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My question would be, are questions like this solely to drive hits to the website and forum?
Pretty much...but I don't think it's traditional click bait - it's actually well thought out.

...I don't blame Bobby for gauging the opinions of his readers as well. You'd think that a fan-friendly question like this would receive an overwhelming level of support, but at the time of this post, it's only 60% for and 40% against. There have been a total of 1,560 votes - or about 10% of the average daily attendance of an NHRA National Event.
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I don't even whack the throttle in my super comp/super pro dragster. These things cost real money and considerable time to assemble. I'm at the track to compete, and spectators are there to be entertained by the competition. The way I see it, nobody is guaranteed 30 throttle whacks, a blow over, and a world record when they buy a ticket. If they do get those things, it's just a bonus.
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I don't even whack the throttle in my super comp/super pro dragster.
Maybe you could, if you'd get rid of your throttle stop.

Just teasing; I understand your point. But as an old-school guy who spent decades listening to TF and FC throttle whaps, I do miss 'em. I understand why the practice is no longer, but I still find myself hanging around Palmer's pit area when the fuel boys come to town.
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Thanks SPR!
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Why doesn't NHRA or someone build a demo TF and just use it for whacks? It would be wildly popular and a sponsor might join.
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Showmanship is a lost art . Today it's mouthing off and haymakers that never land are considered the show . Scott Palmer knows his audience .
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I am sure we can appreciate scott Palmer, but keeping sponsors means going rounds. Just makes no sense to rework the clutch system after warmup.
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Why doesn't NHRA or someone build a demo TF and just use it for whacks? It would be wildly popular and a sponsor might join.
Been asking this for a few years now.

That and they should have funnycar burnout contests with spare/dedicated cars.
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At the end of the day who you think was the fan's favorite racer? Palmer or whoever won the event?

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Showmanship is a lost art . Today it's mouthing off and haymakers that never land are considered the show . Scott Palmer knows his audience .
One word: Studezilla! Another low dollar team made the nitro margarita mixer and that was cool too. Seems like the low buck teams go out of their way while the high dollar ones are too busy pinching pennies to think about their fan base.

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I am sure we can appreciate scott Palmer, but keeping sponsors means going rounds. Just makes no sense to rework the clutch system after warmup.
One does not have to do it between rounds. Like in the video, at the end of Fri. or Sat. back it, or them, out there in the midway and whack away! Also in the video, on the lower right, it looked like they had a bubble machine. Throw that in there too, lol
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