R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Chat Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-21-2008, 06:47 AM   #16
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 7,211
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by z400 View Post
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!
jiml is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2008, 06:36 PM   #17
Tech Elite
 
rltanner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake Havasu City,AZ
Posts: 2,681
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

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
__________________
Mugen MBX6
Mugen MBX6 Truggy
rltanner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2008, 07:09 PM   #18
Tech Elite
 
pinky2252s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Posts: 3,278
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to pinky2252s Send a message via MSN to pinky2252s
Default

me and my dad drag race at bandimere for fun
__________________
Procrastinators Unite!.....Tomorrow
Team Terribles
pinky2252s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2008, 09:26 PM   #19
Tech Fanatic
 
Tim W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Eagle, Idaho
Posts: 755
Default

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.
__________________
Mugen Seiki, AKA, Werks Racing USA, Flashpoint, Upgrade
Tim W. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2008, 10:11 AM   #20
Tech Master
 
RACING MASON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake Havasu City Az
Posts: 1,395
Send a message via ICQ to RACING MASON
Default

Where else do you need a gaskmask just to watch them tune.
The drags are bada$$.
So who is everyones driver.
Cory Mac
Ashly Force
Dave Conley
__________________
R.C. SYNDICATE RACING
Lake Havasu City AZ
Slash
Revo
CEN Matrix TR FRE
RACING MASON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2008, 10:02 PM   #21
Tech Fanatic
 
Tim W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Eagle, Idaho
Posts: 755
Default

Ashly Force
__________________
Mugen Seiki, AKA, Werks Racing USA, Flashpoint, Upgrade
Tim W. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2008, 03:38 PM   #22
Tech Elite
 
rltanner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake Havasu City,AZ
Posts: 2,681
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Jim Yates new ride for 08
Attached Images
File Type: jpg yates.jpg (102.0 KB, 15 views)
__________________
Mugen MBX6
Mugen MBX6 Truggy
rltanner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 07:03 AM   #23
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Stacy, MN
Posts: 333
Trader Rating: 19 (95%+)
Default

Huge NHRA fan here!!

Also RC Drag Racing track owner and racer!!







Paul S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 07:09 AM   #24
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Stacy, MN
Posts: 333
Trader Rating: 19 (95%+)
Default

Paul S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 07:16 AM   #25
Tech Master
 
RACING MASON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake Havasu City Az
Posts: 1,395
Send a message via ICQ to RACING MASON
Default

Those are all bitchin cars.............
__________________
R.C. SYNDICATE RACING
Lake Havasu City AZ
Slash
Revo
CEN Matrix TR FRE
RACING MASON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 01:45 PM   #26
Tech Elite
 
rltanner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake Havasu City,AZ
Posts: 2,681
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

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..
Attached Images
File Type: gif troxelcarbig.gif (179.8 KB, 19 views)
__________________
Mugen MBX6
Mugen MBX6 Truggy
rltanner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 03:20 PM   #27
Tech Master
 
CREWMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,539
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
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.
__________________
D&K HOBBIES!!!!
Losi 8ight-T 2.0 Race Roller/Losi 350/JR 9100 Servos/Spektrum DX3R
BMI Copperhead 12/Thunder Power Lipo/Futaba Servo/Express 17.5/Spektrum DX3R
CREWMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2008, 08:03 PM   #28
Tech Elite
 
rltanner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake Havasu City,AZ
Posts: 2,681
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

A couple new pics from Pheoinex test session this weekend,"Fast"Jack Beckman,Brandon Bernstein,Tony Shoemacher
Attached Images
File Type: jpg phxsatbeckman.jpg (164.8 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg phxsatdk.jpg (130.6 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg phxsatshoe2.jpg (146.9 KB, 4 views)
__________________
Mugen MBX6
Mugen MBX6 Truggy
rltanner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 09:17 AM   #29
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mass.
Posts: 3,470
Trader Rating: 96 (100%+)
Default

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.
K.Copeland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 03:26 PM   #30
Tech Elite
 
rltanner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake Havasu City,AZ
Posts: 2,681
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
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
__________________
Mugen MBX6
Mugen MBX6 Truggy
rltanner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MUCH MORE fans surrealmaterial Electric On-Road 10 02-12-2007 11:18 PM
NHRA Las Vegas kruegerl Other Items: For Sale/Trade or Wanted to Buy 1 03-02-2006 11:09 PM
FANS???????? serpentrush Electric On-Road 8 01-11-2006 08:15 PM
HPI fans hyperformance R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 8 03-03-2002 05:07 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:12 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net