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Old 03-15-2017
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Hmm, a sanctioning body that gets input from drivers. What a novel concept.
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Hmm, a sanctioning body that gets input from drivers. What a novel concept.
Speaking of..... the plot thickens with this announcement, wow!

https://t.co/aB5DLQo542

Three of drag racing’s biggest stars have joined the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) professional competition advisory board, the sanctioning body announced today. They will work directly with IHRA president Mike Dunn.

The new board members, Larry Dixon, Melanie Troxel and Whit Bazemore, have a combined 91 national-event wins and numerous decades of experience. The drivers will work with Dunn and various additional IHRA personnel to counsel the sanctioning body on competition-related issues. Among the areas in which they will work are class structure, formatting of the series and various racer-related plans and topics.
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Old 03-16-2017
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Don't know your opinion, but to me this is the most logical thing the new IHRA has done in a while.

If they want to promote nitro racing other than a low key nostalgia and/or Pro Mod, they need to get the people personally involved in nitro racing to help them overcome their obstacles.

For IHRA to promote a real national event type World Championship racing series, they have to find the racecars, crews, sponsors and team owners willing and able to make it a real deal for a full season.

The circus act won't work twice. (Not sure if it worked the first time. Only their tax return would say for sure and since the investors were a private company and not a non-profit like NHRA, the tax returns are private.)
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Don't know your opinion, but to me this is the most logical thing the new IHRA has done in a while.

If they want to promote nitro racing other than a low key nostalgia and/or Pro Mod, they need to get the people personally involved in nitro racing to help them overcome their obstacles.

For IHRA to promote a real national event type World Championship racing series, they have to find the racecars, crews, sponsors and team owners willing and able to make it a real deal for a full season.

The circus act won't work twice. (Not sure if it worked the first time. Only their tax return would say for sure and since the investors were a private company and not a non-profit like NHRA, the tax returns are private.)
I think its a step in the right direction, absolutely. I would like to see them get a Pro Mod representative as well. I think racer input, especially at the pro level is a good thing. As long as they take input equally without financial influence.
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Old 03-18-2017
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Where is the young blood? While this is all great, Look at the age of all the new social media moguls and startups, Think facebook, Uber, snapchat.

How about input from Donald "Duck" Long, John x275 sears", Keith Haney
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