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Forum: NHRA 01-06-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 8,891
Posted By oldracer
I agree, there has to be a chance of success....

I agree, there has to be a chance of success. When I look at PS it has too many rules to protect the interest of the few at the top. Same body, same motor,same tire, same..... Having some level of...
Forum: NHRA 01-04-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 8,891
Posted By oldracer
Exactly, especially if you want the manufacturer...

Exactly, especially if you want the manufacturer buy in then you have to put the performance onus on them. If it's their consumer body getting beat they will take notice, it hurts sales. As it is...
Forum: NHRA 01-04-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 8,891
Posted By oldracer
It's entertaining that this banter still goes on....

It's entertaining that this banter still goes on. Money has finally got what it wanted in racing all along. Money doesn't like getting beat by someone that can out think them hence the rules packages...
Forum: NHRA 11-27-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 17,737
Posted By oldracer
They left the core, heart, and soul when they...

They left the core, heart, and soul when they went to the unidentifiable blob bodies they have now. was at the SEMA show this year and the NHRA stuff seemed to draw little interest. Now there was a...
Forum: NHRA 10-04-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 26,608
Posted By oldracer
Well this whole thing is a classic stand off. The...

Well this whole thing is a classic stand off. The NHRA saying that if you don't put on a decent show we'll not invite you into the sandbox anymore and the prominent teams saying you have to invite us...
Forum: NHRA 09-17-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 5,498
Posted By oldracer
:confused:caught the action live at ZMAX today,...

:confused:caught the action live at ZMAX today, me the the 12 other people that showed up. Not very full for a countdown event. Wish I'd stayed long enough to see the PM final.
Forum: NHRA 09-12-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 9,886
Posted By oldracer
Well with all those big$$ the NHRA tech...

Well with all those big$$ the NHRA tech department makes you might as well have them figuring out weight breaks rather than spinning in their chairs. Don't imagine with all the stats gathered from...
Forum: NHRA 09-11-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 9,886
Posted By oldracer
Therfore let's keep the car counts low so they...

Therfore let's keep the car counts low so they don't have to manage a cluster. Maybe they can get them low enough that they don't have to manage anything. :D
Forum: NHRA 09-07-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 10,777
Posted By oldracer
Well the NHRA threw the PS teams a bone and they...

Well the NHRA threw the PS teams a bone and they didn't like the taste and threw it back. The burnout contest generated all of about 10s of air time on the too long Indy Monday broadcast, and I...
Forum: NHRA 09-04-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 10,777
Posted By oldracer
:Dburnout contest?? Elite might as well carried...

:Dburnout contest?? Elite might as well carried it thru today, kept their first round runner up stautus intact, might as well had some fun. Well what's the next plan for PS?
Forum: NHRA 08-26-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 4,865
Posted By oldracer
Cool :D OK were all ready to admit that as far as fans...

:D OK were all ready to admit that as far as fans go entertainment value trumps all the other technical blah, blah. One burnout finally gave Pro Stock some good press after a race, huh! To me the...
Forum: NHRA 07-23-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 22,451
Posted By oldracer
Cool I think the question is, why are we only looking...

I think the question is, why are we only looking at fixing Pro Stock?, Hartford said. Top Fuel barely gets a full field. Funny car barely gets a full field. Pro Stock barely ever gets a full...
Forum: NHRA 07-22-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 22,451
Posted By oldracer
What?

Can't take weight off the current Ford and Dodge PS, sacrilegious! To difficult to control!
Oh you want to add weight to the MMPS to slow them down, go Chevy:D. Actually may help the car count and...
Forum: NHRA 07-21-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 6,310
Posted By oldracer
Talking Have been reading your posts and have realized...

Have been reading your posts and have realized during a career in industry that the millenials, the everbody gets a trophy crowd, are the hardest to deal with yet.
Anyways.. as I see it NHRA has...
Forum: NHRA 07-18-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 6,310
Posted By oldracer
Thumbs up Yeah, can appreciate all that. Lived in the south...

Yeah, can appreciate all that. Lived in the south east and spent my time watching Outlaw 10.5, 275x, outlaw ProMod, and Southeast Gassers. Every year or so venture to the 2 wide race at Charlotte as...
Forum: NHRA 07-13-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 13,054
Posted By oldracer
Actually I get out quite a bit, had a car in a...

Actually I get out quite a bit, had a car in a car show a couple of weeks ago, taking the rv to camp at a stock car race this weekend. Have no problem with rich or successful, just happen to think...
Forum: NHRA 07-12-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 13,054
Posted By oldracer
That's the crux of the matter, being the...

That's the crux of the matter, being the sanctioning body and the promoter. At the national event level they are the show and therefore need to cater to the fans or nobody pays $$. The fuel classes...
Forum: NHRA 07-12-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 13,054
Posted By oldracer
Unhappy Just have to summarize some of the dumbest...

Just have to summarize some of the dumbest reasons for not changing a class I have heard yet.
-To the comp racer, yours is not a PROFESSIONAL category that is expected to have some marketable...
Forum: NHRA 07-11-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 12,671
Posted By oldracer
I get it with the young people comment. I'll add...

I get it with the young people comment. I'll add my views on this
1/ For the most part only older people have the money to play with todays cars
2/ The manufacturers are trying to suck and blow at...
Forum: NHRA 07-04-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 12,671
Posted By oldracer
Cool I think Chris has a point in that there are 2...

I think Chris has a point in that there are 2 separate issues, the appearance of the car and what powers it.
I have long believed that PS needs an identity if you are going to market it to the fans...
Forum: NHRA 07-04-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 21,708
Posted By oldracer
OK maybe idiot isn't a descriptive enough word...

OK maybe idiot isn't a descriptive enough word for someone who blows up everything they have to beat the car next to theirs to win the massive amount of NHRA win $$$$ and have the daily national...
Forum: NHRA 07-04-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 21,708
Posted By oldracer
Wink NHRA at the national event level is the same as...

NHRA at the national event level is the same as NASCAR and WWE (wrestling) , it's about entertainment to get the max fan dollar. People in the stands for the most part, say 80%, are simple beings,...
Forum: NHRA 03-27-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,948
Posted By oldracer
Cool The current formula has just been scienced out...

The current formula has just been scienced out and nobody is proving anything. Unless the Summit boy's were given a break or new head approvals for the dodge or ford they wouldn't get anywhere...
Forum: NHRA 03-03-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 9,005
Posted By oldracer
Like it, even Dodge still has a cup motor laying...

Like it, even Dodge still has a cup motor laying around and possibly a new one for their next go around with nascar. Punching them to 400" would be good and with less weight from the big block might...
Forum: NHRA 02-28-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 9,005
Posted By oldracer
Think Greg Anderson realizes that PS has a...

Think Greg Anderson realizes that PS has a manufacturer involvement issue but the acid test would be how willing the Chev teams would be to having the rules change to help other manufacturers. The...
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