25 to 39, then I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I had to quit racing because my left side does not work correctly anymore. It sucks not being able to race, I still go and watch sometimes but it is not the same.



i have MS as well, so i know exactly what you are going through. i also just found out two days ago, i need my left hip replaced because i got my money's worth out of it. there is no more socket left, and the ball is worn to almost a pencil tip point. that may be the cause i don't get around very good these days. biggrin
i told the doc to either cure me or kill me, i have TOO many things to do before i croak ! hammer
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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: moparx] #3001161
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Originally Posted by moparx
Originally Posted by Dynoguy
I loved racing from age 25 to 39, then I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I had to quit racing because my left side does not work correctly anymore. It sucks not being able to race, I still go and watch sometimes but it is not the same.



i have MS as well, so i know exactly what you are going through. i also just found out two days ago, i need my left hip replaced because i got my money's worth out of it. there is no more socket left, and the ball is worn to almost a pencil tip point. that may be the cause i don't get around very good these days. biggrin
i told the doc to either cure me or kill me, i have TOO many things to do before i croak ! hammer
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Me 3 on MS I cant race anymore BUT I still can do Test & tune track rentals, I really should not even do that ,I always forget to SHIFT LMAO, the g force causes my brain to go BLANK good thing I have a rev limiter HAHA, I have to laugh at myself.


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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: csk] #3001173
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i have been laffin' at myself almost all of my adult life !
and the older i get, the DUMBER i find i really AM ! laugh2
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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: moparx] #3001179
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Originally Posted by moparx
i have been laffin' at myself almost all of my adult life !
and the older i get, the DUMBER i find i really AM ! laugh2
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Me thinks the older we get the more we realize how much we didn't know when we started work shruggy


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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: Cab_Burge] #3001290
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Just turned the fiddy five card and am wondering about an exit plan. My dad played the game until he was 68 then it just became to hard to crawl around and under the car. My current “mood” in the last few months is that if I sold the car tomorrow I’m not sure that I’d miss it. Going into my 31st year racing and the people I’ve met outshadows the checks and trophies by tenfold.

Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: Brad_Haak] #3001329
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I had no idea of the ages of some of the people in this thread.

I’ll be 51 in the spring. At least 20 more would be nice.

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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: cudaboy] #3001335
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Until the end! What else is there to do?



Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: Jeremiah] #3001403
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Originally Posted by Jeremiah
Until the end! What else is there to do?


That is the correct answer! I will race something until they take the keys away and lock me up - I tried quitting racing three times - so that never worked for me and I have been doing this stuff since I was 15 - I am now 58 and I have three cars now - looking at a fourth!

Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: Brad_Haak] #3001405
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Well Brad...

I plan to live to 99 years old. And I remember Charlie Yingling at MIR raced past 72. So I am thinking age 72 is a good goal. I will be 61 this month.
Maybe longer, 72 seems closer than ever... LOL


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Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: 440Jim] #3001413
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Originally Posted by 440Jim
... 72 seems closer than ever... LOL

No sh!t. eek

Re: How many more years of racing you got in ya'? [Re: Brad_Haak] #3001529
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I have been down the track every season since 1974, I will be 66 this spring, and I have been asking myself the same question. My issues are I don't take sitting in a fire suit on a 100 degree day like I used to, I have arthritis and after a 6 hour tow to the race I can hardly walk after getting out of the truck, but the big thing is my car is getting faster than the driver, cannot cut a light like I used to, and things seem to happen a lot faster than they used to. And finanically it is costing more to race every year. I might build a slower car, just thinking out loud. But I will mess with cars until the day I die no question about that.

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