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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #75 on: September 09, 2013, 08:58:01 AM »
So how did ya go Shane?

Drag racing is all about consistency right ? One of my crew guys didn't show, (he also had the tow car), missed first qualifier due to fixing someone else's car, second I blew the tyres off on the start line, third I missed due to someone driving away in the back up tow car, leaving us in the pits with no tow car  ???

Day two, the consistency part. We ran Chicago Shoot Out format.
In all 3 rounds, I......  Was beaten on the light, was just flat out beaten in ET, had the slowest MPH and lost every single round. So as far as consistency goes, I did well  ;D

I did however find the fault with the fuel system that has been haunting us. Oh and I didn't break anything this time.  :laugh:

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #76 on: September 09, 2013, 01:29:29 PM »
Shane, sounds like a top event! NOT

But better here than there... Arby and his mates have just shipped a Capri to the USA for Drag Week... it's long way to go to have the trans fail :(

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #77 on: September 09, 2013, 02:40:47 PM »
Shane, sounds like a top event! NOT

That was just the car I drove. We had 4 all up from work.
One was one of the quickest in its bracket. Had won 2 rounds with a bye in the third. Then a 0.09c o-ring failed and had to be shut down on the line.
Another had convertor issues in round 2 and then there's the third car with a hole in the top of the piston  :'(  Pisser of a weekend........

Drag week would be a lot of work. I'm too old (worn out) to do that sh!t now. But I still would  ;D

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #78 on: September 09, 2013, 03:33:48 PM »
lol... remind me to not be on your team  ;D

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #79 on: September 09, 2013, 04:03:32 PM »
Arby's out but is leaving the Capri over there till next years event though...Only managed the 1 pass and ran an 11.2@124mph at Tulsa during licencing!!!

Video: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151695240188159&set=vb.548178158&type=2&theater
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #80 on: October 01, 2013, 07:23:25 PM »
Some good clips on U-Tube of Drag Week 2013.

The guys from Perth in W.A begin to drive off down the wrong side of the highway in the Valiant Charger.
There is a good interview as well, except for the guy in the background scratching his arse at 0.45 into the clip.
He really gets into it too.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2013, 12:01:06 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vo3zlheQBA&feature=youtu.be


Went for a skid the other night. Couldn't get off the start line. First pass was shocking. Left the tyres on the start line and some idiot (me), didn't stick the cover on the shift light, so I couldn't see anything. Was out of it by around 400'.

Second attempt again left the tyres on the start line, turned them all the way until I got out of it just before half track. Really wanted to run it to half track for the increments, but got scared about 30' short. Doesn't look much in the video but the rear tyres were trying to over take the front the whole time. Was a little skatey.

More tuning to do.........

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2013, 12:09:43 PM »
Nice Shane

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2013, 12:13:19 PM »
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #84 on: October 30, 2013, 02:18:53 PM »
Nationals this weekend @ Sydney Dragway !!!!!!!


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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #85 on: October 30, 2013, 03:21:49 PM »
It wasn't upside down or on fire... ya shoulda stayed with it all the way.  ;D

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #86 on: November 01, 2013, 11:21:26 AM »
Nice vid mate. Thanks for sharing


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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #87 on: November 05, 2013, 11:02:01 PM »
Always loved the drags as a spectator and over the last two years I've begun to race in the All Bike Meets.  Best run so far is 11.9 @ 109mph, not too bad for a piece American Iron.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #88 on: November 07, 2013, 03:19:04 PM »
It wasn't upside down or on fire... ya shoulda stayed with it all the way.  ;D

Nah it wasn't, but a poofteenth of a second later it would have been both.

A LOT of racers have been bitching about the track surface for a couple of months now, but falling on deaf ears. W/bank released a media statement today and "apparantly" their traction compound has been vandalised/tampered with...........

They must think as racers, we're fkn stupid ???
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #89 on: November 07, 2013, 04:10:32 PM »
They always have and always will i think.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2013, 08:46:33 PM »
Hey Jeepers i was flicking through some old Dragster mags on the weekend and came across your wedding photo on the start line at Wollowbank. I was actually at that meeting, always loved the pink hotrods too. Might have to scan and upload the pic?

Brett were you at Benaraby for the slamfest this year?

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #91 on: November 12, 2013, 05:41:34 AM »
That wedding was 15 years ago now and we're still married. The first dragstrip wedding ever in Australia, so i'm led to believe.

Feel free to post the pics. It'll be nice trip down memeory lane... back when i balls and a spine... marriage...hmmmm.

The wedding itself went really well too..... until i broke a roller lifter in the 34. We had the bits to fix it ok, but we couldn't find all the broked bits and didn't want to risk the engine.
It still ran a 8:15 or thereabouts on 7 cylinders too.

It normally went 7.6 to 7.7 depending on conditions, so one tiny lifter pooping itself sure made a difference.
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #92 on: December 01, 2013, 06:00:18 PM »
Dennis Syrmis passed away today.... RIP ol mate.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #93 on: December 02, 2013, 05:08:35 AM »
Most here would have never heard of Dennis. He is the man who is responsible for ANDRA and Willowbank Raceway.

Mr Willowbank.

1973 – Australian Hot Rod Federation's South Queensland Division delegate
1973 – assisted in break away from the AHRF to form the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA).
1974 – Appointed ANDRA National Director
1975 – Conceived the Australian Drag Racing Series to create first national championship
1975 – Instituted ANDRA's Injured Drivers Fund
1981 – Introduced Dial-Your-Own brackets
1983 – Resigned from ANDRA, appointed Willowbank Raceway manager
1985 – Willowbank Raceway opens, Syrmis only fulltime employee until 1993
1993 – ANDRA Award of Merit
2000 – Awarded Australian Sports Medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
2001 – Recognition for 15 years of Volunteer Service and Dedication to Willowbank Raceway
2002 – ANDRA Lifetime Achievement Award
2002 – Recognition from Ipswich City Council
2002 – Paul Harris Fellowship
2005 – Nostalgia Drag Racing Hall of Fame
2005 – Appointed Willowbank Raceway Honorary Lifetime Director
2010 – Awarded Willowbank 25-Year Service Award
2010 – Willowbank Raceway dedicates its famous quarter-mile to Syrmis, naming it "Dennis Syrmis Way"
2012 – Australian Nostalgia Fuel Association Pioneer Award
2013 – ANDRA Hall of Fame inaugural inductee
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #94 on: December 03, 2013, 09:35:26 PM »
Thoughts go out to Sue and his family, I for one am very grateful for what he gave to the sport. I doubt we'll ever see another one like him. Willowbank hasn't been the same since he left, but thats just my opinion.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #95 on: March 20, 2014, 07:15:06 AM »
Moits Racing at Sydney last weekend.

Chutes failed to deploy. Can steer! (Language warning)

http://www.dragnews.com.au/index.php/news-all/local-news/2218-f-k-me-what-a-ride-video


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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #96 on: March 20, 2014, 07:44:59 AM »
Moits Racing at Sydney last weekend.

Chutes failed to deploy. Can steer! (Language warning)

http://www.dragnews.com.au/index.php/news-all/local-news/2218-f-k-me-what-a-ride-video


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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #97 on: March 20, 2014, 08:41:41 AM »
That's great footage Shane
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The Moits Racing guys do a much better job than I.

My on board video attempt.....     ::)

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #98 on: March 20, 2014, 08:46:44 AM »
The Moits Racing guys do a much better job than I.

My on board video attempt.....     ::)

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #99 on: March 20, 2014, 10:41:19 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vo3zlheQBA&feature=youtu.be


Went for a skid the other night. Couldn't get off the start line. First pass was shocking. Left the tyres on the start line and some idiot (me), didn't stick the cover on the shift light, so I couldn't see anything. Was out of it by around 400'.

Second attempt again left the tyres on the start line, turned them all the way until I got out of it just before half track. Really wanted to run it to half track for the increments, but got scared about 30' short. Doesn't look much in the video but the rear tyres were trying to over take the front the whole time. Was a little skatey.

More tuning to do.........

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