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Forum: NHRA 17 Hours Ago
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Views: 665
Posted By Roger Gates
Not sure, but I could see a congratulations to...

Not sure, but I could see a congratulations to the "DARTMERO" from Pick-A-Part.
Forum: NHRA 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Roger Gates
This makes WAAAAY too much sense to ever happen!

This makes WAAAAY too much sense to ever happen!
Forum: NHRA 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 5,197
Posted By Roger Gates
See Post #7. If you will remember Cruz got the...

See Post #7. If you will remember Cruz got the Snap On exclusive deal because Doug Herbert could not continue to run with what Snap On was willing to pay. He said at the time he would not be able to...
Forum: NHRA 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 5,197
Posted By Roger Gates
Those guys were setting the world on fire at the...

Those guys were setting the world on fire at the first of the year, now they are just setting themselves on fire. The personnel has not changed until now. It will be interesting to see if maybe they...
Forum: NHRA 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 3,340
Posted By Roger Gates
No one really knows what was actually said or...

No one really knows what was actually said or why, or all the reasons for the tension since the crash. While it is true that 16 Times John has not forgot how to drive I can tell you that Birthdays do...
Forum: General discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By Roger Gates
Because Alcohol & Drug abusers don't want to...

Because Alcohol & Drug abusers don't want to believe that they are actually in an altered state of consciousness and think they have perfect control. "Nothing is going to happen to "ME" because of my...
Forum: NHRA 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Roger Gates
Tanner Gray is doing extremely well, but at this...

Tanner Gray is doing extremely well, but at this point in my opinion there is not enough being said about the reason he is doing so well. Being only a driver (owner) he can at best not lose the race....
Forum: NHRA 1 Week Ago
Replies: 158
Views: 18,425
Posted By Roger Gates
Something seems strange here. Of all the things...

Something seems strange here. Of all the things to Protest C.I. seems like it would be way down on the list. Component materials & weight - induction system - computer modifications and things like...
Forum: NHRA 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 2,563
Posted By Roger Gates
That is probably why they are blowing the bodies...

That is probably why they are blowing the bodies off. Or maybe the body mfg. told them to use that firing order to increase sales.:D If not we need to look at that crankshaft to see how they did it.
Forum: NHRA 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 2,563
Posted By Roger Gates
It's probably like when I asked a friend how his...

It's probably like when I asked a friend how his day went he said "We had a starter problem" so I asked "What kind of problem". He then says "It came off when the Rod hit it". :rolleyes:
Forum: NHRA 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By Roger Gates
I go back far enough to remember some of the...

I go back far enough to remember some of the names people called their cars names sometimes that can't be posted here.:rolleyes:
Forum: NHRA 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,832
Posted By Roger Gates
As strange as it may seem, if the car was...

As strange as it may seem, if the car was dropping holes at the same place on track every run it may just be that the fuel and clutch mapping may need a significant change for the aero or downforce...
Forum: General discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,185
Posted By Roger Gates
Shaketown Dave

Dave Werner who is sometimes on the forum had a major crash on his bike early today. He is touch and go right now. He is a disabled Navy Veteran who was on the Rivers in Vietnam. As far as we know he...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By Roger Gates
Maybe not - But it just might slide right in. He...

Maybe not - But it just might slide right in. He has had a few oil down penalties. :rolleyes:
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 2,544
Posted By Roger Gates
Hopefully Bo will be better than ever and get...

Hopefully Bo will be better than ever and get back to winning races & selling a lot of cars but this thread is exactly why the Army (See Army leaving NHRA/DSR) has no reason to be spending money on...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 7,015
Posted By Roger Gates
Yes - It is not good to see the Army leave as...

Yes - It is not good to see the Army leave as they were also minor sponsors on other DSR cars or at least had small signage with Antron mentioning them. I don't understand why when they renegotiated...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 7,830
Posted By Roger Gates
Wikipedia is open and you or anyone else can add...

Wikipedia is open and you or anyone else can add (submit) that to the page. Just don't add anything politically incorrect. There is nothing to say that Wikipedia is or isn't correct or true.
Forum: NHRA 07-10-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 8,955
Posted By Roger Gates
There is also the fact that NHRA has a...

There is also the fact that NHRA has a relationship with that sponsor in that all sponsors have a contract with NHRA as well as with the car/bike. They also lean on those sponsors to get them to...
Forum: NHRA 07-09-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 5,526
Posted By Roger Gates
I think they said that the Coupler had enough in...

I think they said that the Coupler had enough in it to take up for the amount that they were changing it. They may just space the bottom of the Motor Plate or have two sets of holes in the rear end...
Forum: NHRA 07-09-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 5,526
Posted By Roger Gates
Absolutely - The angle of the header as related...

Absolutely - The angle of the header as related to the earth is the only thing that makes any difference in thrust or down force. What happens if someone raises the front of the Motor say 6 degrees...
Forum: NHRA 07-09-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 16,853
Posted By Roger Gates
You are absolutely correct. If they would only...

You are absolutely correct. If they would only have listened to Garlits almost 20 years ago about track prep fixing their problems there would most likely be more than enough cars to fill the field...
Forum: NHRA 07-08-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 8,955
Posted By Roger Gates
AND: You can make a safe bet that there will be...

AND: You can make a safe bet that there will be no hurry to change anything in the way of format or classes anytime soon with the attendance numbers like they have been. So much for the dooms day...
Forum: NHRA 07-05-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By Roger Gates
Having driven both (although a long time ago) you...

Having driven both (although a long time ago) you are right they are completely different. I will say (to me) that driving a Streamliner at Bonneville (or the Dry Lakes) is very comparable to flying...
Forum: NHRA 07-05-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By Roger Gates
It is not exactly a 10 mile course. When I went...

It is not exactly a 10 mile course. When I went 300+ MPH there you went down the Salt for up to 5 miles being timed over a marked mile for the full mile. Then you come back and are measured for a...
Forum: NHRA 07-02-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By Roger Gates
It is pretty much impossible to compare skill...

It is pretty much impossible to compare skill sets of driving or riding styles when giving out accolades for motor sports because it is back to the apples and oranges deal. This has to be a...
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