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Old 07-03-2008
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Nitro has gotten the big publicity but are the nitro classes fading. The very thing that help make them popular is now causing them to lose their luster. The fire and explosions are now forcing them to go to a 1000 feet. The race won't be as exciting to watch. The race will be over as soon as it starts. In the past I've pointed out that nitro drivers are 100 lb. weaklings in an 8000 hp car. Little control over their destiny. The racing mediocre at times. I was and have been right on my analysis for years. This is why they are changing the rules. NHRA should not force the other cars to run this shorter race version of drag racing. Keep all the other classes running the quarter mile. If possible slow the nitros down. I would rather see a nitro run 290 mph at the end of a quarter mile than at a 1000 ft.
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Larry.. did you read the statement from NHRA? Top Fuel and Funny car only

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Nitro has gotten the big publicity but are the nitro classes fading. The very thing that help make them popular is now causing them to lose their luster. The fire and explosions are now forcing them to go to a 1000 feet. The race won't be as exciting to watch. The race will be over as soon as it starts. In the past I've pointed out that nitro drivers are 100 lb. weaklings in an 8000 hp car. Little control over their destiny. The racing mediocre at times. I was and have been right on my analysis for years. This is why they are changing the rules. NHRA should not force the other cars to run this shorter race version of drag racing. Keep all the other classes running the quarter mile. If possible slow the nitros down. I would rather see a nitro run 290 mph at the end of a quarter mile than at a 1000 ft.
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Larry.. did you read the statement from NHRA? Top Fuel and Funny car only

Blah blah blah
Thanks Jerry but I don't think their going back to quarter mile in nitro. This will hurt nitro but may put more emphasis on the other classes.
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Go find Jerry Toliver or Doug Herbert and tell them you think they are 100lb weaklings.
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Go find Jerry Toliver or Doug Herbert and tell them you think they are 100lb weaklings.
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Yeah behind the keyboard no problem - face face will never happen. It would be good for a laugh though
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LV everything I've said is right on the money. Tell me what I've said that is not true!! We just have to face reality that nitro has a big problem.
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Thanks Jerry but I don't think their going back to quarter mile in nitro. This will hurt nitro but may put more emphasis on the other classes.
I agree with you 100%,the 1/4mile is already a short distance & it should never been cut back for any class in the NHRA.THE NHRA in my mind was the BEST of the BEST,while other sanctions are running the 1/8th mile complaining of breakage & cost,SO to pretty much come down in standards & slow the cars down by shortening the distance is really a SAD DAY in the DRAG RACING community as far as im concerned,PLUS though they say it is temporary the fuelcars will never run the 1/4mile again in the NHRA because all the teams wants to run the 1000ft & they will set there combinations for the 1000ft mark & If anyone believes that the NHRA will come back later & say we are going back to the 1/4mile then Dream on because the NHRA has a person in charge who has no BALLS & he lets the teams tell him what to do.
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I agree with you 100%,the 1/4mile is already a short distance & it should never been cut back for any class in the NHRA.THE NHRA in my mind was the BEST of the BEST,while other sanctions are running the 1/8th mile complaining of breakage & cost,SO to pretty much come down in standards & slow the cars down by shortening the distance is really a SAD DAY in the DRAG RACING community as far as im concerned,PLUS though they say it is temporary the fuelcars will never run the 1/4mile again in the NHRA because all the teams wants to run the 1000ft & they will set there combinations for the 1000ft mark & If anyone believes that the NHRA will come back later & say we are going back to the 1/4mile then Dream on because the NHRA has a person in charge who has no BALLS & he lets the teams tell him what to do.
Frank I also think this is a sad time for nitro and drag racing. Drag racing has been having good growth in about every area. This will be a real test for the sport. The weather has been cruel to NHRA, the economy is tough and now nitro is struggling with these engine explosions.
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