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Forum: NHRA 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,363
Posted By dragracingfan1
The irony is that there will be significantly...

The irony is that there will be significantly more than 15 at the Dutch Classic at Maple Grove this weekend (Thursday - Sunday).
Forum: NHRA 2 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 6,038
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile Ford Cobra Jets - 302 cu. in. DOHC Chevy COPO...

Ford Cobra Jets - 302 cu. in. DOHC
Chevy COPO Camaros - 350 cu. in.
Dodge Drag Paks - 354 cu. in. Hemi
Forum: NHRA 3 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 6,038
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile Stephen Bell in his COPO Camaro has top speed at...

Stephen Bell in his COPO Camaro has top speed at 173.09 which indicates that he has the power; he just needs to apply it as efficiently as the Dodges do.
Forum: NHRA 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 5,027
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile I realize that money can be spent, but the amount...

I realize that money can be spent, but the amount will be small compared to the money that was, and still is, being spent on Pro Stock which is leading to its demise. That is my point.
Forum: NHRA 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 5,027
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile What are they going to spend money on within the...

What are they going to spend money on within the extremely restrictive Stock rules? Please elaborate.
Forum: NHRA 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 5,027
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile These are Stockers, incredibly fast Stockers; but...

These are Stockers, incredibly fast Stockers; but Stockers nonetheless. As long as they are Stockers, the cost can't escalate much because they isn't much that you can modify or change. Please see...
Forum: NHRA 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 5,027
Posted By dragracingfan1
Looks like you haven't attended a major NHRA...

Looks like you haven't attended a major NHRA event in the lasr few decades.
Forum: NHRA 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 2,048
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile I talked at length with a prominent Pro Stock...

I talked at length with a prominent Pro Stock driver on Monday morning at Indy and this is what he told me.
The NHRA wants the combined Pro Stock class to run 6.40s. In order to accomplish that,...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 3,361
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile The first qualifying session for the Showdown...

The first qualifying session for the Showdown cars is 4:00PM next Friday Aug.31. As someone who studied meteorology in college, it is impossible to accurately forecast whether it will be hot and...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 3,361
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile Indy Test Session

A few minutes ago, a good friend who is at the Indy test session texted me that Leah Pritchett ran 7.988@171.58 in her Factory Stock Showdown Dragpak Challenger. I fully realize that it is only a...
Forum: NHRA 08-03-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 11,363
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile I agree 1200HP will not run 6.50s. In my post, I...

I agree 1200HP will not run 6.50s. In my post, I said to allow the same modifications to the Showdown engines that are allowed in Pro Stock engines. Wouldn't those modifications bring the power up to...
Forum: NHRA 08-02-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 11,363
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile I think 1400 - 1500HP too high; from the...

I think 1400 - 1500HP too high; from the conversations that I have had, right around 1200 is realistic.
Forum: NHRA 08-02-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 11,363
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile Remember, the Showdown cars must weigh 3650 lbs...

Remember, the Showdown cars must weigh 3650 lbs including the driver and they must use 9 inch wide Stocker tires because technically; they still are Stockers. Take weight off of them, allow any tire,...
Forum: NHRA 07-03-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,307
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile All CJs are built by Watson Racing for Ford. ...

All CJs are built by Watson Racing for Ford.
Chris could be having Holt go through the car to see if it can be improved.
Anyone can take a body in white and make their own CJ.
Forum: NHRA 07-03-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,552
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile I have the utmost respect for Charlie Westcott,...

I have the utmost respect for Charlie Westcott, but Glidden won with that engine in the early to mid 90's which is more than 20 years ago! No one could make that engine competitive.
Forum: NHRA 07-01-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,307
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile Excellent question HEMI.

Excellent question HEMI.
Forum: NHRA 06-30-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,307
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile Chris and Chuck are buds; the point I was making...

Chris and Chuck are buds; the point I was making is that Chuck made the quickest run of the weekend in E2 (8.07); and Chris Holbrook, who is arguably Ford's main player, is close to having his new CJ...
Forum: NHRA 06-28-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,307
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile Thank you a21stud and HEMI_guy for showing an...

Thank you a21stud and HEMI_guy for showing an interest in the Factory Stock Showdown. For a while, I thought I was the only member of this forum who was truly interested and a huge fan. I attended...
Forum: NHRA 06-28-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,307
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile As the Ford guys, Chuck Watson's CJ made the...

As the Ford guys, Chuck Watson's CJ made the quickest run of the event at 8.07 in E2, and Chris Holbrook's new John Holt built CJ is in the paint shop. If Holbrook's car isn't one of the fastest out...
Forum: NHRA 06-27-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 6,220
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile Mark, I have been told by a very reliable source...

Mark, I have been told by a very reliable source that Ray Pacquet, who races a SS/A Thunderbolt and is an accomplished machinist, helped Charlie learn how to run the CNC machine. Just want to give...
Forum: NHRA 06-19-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 9,496
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile Thanks Yvonne.

Thanks Yvonne.
Forum: NHRA 06-19-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 9,496
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile Here is the National Weather Service Forecast: ...

Here is the National Weather Service Forecast:


Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.


Thursday Night
Forum: NHRA 06-19-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 9,496
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile The forecast will probably change several times...

The forecast will probably change several times between now and Friday. Whatever, my wife and I will be there waiting for the gates to open on Thursday!
Forum: NHRA 06-18-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 6,220
Posted By dragracingfan1
Thumbs up Charlie Westcott

Charlie Westcott is on the Pro Stock entry list for Norwalk. He was on the entry list last year, but didn't show up. Hopefully, this year will be different.
Forum: NHRA 06-11-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 5,234
Posted By dragracingfan1
Smile I thought I was the only person that noticed that.

I thought I was the only person that noticed that.
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