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Forum: Sportsman 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
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Posted By Mike Carr
Indeed. I guess I am lucky--I only have...

Indeed. I guess I am lucky--I only have three.https://scontent.fagc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14100325_1246158465395013_4005301657689484584_n.jpg?oh=2453eca279064b01f347f686e53d5c28&oe=5B24CB88
Forum: Sportsman 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Mike Carr
Congrats to Dan Fletcher on his one hundred and...

Congrats to Dan Fletcher on his one hundred and third (103rd) win. I was there for his first in 1994 in Columbus. Quite a career, for sure. And it's not over yet.
Forum: NHRA 01-18-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,957
Posted By Mike Carr
Yes, Dan was the third to reach 100 wins (the...

Yes, Dan was the third to reach 100 wins (the others are John Force and Frank Manzo). Dan's Super Stock '69 Camaro is the winningest car in NHRA history. I believe it has over fifty wins. Dan has...
Forum: NHRA 01-16-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,957
Posted By Mike Carr
The single winningest CAR in NHRA is in that pic....

The single winningest CAR in NHRA is in that pic. And it is not John Force.
Forum: Sportsman 12-14-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,867
Posted By Mike Carr
I definitely feel that it was needed. I mean,...

I definitely feel that it was needed. I mean, how do you qualify off of a, say, 7.50 Index, then race off of a, say. 7.41 ? Glad to see this change.
Forum: Sportsman 09-09-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By Mike Carr
Jack McCarthy's U/SA '60 Chevy Kingswood wagon

http://competitionplus.com/CPSportsman/this-stocker-might-be-slow-but-its-a-fan-favorite

I had the opportunity to drive this car a few times in the summer of 2000. It was a 4,570 pound minimum...
Forum: NHRA 08-26-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By Mike Carr
A friend of mine (Matt Welker) owns the Stocker...

A friend of mine (Matt Welker) owns the Stocker (E/S) that was in the other lane during that incident. He took a video and posted it on FB after the accident. Glad Bruno is OK and will race again. ...
Forum: Sportsman 08-15-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By Mike Carr
I was eleven at that time, so I kinda know what...

I was eleven at that time, so I kinda know what you mean lol.
Forum: Sportsman 08-15-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By Mike Carr
I can remember the first six second run in T/D. ...

I can remember the first six second run in T/D. It was at an IHRA race at Leicester NY, in the summer of 1991. I believe it was Buddy McGowan (sp?). Now, over a quarter-century later, it is more...
Forum: NHRA 07-10-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Mike Carr
Dan Fletcher 100 NHRA Nat'l Event wins

I wrote this on my Facebook page this morning:

A huge congratulations to Dan Fletcher on his 100th NHRA Nat'l Event win !! Only the third person to ever win that many. I was there twenty-three...
Forum: Sportsman 06-11-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,045
Posted By Mike Carr
2017 Tri-State Stock/Super Stock Association Schedule

Sorry for the delay, but here is our season schedule. A five race series. One race we had to cancel due to a confliction.

1. Sunday July 2, Keystone Raceway Park, New Alexandria PA ($100 entry)
...
Forum: NHRA 03-20-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By Mike Carr
Congrats to Wes Leopold Jr on you're runner-up in...

Congrats to Wes Leopold Jr on you're runner-up in Comp. Wes and his father were my first bosses ever, at my first job in the spring of 1999. I was a fill-in gopher at their body shop near...
Forum: NHRA 03-16-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 21,659
Posted By Mike Carr
Quickest run EVER in Super Stock ! Posted at...

Quickest run EVER in Super Stock ! Posted at 1:15 pm:

6 243 FSS/A Roy Hill, Sophia NC, '12 Mustang 7.784 8.80 -1.016

Weather conditions: air temperature 56 degrees, relative humidity 25...
Forum: NHRA 03-16-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 21,659
Posted By Mike Carr
Air this morning, as told by several racers there...

Air this morning, as told by several racers there (as of early this morning):

Temp: 29.6*
Humidity: 80%
Barometer: 30.14

Several racers have stated their weather station showed anywhere from...
Forum: General discussion 01-29-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3,020
Posted By Mike Carr
First car ever raced: My daily driver/graduation...

First car ever raced: My daily driver/graduation present. A 1979 Cutlass Brougham. 260 cid V-8 2 bbl. Weighed roughly 3,600 pounds with spare tire and toolbox out of it. Ran Street Legal that...
Forum: NHRA 01-13-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 13,330
Posted By Mike Carr
I would be in favor of cutting a few events. ...

I would be in favor of cutting a few events. 16-18 races would be good, and allow the smaller teams to race the whole season. I agree with no track having more than one race, but Bruton would be...
Forum: Drag Racing Tech 01-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4,153
Posted By Mike Carr
TruStart is LONG overdue. The Christmas Tree...

TruStart is LONG overdue. The Christmas Tree will now be the same as the break-out rules. Worst offender loses both situations.

This has been debated for the better part of the last decade. ...
Forum: NHRA 01-05-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 8,283
Posted By Mike Carr
I can't speak on "back in the day", as I just...

I can't speak on "back in the day", as I just turned thirty-seven (37) in November. I can however speak on more modern-times, I am not sure of Comp. However, in Stock Eliminator:

2002 Lucas Oil...
Forum: NHRA 01-02-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 8,283
Posted By Mike Carr
Everyone is correct in this article. Many/all of...

Everyone is correct in this article. Many/all of us know there is a problem, but what is the fix? Is there one or two catch-all fixes? I don't know. The changes made this past off-season did not...
Forum: NHRA 11-01-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,989
Posted By Mike Carr
I would agree (I guess blame Paul Smith?). ...

I would agree (I guess blame Paul Smith?). Except Sportsman almost never have alternates (except some Top Alcohol and some Top Dragster/Sportsman fields). Comp would, if they could ever fill a 32...
Forum: NHRA 10-31-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,989
Posted By Mike Carr
The best way to eliminate bye runs would be to go...

The best way to eliminate bye runs would be to go to an 'even' amount. 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128 (128 is never seen, except Indy). With the reduced quotas, it would make sense to go to 64 car fields. ...
Forum: Sportsman 10-31-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 4,851
Posted By Mike Carr
The weather looks very good for this weekend. ...

The weather looks very good for this weekend. Sunny both days, highs near/above sixty (60*) degrees both days, and, most importantly, zero percent (0%) chance of rain either day. We generally get...
Forum: NHRA 10-26-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,251
Posted By Mike Carr
Larry Morgan live tonight on WheelzUp Radio

Please join us live tonight for WheelzUp Radio. 7pm-9pm EST. Our guest tonight is Larry Morgan. He has raced in, and won in, Pro Stock, Comp and Super Stock. He is always opinionated and it should be...
Forum: Sportsman 10-14-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 4,851
Posted By Mike Carr
2 S/SS races Nov 5-6, Hagerstown MD, $2,000 or more to win

Once again, the Tri-State Stock/Super Stock Association will conclude it's season with the annual Mason-Dixon S/SS Fall Classic at Mason-Dixon Dragway in Hagerstown Maryland. One race each day;...
Forum: General discussion 10-07-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 5,484
Posted By Mike Carr
Brock Yates and Denny Parisan interview: ...

Brock Yates and Denny Parisan interview: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wheelzupradio/2016/10/05/brock-yates-jr-and-denny-parisan-live-at-730-pm-est
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