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Default Graham Light to Retire at the Conclusion of 2018 Season

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What is interesting here beside Light leaving and kind of sheds light on maybe why things tend to lend themselves toward General Motors is where the people moving up in the racing and technical operations came from originally. It says that Josh Peterson came to NHRA in 2007 from GM as an engineer. Glen Gray came from the Motorsports division of Delphi which was a subsidiary of GM that became "Independent" in 1999 which still has to have GM influence. It doesn't mean that GM (Chevrolet) has any direct influence over NHRA policies or rules, but it is possibly a reason that the Ford people are not real anxious to be more involved when there is influence from ex-employees of the competition.
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What is interesting here beside Light leaving and kind of sheds light on maybe why things tend to lend themselves toward General Motors is where the people moving up in the racing and technical operations came from originally. It says that Josh Peterson came to NHRA in 2007 from GM as an engineer. Glen Gray came from the Motorsports division of Delphi which was a subsidiary of GM that became "Independent" in 1999 which still has to have GM influence. It doesn't mean that GM (Chevrolet) has any direct influence over NHRA policies or rules, but it is possibly a reason that the Ford people are not real anxious to be more involved when there is influence from ex-employees of the competition.
Could be. But you can't really complain about who gets hired to umpire when you've effectively left the ballgame.
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Could be. But you can't really complain about who gets hired to umpire when you've effectively left the ballgame.
Correct - BUT - maybe since these guys are not new hires and have been in the game for a long time perhaps Ford has known this and it has something to do with why Ford has chosen not to play. This is of course a "what if" and not a statement of fact. Just something to think about.
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Since he's staying on the Board of directors.
it's the opposite of the win light controversy...

So only one "lights out".
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What is interesting here beside Light leaving and kind of sheds light on maybe why things tend to lend themselves toward General Motors is where the people moving up in the racing and technical operations came from originally. It says that Josh Peterson came to NHRA in 2007 from GM as an engineer. Glen Gray came from the Motorsports division of Delphi which was a subsidiary of GM that became "Independent" in 1999 which still has to have GM influence. It doesn't mean that GM (Chevrolet) has any direct influence over NHRA policies or rules, but it is possibly a reason that the Ford people are not real anxious to be more involved when there is influence from ex-employees of the competition.
Yeah I saw that too and had the same thoughts. lol my first thought was- MOLES!
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What is interesting here beside Light leaving and kind of sheds light on maybe why things tend to lend themselves toward General Motors is where the people moving up in the racing and technical operations came from originally. It says that Josh Peterson came to NHRA in 2007 from GM as an engineer. Glen Gray came from the Motorsports division of Delphi which was a subsidiary of GM that became "Independent" in 1999 which still has to have GM influence. It doesn't mean that GM (Chevrolet) has any direct influence over NHRA policies or rules, but it is possibly a reason that the Ford people are not real anxious to be more involved when there is influence from ex-employees of the competition.
Some before him as well. The first 20 years of Pro Stock had some very biased rules. All GM bought and paid for. Light is very famous or infamous in Dearborn.
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Some before him as well. The first 20 years of Pro Stock had some very biased rules. All GM bought and paid for. Light is very famous or infamous in Dearborn.
Yet the first 20 years of Pro Stock were sooooooooooooooo much better than what we have today.
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Yet the first 20 years of Pro Stock were sooooooooooooooo much better than what we have today.
They were not good at all. I agree. My point they were just stepping stones in the evolution of what we have today. Evolution of GMRA IROC Pro Stock. Mission complete Graham Light.
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They were not good at all. I agree. My point they were just stepping stones in the evolution of what we have today. Evolution of GMRA IROC Pro Stock. Mission complete Graham Light.
Sox, Jenkins and Nicholson were all household names in those early days.
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