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Forum: NHRA 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Roger Gates
Maybe: But there will need for the "Stars" to...

Maybe: But there will need for the "Stars" to line up almost perfectly like this time. It is almost understated what effect Richard Hogan and the Lagana's had to do with this. Hogan learned how to...
Forum: NHRA 1 Day Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 8,004
Posted By Roger Gates
Downhill is not necessarily the best thing for a...

Downhill is not necessarily the best thing for a Fuel car without a really sticky Track. It is within the 1% limits needed to get records. Also without maximum load on the engine dropping cylinders...
Forum: NHRA 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 14,456
Posted By Roger Gates
Don't know if this is what is going to happen -...

Don't know if this is what is going to happen - But: It appears that Grubnic works better in a single car environment (Dragster) where he is totally in control than multiple CC's pooling their data...
Forum: NHRA 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By Roger Gates
The AGM battery on my Motorcycle weighed 16 lbs....

The AGM battery on my Motorcycle weighed 16 lbs. The lithium ion replacement weighs 2 1/2. With that many batteries you could save a lot of weight. Problem is charge time is not very fast so it would...
Forum: NHRA 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 3,388
Posted By Roger Gates
K&N has a stake in this with their air induction...

K&N has a stake in this with their air induction system being mandatory. They may not be eager to scrap this deal with the time and money invested. Also there may be a lot of R&D in manifolding and...
Forum: NHRA 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 6,686
Posted By Roger Gates
Normally those race cars are separate...

Normally those race cars are separate corporations that have to list the sponsor money as income and after a while the sponsor (Scrappers - Capco) has to show that they got some benefit from the...
Forum: NHRA 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By Roger Gates
Prefect analogy! Nobody likes it when their team...

Prefect analogy! Nobody likes it when their team looses the winning combination, but digging in or maybe getting a new baseline from your MEGA million dollar organization brain trust instead of...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,716
Posted By Roger Gates
You obviously understand the way Drag Racing has...

You obviously understand the way Drag Racing has developed into what it is from what it was. Maybe changed is a better word because developed would indicate that it is somehow now in a better place....
Forum: NHRA 09-28-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 8,606
Posted By Roger Gates
This is just like politics! There is no room for...

This is just like politics! There is no room for being rational - UNLESS it is what fits your (one's own) rational thinking. It is exactly why the inmates cannot run the asylum or rule by committee.
Forum: NHRA 09-26-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,858
Posted By Roger Gates
Stop & think about something. Brittany is not the...

Stop & think about something. Brittany is not the first or only one Alan has made a Champion by far. It really appears that when he makes so many different drivers (and tuners) into Champions it is...
Forum: NHRA 09-25-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,858
Posted By Roger Gates
Britney has not done well since her crash at...

Britney has not done well since her crash at Pomona. Don't know if the car she is running is a backup or new. It appears to have trouble reacting normal changes in tuning which is possibly in the...
Forum: NHRA 09-19-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3,949
Posted By Roger Gates
Yes it sounds very condescending. That is most...

Yes it sounds very condescending. That is most likely because those doing the marketing and telling the announcers by an earphone what to say and how to say it. I believe the things they are having...
Forum: NHRA 09-17-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 6,893
Posted By Roger Gates
Not sure about getting away with anything, he can...

Not sure about getting away with anything, he can say what he really feels and does not have to be P.C.. People may not like it, but it is refreshing to me that someone doesn't have to worry about...
Forum: NHRA 09-06-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 5,612
Posted By Roger Gates
Anyone who thinks that "Daddy Warbucks" can't out...

Anyone who thinks that "Daddy Warbucks" can't out spend the field in any class or any endeavor is either naive or fooling them selves. If NHRA issued everyone a Motor at the front gate it still...
Forum: General discussion 09-06-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Roger Gates
Isky's 97th Birthday Party Saturday

We are going to have Ed's annual Birthday party this Saturday. He will judge the car show - tell his stories & eat some good BBQ. Everyone is invited to LTR Racing in Canebrake Ca. for a good time....
Forum: NHRA 08-31-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By Roger Gates
These improvements will be - Covered parking for...

These improvements will be - Covered parking for Division Directors & Glendora Staff - Wet Bar for same - Private road also for same to get in/out & fresh "Para Urinal Blocks/Cakes once a year (if...
Forum: General discussion 08-29-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 4,728
Posted By Roger Gates
SO - I hear a bike pulling into the shop a few...

SO - I hear a bike pulling into the shop a few minutes ago and it sounds familiar. The door opens and guess who is standing there. It's Dave! Looks a little gaunt and moving really slow, but moving...
Forum: NHRA 08-28-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Roger Gates
If you are racing on Dirt you could require a...

If you are racing on Dirt you could require a "Wheelie" on launch and a 4 Bike "Burn Out" with some trash talking before the round; Then a slide past the finish. Winner leads the others back down the...
Forum: NHRA 08-22-2018
Replies: 220
Views: 30,166
Posted By Roger Gates
The situation here is as I see it is - Do you...

The situation here is as I see it is - Do you want to race to win or do you want to prove a point about "Brands"? If you want to win and you do not have thousands of hours and boat loads of money to...
Forum: NHRA 08-22-2018
Replies: 220
Views: 30,166
Posted By Roger Gates
The Pro Stock class almost has to become a...

The Pro Stock class almost has to become a "Nostalgia" class sooner than later if it is to continue. Fiat/Chrysler is in the works for a hostile takeover by Hyundai - Ford is only going to make the...
Forum: NHRA 08-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,962
Posted By Roger Gates
Back in 1968 Blackie Gejeian was the promoter of...

Back in 1968 Blackie Gejeian was the promoter of a Drag Strip in Raisin City (true name) California. He came up to me at Long Beach & asked if I wanted to match race Doug Rose in the Green Mamba. I...
Forum: NHRA 08-16-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,371
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 08-14-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,613
Posted By Roger Gates
This makes WAAAAY too much sense to ever happen!

This makes WAAAAY too much sense to ever happen!
Forum: NHRA 08-12-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 5,864
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 08-08-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 5,864
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...
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