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firewalker

327 posts

66 months

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Monday 12th March 2012 quote quote all
Turn7 said:
1000 foot makes them irrelevant now I think. Drag racing IS quarter mile, anything else is ersatz.

Development is capped, speeds wont increase by the crowds annual expectations as we blindly follow NHRA regs.
+1.
Except for TFD being irrelevant, it's hardly that.
I've watched 1/8th mile competitions (not pro classes) and though its usually a compromise to favor expense or safety and not quite the real deal it still makes more sense than 'about 3 quarters of a quarter mile'.
4-5 second quarter mile is impressive, 3 second spurt races lose a lot for me.
I can see the AAFCs being the top dogs in the short term until/unless things change.

Edited by firewalker on Monday 12th March 20:02

MotorPsycho

1,126 posts

96 months

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Tuesday 13th March 2012 quote quote all
The Enthusiast said:
Supposidly Neergard run 324mph. Thats got to be on a 1/4mile track? Mosten racetrack? What was the et?

Looks like european drivers have got heavy funding like america now.
At a guess maybe that should have been kph? (201mph) as 324mph is quicker than the European record!

Turn7 said:
Already am Adam - Mark Proctor, enjoying it to.
Thanks Mark, nice to know it's been enjoyed - appreciate the support smile

Edited by MotorPsycho on Tuesday 13th March 14:20

The Enthusiast

274 posts

96 months

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Tuesday 13th March 2012 quote quote all
firewalker said:
+1.
Except for TFD being irrelevant, it's hardly that.
I've watched 1/8th mile competitions (not pro classes) and though its usually a compromise to favor expense or safety and not quite the real deal it still makes more sense than 'about 3 quarters of a quarter mile'.
4-5 second quarter mile is impressive, 3 second spurt races lose a lot for me.
I can see the AAFCs being the top dogs in the short term until/unless things change.

Edited by firewalker on Monday 12th March 20:02
You ought to watch a 1000ft race right past the finishline. The race seems even shorter. So yes I agree with you there.

Burndown

711 posts

51 months

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Tuesday 13th March 2012 quote quote all
Think of the positives of 1000ft, less oil downs and probably a closer more competitive championship.

On another note, this hose pipe ban and dry long range weather forecast in the Santa Pod region looks promising .


firewalker

327 posts

66 months

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Tuesday 13th March 2012 quote quote all
Burndown said:
Think of the positives of 1000ft, less oil downs and probably a closer more competitive championship.

On another note, this hose pipe ban and dry long range weather forecast in the Santa Pod region looks promising .
The cars are still travelling the length of the track so oil downs are still highly likely unless they were to go in the last second or less.

Last Easter was the best weather for any event all year at the Pod - so yeah fingers crossed!!!
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Burndown

711 posts

51 months

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Tuesday 13th March 2012 quote quote all
firewalker said:
The cars are still travelling the length of the track so oil downs are still highly likely unless they were to go in the last second or less.

Last Easter was the best weather for any event all year at the Pod - so yeah fingers crossed!!!
The last second is roughly 25% of a pass

wicked fish

526 posts

48 months

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Wednesday 14th March 2012 quote quote all
so is this a TF thread or another 1000 ft thread???

Turn7

10,892 posts

106 months

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Wednesday 14th March 2012 quote quote all
wicked fish said:
so is this a TF thread or another 1000 ft thread???
They are one and the same surely ?

ScoobySuZe

92 posts

85 months

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Wednesday 14th March 2012 quote quote all
Turn7 said:
Development is capped, speeds wont increase by the crowds annual expectations as we blindly follow NHRA regs.
Did someone forget to explain that to Morgan Lucas...? Just sayin?

Edited by ssz on Wednesday 14th March 11:53

MotorPsycho

1,126 posts

96 months

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Wednesday 14th March 2012 quote quote all
ScoobySuZe said:
Did someone forget to explain that to Morgan Lucas...? Just sayin?

Edited by ssz on Wednesday 14th March 11:53
Exactly, I don't like 1000ft racing don't get me wrong, but it's top fuel racing! Morgan Lucas' string of 3.74s (3 of the 5 quickest 1000ft runs ever including the 2nd quickest) all with sub 3 second 1/8th mile times (only 1 run had previously been sub 3 second since the swap to 1000ft racing) that is impressive.

Also works out that the last half track (of 1000ft) is about 1second.

I'd rather see two fuel cars lit to 1000ft than a couple of 1320 squirts and a load of aborted passes.

Burndown

711 posts

51 months

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Wednesday 14th March 2012 quote quote all
Not many entries for the Easter Thunderball Pro Fuel Shootout yet.

Flying Toilet

3,369 posts

96 months

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Wednesday 14th March 2012 quote quote all
Some names on the Santa Pod site...

CH3NO2ADDICT

55 posts

51 months

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Thursday 15th March 2012 quote quote all
I have a (very serious academic) theory that if they live long enough, all Pistonheads Drag Racing threads will eventually evolve into ...

blah blah TF is boring/great blah blah Sportsman racing's better/boring blah blah 1000 ft is satans invention blah blah I went to America and everything was better blah blah budgets money blah blah

... no matter where the thread post subject starts off.

It's a bit like that "degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon" thingy.

A kind of natural law. Same as: "Don't mention the SPR toilets".

clausy26

160 posts

72 months

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Thursday 15th March 2012 quote quote all
rofl

U pretty much sumed it up

The Enthusiast

274 posts

96 months

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Friday 16th March 2012 quote quote all
MotorPsycho said:
Exactly, I don't like 1000ft racing don't get me wrong, but it's top fuel racing! Morgan Lucas' string of 3.74s (3 of the 5 quickest 1000ft runs ever including the 2nd quickest) all with sub 3 second 1/8th mile times (only 1 run had previously been sub 3 second since the swap to 1000ft racing) that is impressive.

Also works out that the last half track (of 1000ft) is about 1second.

I'd rather see two fuel cars lit to 1000ft than a couple of 1320 squirts and a load of aborted passes.
No matter what they do they cant seem to slow them down. Probably just costing more money to get the same performances like Gary Scelzi in 1999. Mind you its taken forever for someone to run a sub 3@ the 1/8th since Scelzi in the 1990s.

Flying Toilet

3,369 posts

96 months

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Friday 16th March 2012 quote quote all
Yeah but Scelzi's was a lucky hit when the Clutch management failed.

Lucas' was tuned to run those times.

Some people will always find negativity in everything.

Just be grateful that we still have people willing to step up and and race these cars.

clausy26

160 posts

72 months

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Friday 16th March 2012 quote quote all
Easters looking good floppers out numbering long pointy things thats a first

NIRO LEWY

Original Poster:

239 posts

64 months

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Friday 16th March 2012 quote quote all
Any news on whats going on with the Chris Andrews team?, not heard much a lately.

The Enthusiast

274 posts

96 months

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Friday 16th March 2012 quote quote all
Flying Toilet said:
Yeah but Scelzi's was a lucky hit when the Clutch management failed.

Lucas' was tuned to run those times.

Some people will always find negativity in everything.

Just be grateful that we still have people willing to step up and and race these cars.
Yep. Still an achievement. Especially running it three times like a bracket car.

Turn7

10,892 posts

106 months

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Friday 16th March 2012 quote quote all
The Enthusiast said:
Yep. Still an achievement. Especially running it three times like a bracket car.
But given the budget, the track, the experience, the data - should it NOT be a surprise ??

Pushing the limits is what the top teams are supposed to do isnt it ?



Not taking anything away from the numbers, just saying....

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