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Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! #3067176
08/11/22 09:06 PM
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Yesterday I got the call from IRP that I had finished the points season in PRO ET high enough to participate in the 2022 NHRA Division 3 ET Finals.
There were 138 drivers registered in PRO ET and I finished in a tie for 10th!
During the pandemic in 2020 I made the 150 mile tow south down to IRP.
They were one of the only tracks racing at that time and were having national events every 2 weeks!
Last year I decided to run a few bracket races and finish up with the Mopar Nationals.
This year with Route 66 Raceway in Joliet still closed I decided to run the full season at IRP.
I like the schedule and the way they run things and it turned out great especially since I'm pushing toward 69 years old!
This will be my 10th trip to the finals with my GTX and the first time back since 2017!
The GTX just turned 53 on the 6th and still wears it's original paint, stripes and vinyl top!
MJ

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Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: moparjohn] #3067184
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Have fun and whup their asses: up:


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Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: Cab_Burge] #3067186
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good luck and keep us posted with results

Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: moparjohn] #3067217
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awesome effort . good luck .

Tex


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Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: tex013] #3067220
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Congratulations John and Linda! boogie


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Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: slantzilla] #3067253
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Congrats. My friend won the finals a few years ago in Sportsman from Div 3. Good Luck.
Doug

Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: moparjohn] #3067254
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Congrats and good luck!

Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: moparjohn] #3067256
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Congrats, can't wait to hear the results!

Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: EV2DEMON] #3067259
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great, good for you, be looking for ya in nat dragster

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Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: 440lebaron] #3067262
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Great job !!!
Old guys , like old cars , will surprise you sometimes !

Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: tubtar] #3067306
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Nice job!!

Good luck at the finals!!


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Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: moparjohn] #3067355
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Congratulations on qualifying for the division three finals at Indy. You did some good racing this year. Good luck! Keith

Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: 727specialist] #3067366
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Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: bigdad] #3067368
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Awesome, hope you run the number

Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: bigdad] #3067371
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i went with my dad several times when he was team capt for gateway in madison, ill. and i will tell you that every one that qualifies for their team at their home track is a gun slinger. that means they are tough as nails. the division finals pits the best of the best against the best of the best from all the div 3 tracks. he kept a log book for the 1st day and 98% of the racers were within .01/.02 of their dial, either way. but what takes the cake is that on sunday morning, on a dead co;d track, with no time runs and temp around 50-60 degrees, they were still within that range. good luck and start looking through your log books cause you will be around some of the toughest gangsters out there. if you like door to door racing, plan to attend the division finals in your area.

Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: moparjohn] #3067812
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Congrats and good luck!

Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: HardcoreB] #3068072
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Good luck! Tracks around here are begging racers to go to the Division 5 ET finals. Most racers that used to run for points, have all switch to big money 1/8th mile racing, and quit running for points.


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Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: moparjohn] #3068107
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Wow, that's great news. Give 'em Hell, John!


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Re: Made the NHRA Division 3 2022 ET Finals with my 1970 GTX! [Re: ZIPPY] #3068169
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Congrats best of luck


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