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Holy Blow Over Batman!! What a photo sequence by Mark R!

Hope he's okay.
We had just finished packing the hauler up and we decided to go sit in the stands to watch the fuel semi finals and right after we sat down the blow over happened right in front of us.
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I really can't wrap my head around it. What is with the god dam Camaro obsession? Think outside of the box, for once, please!

So I got a bunch of money laying around and I'm thinking about going drag racing. I know, I'll race Pro Mod with a 67-69 Camaro. That will shake things up. No one has ever seen one of them before. Maybe I'll put bogus Yenko stripes on it too!!!

Oh you guys have seen too many old Camaros? Okay, I'll build a late model Camaro. I know no one in the trailer park has seen one of them before!


Is there something in the water?
What other options do they have. You have to have some aero with one of these now to compete. So your building one to be competitive your going to build it with some what the lightest body. So why donít you list out for all of us all there options on carbon bodies make sure you highlight the ones nobody has seen before.
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Anyone notice a trend here in Pro Mod???

1. Chad Green, Chevy Camaro, 5.762, 250.13 vs. 16. Clint Satterfield, Camaro, 5.860, 251.86; 2. Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 5.782, 252.28 vs. 15. Todd Tutterow, Camaro, 5.858, 244.25; 3. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.800, 248.43 vs. 14. Harry Hruska, Camaro, 5.856, 247.57; 4. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.808, 250.00 vs. 13. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.853, 241.71; 5. Bob Rahaim, Camaro, 5.815, 248.66 vs. 12. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.833, 249.39; 6. Jeremy Ray, Chevy Corvette, 5.818, 247.16 vs. 11. Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 5.833, 252.57; 7. Sidnei Frigo, Corvette, 5.821, 251.11 vs. 10. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.823, 248.02; 8. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.821, 248.25 vs. 9. Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 5.822, 250.83.

I really can't wrap my head around it. What is with the god dam Camaro obsession? Think outside of the box, for once, please!

So I got a bunch of money laying around and I'm thinking about going drag racing. I know, I'll race Pro Mod with a 67-69 Camaro. That will shake things up. No one has ever seen one of them before. Maybe I'll put bogus Yenko stripes on it too!!!

Oh you guys have seen too many old Camaros? Okay, I'll build a late model Camaro. I know no one in the trailer park has seen one of them before!


Is there something in the water?
Also notice that the other 3 cars are GM as well (2 Corvettes / 1 Firebird). I thought Pro Mod was about diversity.

Why are there no Fords or Mopars in Pro Mod Camaro?
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Why not at least a couple 53 Studebakers?
That has to be a slippery front end and I believe a stock one is narrower than either a late model or 69 Camaro.
Since the windshield can be laid back, that area wouldn't be detrimental either.

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What other options do they have. You have to have some aero with one of these now to compete. So your building one to be competitive your going to build it with some what the lightest body. So why donít you list out for all of us all there options on carbon bodies make sure you highlight the ones nobody has seen before.
I enjoy the sarcasm!

Seriously, for whatever reason NHRA drag racing has been dominated by 67-69 Camaros and now late model Camaros. They have also been dominated by GM. It's almost as if no other brand or model exist.

The list would be pretty easy. I could just name any car besides a Camaro.

Camaro and Mustang bodies are fairly similar in drag coefficient and frontal area.

Btw I'm far from the only one saying this. Even my good friend who is a huge GM and Camaro fan has said, "Oh great, another Camaro."
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What other options do they have. You have to have some aero with one of these now to compete. So your building one to be competitive your going to build it with some what the lightest body. So why donít you list out for all of us all there options on carbon bodies make sure you highlight the ones nobody has seen before.
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Also notice that the other 3 cars are GM as well (2 Corvettes / 1 Firebird). I thought Pro Mod was about diversity.

Why are there no Fords or Mopars in Pro Mod Camaro?
It used to be. That's one of the reasons why it was exciting.
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there are quite a few "non camaro" pro mods out there. Most of them didn't qualify if that tells you anything. With speeds exceeding 250 mph, the top teams are going to make sure they're not giving up anything to the competition. Even Whitley switched from his Caddy to a Camaro. Just the nature of the beast if you want to be competitive.
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There is a reason that most of the sportsman racers have toterhomes with double stacker trailers, or the pro stocks teams have triple axle trailers, or the fuel teams have spread axle trailers...it's because those applications work best for them...so it's no surprise that the majority of the pro mod teams are choosing the Camero if it is working best for them.
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There is a reason that most of the sportsman racers have toterhomes with double stacker trailers, or the pro stocks teams have triple axle trailers, or the fuel teams have spread axle trailers...it's because those applications work best for them...so it's no surprise that the majority of the pro mod teams are choosing the Camero if it is working best for them.
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 little pricey.
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There is a reason that most of the sportsman racers have toterhomes with double stacker trailers, or the pro stocks teams have triple axle trailers, or the fuel teams have spread axle trailers...it's because those applications work best for them...so it's no surprise that the majority of the pro mod teams are choosing the Camero if it is working best for them.
....and they drive different makes and models of toterhomes, motorhomes, trailers, etc.

Is the "Camaro" really working better for them??
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