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Forum: NHRA 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 838
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
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 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 6,575
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 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 6,390
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 122
Views: 8,418
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 5,244
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 5,244
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 16,031
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 122
Views: 8,418
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
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...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 278
Views: 15,447
Posted By Roger Gates
Absolutely throw out the part numbers. What is...

Absolutely throw out the part numbers. What is hard to understand is why NHRA doesn't want to allow blocks and heads by the mfgs. who advertise with them, but require ones from those who don't. After...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 2,729
Posted By Roger Gates
Back in 1962 a year or so after I moved to...

Back in 1962 a year or so after I moved to Southern California because I was sure the streets were paved with Hot Rods and there was an open Drag Strip every night of the week a buddy & I rented a...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 3,996
Posted By Roger Gates
Courtney Force.... sheesh. Is she like her dad or...

Courtney Force.... sheesh. Is she like her dad or what? Nearly a tenth on the field! This track prep has done for her what 1,000 foot did for Tony Schumacher. Nearly unbeatable.

Before...
Forum: NHRA 06-11-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,182
Posted By Roger Gates
Yes - But his dad and the “Pizza” man know...

Yes - But his dad and the “Pizza” man know exactly what that car is going to do and maybe he fits in the car better than the other ones. Besides if it was me I would rather have Courtney for a coach...
Forum: NHRA 06-09-2018
Replies: 278
Views: 15,447
Posted By Roger Gates
While it is nice to see that the Mustang is what...

While it is nice to see that the Mustang is what Ford's NASCAR entries will have as signage on them next year, by 2020 it is also true that the Mustang and the Focus Active will be the only CARS Ford...
Forum: NHRA 06-07-2018
Replies: 278
Views: 15,447
Posted By Roger Gates
Too many BIG problems. First - Cost of wind...

Too many BIG problems. First - Cost of wind tunnel time. Next the astronomical amount to have X (maybe XX) number of very close tolerance templates as well as laser equipment to match each body...
Forum: NHRA 06-04-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 7,482
Posted By Roger Gates
Not sure how doing anything to FORCE paying...

Not sure how doing anything to FORCE paying customers to watch anything is going to cause them to like it or even want to spend their money again next time. If they want to see it they will show up...
Forum: NHRA 06-02-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 8,572
Posted By Roger Gates
Maybe he got in on the Coughlin family fan...

Maybe he got in on the Coughlin family fan vote!:rolleyes:
Forum: General discussion 05-28-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By Roger Gates
One of the nicest people you could ever meet. If...

One of the nicest people you could ever meet. If you didn't have a chance you missed out on a chance to talk to a legend and a good man.
Forum: NHRA 05-24-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 7,482
Posted By Roger Gates
Speaking of which: I was talking to one of the...

Speaking of which: I was talking to one of the first if not the first Mfg's. to give contingency money about this. They quit giving money a long time ago for several reasons and the requirements are...
Forum: NHRA 05-22-2018
Replies: 130
Views: 13,387
Posted By Roger Gates
Perfect analogy - You don't bring a Knife to a...

Perfect analogy - You don't bring a Knife to a Gun fight! Also - Think about hanging one off bodies & tin work on these chassis, as well as building molds for one off Carbon bodies is more than a...
Forum: NHRA 05-18-2018
Replies: 6,736
Views: 1,759,361
Posted By Roger Gates
This is probably a good thing. Most people in the...

This is probably a good thing. Most people in the stands don't know or care about the power, they just see cars with different logos on them and they can think that one brand beat the other. Reality...
Forum: NHRA 05-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3,876
Posted By Roger Gates
That's not going to happen. The only reason Del...

That's not going to happen. The only reason Del went back was to be with his dad (family) while it is still possible and the two of them are plenty savvy. They just don't have the resources to throw...
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