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Default ARP Question of the Week: Throttle Wack? Or Dry Hops?

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I say dry hops....because Pro Stock also did them!
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Thought somewhere it said "drop-hops" <G>!
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why not a vote for both
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Dry hops for sure
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they dont even do them where they belong at the Nostalgia races, you would think there would just be some master reset button for the clutches, but with one and done clutch discs, its not going to happen anytime soon.

Although, if someone did one and ran a 3.60 I am sure they would all start doing them.
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I miss $25 ticket prices too
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I miss $25 ticket prices too
Yeah, but that was with min wage at $4.00 and gas at $.75/gal leaded.
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With today's F/C's making 3 or maybr even 4 times the power now than they did when dry-hops were being done, I have my doubts todays cars could even do much of a dry-hop. I think if the tires hooked, the car would be dang near at half track at the blink of an eye with one quick throttle stab. They would most certainly cross the start line, which I think is illegal once the burn-out is completed.
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I never thought 2 cars dry-hopping had a functional purpose - they were more like two dogs challenging one another to a fight, one 'barking' at the other. WOOF. WOOF. WOOF.

That's a tough question, but if I had to choose one over the other, I'd pick the dry hops. Here's the Blue Max doing a couple at OCIR, 37 years ago. Lovin' the cackle, too, even though it comes from an engine that probably makes about 2500hp. Not as powerful, but it has an unmistakable snap-and-crackle nostalgic tone that us old-schoolers fondly remember. This particular pass was sour - blew the tires off - but I've watched it countless times anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqla1x5Bw04
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Yeah, but that was with min wage at $4.00 and gas at $.75/gal leaded.
Yes, and it was a different time and circumstance. I remember the sight-smell-sound of nitro the first time I went to Lions for a F/C show, Its just not there anymore, things have changed and its not coming back
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