RICKIE SMITH HOLDS COURT

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  • Yvonne*Yvonne* Super Moderator

    Good read. Its not a stretch to say that NHRA is and will likely remain a blower culture, period. I like blower cars too but there is considerable favoritism.

  • HEMI_guyHEMI_guy Senior Member

    Gimme a break. How many events has Chad Green qualified @2 at?

  • oddyhahnoddyhahn Senior Member

    Agree there are too many Camaro body styles.

  • oddyhahnoddyhahn Senior Member

    Did Rickie get the torque converter set up for the nitrous cars.

  • HEMI_guyHEMI_guy Senior Member

    yes, he's got the lock-up. And he whined and cried about being "forced" into that too.

  • oddyhahnoddyhahn Senior Member
    edited July 1

    a current pro mod racer at his shop told me some things prior to the season about rickie. Racing dirt you call it. Lol

  • I guarantee he was not “forced” into that. He had a lockup 2 years before Nhra made them legal.

  • Yvonne*Yvonne* Super Moderator

    I’m actually really surprised that he and Petty haven’t struck gold yet. Thought that was going to be a sure thing. But maybe it’s like he says, Petty has too many irons in the fire...? Plus I personally don’t think Rickie really likes being in a turbo car.

  • HEMI_guyHEMI_guy Senior Member

    Yeah... Matusek was supposed to be hitting it out of the ballpark with his dream team too,


    Ricky not liking being in a turbo car? lol.... Say it ain't so! Maybe he'll like a blower car better!

  • SWPMFANSWPMFAN Senior Member

    RS sounded a little whiny, but this is his job. His comments about the Camaro is spot on.

    BB:

    Why did you not ask him about the 959 that everybody else uses except NHRA? Wouldn't this solve the HP issue?

    I think I heard that NHRA is being loyal to 905 guys and that why the 959 is not in NHRA. Everybody racing nitrous in NHRA is a Musi customer except Bob Raham. Musi supplies a lot of the 959s. This would open up NHRA to the Pro Nitrous starts of the PDRA.

    I cought the tail end of the interview with Kevin Rivenbark at the the PDRA race last weekend. The part of the interview I heard, Kevin said that he thinks the pro charger will be approved by NHRA for 2020 competition.

  • HEMI_guyHEMI_guy Senior Member

    A 959 rule might open the door for other races that already run them.

  • Yvonne*Yvonne* Super Moderator

    There’s an argument for variety of body styles but do you see Rickie building a ‘53 Stude? Hasn’t happened yet and for good reason. You’re asking racers in the most challenging class on suspension to make it even harder on themselves. Pretty tough sell trust me.

  • HEMI_guyHEMI_guy Senior Member

    No Stude but I like the Stang!

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