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Old 01-21-2008, 05:47 AM
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i've never been at the line
but i've been at the fence(special seats i forgot what they were called, something box or something. Elimination box i think.) and the fence is about what. 30ft from the track? probably varies at different tracks. well i was about 10 at the time, on my dad's shoulders. and it was an amazing feeling when John Force made a pass.
Probably the burnout box or the bleach box. There's an area just behind the start line where they put water down (years ago they used bleach) so the racers can spin the rear slicks to warm them up. There's a whole science to doing the burnout just enough to get the tires up to temp. The fuel cars go usually about 100 feet past the start line (no front brakes) but John Force is known for doing burnouts 3/4 of the way down the track. Does nothing for performance but the fans love it!
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:36 PM
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The pits are a good place to take new people so they get the nitro burn i think the guys with masks are wussey boys anyone can stand their with that on not me im right their standing next to them they laugh at me because when the car is done with its warm up and i've got tears rollin down my face and they don't i just tell them that im a real NITRO HEAD
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:09 PM
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me and my dad drag race at bandimere for fun
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:26 PM
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Big Time fan

I raced Jr Dragsters growing up and am going to be racing a big car this year.

And my dad races pro mod and will have a new Tim Mcamis 68 Camaro this summer.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:11 AM
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Where else do you need a gaskmask just to watch them tune.
The drags are bada$$.
So who is everyones driver.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:02 PM
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:38 PM
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Jim Yates new ride for 08
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:03 AM
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Huge NHRA fan here!!

Also RC Drag Racing track owner and racer!!







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Old 01-24-2008, 06:16 AM
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Those are all bitchin cars.............
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:45 PM
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Paul those are bad a$$ i used to go watch them race at a little track down in Cali in Fontana. this is Melanie's new ride for 08 Mike Ashley helped her get some sponsership..
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Originally Posted by rltanner View Post
Paul those are bad a$$ i used to go watch them race at a little track down in Cali in Fontana. this is Melanie's new ride for 08 Mike Ashley helped her get some sponsership..
I hope he would get her soem sponsorship he is her owner. Word is Mike ashley will not be running nitro funny car this year he will run the limited promod schedule tp spend time with his family..

Rltanner-to answer your question from early we don'tdo much west coast stuff. we are east coast guys, Trying to keep up with Frank Manzo.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:03 PM
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A couple new pics from Pheoinex test session this weekend,"Fast"Jack Beckman,Brandon Bernstein,Tony Shoemacher
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I'll agree, there's nothing like standing at the line when there's 8000 hp rumbling 30 ft from you.


I went to my first race in 06 in Epping, NH. Its an IHRA track and they get some big names, but nothing like NHRA. Regardless of who's there, nothing compares to the speed, sound, and smell.


I told my gf's kid that if anything was going to happen ( crash) it would happen at the finish line. So we walk to the finish line and during the very next race, Bruce Litton peddled a few times and smashed into the concrete barrier right in front of us.


The NOPI events, though geared towards drunk 20-somethings, has some good racing. And woman.
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Originally Posted by xrayeddy View Post
I'll agree, there's nothing like standing at the line when there's 8000 hp rumbling 30 ft from you.


I went to my first race in 06 in Epping, NH. Its an IHRA track and they get some big names, but nothing like NHRA. Regardless of who's there, nothing compares to the speed, sound, and smell.


I told my gf's kid that if anything was going to happen ( crash) it would happen at the finish line. So we walk to the finish line and during the very next race, Bruce Litton peddled a few times and smashed into the concrete barrier right in front of us.


The NOPI events, though geared towards drunk 20-somethings, has some good racing. And woman.
That cool IHRA or NHRA the power & thrill the smell AWSOME!!!!!!and speaking of AWSOME NOPI CHICKS man i watch them on speed channel and boy i tell ya DAM!!!!!!!!! HOT
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