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Offline Footy Shorts Shane

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #525 on: January 27, 2017, 01:05:15 PM »

Noticed a few articles that Big Chief has been recently running his Crowmod at NHRA events at the invitation of NHRA and no doubt appearance money paid by NHRA too....

Was always going to happen when this show started making these guys the biggest names in drag racing.



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That type of racing is about the only thing keeping Willowbank alive atm. I'm 100% against street racing and 110% against any form of promoting it. So should the tracks and sanctioning bodies be.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #526 on: January 27, 2017, 03:56:24 PM »


That type of racing is about the only thing keeping Willowbank alive atm. I'm 100% against street racing and 110% against any form of promoting it. So should the tracks and sanctioning bodies be.

$$$ wins in the end ::)

Majority of people  (self included) probably agree with you about street racing. 

The upside of the show Street Outlaws is the rise in popularity of no prep 1/8th mile racing events in a legal controlled environment.
Back to its roots type racing. Heads up run what ya brung.

Professional drag racing has always been difficult to package for tv to appeal to the casual viewer. The group 1 stuff is something you need to see up close live to appreciate. Not to mention explaining how group 2, 3 & 4 work.

Street Outlaws appeal seems to come from the different cars running heads up and the stories behind the cars and drivers. The 'illegal' part seems to play a smaller story as the show has continued. I don't mind the show (yes its scripted), but I can't stand the Farmtruck 'fishing' stuff.

NHRA have obviously taken notice that crowd attendance and TV numbers have been declining over the years, but the TV  show has proven there is still big interest in drag racing. Hopefully means a bit of a mini overhaul to how things are  done.

I've been watching a bit of the Outlaw Nitro Funny Car series run over here. Looks really good. The cars look wicked cool, a short fast paced program over 1 afternoon / evening and Chicago Shootout format that means no cars are put back in the trailer after a lose.
The crowd numbers look pretty reasonable and with a bigger tv budget (fta tv) the tv package could be a real winner.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #527 on: February 03, 2017, 09:33:41 AM »
Anyone here know any history on this Commode?
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #528 on: February 17, 2017, 08:14:07 PM »
8000HP burnout car...

https://youtu.be/3vcNIkU3ZTI

Top Fuel nitro engine in a Top Doorslammer with 33" Mud Terrains.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #529 on: February 18, 2017, 01:58:43 PM »
Pretty sure that's Tony Whyatts old ss/a car before he went to his current vs/vr commodore Shane.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #530 on: October 24, 2017, 07:56:55 AM »
Now this is very interesting Compressed air supercharger system .... From the guy that set up the Nos racing systems ..
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #531 on: October 25, 2017, 07:39:15 AM »
Very interesting.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #532 on: May 17, 2020, 09:03:40 AM »
Thread revival. This took a lot longer than planned to build with other "adulting" priorities. None the less it's finally done bar a tune up and some shakedown passes when things open up (And I can get home)




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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #533 on: May 17, 2020, 09:52:53 AM »
Cool looking HAMBster.  :cup: