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For the guys that think drag racing is dying #3093291
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Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: pittsburghracer] #3093358
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Drag racing is not dying, it has and will keep changing just like it always has. A while back in 2018 JJ Deboss held a street race at an abandoned air field in St. Clair Missouri, there were so many people that showed up to watch and race the police had to close a major road due to the traffic jam. And you could drive an hour east to Gateway one of the best tracks in the country and race with just a handful of spectators watching. Makes no sense to me, but that is a reality.

Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: jwb123] #3093359
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I know the Haltech Import vs Domestic race sold out Saturday at MIR.


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Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: jwb123] #3093363
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^^^iagree^^^ it's not dying it's just changing i think as longs as their high-performance parts there will be racing smoke

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Ohhhh I know it’s not dying but (some) guys on here insist that it is. For sure it’s changing but the racers have a accept the changes the sport is going through. I feel sorry for some of the guys out west that have to travel crazy distance to race. But for the guys that only race Mopar events only your local tracks and Mopar only events are going to be a thing of the past. Same with the I don’t want to race 1/8th mile events.


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422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: pittsburghracer] #3093371
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Originally Posted by pittsburghracer



Ohhhh I know it’s not dying but (some) guys on here insist that it is. For sure it’s changing but the racers have a accept the changes the sport is going through. I feel sorry for some of the guys out west that have to travel crazy distance to race. But for the guys that only race Mopar events only your local tracks and Mopar only events are going to be a thing of the past. Same with the I don’t want to race 1/8th mile events.


The Mopar guys are a bunch of weirdos anyway! grin


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Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: GY3] #3093376
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Originally Posted by GY3
Originally Posted by pittsburghracer



Ohhhh I know it’s not dying but (some) guys on here insist that it is. For sure it’s changing but the racers have a accept the changes the sport is going through. I feel sorry for some of the guys out west that have to travel crazy distance to race. But for the guys that only race Mopar events only your local tracks and Mopar only events are going to be a thing of the past. Same with the I don’t want to race 1/8th mile events.


The Mopar guys are a bunch of weirdos anyway! grin




Yes we are. Who in their right mind would wait 12 months to get a set of paid for Mopar sized Molnar rods and still not have them. ME.


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Edelbrock headed 408
5.984@112.52
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: pittsburghracer] #3093455
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Don't tell the folks on the west coast its not dying. Because unfortunately it is. We loose another track this coming March, another national event facility that will be gone forever.

There is a reason we travel 1800+ miles each way to race the heads up car back easy. We have no choice if we want to race.


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Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: Al_Alguire] #3094133
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World Cup overhead pic from a couple of weekends ago.

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'63 Dodge 330
11.19 @ 121 mph
Pump gas, n/a, through the mufflers on street tires with 3.54's. 3,600 lbs.
10.01 @ 133mph with a 250 shot of nitrous an a splash of race gas. 1.36 60 ft. 3,700 lbs.

Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: GY3] #3094152
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I'm incredibly lucky, given my interest in participating in drag racing has been picking up again over the last year, that a I live in the Mid-Atlantic region where there are a number of tracks w/in a few hours drive, and some less than 2 hours away.

If I was still in SoCal today and wanted to be involved again, I'd be waaaay frustrated at the lack of options and opportunities. "So, how's the local street racing scene, bro?" whistling


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Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: GY3] #3094154
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Originally Posted by GY3
World Cup overhead pic from a couple of weekends ago.

More specifically, Maryland International Raceway (MIR)


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100% stock: 1.680, 11.894 at 113.75 (DA 175 ft)
wheels, tires, air filter: 1.714, 11.833 at 115.80 (DA 310 ft)

1973 Challenger 452 ci street/strip (2008)
pump gas, DOT radials: 1.454, 10.523 at 126.44 (DA 514 ft)
Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: pittsburghracer] #3094183
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Originally Posted by pittsburghracer


But for the guys that only race Mopar events only your local tracks and Mopar only events are going to be a thing of the past. Same with the I don’t want to race 1/8th mile events.



Just like that MATS in Las Vegas. My first time going was the Hemi 50th Anniversary it was great! Dodge was out there, lots of cars in the show and racing and Mopar only.Then Attendance and Big Brand Booths dwindled since and it went from Mopars at The Strip, To Mopars and Muscle cars at the Strip to just Muscle Cars at The Strip. But if that is what it takes to keep the fun going then so be it!


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Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: Al_Alguire] #3094195
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Which track is closing, Al?


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When Mopar went bankrupt in Barack Obama reigns the government made them cut off a bunch of dealers which included the Painter family in Utah. Jay Painter was the promotor for Mopars at the Strip.
He wasn't authorized to use the Mopar name or logo after that hence it became Muscle Cars at the strip shruggy work

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Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: Cab_Burge] #3094359
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Originally Posted by Cab_Burge
Which track is closing, Al?


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Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: Al_Alguire] #3094392
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Pomona just got a new 10 year lease for the 2 NHRA events we have here.

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Loose Rocker would like to thank the amazing 351 entries, their families and crew, and the GALOT staff for an incredible weekend for the Summit Racing Equipment American Doorslammer Nationals presented by McCarty's Auto Parts. Congratulations once again to Peter Biondo for reminding everyone why they call him the Terminator. Biondo has competed in just three days of American Doorslammer Nationals competition and won all three. He swept the weekend this year with the Saturday 20K win over Steven Dunn, then backed it up for the Sunday 20K win over Blane Parrish. Biondo won his first ADN 20K in 2016 over IHRA World Champ Jeff Parrish... Blane's father. Parrish deserves to hold his head high after making stout runs in not one but two meetings with Biondo during Sunday's eliminations, each decided by just two thousandths of a second. Speaking of stout runs, a special congratulations to Tommy Plott for his jaw-dropping PERFECTLY perfect run... .000 dead 0, taking .000! And a tip of the cap once again to the GALOT staff for giving us an outstanding surface all weekend long, and being on top of Friday's rain late at night to have us on track shortly after 10am Saturday morning.

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422 Indy headed small block
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Re: For the guys that think drag racing is dying [Re: pittsburghracer] #3095602
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Down under in South Australia we are having a new $30m drag strip being built and should be open in March 2023, with a state population of only 1.5 million and the area 4 times the size of Texas we are not doing to bad.

https://www.thebend.com.au/dragway

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