sad to see but it's probably what's best for the future of the series. They're going out with a bang tho. Procharged car ran a 5.55 and a nitrous car ran a 5.65 yesterday.
Now the first nitrous car in the .50's. sad to see the 1/4 come to an end. Will be interesting to see if the switch effects spectator numbers.
With NHRA nitro at 1000’, I’m surprised other classes have gone to 1/8th instead of a more moderate 1000’ change. Still drops the mph, adds to stopping length and safety while keeping a little longer race. Especially for Pro Mod.
Yes Ive heard Cromwell wants to return to 1/4 mile but the changes required to go back to 1/4 mile while topping out at a slower 300 mph will become a bigger problem in the future as the teams eventually blow back past 340.
1000’ Has turned out to be a pretty good number and I would think it sure beats 1/8th mile from the spectators standpoint.
The awesome small tire racers have proved that with any mistake in the tuneup, you can wad up a great car at any track length.
Legit question: Does track length affect insurance rates for promoters/tracks?
Good question. Not too many track owners bought insurance for both 1/8th and 1/4 mile tracks at the same time so I assume the only people that would know would be someone affiliated with one of the track insurance companies or owned/operated both 1/8th and 1/4 mile tracks at the same time..
My "guess" is that it does, and the only track operator that I can think of that had tracks of both 1/8th and 1/4 mile at the same time is Ozzie Moya. He has Orlando Speedworld and South Georgia Motorsports Park and until last year, he also operated Lakeland Dragway which was an 1/8th mile track.
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